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Buckets of Feeling!

Buckets of Feeling!

Dancers enchant, perform magic, conjure up friends and foes out of objects which tremble with rage, stomp out of spite and jump for joy. With lots of humor and accompanied by live-produced Asian soundscapes (from Kabuki and Beijing opera to Japanese pop), the trio takes the audience playfully into an emotional world full of magic, dance, music and clownery. The premiere of “Buckets of Feeling!” took place on 14. September 2014 at Barnes Crossing in Cologne.

 

 

Book tickets at ehrenfeldstudios e.V.

 

TEAM 

Artistic Direction: Barbara Fuchs
Concept and Idea: Barbara Fuchs+ Emily Welther
Composition: Jörg Ritzenhoff
Dance and Music: Emily Welther + Odile Foehl
Light, Sound and Music: Barbara Fuchs

Photo: MEYER ORIGINALS

Buckets of Feeling! is an Ensemble-Production of tanzfuchs PRODUKTION/Barbara Fuchs, coproduced by tanzhaus nrw – Düsseldorf, Festival Cultura Nova – Heerlen (NL), Theater Baden-Baden and BARNES CROSSING Freiraum for TanzPerformanceKunst – Cologne.
Supported by: Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW; RheinEnergieStiftung.

Press quotes:

Choices (Thomas Linden)
Buckets Full of Gold
Barbara Fuchs presents a minimalist masterpiece – Dance in NRW 11/14

“…When nothing else can be done, we say “throw it in the bucket!”. But in Barbara Fuch’s new dance production, everything revolves around two buckets filled with ideas and brimming with emotion.
So begins the opening sequence, a stroke of genius as both dancers stick their heads into the buckets and blindly draw faces on their backs. Two creatures suddenly appear and express everything from joy to rage with simple gestures and wild beating of the floor with hands and feet. Violin and flute music is played from within the buckets too, supporting the happy, friendly play of the performers. A masterful choreography presents both dancers (Emily Welther and Odile Foehl). Barbara Fuchs adds her own acoustic talents to the electronic sound collage. A friendly, poetic spectacle develops around the two buckets  enthralling the audience both young and old. “Buckets of Feelings!” succeeds with its expertise, nonchalance and charm….”

Tanzweb-Krefeld (Jean-Luc Larquet)
Buckets of Feeling!
13th Krefeld Festival for modern dance “MOVE!”-  Dance for Children
Night critic from Jean-Luc Larquet (translated from the French by TANZwebKrefeld.de)

“…Right from the beginning Emily Welther and Odile Foehl rein the children in, charming them with their music, acrobatics and dance, keeping the fine thread between themselves and their young audience quivering, so that sooner or later the children itch to get up and dance too! The musical score by Jörg Ritzenhoff underscores the fantasy on stage, gliding through the space like a magic carpet….”

 

Piece of paper

Piece of paper

It crackles and rustles, folds, crumples and tears, it is flexible, malleable and can also cut. There are many colours, sizes and thicknesses. Usually they write and print on it, and they also like to paint or do handicrafts: Paper. Cologne based choreographer Barbara Fuchs ventures into the paper jungle with dancer Sonia Mota and composer Jörg Ritzenhoff. With the help of paper, they make changes, external influences and temporal processes visible: paper “remembers” every wrinkle, every tear and every cut. And just as traces and external influences inscribe themselves in paper, experiences and impressions are inscribed in our bodies – through scars, quirks, wrinkles. Hardly anyone can embody this reminiscent body better than Sonia Mota, who turns 70 this year; she is an “archivist” of movements and dance. Together with the musician Jörg Ritzenhoff they roam the paper jungle and tell their experiences and stories with live sound and movements.

The premiere of Papierstück took place on 27 September 2018 at tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf.

 

 

 

Further performance dates: 

4 October 2020 | tba in TanzFaktur, Cologne (http://www.tanzfaktur.eu/)

22.-26. October 2020 | tba in Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland, Almere (https://2turvenhoog.nl/)

21. December 2020 | tba in Toneelschuur Haarlem (https://2turvenhoog.nl/)

TEAM

Artistic director: Barbara Fuchs
Dance: Sonia Mota
Music: Jörg Ritzenhoff
Stage: Odile Foehl
Light: Wolfgang Pütz
Dramaturgy: Henrike Kollmar
Assistance: Emily Welther
PR: Kerstin Rosemann

Photography: cMEYER_ORIGINALS

PIECE OF PAPER is co-produced by tanzhaus nrw as part of Take-off, the Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, the NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, the Fonds Darstellende Künste, the Kunststiftung NRW and the Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes NRW. tanzfuchs PRODUKTION is supported by the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur.

