In its last pieces CocoonDance embarked on the search for the 'unthought' body. This is a result of specific working methods that can be summarized as: process-oriented, open-ended and reflection-intensive. The result is more than just original dance pieces: "Experiments of body, external and self-perception", which offer viewers a new look on the body and movement. Bodies that transform into something new, alien, and movements that move not only the bodies of the dancers, but those of the audience.
The starting point of such projects like MOMENTUM or VIS MOTRIX was the physical encounter with a different, alien form of movement. HYBRIDITY brings together two very different cultures of movement and their associated body concepts - on one hand Muay Thai (also called Thai boxes) which has been practiced in Thailand for hundreds of years, and on the other hand, the romantic ballet, in the form for example associated with Mikhail Fokine. In order to be able to study the material as authentically as possible, we are in contact with the granddaughter of Mikhail Fokine, Isabelle Fokine, who administrates his heritage and is advising ballet companies worldwide for rehearsals of Fokine's choreographies, as well as for Muay Thai the former World and European champion Priest Tyron West.
|CocoonDance Company||Rafaële Giovanola|
|By and with||Fa-Hsuan Chen|
Martina de Dominicis
Tanja Marin Friðjónsdóttir
|Stage design and lights||Boris Kahnert|
|Costume design||Mathilde Grebot|
|Coaching Ballett||Isabelle Fokine|
|Coaching Muay Thai||Priest West|
|Dramaturgical advisor||Rainald Endraß|