20 SECONDS – Performance Project

with Michael Langeneckert

24.07. – 04.08.2023, 18:30–21:30

Workshop fee:
Non-members: 230€
Marameo members: 20% discount

Level With Movement Experience

Application via workshops[at]marameo.de

Performance Project

In the performance project 20 Seconds we play with the constant change of closeness and distance in the interpersonal sphere. An embrace that lasts longer than 20 seconds releases happiness hormones in people. This is the thematic approach and starting point of our choreographic and dance work. How much closeness does a human being need, how much closeness can they stand, how much distance do they need, how much distance can they stand? The dance piece 20 Seconds dives into this constant interplay around the search for the balance between the two poles.

The material and the movement quality for the piece are developed in a mixture of partnering work, various improvisation tasks and through given phrases. We try to address the theme from different angles. Physically and dance-wise, as well as performatively and emotionally. This creates numerous levels, which are alternately emphasized again and again in the process. The participants as well as the spectators gain versatile insights, situations and images of what closeness and distance could mean for us humans and what this triggers in us. Under the artistic direction of Michael Langeneckert, we will develop a studio performance in a 2-week workshop format, which we will then show publicly at the end in the Marameo.

About Michael Langeneckert

Michael Langeneckert is a freelance choreographer, lecturer and dancer, lives in Freiburg, and works internationally at permanent institutions and independent houses (including guest professor at Folkwang University Essen). Since 2018 he has been active under his new label moving orchestra Freiburg. Under this label, he creates dance projects for E- Werk Freiburg with support from the city of Freiburg and the state of Baden-Württemberg, guest choreographies (Theater Luzern, University of Amsterdam, Iwanson Munich, etc.) and works as a European-wide guest lecturer for contemporary dance at companies (Aterballetto/IT, Skanes Dansteater Malmö/S, Danish Dance Theatre Copenhagen/DK, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Mainz, Wiesbaden/G, Theater Bern/CH) and in professional training (Codarts Rotterdam, Artez Arnheim, Tanzwerk 101 Zurich. He was training and rehearsal director at Staatstheater Mainz (2015-2018, Dir. Honne Dohrmann) and at Staatstheater Kassel (2008-2012, Dir. Johannes Wieland). As a dancer, he was engaged at the Luzerner Theater/CH, Staatstheater Oldenburg, Oper Kiel, Theater Kaiserslautern and Theater St. Gallen/CH.