Alfredo Zinola


Dance performance in a classroom

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“Other World” invites you to dive into the depths of a classroom. In everyday school life, a classroom is a practically arranged place. All the things, bags, desks, pens, and books are used “zick-zack”: quickly and with a precise function. What would it be like if we paused for a moment and watched things closely – all the things in the room that we are so familiar with?

It might be the chance to see things under a different light, noticing what happens in a classroom when kids are out of school. To do this we first have to stop, distance ourselves, sit on the edge of the room and observe from a different perspective. Just in that very moment we might be able to notice the traces of the campfire that the chairs organized last night…

“Other World” is a dance performance specifically conceived to take place in a classroom, an aesthetic experience for elementary school children that will change their perspective of the familiar surroundings.

by: Alfredo Zinola
with: Anne-Hélène Kotoujansky and Alfredo Zinola
music: Antonio d. Luca
light: Marek Lamprecht
creative producer: Micaela Kühn Jara
thanks to: Abigail Conway, Andrea Richter, Heidrun Brandt and the 1.C of the Grundschule am Mariahilfplatz in München, Selina Poetters and the Eisbärenklasse of the Christophorus Grundschule in Düsseldorf, Sandra Bergesio, Simonetta Bogliotti and the I.C.C. Cavallermaggiore.

A production of Alfredo Zinola with tanzhaus nrw and Stamsund Teaterfestival Norway.

Supported by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste and Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München.

Practical Info:

  • 2 persons on tour
  • specifically made for a school classroom
  • for one class at the time
  • 3 hours setup
  • no technical equipment required
  • audience age: 6 – 10 years old


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