The German Dance Award is the most prestigious prize for dance in Germany and has been awarded annually since 1983 as part of a festive dance gala.
On October 15, the award ceremony of the German Dance Award 2022 took place at the Aalto Theater in Essen. With a diverse program and international guests, the diversity of dance and the art of the award winners* has been celebrated.
This year's multifaceted program revolves exclusively around the award winners. Two pieces by Marco Goecke are part of the program. Lilith Hakobyan from the Staatsballett Hannover will dance the solo Tué to music by the singer Barbara, which Marco Goecke dedicated to Princess Caroline of Monaco in 2009 as a tribute to her many years of commitment to dance. Rosario Guerra and Louis Steinmetz, also from the Staatsballett Hannover, will also present Marco Goecke's duet Midnight Raga, whose title is based on classical Indian music.
Christoph Winkler presents his piece Coming together to the music of the composition of the same name by Federic Rzewski, performed by the international Zafraan Ensemble. Dancers from the Netherlands, Nigeria, New Zealand and Germany deal with the body in turmoil and explore the body's potential for protest.
In her performance Solange man unterwegs ist... (As long as you're on the road...), created especially for the occasion, Reinhild Hoffmann embarks on a journey into her artistic past and allows her work of the past decades to be experienced in the present.
The film WE LIVE IN A STRANGE WORLD - a dance film inspired by the speeches of Greta Thunberg by Christin and Carola Schmidt, created as part of the Chance Tanz funding program of the Aktion Tanz association, will be presented as an example of the association's work.
Bilder: © Ursula Kaufmann