A project by M&Company in cooperation with the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum.

Directed by Mateo Klemmayer and Michael Maurissens
Scenography by Heide Hagebölling and Luis Negrón van Grieken
Videoart by Gonzalo H. Rodríguez

Financed by Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum

funded by Kunststiftung NRW, Bezirksregierung Köln and koelnballett-förderer e.V.

“Dancers tell stories, represent situations that convey emotions, embodying rhythm and sound with their bodies all that is an in detail elaborated technique. Until the appearance on stage, the perfect body control in public, they have for years been working hard. That time was different for each of those Dancers. The life and background of a Brazilian differs significantly from that of a Russian. A Cuban has to deal with other problems as a German. “Dancers” shows who those dancers are, and what they had to face in their particular environments, even if they do, in principle, all the same.

Every Dancer performing this evening went through training as a classical ballet dancer. But feature interviews, film clips and live performances, will show how different each one of there daily lives are and were. Geographical origin, physical facilities, social environment, their own personality, are the key factors in the direction that a dancer will take in his professional career.” (Quoted from m&company)