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  • Dance

Two friends discover a treasure map during a pillow fight. It leads them into a fantastic, upside-down world. Everything flows there: Movement and images encounter one another in the form of dance, live video, and animation. A wondrous, adventurous treasure hunt unfolds before the audience’s eyes. Drunter und drüber is a story about friendship and the power of fantasy.

This performance marks the first time Keren Levi develops a dance piece for children at the FFT. The idiosyncratic performances of the Netherlands-based choreographer combine several art forms and media. Music, dance, and video play important roles therein. So, it is high time for young audiences to dive into Keren Levi’s world of movement and images. The FFT produces the piece with North Rhine-Westphalian dancers who collaborate with Keren Levi. The staging is an offer to families, daycare centres, and primary schools, and it will regularly be on the bill during the 2022/2023 season.

Concept and choreography: Keren Levi. Dance and choreography Düsseldorf: Lisa Hellmich, Ying Yun Chen/ Elisa Hofmann. Dance and choreography Amsterdam: Revé Torberg, Zora Westbroek. Video: Assi Weitz, Rob Gradisen. Music: Tian Rotteveel. Lighting and technical Düsseldorf: Björn Nienhuys. Lighting and technical Amsterdam: Martin Kaffarnik. Dramaturgy: Rosa Schogt. Outside-Eye Düsseldorf: Irina Bârcă. Production: FFT Düsseldorf. Production Amsterdam: stichting NeverLike.

Production: FFT. Supporting funds provided as part of Take-off: Junger Tanz. Take-off: Junger Tanz is a cooperation between the Düsseldorf cultural, educational, and social institutions. Supported by the Amsterdam Funds for the Arts. Realised with grants from the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses.