GEMeinsam (2022)

The world as we know it has changed drastically, and with it the notion and understanding of normality, isolation and togetherness. In a decade where mass movements, solidarity and unifying causes are increasingly common, we find ourselves almost constantly in the mass. Are solidarity and solitude opposing poles or two mutually dependent constants that divide people among themselves? What potential does solitude hold and at what point does solidarity become an uncontrollable force of nature? Against the backdrop of major social and political cataclysms, GEMeinsam looks at the concepts of solitude and solidarity as captivating phenomenons in an emotionally charged and highly relevant dance-theater production. 

Hamburg-based international choreographer Jessica Nupen is known for her expressive dance-theater vocabulary. The focus of her oeuvre is the examination of the paradoxes and dilemmas of the human social situation in the context of political transformation. GEMeinsam explores our current physical and psychological disposition through the eyes of 10 international artists. Creation of the work began in 2019 just before the pandemic hit and has evolved exponentially into a pertinent and necessary work.


Concept, Choreography and Artistic Direction: Jessica Nupen
Dramaturgy and Co-Direction: Maria Isabel Hagen
Prop and Costume:  Joel Janse van Vuuren
Stage Design: Wilhelm Disbergen
Visual Arts and Digital Creation: Jonas Nellissen
Rehearsal Direction: Pablo Sansalvador
Choreographic Assistance: Oscar Buthelezi
Production Management: Lea Connert
Technical Direction: Lars Kracht
Press and Public Relations: Julia Kulla
Performance: Yuya Fujinami, Emilie Lund, Marcelo Dono, Sunday Israel Akpan, Sara Ezzell, Alessia
Vinotto, Oscar Buthelezi, Sinazo Bokolo, Gioia de Piccoli,  Caroline Nkwe
Photography: Steve Thomas, Tanja Hall


In co-production with: Kampnagel Center for the International Arts, Movement Metropolitan e.V. Artistic cooperation: Moving Into Dance Mophatong

Funded by ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius, Berit and Rainer Baumgarten Stiftungsfonds unter dem Dach der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung, Kulturfunke, Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Nationales Performance Netz- Koproduktionsförderung Tanz