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Contrary to the neoliberal formula – grow, accelerate, optimize – MASSIVE DREAMS expands the spectrum of action of boundless bodies and pleads for the contradiction: grow to burst. Accumulate in order to distribute. Wanting, in order to struggle. Out of a need for expansion, choreographer Antje Velsinger and artist Ayla Pierrot Arendt design massive and expansive bodies: How can we use these bodies to occupy spaces that expand in the imagination and realize massive dreams? In the polyphonic interplay of dance, stage and sound installation, Massive Dreams formulates utopian scenarios of expansion that the audience breathes.
I want to grow so that I can extend my legs and then my arms as well. I don’t want to grow because I can get by with very little. I want to grow and let it be in the middle….
Artistic direction: Ayla Pierrot Arendt & Antje Velsinger * Concept, choreography, dance: Antje Velsinger * Stage, video: Ayla Pierrot Arendt * dance, co-choreography: Verena Brakonier, Ursina Tossi * sound: Joaquin Macedo * costume, stage realization: Nina Divitschek * dramaturgical advice: Anne Kersting * production management: Suse Berthold & Sabina Stücker * supported by: Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Kunststiftung NRW, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein- Westfalen, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung * with the kind support of: Tanzfaktur Cologne, Lichthof Theater Hamburg, Kampnagel Hamburg * a production by Velsinger/Arendt