New People 3.0 – UNDERGROUND VIII by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
29 & 30 November 2019, 18:30 @ Schauspielhaus Wuppertal
New People 3.0 is a fifteen minute performative experiment and the result of several months research into performativity as social practice. It was the utopian wish to create an ensemble dance work using sustainable and healthy ways of collaborating: an experiment which ultimately failed. New People 3.0 is about the hunger to be strangers to the old ways of working and to our own corporal archives, foreign to our hierarchies, new comers to our own habits, a way to search for a beginning.
Performers: Bénédicte Billiet, Tsai-Wei Tien, Breanna O’Mara and Julie Shanahan
Concept and direction: Gala Moody/Michael Carter
Collaboration: Marc Wagenbach
Music: Various artists
Set and lighting concept: Cie.OFEN
A co-production by Cie.OFEN and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, supported by Ekeby Art and Research in the Netherlands. Created as a three part performative and audio-visual series in the frame of Underground and Tanzrauchen Screen Dance Festival.
by Annelie Andre
They’ve built a golden tent. We can all meet there and have a common experience. It is a place that protects us from the world out there, it´s warm and cosy. It even gives you the illusion of being inside an ufo on another planet. Based on a fictional image of aliens looking for a better life, they created utopian visions of collaborating and working together.
Their work deals with social systems and seeing their choreographic practice as a social one. This is also reflected in their way of using the camera as they do it in a very respectful way, protecting the well being of the collaborators and showing an honest perspective on the topics in space: frustration, (dis)empowerment, disappointment – feelings and topics that all of them came across during their dance career. All of this was listened to and used as material for the creative process.