Production Details / Press Releases
The dance performance “SIMPLICITY” reflects individual and social aspects between the accelerated complexity of daily life and subjective satisfaction. How can we handle the increasing degree of complexity of our life’s reality? In doing so, what can we and what do we want to abstain from? In which areas of our life do we decide for a path of simplicity or complexity; when are emotions more effective than rationality?
Presse: […] The choreographer and video artist Walter Bickmann realizes his projects using complex image, sound and movement levels. […] The projected images extend the physical presence, they make it easier to create different moods at the same time: while the dancers move on stage, images of their moving bodies are projected via video on the screens. The technologically produced images are as powerful as the live performance itself. This doubling allows the dancers to appear closer, more fragile and ambiguous – coming to the fore as sentient human beings. […]
Marianne Burki, Neue Zürcher Zeitung 03.09.2011
[…] images that tell of an almost unbearable intensity of suffering, to be understood as an attempt to orient oneself, fed by the pressing need to return to the essential, the origin, the reason for our being. Bickmann and Klement succeeded at impressive visual compositions, that pose the highest demands on them and that let the audience marvel at the multifaceted movements that two people can accomplish on stage […]
Ilka Heiner, DerWesten & Westfälische Rundschau, 24.11.2008
Cast & Credits
Concept: Walter Bickmann
Choreography & Dance: Walter Bickmann, Lydia Klement
Video: Walter Bickmann, Doris Kolde
Sound: Sven Holly Nullmeyer
Light: Asier Solana Arce, Leonardo Rende
Production management: Doris Kolde
Restaging 2011 in cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin. The premiere in 2007 was subsidized by District Office Pankow of Berlin/ Office for Culture and Education/Dept. of Culture. Produced at and supported by DOCK 11 Berlin.