Paula Rosolen/Haptic Hide
In the dance production „16BIT“, Paula Rosolen and six dancers dive into the circumstances that allowed techno to become an artform and social phenomenon. Emerging from a decades-deep transatlantic cultural exchange, techno has given voice and purpose to marginalised communities, incubated scientific experimentation and cour- ted the avant-garde through technological and cultural revolutions. It’s an Afrofuturist ex- pression for the Black community in Detroit, and it embodied liberation and reunification as the Berlin wall fell.
„16BIT“ absorbs these ideas and examines the evolution of techno from the ill-defined, DIY landscape of 1980s electronic music through to the globally recognised genre that her- alded the early 90s. As a performance, „16BIT“ expresses the inherent energy of techno’s progressive arc in movement, embodying the music’s physicality and depicting the perse- verance and exhaustion of the collective body as their symbolic, socially-charged dance- floor virtuosity takes on a hypnotic dimension.
Idea, choreography, direction: Paula Rosolen
Concept: Paula Rosolen, J.M. Fiebelkorn
Created with and danced by: Capucine Schattleitner, Daniel Conant, Felipe Faria, Kyle Patrick, Steph Quinci, Steven Fast
Music: Nicolas Fehr, featuring excerpts of the track “Where Are You?” by 16 BIT
Sound: Mauro Zannoli
Lighting: Tanja Rühl
Costumes: Anika Alischewski, J.M. Fiebelkorn
Production Management: Dominga Ortuzar Bullemore
Choreographic assistant: Christopher Matthews
Research: Oli Warwick
Graphic Design & Visuals: Yuka Sano, J.M. Fiebelkorn
A production of Paula Rosolen/Haptic Hide in co-production with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in the framework of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main and CCN-Ballet National de Marseille in the framework of accueil studio / French Ministry of Culture. Supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art. With the kind support of Tanzbüro München, Tanztendenz München e.V. and Schwere Reiter Tanz.
Haptic Hide receives multi-year funding from the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main and is supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.
The revival of 16BIT is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.