Dresden as a travel destination in winter? Especially in the field of art and culture our city can offer very special highlights.
For example, the Festspielhaus Hellerau, i.e. HELLERAU - European Centre for the Arts, attracts numerous visitors from Germany and abroad with top-class contemporary events. The architecturally unique building can be reached directly by tram number 8 from Lollis Homestay and is always worth a visit, be it for a guided tour through the workshops and the architecturally highly interesting complex or for one of the performances on site.
On 31.01.2020, for example, the dance theatre "LAPDANCE" celebrates its premiere. Under the title LAPDANCE, Jacopo Godani and the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company will present an extraordinary contemporary musical programme.
(Source: Dominik Mentzos)
In a unique and intimate setting, the audience can experience Godani's choreographies and the musical compositions of two groundbreaking composers of the 20th century up close: Béla Bartók and Johannes Schöllhorn.
In Metamorphers, Jacopo Godani builds a classical choreographic composition to Béla Bartók's String Quartet No. 4, in which music, dance, rhythm and melody are coordinated. He makes the puzzle of the score visible. Playfully, Jacopo Godani deals with naturalness and spontaneity, creating a huge reservoir of highly developed choreographic material. Metamorphers is unquestionably a musical work: dance becomes the melody of music. The choreography for Béla Bartók's composition is accompanied live by the Kubus Quartet.
In Satelliting (Dresden premiere) an aesthetic world of images, floating costumes, fragile lights, ethereal creatures and magical moments comes to life in the darkness that surrounds and embraces the audience at the same time. Five parts of the subtle musical composition Anamorphoses by Johannes Schöllhorn become an extraordinary support for the choreographer to create this unique atmosphere. Jacopo Godani invites the audience to enter into a state of contemplation in order to develop his artistic vision. LAPDANCE is a work that focuses on the experience of the audience. To see details, to breathe the true essence, to experience refinements and subtleties up close with the dancers and the musicians.
LAPDANCE Dresdenpremiere Choreografie:Jacopo Godani 31 January, 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 February - 8 pm 6 February - 3 pm 9 February - 4 pm HELLERAU - European Centre for the Arts, Dresden