Folk fiction - tap dance that connects

As part of the city's "Idar-Oberstein tanzt!" event series, the Sebastian Weber Dance Company will present "Folk Fiction" on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 8 p.m. in the Idar-Oberstein City Theater. With this simultaneously sensitive and explosive tap dance evening, the SWDC creates its own vision of a community and invents its own folklore in the process. At 7 pm, company founder Sebastian Weber will present a danced introduction to the piece and in the afternoon at 3 pm, the ensemble will offer the free Grooves & Moves workshop. No special shoes are required for the one-hour workshop, but you do need to register at "Idar-Oberstein tanzt!" is funded by the Tanzland program of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Sophisticated and archaic, cheeky and celebratory, the throbbing groove of tap dance accompanies the grueling search for community. From the family to the nation, from the church community to the political movement: Collectives develop their own rituals, customs, sometimes even their own dances. Over the course of the evening, the bodies of the seven dancers become instruments, with energy flowing from the soles of the feet, into the toes, through all parts of the body and into the fingertips. This energy sets everyone and everything in motion. In a sequence of seemingly loosely linked dance sets, Weber and his dancers push themselves to the limit in search of their own folklore. They join together to form swinging formations that tap through the stage space with concentrated power like rhythm machines, or draw together and become a melting core from the inside of which the stapling of the tap shoes pulsates.

With this brilliant piece, the Sebastian Weber Dance Company starts its third year of cooperation with the municipal cultural department under the motto "Idar-Oberstein dances!". The company shows dance that wants to experience and tell something, that gets involved - alert, sweaty and quick-witted. Angry, tender, kitschy, silly, but never indifferent. Her dance is a way of encountering the world and taking up and positioning themes from everyday life. "Dancing means navigating wild waters, a lively search and progress," says company founder and choreographer Sebastian Weber.

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