edition September/October 2020

Change In The Details

LUNA PARK is performing in … and for … the Kiez

LUNA PARK/Kosmas Kosmopoulos "Blühende Landschaften" © Inga Panovaite

Christine Matschke
Dance journalist

What might a counter-concept to our production- and consumption-oriented Western society look like, in which the needs of nature (and of humanity) are not neglected? The LUNA PARK initiative is creating a testing ground for this question. The open collective of freelance artists from various disciplines initiated by the choreographer Kosmas Kosmopoulos, which now operates as a resident non-profit association at Gesund­brunnen Primary School, has adopted plants for its latest dance performance. In “Blühende Landschaften” (Blooming Landscapes) they serve as a source of inspiration for the performers. The title of the play reinterprets the term coined by Helmut Kohl in 1990, but instead of an economic perspective of the future there is an ecological one: The LUNA PARK projects can be viewed also in terms of the idea of relocalizing art for the rehearsals take place in the rooms of the school, in direct proximity to pupils and teachers as well as the neighborhood.

LUNA PARK / Kosmas Kosmopoulos
Blühende Landschaften
October 8-11, 2020

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