Bring on the city! Out into the street! In the run-up to the festival, TANZ Bremen and UNUSUAL SYMPTOMS, the dance company at Theater Bremen, invite you to the SYNERGY LAB. Here, specialists in contemporary dance will meet experts in urban styles and develop a week-long artistic exchange with each other. The misleading term “street dance” refers to the origins of hip hop culture 50 years ago. Over time, its practices and knowledge of an art of the social – beyond the big business of the genre – have grown and can give moving impulses to the discussion about urban development and public space. And that’s what they will do, outdoors, comprehensible for all, by chance encounter with dance in urban space. The Lab with its interventions in public space will be directed by the choreographer VICTOR QUIJADA from Québec, a former B-Boy, who will be a guest of the festival with his company RUBBERBAND.
Artistic director: Victor Quijada
Assistance: Sydney McManus
A project by TANZ Bremen in cooperation with Unusual Symptoms, company-in-residence at Theater Bremen.
Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative. Support Programme Dance
With the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettes du Québec (CALQ) and the Québec Government Office.