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Recording: 2017-01-11 , Tanztage Berlin 2017 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Frantics Dance Company


Tanztage Berlin 2017 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

The urban dance collective Frantics Dance Company investigates the different perceptions of time. Jumping through space, time will collapse and freeze, lengthen and accelerate. Like a blurred movie, they will watch their memories and adjust to real events. Finally, through an energetic explosion they will break out of the monotony of repetition!

The word Frantics is inspired by the spanish word Frenesí, which means “a violent exaltation of a feeling or a passion.” Since 2013, Frantics Dance Company combines Bboying, Acrobatics, Experimental Hip Hop and Martial Arts with Contemporary Dance.

CARLOS ALLER, born in Spain, had his first contact with the world of dance in 2005 when he started to participate in bboying competitions. He moved to Berlin to explore different kinds of dances and develop his skills as a dancer.

JUAN TIRADO started to dance bboying in 2004. He left home early to explore the movement of great dancers around the world. In 2013, he arrived in Berlin where he co-founded Frantics, seeking new concepts inspired by the local dance scene.

MARCO DI NARDO started bboying in Naples in 2004. He is part of DBR Crew, a legendary Italian Breakdance crew. He has won prizes in competitions all over Europe. In Berlin he took the opportunity to evolve from bboying to experimental dance.

DIEGO DE LA ROSA His first contact with dance was in the streets of Valladolid in 2005. During his first years of dance, Diego travelled around Spain and Europe, attending numerous events and championships of Urban Dance. In 2012, he moved to Berlin where he co-founded the company Frantics.

YOUNG-WON SONG started her dance education at Chungnam Art Highschool in South Korea (2009-2011) and continued her education at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) in Austria (2011-2015). After her graduation, she became a member of Bodhi Project which she toured internationally with. In October 2016 she joined the Frantics Dance Company.

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY: Frantics Dance Company
PERFORMANCE: Carlos Aller, Diego De La Rosa, Marco Di Nardo, Juan Tirado, Young-Won Song
COSTUMES: Elisabeth Palomas Bueno
STAGE: Dragan Denda
LIGHT: Max Fandrich
With the kind support of Theaterstrahl Berlin.

DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Thomas Schaupp, Maja Zimmermann
The 26th Tanztage Berlin are a production of SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the support of Goethe-Institut, Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V. and mapping dance berlin.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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