Text: Frana Kisch
Since its inception in 1991, the Potsdamer Tanztage has developed into a festival of international standing. This year, too, the stages in Potsdam offer a a wide range of programs by international choreographers. In “Ever So Slightly”, Victor Quijada and ten dancers draw an initially harmonious, later chaotic picture of a postindustrial world. In “Encantado”, Lía Rodrigues transports us into the mysticism of the Afro Indige nous world. The Swedish choreographer Gunilla Heilborn adapts a heavyweight of world literature: “37 Hours and 3 Minutes” – the read ing time of Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, which seems frighteningly relevant today. In “Re:INCARNATION”, Qudus Onikeku and The Q dance company present urban dance and Afrobeats by youth from the city of Lagos, Nigeria. Hamdi Dridi explores the body at work in “I Listen (You)” and sings the praises of physical creation. Fabrice Ramalingom confronts two men of different generations in “Générations”, and Aina Alegre is a guest with “La Nuit, Nos Autres”, a picturesque microcosm situated somewhere between creation and destruction.