13.11.2020 to 19.11.2020 | 19 | Dance

When air is still around

In January 2020 Avi Kaiser and Sergio Antonino began work on a new piece, the premiere of which was scheduled for March this year. With the outbreak of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, they "frozen" the work. At the beginning of June, Kaiser/Antonino then began to work on the choreography again, but now with a look back and perspective on global events.


Is happiness still possible in a world that seems to be collapsing both physically and morally? In their new work When Air Is Still Around, Avi Kaiser and Sergio Antonino confront the body, nature, the environment and their relationship. Their choreography contains original fragments and variations from the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven, whose 250th birthday is celebrated worldwide in 2020. Beethoven's works can be understood as a grandiose apotheosis and praise of the magnificence of nature, but also of its destructive power. The 6th Symphony, also known as the Pastoral, seems to have become a symbol of the change of our planet and the struggle to save it. With fragments of the 6th, 7th and 9th symphonies and with further musical material, Emperor and Antonino dive into this conflictive and complex field of sensations.  

Choreography and dance: Avi Emperor Sergio Antonino
Musical direction: Florian Walter
Artistic collaboration: Sally Anne Friedland
Light: Ilia Feldshtein
Music: L.V. Beethoven, Florian Walter, Marko Kassl, Gaetano Veloso, Sadhguru
costumes & stage: Emperor Antonino/W.Lakaszus

A production of the Kaiser Antonino Dance Ensemble, The Roof-TanzRaum and the 41 Duisburger Akzente Supported by the Landesbüro NRW Freie Darstellende Künste, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW and the City of Duisburg.

Photographer: Sharon Zindany

Admission prices

Admission: 12 €, reduced: 6 €
Admission price is the entrance price to the museum.

Ticket information

mail@museum-dkm.de +49 20393555470
The performance is limited to 30 guests. A further performance will take place on Saturday, 14 November at 7 pm in the Museum DKM.


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