TRIO. For the Beauty of It

La Fleur

2023/24 Dance Together Tanz Kulturpass

For once, don’t explain anything with words, but experience self-empowerment in physical movement: That is essentially the approach of this trio, in which three dancers share the stage: Alex Mugler comes from the New York voguing scene. He mixes spiritual, sexualized and abstract expressions – both in ballet shoes and high heels. Carlos Martinez, on the other hand, has learned from scratch how to create dramaturgical moments of togetherness: he grew up in Mexico’s sonidero culture, where touring sound systems keep dance fans entertained with the latest songs. The third dancer, Ordinateur, moves his feet with such precision that he has earned the nickname Magic Feet. Coupé Décalé is the name of the style originally developed by the Ivorian diaspora in Paris, which Ordinateur has helped to shape to this day. The encounter between the three dancers and their dance styles develops into a rousing dance piece in which the audience also gets its money’s worth.

Duration: 1 h 10 min
Languages: English, French, Spanisch, German with a live-translation

Fr 03.05. there will be an audience discussion held after the performance.

Sa 04.05. following the performance there will be a party with Nimasterblaster to round off the evening
Nimasterblaster’s flowery show takes you through Levan’s polka, Bollywood disco, Nintendo tunes and singing sheep, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes Turkish, sometimes Bavarian, through diverse but above all positive and optimistic musical worlds. In addition to records, digital tracks, movie and game samples and his MC shouts round off the genre rollercoaster. Soundcloud @nimasterblaster

Ticket special: Four for three!
Buy four tickets, pay for three, enjoy twice. 

La Fleur was founded in 2017 by director Monika Gintersdorfer and Ivorian choreographer Franck E. Yao and brings together performers from different contexts and generations as a free, transnational ensemble. The members come from the fields of urban dance, drama, fashion, visual arts and pop music. The group lives and works between France, Germany, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and Mexico.

Ordinateur was born in the Côte d’Ivoire. From an early age, his passion has been dance. He quickly became one of the most popular dancers in Côte d’Ivoire. As one of DJ Arafat’s main dancers, he toured with him throughout Africa and Europe. Ordinateur is characterized by his special style, which consists of fast movements with his feet, from which his nickname “magic feet” originates. In 2016, he was awarded the title of best dancer in Côte d’Ivoire for his talent. Ordinateur settled in Paris to learn new dance styles and become known beyond Africa. He concentrated on his solo career as a dancer and choreographer. He has an intensive and long-standing collaboration with the group La Fleur.

Carlos Gabriel Martinez, born in Mexico, is a contemporary dancer who studies and practices Sonidero, High Energy and Reggaeton, Mexican urban dances born from a wide mixture of American, Latin American, European and African cultures. He has 20 years of experience in artistic research in contemporary stage processes. His main interest is the exploration of the social body, analyzing identity and corporeality as key elements for the reflection of cultural contexts. Collaborations with various international groups have taken Martinez to 19 different countries. He has been working with La Fleur since 2016.

Alexander Mugler, born in New York, choreographs, interprets and dances Vogueing, a dance style that emerged in the ballrooms of New York’s queer subculture in the early 1960s. Alexander Mugler’s expertise, which ranges from ballet shoes to high heels, is reflected in intense, virtuosic and hybrid performances characterized by an extensive vocabulary of abstract, energetic and sexually charged movements. Mugler has collaborated with numerous artists such as Rihanna, FKA Twigs, Rita Ora and Lindsay Lohan. Mugler has been performing for La Fleur since 2019. 

By: La fleur (Monika Gintersdorfer / Carlos Martinez / Alex Mugler / Ordinateur / Timor Litzenberger)
Director: Monika Gintersdorfer
Music: Timor Litzenberger
Costume: Bobwear / Arturo Lugo
Production Management: Gregor Zoch
With: Carlos Martinez, Alex Mugler, Ordinateur, Timor Litzenberger
Production: La Fleur
Co-production: Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne ▼, Zurich Theaterspektakel, Pumpenhaus Münster, Kampnagel Hamburg

Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.