Until the Beginnings

Group of people dancing. They wear white and black clothing and are in a large, open space for training.


Timespan Saturday 4.5.
Artists MOUVOIR & École des Sables
Schauspiel Köln | Depot 2, Schanzenstr. 6-20, 51063 Köln
Impaired mobility Wheelchair access
Accessibility Inductive loop Audio description German Sign Language Easy German Subtitle/Supertitle

What it's all about

Carried by global rhythms, Until the Beginnings presents an energetic dance poem. On stage: an international team of eight dancers from Senegal, Germany and France together with percussionists and spoken word musicians.
Choreographer Stephanie Thiersch (artistic director of “MOUVOIR”) and Alesandra Seutin (artistic director of the “École des Sables”) weave a choreographic fabric from their different worlds: with a wild mix of urban, contemporary and traditional dance styles, they question the nature of hospitality. Current political entanglements in the criminalization of hospitality in many parts of the world are the main focus. As well as images of utopian spaces for communities.

Why should you come? 

The team goes on a journey to deconstruct the concept of "home". Within the net of cycles and connections, they explore the possibility of a common groove.


Saturday 4.5.

Physical Introduction: 19:00


Artistic direction & Choreography & Concept Alesandra Seutin, Stephanie Thiersch
Performance Alexandre Nodari, Christ Zié, Cola Lok Yee Ho, Joel Suárez Gómez, Kezia Jonah, Latif Arafan, Margaux Marielle-Tréhoüart, Nadia Gabrieli Kalati, Shelly Quest, Tarang Cissokho, Wa-hab Diedhiou
Executive producer Hervé Breuil (École des Sables), Paul Sagne, Sarah Heinrich (MOUVOIR), Sarah Heinrich
Project coordination Josefine Sautier
Costume design Lauren Steel
Lighting Begoña Garcia Navas
Press & Public Relations neurohr & andrä, Nina Lobinger
Sound Thomas Wegner
Finances Béla Bisom, transmissions

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