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Das Deutsche Projekt / Schönheitswahn

Beauty is a concept of high importance in the western society. It is an abstract term and a matter of personal taste; however, people are influenced by the images they see in the media to determine what is or is not beautiful. Media enhances a common sense about what is generally judged as being beautiful or not.


A strong indicator of physical beauty is "averageness". When images of human faces are averaged together to form a composite image- they become progressively closer to the "ideal" image and are perceived as more attractive. Still there can be an individual approach to what is beautiful for the individual. Can't one also experience beauty in the diversity of people?


What does this mean for dance? How does the common sense of beauty deal with the ugly and strange, unusual on stage? And is there a need for dance to be beautiful at all or is that considered to be old-fashioned? How far can you go in creating a something beautiful and when does it become too beautiful? Where does it border "kitsch"?


We created a theatrical dance piece circling around these thoughts.


choreografie: Hanna Blisnjuk & Lars Wettmann

dans: Christina Giannelia, Yun Fen Chen, Miyako Asano, Jennifer Vogel

Thanks to Meekers, Manuela Raurich Mateluna, Joachim and Chris