Press quotes

O-Ton | Kulturmagazin mit Charakter

by Michael S. Zerban 

The deeper meaning of the paper

[…] And the fact that you can create interesting music with paper and cardboard also causes a lot of amazement. On the other hand, the Magic Flute for children is really old hat. […] An all-round beautiful afternoon for the children comes to an end – and one wishes that many more children would enjoy such an imaginative, varied and original performance. […]

Tanzende Säcke (choices.de) / Laudatio for the Cologne Children’s and Youth Theatre Prize

by Thomas Linden

[…] In hardly any other production this year was there so much laughter as in the wordless “piece of paper”. The poetry of the material lies in its analogy to skin, which also casts wrinkles and on which time and memory also inscribe themselves. […]

Stadtrevue

by Melanie Suchy

New in the theater – piece of paper

[…] The paper is paired with music, all the rustling, tearing, crackling, splashing becomes rhythm. A great game! […]

Laudation of the WESTWIND jury

[…] Barbara Fuchs has choreographed a scenic concert with the “piece of paper” and the performance has an unbelievably affectionate atmosphere, turned towards the audience. It works for the youngest and for any other age as well. Here the pure play, shimmering creativity, cheerfulness, nonsense, freedom reigns. Highest art! […]

“MUNCH!”

“MUNCH!”

Dancing plates, a hiccup that moves down to the feet, chewing bodies, talkative dishes, a singing spoon, a delicate egg dance; our tummies are melting with delight. After the huge success of the play “Headwalker”, Barbara Fuchs and her team study now the theme “the meal and its rituals”. The actors invite us around the table: everything that is presented on the table will be swallowed, savoured, consumed, chewed on, listened to and digested by the actors and their audience. During this eating concert, live-produced sounds will be flown from some microphones and will be mixed with pre-recorded sounds. An experimental and respectful way of treating food and drinks allows a sensory experience of a particular genre. At the end of the play, the children are invited to discover the stage and will be tested on their ability to recognize different tastes. The premiere of “MUNCH!” took place on 16. September 2012 at tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf.

 

 

TEAM

Artistic direction/ Choreography/ Concept: Barbara Fuchs

Dance/ Choreography: Emily Welther, Odile Foehl

Sound / Music: Jörg Ritzenhoff

Costumes: Sabine Kreiter

Photo: MEYER ORIGINALS

Co-produced by tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, BARNES CROSSING – Freiraum für TanzPerformanceKunst

Supported by: Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, NRW Landesbüro freie Kultur, Landschaftsverband Rheinland

 

Press quotes:

Melanie Suchy, Rheinische Post (Düsseldorf), 18. 09. 2012 

Munch dance for the very youngest

[…] It consists of a huge tablecloth, plates and cutlery on the floor in the middle of two audience rows. At the end of the fake table, the choreographer peels carrots, bakes waffles and controls the volume of Jörg Ritzenhoff’s lively music. Once she smacks into her microphone and gives the dancers a beat and a way of moving: fast and rakishly twitching their bones or banana-like curving. Munch dance.

It is beautiful when things themselves make sound, almost music: the dancers drop spoons, gather them together, spread them out on the floor again. A varied, semi-ordered sound of sounds is created. Dance? The two of them move nimbly in a squatting position, get caught and roll around, push plates and eggs away with their toes without breaking, and swing and slide elegantly on their knees on the finally flour-stained playing surface.

The children look on eagerly, wondering too. That is good. […]

Dorothea Marcus, akT, the theatre newspaper – October 2012

Sweet egg dance

Barbara Fuchs premiered “Munch!” a dance and sound performance for children aged 0-4 years – and captivates with a beautiful basic idea, which could become even more exuberant in terms of dance and music.

[…] The half-hour performance has an extremely sensual and charming basic idea. It picks up toddlers directly in their living environment, takes up their perceptions and movements, their facial expressions and gestures, alienated through dance, so that they recognize themselves in them. Nevertheless, many scenes are too long (such as the clinking spoon scene), too contemplative, and the attention of the little ones quickly fades. More could easily happen on stage – the potential for this lies in both the choreography and the two dancers. […]