PREMIERE: Get-Together // MichaelDouglas Kollektiv // 06/11/19 // Oper Köln
The energetic bodies blend together contemporary dance vocabulary with urban dance. Get-Together is the continuation of the successful collaboration between the two Cologne-based dance collectives MichaelDouglas Kollektiv and nutrospektif and the musician and composer Gregor Schwellenbach. Together they lend a language to excessive exuberance, rebellious resistance and collective ecstasy.
Get-Together celebrates diversity with a unifying gesture: “Let’s Party!
Between Brexit, xenophobia and ‘them against us’, this dance performance celebrates the act of coming together. What is a festival? An act of revolt in modern life? What does celebration mean in a world of demarcation and separation? As guest of the Cologne Opera and host to its audience, the MD Kollektiv explores the distribution of roles in festive gatherings and integrates their levels of meaning into the dramaturgy of the evening. A party is given that takes its social responsibility just as seriously as the opportunity to celebrate its tenth birthday.