Space and time for contemporary productions
18:30 Uhr

Frankfurt Moves ! Workshop Presentation
Works in Progress by the Frankfurt LAB Residenz

Four international artist-teams were invited by the Frankfurt LAB artist residency programme, in cooperation with the KfW Stiftung, to work for four weeks in Frankfurt. At the end of the residency, the artists will open the doors to the rehearsal halls, to let you partake in their creations and to enter into a dialogue.

In “Gnathost-o-mata“ the interdisciplinary performance artist Carla Tapparo from Argentina connects mix-culture, like raves and DJ-ing, with storytelling techniques to create new meaning and experiences. She is interested in the relationship between the individual and the collective body. Bodies also interest the dancers and choreographers Emmanuel Ndefo and Femi Adebajo from Nigeria. In “Traces of Ectasy” they investigate male vulnerability and intimacy. Dancer and choreographer Stephanie Kayal has joined up with the musician and composer *Abed Kobeissy to deal with the physical and psychological injuries caused by life in Lebanon. As a sci-fi anti-hero she is out for vengeance in “Galactic Crush”. The feminist theater collective around director Manjari Kaul from India will develop “Firefly Women”, a play based on the letters from jail of two women, who were incarcerated because of draconian colonial laws.

Artists in Residence:
Carla Tapparo
Stephanie Kayal &Abed Kobeissy
Emmanuel Ndefo & Femi Adebajo
Manjari Kaul, Savita Rani & Priiya

„Frankfurt Moves!“ is an initiative of the foundation KfW Stiftung in cooperation with the Frankfurt LAB aimed at promoting up-and-coming international artists in the performing arts sector.

Admission free

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The performances will take place in both halls.

We kindly ask you to wear a medical mask within the building, to protect yourself and others.