“In uns bewegt”

„What moves you? Dancing must have a reason other than mere technique and routine.“

– Pina Bausch

Dance Performance with dance workshop

6. & 7. May, 2022
Kirche Heilige Familie, freiburg

“In uns bewegt” is a dance festivity to be celebrated inside of the church. Five dancers, one choreographer, a composer & a theologian, with different spiritual paths and artistic curiosity, present a dance performance that dialogues with the architecture, the sounds & smells of the church as another body taking part of this ceremony. The organ music and a two voices accompany us in this circular journey.­ 

We honour what we are today, here and now and what we mean to each other. Both the dancers and the church carry personal stories, testimonies and rituals that inform this particular celebration. With simplicity, vulnerability and joy, we invite the viewers to be part of this fest. Our dance language accompanied by a original music composition is a stylistic device that we offer, in order to create a continuous flow that distorts the time and carries not only us as performers but also the audience into another mental space, just as religious rituals do.

This performance is a tribute to a personal and diverse understanding of faith. It opens doors, windows and corridors to what moves us inside, at the current times. With this question, we start our dance and the poetry emerges. The architectural beauty of the church and the artwork that has been created in relation to it such as paintings, music and theatre pieces are the seeds from which our movements grow. Our intime conversation an act of contemplation that allow us to express what the church and faith mean to us as dancers, and what does the dance means to the church. We invite the audience to reflect and be part of this dialogue.

“In uns bewegt” is a physical prayer, with no credos, the one that we all know in our hearts and does not need to be learned. An experience to share the silence, where a diverse range of expressions are included: subtle as well energetic movement, a strong sound of the organ or a single voice in song.   

On this journey, we invite the viewers to open their senses and to observe the new life that it is created through the dance; a unique and surprising universe of which they are also part, embraced by the church’s space.

HERE you can Listen to choreographer Rebecca Mary Narum & theologian Anne Hilpert share more about the project!

And here you can learn more about the pre-liminary artistic research which was supported by #TakeCare NEUSTART KULTUR Funding Program.

Dance performance

6. & 7. Mai, 2022 um 20:30 Uhr

Kirche Helige Familie, Hofackerstraße 35A, 79110 Freiburg

Dance Workshop

6. may, 2022 from 14-16:00

Come explore the topic with your own body and in your own movement!

Produced by Dance Theater Collective Quizzical Körper & guests in Cooperation with Anne Hilpert

Choreography: Rebecca Mary Narum
Music Composition: Fiona Combosch
dancers and Co-creators: Andrea Lagos, Irene Carreño, Dagmar Ottmann, Kai Brügge, Vera Stierli
Musicians: David Walter (Organ), Charlotte Kersting & Alina Kirchgäßner (Singers)
Theologic Accompaniment: ANNE HILPERT
Costume Design: Bianka Heck & Stefanie Wyen
Project managers: Rebecca Mary Narum & Dr. Anne Hilpert
Photos: Jürgen Gocke | Graphic design: Daniel Armbrüster

Do you feel inspired from the project?
Do you want to support it?

We welcome donations to support this project through the following channels:

• Bank transfer to Quizzical Körper GbR – IBAN: DE92100100965863107
• Send the donation to the PayPal account of Quizzical Körper here

Please write “In uns bewegt – donation” on the transfer.

This project is made possible with the financial support of the Erzbischof-Herman-Stiftung, the LBBW Stiftung, the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e.V. with funds from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg, the Department of Art, Culture and Church of the Archdiocese of Freiburg and the Studienbegleitung Gemeindereferent:innen of the Institute for Pastoral Education and the Institution Kunst, Kultur und Kirche Freiburg, as well as with the support of the Faculty of Theology of the Albert-Ludwigs-University and the Katholischen Akademie Freiburg.