tanzmainz

 

 

“tanzmainz’s curatorial model allows me to keep challenging, surprising and inspiring the dancers and audience. Developing strong artistic personalities within the ensemble and shaping our profile with carefully selected choreographic signatures are the foundation for tanzmainz’s charisma.”
Honne Dohrmann

Magma Fall Seven Times / © Andreas EtterHOM / © Andreas EtterUnendliche Nacht / © Andreas Etter

PORTRAIT

PRODUCTIONS

tanzmainz is the contemporary dance company of Staatstheater Mainz. Since 2014 Dance Director Honne Dohrmann leads the ensemble of 20 dancers and a rehearsal and organizational team.  Israeli choreographer Guy Weizman, who lives in the Netherlands, is presently the house choreographer, creating a new work for the ensemble every season together with his partner Roni Haver.
tanzmainz productions are created by guest choreographers such as Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, Guy Nader & Maria Campos, Koen Augustijnen & Rosalba Torres Guerreiro, Garry Stewart, Danièle Desnoyers and José Navas among others. They choreograph new works for and together with
the dance ensemble.
tanzmainz’s goal is to achieve artistic synergy with maximum possible openness, used for the development of new choreographic concepts.  The creation of networks, collaborations and co-productions play an important role in the company’s artistic development.  By displaying quality, originality and veracity, our mission is to be an integrative dynamic in the city and region, as well as an outstanding ambassador for the city of Mainz and the Rhineland-Palatinate through guest performances and tours.
tanzmainz is a company with a high level of social responsibility that reflects and recognizes multi-layered social challenges in its productions. Ensemble members are highly educated artistic personalities, who continually search for artistic challenges and are actively involved in supporting choreographers to develop their works.

Expected touring program 2017/18

HOM – Das Schweigen der Männer
Choreography: Csaba Molnàr, Taneli Törmä, Lander Patrick
6 dancers, 8x8m, 75 min

FAM – Frauen zu zweit
Choreography: Eléonore Valère Lachky, Adrienn Hód, Cecilia Moisio
6 dancers, stage: 8x8m, 80 min

Magma
Choreography: Fieber von Alessandra Corti
Fall Seven Times von Guy Nader und Maria Campos
17 dancers, stage: 11x19m, 90 min

Production from the 2016/2017 season

FAM Frauen zu zweit (2016)
Choreography: Eléonore Valère Lachky, Adrienn Hód and Cecilia Moisio,
Music: Anna Calvi, Art Blakey, Beniamino Gigli, Elliot Goldenthal, John Kander, Azealia Banks,
Psychic TV, Joni Vanhanen
6 dancers, stage: 8 x 8m, 80 min

Magma (2016)
Choreography: Fieber/Alessandra Corti, Fall Seven Times/Guy Nader and Maria Campos,
Music: Miquel G. Font, Miguel Marin
17 dancers, stage: 11 x 19m, 90 min

Hochzeit (2017)
Choreography: Koen Augustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero, Music: Live Music
20 dancers + 4 actors + 5 musicians, stage: 16 x 13m, N.N. min

Hilfe! (2017)
Choreography: Andreas Denk, Music: Wiebe Gotink
4 dancers, stage: 13 x 8m, N.N.

HOM Das Schweigen der Männer (2016) – Return Season
Choreography: Csaba Molnàr, Taneli Törmä and Lander Patrick,
Music: Manuel de Falla, Selena Gomez, Antony and the Johnsons, Nils Frahm, Lustmord, Bison,
W.A. Mozart
6 dancers, stage: 8 x 8m, 75 min

OBJEKT (2016) – Return Season

Choreography: Garry Stewart, Composition: Brendan Woithe
16 dancers, stage: 11 x 19m, 65 min

Unendliche Nacht (2016) – Return Season
Choreography: Alessandra Corti, Composition: Kostia Rapoport
7 dancers and 1 actor, stage: 16 x 13m, 50 min

