A dance parable for young audiences aged 5 and over
Thu, 23 May 2024 | 10 am (Premiere)
Fri, 24 May 2024 | 10 am
Sat, 25. May 2024 | 3 pm
tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf

Sat, 15 June 2024 | 4 pm
Sun, 16 June 2024 | 4 pm
Mon, 17 June 2024 | 10 am
ehrenfeldstudios, Cologne ...

Foxes have many faces: they are cute and cunning predators, shy and curious at the same time. Free like a cat, but also sociable like a dog. They live in the forest as well as in the city, in the ice and in the desert. They move between worlds, adapt and conquer new places. They have many characteristics and many habitats. They sneak and jump, they bark and sing. They are considered clever, sometimes even magical. Never only good or only bad. They are at home everywhere and there are stories and fairy tales about them in all cultures.
The dance parable “FOXX” follows the trail of this versatile animal. Three performers immerse themselves in the world of the fox and test its abilities, movements and characteristics. They jump and move between the European Reineke and the magical nine-tailed Japanese Kitsune, between fairy tales and manga, traditional dances and K-pop. It will be colorful, fairytale-like, shrill and at the same time shy, sensitive and mysterious.

Choreographer Barbara Fuchs follows in the footsteps of the animal that gave her her surname. Composer Jörg Ritzenhoff creates atmospheric electro-acoustic soundscapes and playwright Charlotte Luise Fechner writes a fox parable for the production, which will also be sung in FOXX.


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Children 6 € / performance
Adults 10 € / performance

Idea & staging: Barbara Fuchs Composition: Jörg Ritzenhoff Co-choreography & film editing: Arthur Schopa Text: Charlotte Luise Fechner Set design: Odile Foehl, Stefanie Bold Lighting design: Wolfgang Pütz Performance: Moonjoo Kim and Dennis Alexander Schmitz Voice & performance: Antonia Ritzenhoff Dramaturgy: Vivica Bocks Public relations: Kerstin Rosemann Production management: Carina Graf Finances: Selina Ehlen

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
The preliminary research was funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR

Co-production: tanzfuchs PRODUKTION and tanzhaus nrw