Dance is a mating ritual.

Even today in the age of online dating, dance continues to play a central role in how many of us find a mate. This dance production for four Romeos (one of whom is performed by a woman) explores the idea of dance as a thrillingly up close and personal form of courtship. Each spectator can slip into the role of Juliet and witness the dancers’ struggles to impress — with their artistry, charm, athleticism, funky grooves and at times nothing more than naked desperation.

The audience sits on seating areas distributed throughout the performance space. Their reactions and interactions are visible to all, thus the audience becomes characters in the very performance they are witnessing.

Both both an indoor version (60 minutes) and a street theater version (30 minutes) of the choreography are available for performance.

Indoor version

Outdoor version

CHOREOGRAPHY

Joshua Monten

DANCE

Konstantinos Kranidiotis
Max Makowski
Noa Van Tichel
Jack Wignall
Petr Nedbal [alternate]
David Pallant [alternate]
Jasmin Sisti [alternate]
Joshua Monten [alternate]

DRAMATURGY

Guy Cools

STAGE DESIGN

Romy Springsguth

COSTUME DESIGN

Catherine Voeffray

LIGHTING DESIGN

Mirjam Berger

MUSIC CONSULTANT

Moritz Alfons

VIDEO

Yannick Mosimann

APPRENTICES

Petr Nedbal, Jasmin Sisti

PRODUCED BY

Verein Tough Love

COPRODUCED BY

Dampfzentrale Bern
Kunsten op Straat/Werkplaats Diepenheim

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS

Pro Helvetia
SWISSLOS / Kultur Kanton Bern
Kultur Stadt Bern
Burgergemeinde Bern
Migros Kulturprozent
Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung
Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung
Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung
Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Societé Suisse des Auteurs

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

19 November 2018 (try-out) — Kunsten op Straat, Diepenheim (NL)
22 November 2018 (try-out) — Laboratoire Suisse de la Danse, Konzert Theater Bern (CH)
30 November 2018 (try-out) — Dampfzentrale Bern (CH)
1 December 2018 (try-out) — Blind Date, Dampfzentrale Bern (CH)
6 December 2018 (2x) — Dampfzentrale Bern (CH) (premiere)
7 December 2018 (2x) — Dampfzentrale Bern (CH)
8 December 2018 (2x) — Dampfzentrale Bern (CH)
17 January 2019 — Dock 11, Berlin (D)
18 January 2019 — Dock 11, Berlin (D)
19 January 2019 — Dock 11, Berlin (D)
5 April 2019 — Heitere Fahne, Köniz (CH)
12 April 2019 — Schweizer Künstlerbörse, Thun (CH)
10 May 2019 — Rauschende Körper, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (CH)
11 May 2019 — Rauschende Körper, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (CH)
17 May 2019 — Queer Zagreb Festival, Zagreb Dance Center (HR)
2 July 2019 — INFANT Festival, Novi Sad (RS)
1 August 2019 (2x) — Boulevard Festival, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
2 August 2019 (2x) — Boulevard Festival, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
8 August 2019 (3x) — Buskers Bern Festival, Bern (CH)
9 August 2019 (3x) — Buskers Bern Festival, Bern (CH)
10 August 2019 (3x) — Buskers Bern Festival, Bern (CH)
12 August 2019 (2x) — Zadar Snova, Zadar (HR)
27 August 2019 — IDEA Festival, Al-Shams Theater, Amman (JO)
28 August 2019 — IDEA Festival, Al-Shams Theater, Amman (JO)
15 September 2019 — Festival Opera Prima, Rovigo (IT)
17 September 2019 (2x) — CIFCET Festival, El Ghad Theater, Cairo (EG)
18 September 2019 (2x) — CIFCET Festival, El Ghad Theater, Cairo (EG)
20 September 2019 (2x)— Jesuit Cultural Center, Alexandria (EG)
14 December 2019 — Theater Uri, Altdorf (CH)
19 January 2020 — Stadttheater Solothurn (CH)
21 January 2020 — Stadttheater Solothurn (CH)
6 June 2020 — Gdańsk Dance Festival (PL)
17 June 2020 (2x) — Sibiu International Theatre Festival (RO)
18 June 2020 (2x) — Sibiu International Theatre Festival (RO)
August 2020 — La plage des six pompes, La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)