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Reality and the Cosmos

by Iván Pérez

World premiere
World premiere
with Musik by Bach, Beethoven, Riley and others
[recommended for ages 16 and up]

In his new creation »Reality and the Cosmos«, the artistic director of the Dance Theatre Heidelberg (DTH), Iván Pérez, is posing metaphysical questions on stage. Inspired by A. N. Whitehead's process philosophy, Pérez shines a stark light on transformation. The philosopher proposed that varied processes can eventually be embodied in creative acts, which in turn reflect our sense of identity in a changing world.

DTH dancers share the stage with musicians of the Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg. Fragile, strong, or both at once, they discover new territories and create a poetic universe that is a cornucopia of musical, physical and visual compositions.

This production is accompanied by a programme from the Arts & Education team.

Musical Direction
Stage Design
Yoko Seyama
Lighting Design
Ralph Schanz
Assistant to the Choreographer
Artistic Collaboration
Production Management
Dance Education
Nora Kirschmeier
With kind support of
The participation of Capucine Schattleitner and Andrii Punko is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the programme NEUSTART KULTUR, Absolvent:innen-Förderung DIS-TANZ-START of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.