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They shine, rattle, are cold, they don’t even move – and yet these things exude a great fascination. Everyday kitchen helpers are often just as exciting for children to discover as their colourful toys. What could it look like if this world of things came to life, danced and sounded? In „DOOHICKEY („DINGSBUMS“)“, tanzfuchs PRODUKTION turns its attention to the metal everyday helpers in the kitchen and transforms them into a clattering orchestra: it rattles and sounds, clatters and jumps, gyrates and dances. Familiar objects suddenly develop a life of their own, become fellow dancers, mirror images. The three performers explore, feel and experience this world of things – and connect with them: they become extensions of their bodies, disappear under their clothes. Things, people and movements magically merge with each other, giving rise to entirely new hybrid beings.




PREMIERE: 29 April 2022 | 6 pm

Further dates:

30 April & 1 May 2022 | 4 pm
at the ehrenfeldstudios, Cologne | Tickets:

7 May 8 May 2022 | 3 pm
10 May | 10 am
at tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf


Idea, artistic direction Barbara Fuchs // Music Jörg Ritzenhoff // Performance Minju Kim, Arthur Schopa, Michael Zier // Stage Design Odile Foehl // Costume Stefanie Bold // Lighting Wolfgang Pütz // Maschine construction Marc Brodeur // NRW scholarship children & youth theater Isabel Bernhard // Dramaturgy Vivica Bocks // Production Carina Graf // Production assistance Paula Cuellar // Press Kerstin Rosemann // Photo Anna Rehkämper Photography // Graphics: Caroline Simon

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur.

Co-produced by tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | CiM – Companhia de Dança (Portugal)

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | CiM – Companhia de Dança (Portugal)


Guestperformance series DIVERSITY
On the topic of inclusion & participation

by Silke Z. & die metabolisten in cooperation with QUERFELDEIN

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | CiM – Companhia de Dança
An inclusive dance piece for everybody from age 8

Human Geography investigates the relationship between people and their environment in different places. In the choreography HUMAN GEOGRAPHY by Ana Rita Barata, the performers enter a space together – their bodies become points of reference for each other as well as for the things and movements in this space. They create a living, constantly changing map of different surfaces, landscapes and territories. How do the bodies and things relate to each other in space? How do they change common territories? HUMAN GEOGRAPHY is the surveying of a space with different bodies that inscribe their traces in the memory of this place.

CiM – dance Company promotes a pioneering approach to artistic creation in the spirit of inclusion through dance and image. The company develops regular training and awareness that focuses on the movement specificities and unique expressiveness of each dancer/performer and promotes a vision of the idea of capacity and boundaries through choreography that reveals diversity as a driving force.


WITH US – Episode 1: Karel (65) meets David (25) 
Silke Z. & die metabolisten

Before the performances, Silke Z. & die metabolisten develop an intergenerational dance perspective on the guest performance Human Geography: In Episode 1, Karel (65) and David (25) meet.


9 & 10 June 2022 | Workshop CiM “Dance for All”: for students after the performance
11 June 2022 | 12 am – 2 pm  Workshop CiM “Dance for All” (all levels, mixed-abled)

Registration is requested at

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY is the first guest performance in the Diversity series on the theme of inclusion & participation.
In the next two years, the guest performance series curated by Silke Z. in cooperation with Querfeldein will present national and international dance productions that deal with the themes of inclusion & participation, gender & sexuality, privilege, appreciation & racism, age, everyday life & visibility. In this format, topics of the diversity discourse are explicitly anchored in the repertoire in order to make their visibility sustainably effective.


Thursday 9 June 2022 I 10 am
Friday 10 June 2022 I 10 am
Saturday 11 June 2022 I 4 pm
Sunday 12 June 2022 I 4 pm

9 & 10 June 2022 | Workshop CiM “Dance for All”: for students after the performance
11 June 2022 | 12 am – 2 pm  free Workshop CiM “Dance for All” (all levels, mixed-abled)

Registration is requested at

Children: 6 euros, adults: 10 euros


Choreography | Ana Rita Barata
Artistic consultant | Pedro Sena Nunes
Dancers | Bruno Rodrigues, Joana Gomes, Nelson Moniz
Costumes | Mafalda Estácio
Sound and light design | Pedro Sena Nunes
Production | Inês Baptista


Artistic director: Silke Z.
Management: Caroline Simon, Hanna Held
Administration: Carina Graf
Organisation: Anna Boldt
Press and public relations: Kerstin Rosemann

The guest performance “HUMAN GEOGRAPHY” of the series DIVERSITY cooperates with the programme series Querfeldein, which is financed, among others, by the funding for top-level productions (Spitzenförderung) of tanzfuchs PRODUKTION.





NachWieVor | dance performance & age(ing)

NachWieVor | dance performance & age(ing)

Programmreihe NachWieVor | dance performance & age(ing)

As part of the networking and exchange project NachWieVor | Tanzperformance & Alter(n) / “dance performance & age(ing)”, curated by Barbara Fuchs and Silke Z., we are looking forward to the participatory AudioWalk by the ensemble DanceOn60+ from Munich. Together with artists, scientists and our intergenerational audience, we would like to take a look at age(ing) in this series.



Introductory workshop with AudioWalk in public space Andrea Marton (Munich)


Put on your headphones and dance away! DanceOn60+ gets the audience moving: People of all ages are invited to enter into a dance dialogue with each other and with the urban space through the AudioWalk. Each person separately and yet together, the participants are guided through the AudioWalk and Dance with headphones. Andrea Marton’s concept underlines her concern to enable the cultural participation of all people.


18 June 2022
DanceOn60+GehtRaus – An AudioWalk including Warm Up | 7:30 pm

19 June 2022
intergenerational Workshop with Andrea Marton for everybody from 8 to 108 | 2 pm
DanceOn60+GehtRaus – An AudioWalk including Warm Up | 4 pm SOUP KITCHEN – Exchange with audience and artists on the topic “Participation possibilities for artistic work with people over 60” – Moderated by Ralf Otto | 6 pm

at the ehrenfeldstudios, Köln

The AudioWalk will be available in German and English and is barrier-free.

Tickets for the AudioWalk and registration for the workshop:
Dayticket: Sliding Scale 8 – 15 Euro


Concept and artistic direction Andrea Marton // Project manager Ralf Otto // Piano Lukas Maier // Speaker Ruth Geiersberger // Video documentation Barbara Schröer // Technician Beppo Leichenich //© Photo: Birgit Widhopf

Produktion DanceOn60+ Supported by Erasmus+ Projekt “Creative Aging – culturalengagement instead of social isolation” and Kulturreferat of the LH Munich
Supported by Kulturator | Die Gute Dinge Stiftung


Artistic direction: Barbara Fuchs, Silke Z.
Production management: Magdalena Schmitt
Administration: Carina Graf
Organisation: Anna Boldt
Communication: Hanna Held
Cooperation partners: kubia (Cologne), DanceOn 60+ (Munich), FELD Theater (Berlin), Tanz- und Theaterwerkstatt (Ludwigsburg)
Press and public relations: Kerstin Rosemann
Graphic design: Caroline Simon

Gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR, dem Kulturamt der Stadt Köln und dem Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.