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s h i f t s : „FESTINA LENTE”
Malgven Gerbes │David Brandstätter

Festina Lente 1 © Cezary Zacharewicz

Festina Lente 1 © Cezary Zacharewicz

Who is spectator? Who is performer? Festina Lente – make haste slowly is blurring the boundaries.

The audience will give impulses to the dancers and set them into motion. It appears like a simple game at first, but as the piece unfolds and time and space materialise, one’s own way of dealing with expectations is revealed. With joyful ease Festina Lente generates its dynamic out of the moment.

«With its Festina Lente, shifts is once again  challenging the playful experience of different intensities, on a physical, mental and  emotional level.»  Zitty Berlin

«Festina Lente is a magical choreography that leaves it to the audience to listen, to listen to the others and to be carried away by the rhythm of the dance. It feels like a new story is starting over every time.» La Dépêche

Festina Lente 4 © Cezary Zacharewicz

Festina Lente 4 © Cezary Zacharewicz

A Project of: s h i f t s art in movement

Choreography: Malgven Gerbes, David Brandstätter
Dancers, Choreographic Assistance: Vidal Bini, David Brandstätter, Malgven Gerbes, Katarzyna Chmielewska, Sebastian Kurth
Music: Ruth Wiesenfeld
Lightdesign: Bruno Pocheron, Ruth Waldeyer, Medhi Toutain-Lopez
Dramaturgy advice: David Williams
Production management: Katja Kuttner
Touring: Alix Pellet, Clémence Rey
PR/Communications: Ruth Hunsdörfer
Production: s h i f t s – art in movement
Coproduction : Le Phare – Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre Haute-Normandie direction Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, fabrik Potsdam dans le cadre d’artistes en résidence, Le Triangle – Cité de la Danse de Rennes, Scène Nationale Evreux Louvier
Residences: Le Dancing de la Compagnie Beau Geste, Uferstudios Berlin


With support of: La Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de Haute-Normandie, La Région Haute-Normandie, Le Conseil Général de Seine-Maritime dans le cadre du projet 1artiste-1collège, Hauptstadtkulturfonds

Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal state.

In Between Festivals is a project by Mica Moca project berlin e.V.


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InBetween Festivals 2016