Vanessa Goodman & Caroline Shaw GRAVEYARDS AND GARDENS – Festival TANZ Bremen

Eine hypnotisierende Welt aus Tanz und Klang. STIR, Vancouver

TANZ Bremen | Theater Bremen | D
Dreharbeiten | 10.5.2022 um 20.00 Uhr

“Cemeteries are gardens. Something grows. Someone dies. “Everything returns to the earth,” we are told at one point in this multi-voiced performance GRAVEYARDS AND GARDENS. Canadian dancer and choreografin Vanessa Goodman created it with New York-based musician and composer Caroline Shaw. The premiere was in January 2021 (online due to pandemic). Vanessa Goodman takes the solo role in the space, which is defined by a round of antique lamps, like heirlooms, side by side with green plants in earthen pots and technical equipment, old and new. Cables. Connectedness. The sounds have a life of their own. Are they placeless? Sea, song, organ, piano, violin, clacking and snapping, speech. They point to their sources, where they were recorded, and they click something in the brain of the listener. Bach, Chopin. Return. Some sounds are also made on stage, feeding the floating web of traces in the air. In addition, the dance that hears the grass grow and becomes more violent, as if nudged by gusts, like echoes or like mechanically switched, click, click. This is how remembering works.” DanceBremen


Pulitzer Prize winner CAROLINE SHAW works for films, for music ensembles, dance companies, opera houses and releases her own CDs.


The team of the German Dance Film Institute Bremen documents the European premiere.