‘ICH BIN NICHT NUR EIN KÖRPER, ABER WENN DU WILLST, TANZE ICH’ (2019) Underground VIII, Tanztheater Wuppertal -Pina Bausch

Blanca slowly approaches. She comes from a place she already knows and looks back. She wants to tell us something, but we don’t know if she will talk. She looks at us. How many ‘Blancas’ live in her body? For how long have they been hiding, waiting?

In this choreographic Solo, Blanca and Pau dialogue with each other, about identity and the exploration of their origins. The circumstances inside and outside Germany. From Wuppertal to Barcelona. Both have a similar path that almost coincidentally brought them together in spring 2005. Since then, there has been a friendship. A friendship that comes from afar. Inspired by the reminiscences of “Brocken” (Underground VI), this piece aims to observe the concepts of power, femininity and freedom in a new prism. To do that, we need to move forward together without first remembering what happened. The paradigm that emerges suggests replacing the political with the poetic.
DANCE: Blanca Noguerol Ramírez – DIRECTION: Pau Aran Gimeno DRAMATURGY: Silvia Munzon López MUSIC: Tim Kienecker Armand Amar & The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra ‘Catalunya Radio Overture’ (Radio) Maria del Mar Bonet ‘Les Maces de la Patum’ (Folk music from Catalonia) Ovidi Montllor Janis Joplin Nina Hagen & The Capital Dance Orchestra SPECIAL THANKS: Matthias Burkert, Tim Kienecker, Chrystel Guillebeaud, Çağdaş Ermiş, Christopher Tandy, Andreas Eisenschneider, Karsten Fischer; Manfred Marcezwski, Maske Abteilung (Wuppertaler Bühnen), Tsai Wei Tien, Oleg Stepanov, Daniel Doña. A project of Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch Artistic Direction: Bettina Wagner-Bergelt Management: Roger Christmann Production Direction: Stefan Dreher Technical Direction: Jörg Ramershoven Light Design: Fernando Jacon Light/Video: Peter Bellinghausen, Kerstin Hardt, Lars Piesack Sound: Andreas Eisenschneider, Karsten Fischer, Tim Kienecker Props: Arnulf Eichholz, Jan Szito Stage Technical Crew: Martin Winterscheidt, Dietrich Röder, Gökhan Mihci, Leonardo Barelle, Benjamin Greifenberg, Michel Wentzel, Volker Wiethaup Stage Manager: Andreas Deutz Costume Assistance: Anke Wadsworth Press and Social Media: Ursula Popp Assistant to Production Direction: Giuditta Calandro.