STAGES INTO THE NOW

A Solo for Scott Jennings / Premier 4 + 5 March 2023, tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany

PREMIER 2023

The roof orbits the stage, it goes round and round in endless circles, ceaseless orbits as I am trying to find a point of stillness. I lean on the periphery. I lean on my heart. Diaphanous. I lean on my diaphanous heart.

 

STAGES INTO THE NOW is both a series of films and a solo for Scott Jennings, the former acclaimed dancer in Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal.

In the solo for and with Scott Jennings a history that is referred to this solo, we weave the past and present in a choreographic encounter with Wuppertal and its opera house that was abandoned during the pandemic and devastated in the 2021 floods. A dance as a dream-like setting bringing us in a state of drift and into a subtle dialogue with Pina Bausch, Else Lasker-Schüler and Laurie Anderson.

STAGES INTO THE NOW – A SOLO FOR SCOTT JENNINGS


Premier
4 + 5 March 2023
tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany

Open studio
1 September 2022
internationale tanzmesse nrw, tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany

Choreography, concept, direction: Alexandra Waierstall; Performance, collaboration: Scott Jennings; Artistic collaboration: Ying Yun Chen, Olivia Ancona; Light design: Caty Olive; Video coordination: Cédric Hopf; Director of photography: Sören Parker; Composition: Volker Bertelmann © Needle Wood Publishing Edition/Bosworth Music; Text: Scott Jennings, Maria Iole Karolidou, Alexandra Waierstall; Costumes: Alexandra Waierstall, Horst Weierstall; Technical Support: Fredy Deisenroth; Management: Judith Jaeger

Production: Noema Dance Works e.V.; Coproduction: tanzhaus nrw; Supported by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Kunststiftung NRW. And the kind support of: Opernhaus Wuppertal, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch und Pina Bausch Zentrum, Kulturbüro Wuppertal.