Book premiere & conversation with Dr. Anne Gräfe & Dance
They stand face to face and don't know what to do next. Everything is too much and at the same time everything is too little. They are afraid that something will change and yet they know that something has to change. And will. What they lack is a vision, an idea of what this can look like. Lucia Jay von Seldeneck and Dr. Anne Gräfe will take a closer look at this snapshot of the confrontation and explore the question of where the momentum for moving forward could come from. And read from the new book. And dance.
COME TO DANCE! takes the audience to a Wannsee party on a boat trip with an uncertain outcome. Shows where you stand. It is a snapshot between friends, with defiance and dreams, but above all it is an invitation. An invitation to dance.
It's one of those very first warm evenings: the air is heavy with the scent of lilacs and from the meadow behind the villa you can hear the music as it rises into the sky, farther and farther over the night-black Wannsee. Everyone is there, reunited, old friends, shared stories, told a hundred times. But what do they do when the ground is suddenly ripped out from under them? Just like that, from one moment to the next? They fight. Of course they fight. And what do they do when they realize that the belief, the motto of life, namely that everything goes on, somehow, and that everything will be okay, somehow, is suddenly dangerously and breathlessly faltering? Jonah says it out loud, he says there will be no good ending. Jonah is eleven years old.
»A powerful story! Lucia Jay von Seldeneck plunges into the whirlpool of a time in which all certainties are lost - and powerfully invokes the question of what common ground remains. Not just for dancing.« (Patrick Wildermann, cultural journalist)