SEHNSUCHT limited edition (2015) – Return Season

Choreography: Koen Augustijnen, Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
6 dancers and 1 Arccordionist, stage: 11 x 19m, 75 min

Production from the 2015/2016 season

SEHNSUCHT limited edition (2015)
Choreography: Koen Augustijnen, Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
6 dancers and 1 Arccordionist, stage: 11 x 19m, 75 min

4 (2015)
Choreography: Guy Weizman and Roni Haver,
Musik: Novile Maceinaite and Darien Brito, J.S. Bach, Jonny Cash, Low, Dinah Washington, Cat Power
19 dancers, stage: 16 x 13m, 70 min

Unendliche Nacht (2016)
Choreography: Alessandra Corti, Composition: Kostia Rapoport
7 dancers and 1 actor, stage: 16 x 13m, 50 min

HOM Das Schweigen der Männer (2016)
Choreography: Csaba Molnàr, Taneli Törmä and Lander Patrick
Musik: Manuel de Falla, Selena Gomez, Antony and the Johnsons, Nils Frahm, Lustmord, Bison,
W.A. Mozart
6 dancers, stage: 8 x 8m, 75 min

OBJEKT (2016)
Choreography: Garry Stewart, Composition: Brendan Woithe
16 dancers, stage: 11 x 19m, 65 min

Montréal: Denouement/Auflösung - Blue Hour/Stunde der Wölfe (2015) – Return Season
Choreography: José Navas, Daniéle Desnoyers, Music: Philippe B, Salomé Leclerc, Apparat
20 dancers, stage 16 x 13 m, Dauer 90 min

Plafona Now (2014) – Return Season
Choreography: Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar, Sounddesign: Ori Lichtik
13 dancers, stage 11 x 19 m, 60 min

Productions from the 2014/2015 season

Much|Less (2015)
Choreography: Giuseppe Spota, music: Daniel Agema, Florian Schlechtriemen,
7 dancers, stage 13 x 8 m, 60 min

Montréal: Denouement/Auflösung - Blue Hour/Stunde der Wölfe (2015)
Choreography: José Navas, Daniéle Desnoyers, music: n. a.
20 dancers, stage 16 x 13 m, length n. a.

Plafona Now (2014)
Choreography: Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar, music: Ori Lichtik
13 dancers, stage 11 x 19 m, 60 min

My Private Odyssey (2014)
Choreography: Guy Weizman, Roni Haver, Libretto: Ko van den Bosch, music: David Dramm, Tomoko Mukaiyama
10 dancers, 3 musicians, stage 16 x 13 m, 70 min

The Fairy Queen (2014)
Choreography: Jo Strømgren , music: Henry Purcell
12 dancers, 9 actors, 3 singers, choir of the opera, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz, stage 16 x 13 m, 120 min

HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY

MATERIAL

Biography:

Honne Dohrmann

Honne Dohrmann studied German literature, journalism and theatre studies at the universities of Göttingen and Berlin (Germany). After first working as a TV journalist, in 1992 he became the programme coordinator (dance and theatre) of the Kulturetage Oldenburg. Afterwards, he co-founded the kulturnord – kulturmanagement agency together with a colleague. Dohrmann headed numerous international dance and theatre festivals, among them “Laokoon” and “Polyzentral“ at Kampnagel (Hamburg) and “Prisma” (Oldenburg). From 2007 to 2014, he was the director of the Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, where he organized the Internationale Tanztage every two years. He was a co-founder of the international RepNet network, which facilitated an international exchange in contemporary dance with Carte Blanche (Norway), the Scottish Dance Theatre, the Skanes Danstheater (Sweden) and the Iceland Dance Company. Dohrmann also continued to organize local and regional cultural projects such as the PLATTart – Festival für neue Niederdeutsche Kultur. At the European level, he was a board member of IETM - International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts - from 2011 to 2014. Dohrmann has been the dance director of tanzmainz at the Staatstheater Mainz since 2014 and also directs the international tanzmainz festival.