cie. toula limnaios, Germany
Concept/ Choreography: Toula Limnaios
Music and live e-guitar: Ralf R. Ollertz
Dance/ Creation: Daniel Afonso, Leonardo DAquino / Hironori Sugata, Alba de Miguel, Priscilla Fiuza, Alessio Scandale, Karolina Wyrwal
Lighting design: Jan Langebartels
Stage/ Costumes: Antonia Limnaios/ Toula Limnaios
Light technician: Felix Grimm
Running time: 60`
The cie. toula limnaios was founded in 1996. by the choreographer Toula Limnaios and the composer Ralf R Ollertz. In 1998. it moved its headquarters to Berlin. It produces within a continually expanding interdisciplinary network and works year-round with the ensemble. Since 2014. the company has been institutionally supported by the Berlin Cultural Senate. Today the cie. toula limnaios is one of the most successful companies for contemporary dance in Germany and its broad repertoire can be seen on stages worldwide. The cie. toula limanios presents dance, which keenly, critically and bravely takes a stand for mankind, made by and for people.
“wut” is a piece about shock and protest. It plunges us into a world of contradictions and deeply felt disquiet. A subtly vibrating choreographic invocation of a somewhat feverish incandescence – embodying existential friction, a wound breaking open, anger welling up. Triggered by things that cause us to stop and think, make us angry, separate or unite us. In this age of sensory overload, in which clocks keep turning faster and faster and masses of information threaten to overwhelm us, “wut” is a passionate answer to the speechlessness of contemporary society and our perception of the world, a position of resistance against the nebulous state of our times.
[…] Toula Limnaios is an artist, who still believes in the cathartic strength of theater. Her dance theater is poetic and demonstrates great technical skill.
… a piece of archaic strength and beauty…
Toula Limnaios looks inwards, examines anger, aggression, fear – Limnaios gets to the bottom of emotions. She explores what is simmering under the surface, before it boils over […]“wut” therefore captivates its audiences above all with the furore caused by the dancing.
“Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.“