The life course of a person – diagnosis of bipolar disorder – appears in the condensed form of a theatre evening like a constant up and down. In “Rapid Cycling”, JuWie DC examines various realities of “perception” on the roller coaster ride of the moods of an affected person. At what point are mood swings “sick”? How functional does a person have to be? Everything a question of perspective? A small interactive exhibition complements the artistic approach to the subject.
The JuWie Dance Company was founded in April 2013 by dancers Wiebke Bickhardt and Jule Oeft. In its pieces, the company combines urgent social questions with individual associations and a personal approach to the themes. It uses the means of improvisation and contemporary dance theatre as well as being inspired by impulses from other artistic genres. The company pursues the approach of radical grace and graceful radicality in the choice of themes, artistic means and personal commitment. Since their inception, they have collaborated with the puppetry company Cie. Freaks und Fremde on both large and small projects. They have also collaborated with the La_Trottier Dance Collective, composer John Moran and choreographer Yaron Shamir.
Duration: 1 h 10 min
Artistic direction/exhibition production:Jule Oeft/JuWie Dance Company
Choreography/Dance: Jule Oeft
Choreographic assistance: YamileAnaid Navarro Luna
Music: Daniel Williams
Costume picture: Swantje Silver/Tom Schellmann
Mask painting: Lisa Reike
Stage design: Ringo Jarke
Lighting design and realisation: Josia Werth
Technical realization video: Beate Oxenfart
Cinematography: Christoph Ivanov
Editing/postproduction: Marco Prill
Assistant film production: Christian Zimmermann
Lighting Design Film: Jasper Gather
Project coordination: Wiebke Bickhardt, Benjamin Rottluff
Scientific advice: Dr. Dirk Ritter
A co-production with HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste und Freaks und Fremde e.V. (European Centre of the Arts and Freaks and Foreigners)
In cooperation with the cultural centre Parksäle Dippoldiswalde.
Made possible and supported by a large number of private donors.
Supported by the City of Dresden, the Office for Culture and Monument Protection and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony (this measure is co-financed by tax revenues on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament).