Choreographer: Hannah Ma
Music Performed By: Sebastian Purfürst
Company: hannahmadance/ The People United
Set / Costumes: Hannah Ma
Music: Sebastian Purfürst
Costumes( Straw Elements): Ele Bleffert
Assistance: Christin Braband
Cast: Christin Braband, Sergio Mel, Saeed Hani, Valentina Zappa, Ileana Orofino
The audience [will] experience dancers in top form and a choreographer who lives up to her reputation as an ambitious and innovative artist.’ – Katrin Schug, Luxemburger Wort, Luxemburg
Wanderer is a contemporary dance theatre work about the search for traces of home and the longing for rituals that transcend cultural boundaries.
Here, the artists, accompanied by a live musician, set out in search of common roots, portraying the balance between tenderness and brutality in a migratory world. They question dance as a social ritual that is increasingly being forgotten.
The piece culminates as the dancers, wrapped in primitive straw costumes and wearing animal horns from ancient Alpine Bavarian rites, unite into a mythical, archaic being that seems to emerge from the legendary world of dark winter nights.
The dance creates a space where the members of a multicultural group are able to express their individual artistic characters, while discovering a common form that works beyond language barriers. The dance company creates, on a small scale, a world community far from political realities.
Hannah Ma is a German-Chinese choreographer whose company The People United comprises dancers from around the world. This is her second appearance at the National Arts Festival.
A facilitated post-performance discussion will take place with director and cast immediately after the performance on 5 July at 20:00