multidisciplinary performance | 80' | DE 2011

DANCERS grants a look behind the scenes, beyond the stage and the boards that make up the dancer's world. Internationally renowned ballet dancers from Brazil, Cuba, Russia and France open up a glimpse into their lives in a composition of dance, video and sound art.

The close connections between life path and expression through dance become clear. The complex links between the dancer s personal situation, cultural background, the artistic understanding of the dancer's role and the motivation required to accept its high demands are introduced. Simultaneously the question of how to deal with the end of a successful career and the beginning of a new chapter in life is broached.


The piece was visually staged for the reception area of the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne, integrating the architectural particularities and structural elements.


Artistic direction Mateo Klemmayer and Michael Maurissens

Video Michael Maurissens

Dancers Ludmila Campos Royal Ballet of Flanders, Pascal Molat San Francisco Ballet, Anna Polikarpova Hamburg Ballet, Daniel Deivision

Dance portraits Ludmila Campos/BRA, Taras Domitro/CUB, Pascal Molat/FRA, Anna Polikarpova/RUS, Evgenia Obratzsova/RUS Kirov Ballet, Alexandra Korshunova (Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet)