During lockdown, Company of Elders have been working remotely with choreographer Eleesha Drennan to explore their relationships to memory and time. Relive is a poignant short dance film borne from this collaboration with our resident dance company for over 60s. A yearn for human connection. It looks at how the process of reliving memories and experiences can tell a story of what matters most in life: the people we share it with.
9–10 July 2021, radialsystem Berlin (world premiere)
13–16 July 2021, Julidans Amsterdam
In “Making Dances – Dancing Replies”, the Dance On Ensemble invites contemporary artists – Tim Etchells, Mathilde Monnier and Ginevra Panzetti/Enrico Ticconi – to respond in their own artistic languages to iconic works of modern and postmodern dance by Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Lucinda Childs. In five performance works presented over two evenings, the artists reflect on classical but radical works that challenged the rules of their time.
Works In Silence (excerpts): Produced by Dance On/DIEHL+RITTER in co-production with STUK. House for Dance, Image and Sound /Münchner Kammerspiele. Funded by the Fonds Doppelpass of the Federal Cultural Foundation.
Deep Song: „Deep Song“ is presented by arrangement with Martha Graham Resources, a division of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc. Everything/Nothing: „Everything/Nothing“ was produced by Dance On / DIEHL+RITTER.
MARMO: Produced by Dance On / DIEHL+RITTER in co-production with Kampnagel (Hamburg). With the support of Lavanderia a Vapore, Centro di residenza per la danza. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK Coproduction Funding Dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
We presented our project in a panel on the topic of „Creative Ageing: Learning from crisis through innovation and adaptation“, showing inspirational interviews with dancers of the Dance On Ensemble and clips from the Age On Stage documentary film „Bara Dansa“ (Just Dance).