THE EMPATHIC BODY VOL. 1
Silke Z. & die metabolisten
We are emotional.
We are resilient.
We are dependent.
We are loving.
We are uncertain.
We are jealous, assaulting, grateful.
We are strange, tender, ignorant, freaky.
We are online.
We are diverse.
Humans as social beings have the ability to empathise with others, to put
themselves in their place, to take the place of the other. WE transfers the
natural forms of emotional contagion into dance-choreographic settings. The
performers walk tightrope between attraction and aversion, affection and
In WE, Silke Z.’s ensemble die metabolisten negotiates empathy and
faces the invasive, encroaching side of empathy. This first production of the
project THE EMPATHIC BODY lays the foundation for a perennial
examination of the topic of empathy. The intergenerational company is
looking for new performative perspectives to approach the complexity of
themes and cultivate feelings of WE.
06.11.21 – 7:30 pm
07.11.21 – 6 pm
08.11.21 – 10 am
ehrenfeldstudios | Cologne:
11.11.21 – 10 am (school performance)
12.11.21 – 10 am (school performance)
13.11.21 – 4 pm (family performance)
14.11.21 – 4 pm (family performance)
CREDITS / CAST / FUNDING
Artistic direction + Choreography: Silke Z.
Performance: Daniela Riebesam, Caroline Simon, Dennis Schmitz, Bettina Muckenhaupt, Jimin Seo, David Winking
Lighting design: Wolfgang Pütz
Costume + Stage: Claudia Grünig, Silke Z. und Team
Dramaturgical advice: Barbara Fuchs, André Zimmermann
Sound advice: André Zimmermann
Dance education: Caroline Simon, Dennis Schmitz, Andrea Marton, Hanna Held
Administration/Management: Hanna Held
Public relations: Vinya Cameron
Press work: Kerstin Rosemann
Photo documentation: Claudia Grünig
Video documentation: Barbara Schröer
The overall concept is supported by the following partners: Coproduction
Fokus Tanz e.V. Munich, Junges Schauspielhaus BochumCooperation
Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Cologne, ehrenfeldstudios e.V.
Funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the 3-year conceptual funding and the city of Cologne as part of the multi-year project funding.
The performances in Helsinki are supported by Exportförderung Land NRW.