Photo: Dominique Brewing; Graphic: Lior Skoury

Shared Space #Parkside
July 9 – 11, 2021
Idea, artistic direction and choreography: Smadar Goshen
Dance: Selina Koch, Andrea Perez, Bar Gonen, Theophilus Vesely
Costume: Laura Yoro
Composition: Leonard Küßner
Stage design: Lior Skoury; Stage construction: Simon Herkne

Premiere: Friday, 9 July 2021, 8:30 pm
Further performances
Saturday, 10 July 2021, 8:15 pm and 9:45 pm
Sunday, 11 July 2021, 8:15 pm and 9:45 pm

Registration: zentrale(at)wkv-stuttgart.de

The dance piece Hoomans by choreographer Smadar Goshen deals with the unadulterated view of the uniqueness of the human being. By revealing the individual details that make up the human being, a naked and honest look at the exposed "other" is made possible. The audience is invited to join this search for intimacy that brings us humans together. What do we define as human and what is already "uncanny"? How much are we really open to see and accept each other with our whole being? How do closeness and encounter come about in our society, which is characterised by alienation and reticence? How can we reclaim communication and authentic connection? Hoomans zooms the audience in close to the dancers Selina Koch, Andrea Perez, Bar Gonen and Theophilus Vesely, allowing an unadulterated view of the details of the moving body and its diverse behaviours and characteristics. A stage set that separates performers and spectators through a kind of shop window plays with the conviction that people can also meet in a "safe space" and experience closeness and intimacy while at the same time being in a position where they are presented, observed and examined.

Smadar Goshen
Smadar Goshen is a freelance dancer, choreographer and dance teacher from Israel who completed her Bachelor's degree in Dance and Master's degree in Choreography at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance. She has been living and working in Stuttgart since 2019. Her first piece as a choreographer Urbania was performed at the invitation of the "shades in dance festival" at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. Since then she has created and presented her work internationally at various festivals and competitions and has worked with various choreographers such as Ariel Cohen, Sahar Azimi and Shron Zukerman. Her first piece Peninsula Flora, created in Germany and performed at HuMBase Stuttgart, received great attention last year. In early 2021, she choreographed Kamma, danced by Theophilus Vesely, as part of the Gauthier Dance Company's The dying swans project.

In cooperation with
Production Centre Dance and Performance and Tanz- und Theaterwerkstatt Ludwigsburg.
Supported by
Supported by
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative. Hilfsprogramm Tanz, City of Stuttgart, LBBW Foundation and Peter-Horváth Foundation
With the kind support of
Freie Tanz- und Theaterszene Stuttgart gUG and Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

Shared Space #Parkside
The Shared Space #Parkside is a new temporary outdoor platform in the sculpture courtyard of the Württembergischer Kunstverein, which will be used by the WKV (WKV #Parkside) and other partners (Shared Space #Parkside) for various events until the end of September.
The Shared Space #Parkside was funded by the impulse program "Art despite Distance" of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg.

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