Föhn | Reinhild Hoffmann | 1985

Choreography:  Reinhild Hoffmann [clip length: 1'26 min]


The ballroom as a social microcosm, the dance floor a parquet for abysmal games between the sexes. Reinhild Hoffmann takes a sporting approach. In her production “Föhn”, developed and premiered in 1985 with the Bremer Tanztheater, boxing gloves and fencing masks are used – with bouffant-coloured dresses for the women and black suits for the men. A tango introduces the dancing pleasure. But soon they no longer adhere to the established codes of ballroom dancing. HoffmannsTanztheater provokes with erotic sensuality full of fantasy and absurd humour. At first it is the woman who has to let herself be tied up by a horde of men with nylon stockings. But the female sex is no less challenging and aggressive. A theatrical dance spectacle full of disturbances and injuries and poetic pictorial power. (Irmela Kästner)


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