Spinner Light

Charles Washington/Pinkmetalpetal Productions (GB/DE)

Performance online Film

Easter Special!

After the successful premiere on 19.12. we show “Spinner Light” by Charles Washington on 03.04. 20:00. The stream will be available here soon.

From April 11, we will continue online with TONLAGEN – 30th Dresden Contemporary Music Days.

In addition, our online archive contains a variety of recordings, interviews and short films, including the concerts of the Feature Ring series, the web series Composer Genau! with John Moran and Josh Spear or the music videos of Bandstand 2021.


“Spinner Light” was originally intended to be a work to be performed on the stage in HELLERAU on 12 December 2020. Due to the Corona pandemic, however, the original concept was adapted for the film by Stefan Koutzev. The streaming link will follow here shortly.

Work in Progress

Charles Washington Interview in our Online-Magazin.

Experience and participate in the rehearsal process in the blog of Pinkmetalpetal Productions

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In his new work Spinner Light, Scottish choreographer Charles Washington, who lives in Dresden, explores the mystery of interpersonal relationships and how they can be influenced by colours and the influence of light.

Inspired by Kandinsky’s colour theories, he questions how colours, as signals of interpersonal relationships, influence different emotions, what unconscious messages we exchange with each other, how colour brings us satisfaction, like tension or other feelings. Spinner Light is a movement and colour ritual that aims to create a state of harmony among the audience and to generate a space for humanistic hope rooted in a connection of body and mind and collective interpersonal experiences in uncertain political times.

Pinkmetalpetal Productions is a choreographic platform for contemporary dance under the artistic direction of choreographer and dancer Charles A. Washington. Pinkmetalpetal Productions was founded with the aim of bringing international artists together to reflect artistically on contemporary realities in a multidisciplinary way.

The Dresden-based choreographer Charles A. Washington completed his dance training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. After graduating in 2005 he danced in the UK in pieces by Fleur Darkin, Susie Crow, Will Tucket and Lucy Burge. In the following years he worked in Barcelona with Cesc Gelabert and moved to the Staatstheater Braunschweig under the direction of Jan Pusch in 2012, where he also created his own choreographies. He continues his career as a freelance choreographer in Braunschweig and created the children’s play “The Spirit Bird” at the LOT Theatre in 2016 and “Finding Now” in co-production with the LOT Theatre in 2017. In 2018 he graduated from the MA Choreography at the Palucca University of Dance in Dresden and in 2019 he realised the piece M~{Birnam Woods} at the Projekt Theater Dresden.

Stefan Koutzev was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After his experiences as a musician, attending the Frankfurt Music Workshop and directing internships at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden, he graduated from the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. In 2017 he was part of the Talent Camp at the RIFF / Reykjavik International Film Festival. Some of his short films have also been screened at film festivals such as the Polish International Film Festival and New York East Northeast. He is currently studying film at the HfbK Hamburg and works as a freelance filmmaker and film assistant director in Berlin and Dresden.

Sebastian Schrader was born in Kassel in 1992. He trained as a tailor at the Oldenburg State Theatre. The experiences at the theatre brought him to Dresden in 2015 where he has been studying stage and costume design at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts since then. During his studies he assisted in various productions at the Bremen Theatre and the Oldenburg State Theatre. Between 2016 and 2018 he made his first own works together with Lisa Rüger and the director Christiane Guhr. The work EXIT>KUCKUCKSNEST was invited to the FUSION FESTIVAL 2018. The solo dance performance PARASITIC by French choreographer Guillaume Pires Parada was part of the CYNETART Festival 2018 in Hellerau. As part of ANNIE QUINN, he transformed the Hole of Fame Dresden into a Corporate/Incorporated Space, which was performed for one month. In 2019 he attended the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht. Within the interdisciplinary project BOUWEN AAN VERTROUWEN an intervention for the Jeugdgezondheidszorg was created, in which the employees* are supposed to get into a more trusting conversation with the children in their care. In 2020, together with director Anaïs D. Mauptit, he staged the Dadaistically coloured end of the world as a digital production on the internet: zusammenstoss.org

Romy Rexheuser first studied art history and musicology in Dresden and Berlin before she took up stage and costume design studies at the HfBK Dresden. At the same time she worked as a guest assistant at the Berliner Ensemble, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Semperoper Dresden and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. Since her diploma in 2020 she has been engaged as a costume design assistant at Schauspiel Leipzig. She has already created her own works in cooperation with the Alanus University of Art and Society in Alfter, the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden, the KlangForum Heidelberg and the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Württemberg, at the Staatstheater Meiningen (Kammerspiele) and most recently with Charles A. Washington at the Projekttheater Dresden.