Richard Siegal: "New Ocean Sea Cycle" - © Tobias Schermer

Richard Siegal: "New Ocean Sea Cycle" - © Tobias Schermer

Richard Siegal: "New Ocean Sea Cycle" - © Tobias Schermer

Richard Siegal: "New Ocean Sea Cycle" - © Tobias Schermer

Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference am Schauspiel Köln

New Ocean Sea Cycle: Pinakothek Ed. 1/14 – Baffin

The choreographer Richard Siegal from the United States works on hybrid forms with his company Ballet of Difference, based at Schauspiel Köln and with myriad roots in Munich. The forms not only contain elements of different art disciplines, they also are reciprocally saturated with aesthetic and natural scientific perspectives. In his work "New Ocean," for instance, Siegal integrates a sculptural approach of dancing bodies together with ecological issues involving global warming into a mathematical system of choreography. For the museum Pinakothek der Moderne Richard Siegal is working on a choreographic form that allows the bodies of the dancers to actively engage in a dialogue with the architecture and the sculpture "HOWL."

The film by director Benedict Mirow that was recorded during this year's dance festival will already be available on Sunday at 8 p.m. on https://newoceanseacycle.comThe website was created for the world premiere by Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference. There the performance will be embedded into the poltical and social discourses out of which it emerged. 


Video-Stream from the Pinakothek der Moderne on the occasion of the rotunda project of the Collection of Modern Art:  ANISH KAPOOR – HOWL (until August 15, 2021)  

A Film by Nightfrog   
Director: Benedict Mirow

Online Premiere on May 16, 8 to 9 p.m., 
ARTE CONCERT and BR-Klassik Concert


Choreography: Richard Siegal
Costume designer: Flora Miranda
Lighting designer: Matthias Singer
Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto with the Ensemble Modern
Rehearsal ManagementZuzana Zahradnikova

Dramaturge: Tobias Staab
Dancers: Martina Chavez, Margarida Isabel De Abreu Neto, Livia Gil, Mason Manning, Andrea Mocciardini, Claudia Ortiz Arraiza, Evan Supple, Zuzana Zahradnikova, Long Zou

A production of Schauspiel Köln and Tanz Köln. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Sciences of the State of North-Rhine-Westphalia, in collaboration with NRWKULTURsekretariat, the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich, and Kunststiftung NRW. A coproduction with Muffatwerk München.


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