In one direction
A choreographic memory space  ...

Artists spend most of their time in a rehearsal space rather than on stage. And only a small part of the material created in rehearsals is integrated in the final performance. This solo performances is a very intimite work in which choreographer and dancer Barbara Fuchs opens her private archive of rehearsal notes and recordings, discarded ideas and failed attempts. She constructs a space of memory oscilliating between different time levels but always pointing in one direction.This review becomes a very personal localization where personal and artistic snapshots and future prospects overlap.

in one direction is the third part of the performance series RESPACE dealing with the relations between space, memory, sound and performance.

The premiere of in one direction took place on 3 February 2017 at Barnes Crossing.




Artistic direction / Performance: Barbara Fuchs
Composition / live electronic: Jörg Ritzenhoff
Artistic assistance: Ursula Nill
Lighting: Garlef Keßler
Stage design: Odile Foehl
Dramaturgical counseling: Henrike Kollmar
PR: Kerstin Rosemann


in one direction is a tanzfuchs PRODUKTION co-produced by BARNES CROSSING – Freiraum für TanzPerformanceKunst.

The production is funded by Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW and Kunststiftung NRW. tanzfuchs PRODUKTION is supported by RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur.

Press quotes

Mosaik, WDR

Interview with Nicole Strecker, February 2, 2017

[…] Memory in Barbara Fuchs’ current piece turns the process into a course through rooms, a groping through the memory chambers of the brain. “I wanted to do a piece on a biographical space.” For the metaphorical – emotional dimensions of spaces have interested Barbara Fuchs for a long time. In one of her last pieces, for example, together with the composer Jörg Ritzenhoff, she transformed the room into a living creature with a network of cables and loudspeakers like the synapses and cords of a human nervous system in which it twitches, fizzes and hums. […]

Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger from 08.02.2017

There is no going back from Melanie Suchy

[…] Barbara Fuchs choreographs memory as back and forth movements: One looks at old photographs hanging in the furnished corridor and those she holds in front of a camera eye, so that the live projection also shows the focusing. Once this camera captures the spectators as in a group photo, and one wonders how this will be remembered later. Or how all the digital natives will one day fish pictures out of cloud boxes to tell about grandmothers, dance-loving childhood, stage performances.