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Mankind lives in times of doubt! But little can be felt of the positive power of doubt. But it is there, this power that is necessary to create something new, to leave well-trodden paths, to become creative, to take a risk, to take a ignorance.

What does doubt have to do with the body? What insights can people achieve with him about doubt? The pandemic has made it clear that the body is the interface between nature and civilization. The relationship between doubt and the body is complex and multifaceted. The doubt can cause physical symptoms such as stress, anxiety and tension. However, doubt can also lead to rethinking and trying out the unfamiliar.

When does the doubt begin? To what extent does it have anything to do with identity? Searching, discarding, not being sure, making a decision, where does this process begin in us? Left and right hemispheres of the brain, as opponents or as complementary partners. The synaptic cleft through which nerve impulses may or may not be transmitted from the center to the periphery, the limbs. The hesitation of waiting, not being able to make a decision, to sit in the synapsis, as an inability to act, or as a wait, waiting and then making a decision at the right moment.

Contradictory information collides and has to be sorted and processed in cells, organs and muscles. To act or not to act, what is right or wrong? What does it mean to overcome doubt? Making a decision, knowing, being safe, or even finding a deeper truth?

ZWEIFEL is a dance piece in which the courage to have collective doubt is the central theme as a creative force to enter a new space.

Nine dancers form a social miniature in which constant negotiation processes take place. Be active or passive, join others, go against them or stay alone. Decide, wait, discard, start again. Doubt as a productive state of insecurity, openness to change and other perspectives.

The nine dancers are supported by the image associations of the video artist Andrea Keiz and the live electro-acoustic composition by the musician Alexander Nickmann.
Additional information
Production: Tanzcompagnie Rubato funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Community, Berlin, in cooperation with the Uferstudios, Berlin.

Project research funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in the program NEUSTART KULTUR, aid program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

Concept and set design: Dieter Baumann, Jutta Hell

Choreography, direction: Jutta Hell

Dance, creation: Zoé Alibert, Liza Alpizar Aguilar, Mercedes Appugliese,Dieter Baumann, Carlos Osatinsky, Fernando Pelliccioli, Anja Sielaff, Xuan Shi, Niannian Zhou

Composition and live music: Alexander Nickmann

Video: Andrea Keiz

Light: Fabian Bleisch

Costume: Claudia Janitschek, Jutta Hell

Communication: k3 Heike Diehm