Hoghe + Schulte: "An Evening with Raimund" - © Rosa Frank

Hoghe + Schulte: "An Evening with Raimund" - © Rosa Frank

Main Topics at DANCE 2023

DANCE 2023 puts thematic emphases on dance & digitality, prominent dance artists and Munich's dance history.

Angelika Meindl, Thomas Mahnecke, and Tobias Gremmler will present their world premiere of Tracing the Negative Space, a Motion Capture dance performance, an impressive hybrid format consisting of installation and live dance performance, which makes invisible streams of energy visible – this will be shown at Muffatwerk.
The dance installation Trans Corporal Formations by the dramaturge and curator Tobias Staab will display at Deutsches Museum the transformative potential of a dancing human body, between analogue reality and virtual reality. An additional world premiere with the theme digitality will be celebrated by the holographic installation Hypnogirl 23 at Villa Stuck. The French artist Dominique Gonzales-Foerster commemorates with this work the spectacular dances performed under hypnosis by the "dream dancer" Magdeleine G., who caused a furor at the beginning of the 20th century in Munich.

The installation at Villa Stuck is at the same time part of the focus on the history of dance in Munich, which the DANCE Festival is devoting itself to once again in collaboration with Munich Dance Histories. In accordance with the concept developed by Brygida Ochaim and Thomas Betz, three walks are scheduled to selected venues that are part of the history of dance; the venues include, among others, Lenbachhaus; Monacensia; and Münchner Kammerspiele, and there will be live performances, re-enactments with the Bayerisches Junior Ballett München, and discussion events.

Another focus of the festival program is on prominent artists. In addition to the performances by the Raimund Hoghe Company, which will be accompanied by a photography exhibition by Rosa Frank on the artist's work and life, the dancer and choreographer Tony Rizzi will present the production Why wait? at schwere reiter in a type of lecture performance that will look back at the legendary works and rehearsals of Ballett Frankfurt under William Forsythe. Here there will also be an accompanying exhibition with black-and- white photographs of the company from the 1980s and 1990s; Rizzi took the photographs himself.