Where the Boys Are
Where the Boys Are is a playful exploration at the intersection of dance and martial arts. Examining and reconstructing the vocabulary of different fighting practices, the two performers transform the arena into a zone of sensitive and intimate action. Two opposing forces arrive to a match, each wishes to conquer the other, but eventually through continuous rituals of collision their bodies soften. This new vulnerability invites one to discover the other and introduces new ways of touching – with care and support which often do not exist in relationships between men.
Choreography: Yotam Peled
Performers: Nicolas Knipping, Andrius Nekrasoff
A production by explore dance – Netzwerk Tanz für junges Publikum, a cooperation of the partners fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz / Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich, K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg and HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden. Supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund and DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR Hilfsprogramm Tanz, the Department of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, the City of Potsdam and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg as well as by the Saxon State Ministry of Science and Art and the City of Dresden.
Duration: approx. 40 minutes