2Sides builds on the insights gained in the course of the Corona pandemic regarding liveness in the performing arts and focuses significantly on streaming formats and behaviors that go beyond a mere functional analysis of already known platforms such as Zoom and YouTube. Rather, 2Sides is an experimental setup that creates a kind of space within a space, connecting and colliding both worlds – physical audience/performance and digital equivalent. The play with expectations of both the performers and the audience is crucial in this performance.
Four performers meet in a black box interacting with each other in front of an audience. At the same time they are filming themselves constantly, uploading content to a website specially programmed for this project and go live on Tik Tok and Instagram.
At home there is another audience that sits in front of their screen, observes the same dancers interacting with each other but experiences a different kind of performance. The website allows the user to customize their perspective on the show so that the online viewer always has the possibility to decide for a certain perspective / extract of the show.
Everybody watches the same show but do they really have the same or at least a comparable perspective?
2Sides was performed from January 12th-14th at tanzhaus nrw.
At certain moments during the performance, some clips of the play will be streamed on social platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. If you would like to be notified when the streams go live, please follow these accounts below. Cell phone use in the performance is thus expressly permitted!
concept: Fabien Prioville, Silvia Werner
choreography: Fabien Prioville gemeinsam mit den Tänzer*innen
choreographic assistance: Zuzana Zahradnikova
dance: Francesca Ciaffoni, Anna Sühelya Harms, Tijana Prendović, Evan Schwarz
music: Otacílio Melgaço, Svarte Greiner, Valerio Tricoli, Thomas Ankersmit, Oliver Koletzki
music arrangement: Fabien Prioville
costume: Uta Meenen
light design: Tobias Heide
production management: Hannah Busch
production assistance/Social Media: Pascal Jung
international relations: Godlive Lawani
management / PR: Alexandra Schmidt
Scientific support and technical realization: MIREVI Team of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf under the direction of Prof. Christian Geiger (Development: Alexander Giesbrecht, Daniel Glomberg, Design: Kim Tischer; Technical direction: Alexander Giesbrecht; Coordination: Ivana Družetić-Vogel).
A production of fabien prioville dance company, coproduced by tanzhaus nrw. Funded by Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW; the Cultural Office of the City of Düsseldorf. Supported by Bureau Ritter/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative, Hilfsprogramm Tanz.