So it is dance that has made us who we are today. The dance theatre company Skoronel existed between 1984 and 1998 and is reuniting today for a reload – to tell of the ensemble's own biographies on the theatre stage and of precarious dance through the years.
Ophelia kann sein, Esperanza Hotel, Vincent fressen ihn die Raben, Homme Fatal… were the names of the productions – seventeen altogether – with which the Tanztheater Skoronel toured national and international in the eighties and nineties. The pieces tell about iconic biographies, often fragile ones; of love, the destructive one; of revolutions, always failed ones. As physical expression and poetic fragments, dance and language formed a happy, wild union in this young ensemble. Now, today, a lifetime later, Judith Kuckart brought Skoronel together again for an unusual reload, to tell of the ensemble's own biographies on the theatre stage and of their precarious dance throughout the years. Today they teach, write novels, are cultural managers, cemetery gardeners, prop makers or are still on stage. But they have all remained dancers: It is the attitude that gives them their support. Remembering is a physical process and re-encounters are movements in space. In the interplay between live performance, historical material, and recent film sequences, perspectives of people emerge who are confident: From now on, we still have twenty terrific summers ahead of us.
Lecture with: Alice Bleistein, Libby Farr, Frank Herfeld, Marleen Michahelles, Judith Kuckart, Sabina Stücker
Photo: Martin Rottenkolber
Length: 1 h 20 min.
A production by Skoronel Reloaded / Judith Kuckart, funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, supported by the Kunstiftung NRW, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia / NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste and the Cultural Office of the City of Essen. The premiere of the stage play took place within the framework of the Wiesbaden Literature Days 2021, organiser: Literaturhaus Villa Clementine / Kulturamt Wiesbaden.
Thanks to the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin