“In uns bewegt”

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

– Pina Bausch

Dance Performance

20. & 21. November, 2021 at 19:00
Kirche Heilige Familie, Hofackerstraße 35A, 79110 Freiburg

“In uns bewegt” is a dance festivity to be celebrated inside of the church. Five dancers, one choreographer & 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 orgel music and a choir of 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 is a stylistic device that we offer, in order to create a continuous flow that distorts the time and carries not only us as dancers 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.

Produced by Dance Theater Collective Quizzical Körper

Choreography: Rebecca Mary Narum
Music: Fiona Combosch
dancers and Co-creators: Andrea Lagos, Irene Carreño, Dagmar Ottman, Kai Brügge, Vera Stierli
Theologic Accompaniment: ANNE HILPERT
Project leaders: Rebecca Mary Narum & Dr. Anne Hilpert
Photos: Jürgen Gocke | Graphic design: Daniel Armbrüster

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

• Bank transfer to Quizzical Körper GbR – IBAN: DE92100100965863107
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This project is made possible with the financial support of the Erzbischof-Herman-Stiftung, the LBBW Stiftung 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.