Photo by a lake of six people pulling each other by the arms. Two are in a wheelchair and they are all wearing white sunglasses.


Timespan Tuesday 7.5.
Artists FORWARD DANCE COMPANY von LOFFT - DAS THEATER , Alessandro Schiattarella
Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cäcilienstraße 29-33, 50676 Köln
Impaired mobility Wheelchair access
Accessibility Audio description German Sign Language Touch-tour

What it's all about

The “FORWARD DANCE COMPANY” takes a critical and personal look at one of the most famous works of classical ballet: Swan Lake. The dancers with different backgrounds and physicalities engage with the iconic piece and its history.

SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO opens up spaces of mindfulness and care, of repair and renewal, of fragility and perfection: spaces in which our ideas of norms can encounter new narratives.

Why should you come? 

Swan Lake - set to music by Tchaikovsky - is one of the most famous works of classical ballet and thus stands for a certain idealized image of the body. It still shapes our viewing habits and expectations of dance today. The six dancers play with these expectations. They weave their experiences and voices - humorous and loud or quiet and threatening - into the piece. The result is a multi-layered mosaic that has a different effect depending on the perspective.


Tuesday 7.5.

Einführung in Leichter Sprache & Touch Tour: 18:45 Physical Introduction: 19:15


Performance Mouafak Aldoabl, Elsa Artmann, Renan Alves Manhães, Alfred Quarshie, Tamara Rettenmund, Lisa Zocher
Choreography Alessandro Schiatarella
Dramaturgy & Artistic direction Gustavo Fijalkow
Yoav Schutzer
Lighting Thomas Giger
Music Pável Aguilar
Costume design Giulia Marcotullio
artistic participation Alice Giuliani
Executive producer Alissa Sebri
Technical assistance Thomas Achtner

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