local dancing invites you to dance local dances for pleasure, accompanied by live keyboard music in Offenbach, Wiesbaden and Frankfurt.
They include dances such as the Leg Swing Dance, the Exquisite Dance, the 5-5-5-5-5 Dance, the Summertime Sadness Dance, the Skeleton Dance, the Bird Dance and the Lazy Dance.
Using queer transmission and speculative instant tradition as methods, we imagine popular group dances that may have travelled through time and became non-binary and unpaired. Detached from a national narrative, the dances pretend to be local wherever they are.
They are all proposals of how to come together in dancing, and how the repetition and routine of a circular choreography can hold us.
Initiated by: Clara Reiner (she/her), René Alejandro Huari Mateus (she*/her*), Jacob Bussmann (he/him), and Frédéric De Carlo (they/them).
People of all ages who enjoy community dancing are welcome. Dance experience is not necessary.
Registration is not necessary. It is possible to attend individual sessions. It is possible to join at any time. Just drop by! Snacks and drinks will be provided : )
INQUIRIES TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
About 1,5 hours. Break after 45 minutes. Spontaneous breaks are always possible.
Spoken English and German. French and Spanish and slow understanding are possible. Understanding the language is not essential.
Translation at one meeting. The music will be made perceptible via light and bass. Date + details will be published here.
Joining the choreographed dances requires the ability to coordinate the body, follow rhythms and imitate movements. However the practice is not about dancing well, fast or beautifully. It is danced standing upright on one‘s feet. Participation with so-called learning disabilities is possible. No change of location during meetings. Human and animal companions and children are welcome. Information regarding barriers of the festival center, see HERE
Please come tested. If the infection rate is low, masks can be omitted in case of unanimity. If the infection rate is high, masks will be worn. It is possible to dance without physical contact. Updates according to the pandemic situation and local guidelines.
Concept: Clara Reiner
Choreography and practice: Jacob Bussmann, Frédéric De Carlo,
René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Clara Reiner
Music: Jacob Bussmann
Production: Clara Reiner
Graphics: Zuzana Zabkova
Curated via the Open Call.
Supported by IMPLANTIEREN 2022/23, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main and Kulturamt der Stadt Offenbach am Main.
Supported by the residence program in the frame of ID_Tanzhauses Frankfurt Rhein-Main, a project by ID_Frankfurt – Independent Dance and Performance e.V. and Stadtteilbüro Nordend Offenbach.
Jacob Bussmann lives in Frankfurt/M and works as a musician and performer. He studied piano at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt/M and the Sibelius Academy Helsinki as well as applied theater studies in Gießen. In production structures of the independent scene in Frankfurt/M he collaborates on theatrical, performative and musical projects. For municipal theaters he composed stage music and is active as a musical director.
Frédéric De Carlo
Frédéric De Carlo was born in Paris and lives in Frankfurt. He studied contemporary dance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. He is a freelance dance and performance maker and has been working with local artists since 2017. His projects deal with gender issues, representation and body practices. He is also a movement educator and teaches initiation in somatic.
René Alejandro Huari Mateus
The intersections of forms of discrimination that shape institutions, in which choreography, dance and performance are developed and shown in Germany, and which are hidden behind pretty inclusion programs without changing anything substantial, have shaped Renés identity and her approach to artistic creation. She follows and appreciates strategies that aim NOT to reproduce violent structures, not even to denounce violence.
Clara Reiner performs, choreographs, builds objects for the stage and lives in Offenbach. She studied choreography and performance at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen and sculpture at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (KASK) in Ghent (Belgium).