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Do you remember Dorothy and her friends, the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion? The red shoes, the yellow brick road? Choreographer Joy Alpuerto Ritter brings the characters of the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" back to life and shows us a modern, dance interpretation of this popular American children's fairy tale.

In OZ, the characters of the film come together in the form of different dance worlds, including hip-hop, breaking and contemporary dance.

They are all united by the experience of self-doubt and pressure to conform. Together, they escape their oppressive everyday lives and discover on their journey that they can change unjust power structures themselves.

OZ is an urban dance fairy tale about the art of saying no and about the question of how to find oneself in times of crisis.

  • by Joy Alpuerto Ritter
  • World premiere
  • from 11 years / 6th grade
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Participating artists
Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Alba De Miguel Fuertes
Liam Wustrack
Joshua Nsubuga
Livia Patrizi
Sion Trefor
Lucian Patermann
Linda Spörl
Fabian Bleisch
Lukas Steltner