Rahma Ben Fredj and Elena Cencetti (DE)

Tanz Performance Film

From the “Young Stage” festival originally planned with 13 projects for 2020, two projects will be presented in the XS edition on 20 July.

ECHO/REMY | Rahma Ben Fredj (DE)

Performance/Dance | ca. 1 hr. 10 min.

The dance performance is inspired, among other things, by the classic children’s book “Without a Family” by the French author Hector Mallot and by the Arabic-speaking children’s own biographical experiences, who stand on stage together with adults and are accompanied by them with live music. Throughout the play by Tunisian-born Rahma Ben Fredj there is a thread of painting alternatives to tragic children’s fates in the context of war, hunger, flight and displacement, where a bravely extended hand can make the difference between life and death.

Dance performance with children and adults from the independent theatre group “Remy”.
Artistic director: Rahma Ben Fredj
Dramaturgical advice: Katja Heiser
Pedagogical assistance: Felicitas Vogel
Dance assistance: Yamila À. Navarro Luna
Costume Assistance: Milena Grunow

OKEANOS – Oceans between myth and reality | Elena Cencetti (DE)

Video installation | approx. 30 min.

An ocean of steps that follow the rhythm, that can carry us to where the tides mix with dreams and myth. Now Poseidon, the sea god, dances over the wave tides with his mighty trident, guarding his living world. He is sometimes angry and sometimes merciful, just like us humans. An anxious observer of the changes in his kingdom …
Children and young people from PUCK e.V. dance their idea of the future, their relationship to the sea and their will to protect this precious natural treasure.

Video and dance: children and young people from PUCK e.V. Dresden.
Direction and choreography: Elena Cencetti
Co-direction and video editing: Francesca Mommo
Costumes: Yvonne Binnewerg
Coordination: Elena Gruß