An Interlude for Düsseldorf / Premiere / 27 + 28 Sept 2024, tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf

A soft sigh that releases the moment into eternity.


27 + 28 Sept 2024

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf

A glance into the void that notices this one place where everything could end right now. A movement that correlates with another, opening the space in several directions at once as if by chance, formulating an inconspicuous invitation.

HEART MOMENT is an open invitation to experience generosity as a physical conversation, tender negotiation and continuous modulation in a highly divided world. Operating at the core of time as a physical category, it finds comfort in the faint sense of a current washing through the bodies and connecting them in a mutual being.

HEART MOMENT is a unique creation for a series of different cities of significance for choreographer Alexandra Waierstall. Each work becomes an edition of sorts, a bespoke work for and with each location, developed in partnership with a selected venue in each city, local professional dancers and collaborators to create a specific interlude.

As a choreographer, Alexandra Waierstall has finely tuned poetic ways to engage us with seemingly contradictory emotions, through exquisite collaborations with stunning dynamic range of finely attuned dancers against vibrant musical scores by Volker Bertelmann, sophisticated light designs by Caty Olive, the work reflecting the modular character and democratic principles of Rita McBride’s Arena, in whose absence this choreography is performed.

Pictures from the creation period in Feb 2024. © Matthias Quabbe

An Interlude for Düsseldorf

27 + 28 Sept 2024

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf

Choreography, concept: Alexandra Waierstall; Dance, collaboration: Alfonso Bordi, Amy Josh, Baptiste Bersoux, Dodzi Dougban, Eftychia Stefanou, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Karolina Szymura, Lisa Hellmich, Panos Paraschou, Scott Jennings, Thusnelda Mercy, Yi-Chi Lee, Ying Yun Chen; Dramaturgical support: Matthias Quabbe, Judith Jaeger; Composition: Volker Bertelmann; Light and stage design: Caty Olive; Costumes, stage: Alexandra Waierstall, Horst Weierstall; Artistic Production Manager: Judith Jaeger; Production assistance: Alfonso Bordi; Communications Manager, distribution: Amy Josh; With collaborative support by: Evangelia Randou, Eva Martinez, Georgios Kotsifakis, Olivia Ancona, Rachel Gill.

Production: Noema Dance Works e.V.; Coproduction: tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf; Supported by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Spitzenförderung Tanz 2024-2026), Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Kunststiftung NRW, Kunst- und Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf.

Pictures from the creation period in May 2024. © Christian Herrmann

Pictures from the creation period in Feb 2024. © Katja Illner, Matthias Quabbe