The English-German co-production ‘tourist’ brings slapstick, loud costumes, impossible magnetisms and large black holes onto the empty space of a stage.
‘tourist’ is a strange visitor to the world of contemporary dance. Three performers invade theatres, audiences, impossible landscapes, imagined territories with humour and resilience, finding themselves out of place and unsettled. Tourist invites the imagination of the audience to colour in what can’t be seen.
Since 2008 Gabriele Reuter is developing Solo works that investigate the development and exchangeability of imaginary and real spaces. ‘Tourist – a de-centred play’ is a first translation of this research into a group process. The piece was a nominee for the ‘prix jardin d’europe’ 2010.
“TOURIST” premiered at Uferstudios Berlin in September 2010 as part of “Perfect Wedding” Festival of Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Concept/ Direction: Gabriele Reuter
Choreography & Dance: Julieta Figueroa, Jane Leaney, Gabriele Reuter
mit Gästen/ with guests: Janina Rajakangas (Nottingham 2010), Susanne Martin (Berlin 2010), Gabriel Galindez Cruz (Berlin 2010), Ayara Hernandez-Holz (Berlin 2011), Melih Kirac (Istanbul 2010), Sally Doughty (Leicester 2011), Hermann Heisig (Berlin 2011), Hetain Patel (Nottingham 2011)
Costume Design: Judith Adam
Lighting Design: Wassan Ali
Voice Coach: Alessio Castellacci
Sound Technician: Mattef Kuhlmey
Dramaturg: Michael Pinchbeck
Production Manager: Steffen Döring
Co-Production: Arts Council England, Dance 4, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Artblau Tanzwerkstatt, Southbank Centre London, Jardin d’Europe, De Montfort University Leicester
Robin Howard Dance Theatre at The Place, London (spring loaded festival)
UK PREMIERE : Leicester, De Montfort University, nottdance festival
Berlin, Tanzfabrik in den Uferstudios, Tanz Hoch Zwei Festival
Nottingham, Hatch: neat11, Nottingham European Arts and Theatre Festival 2011
Nottingham, Nottdance, Lakeside Theatre
Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Perfect Wedding Festival
Istanbul, Bimeras, Prix Jardin d’Europe at idans07