Nano Giants (WT)
dance/performance for young audiences from 4
- we are working on it, premiere autumn 2021 -
Cast: Hsiao-Ting Lee, Salim Ben Mammar, Chih Wen Chung, Baptiste Bersoux
Director, Choreography: Fang Yun Lo
Stage design: Cristina Lelli
Graphic artist: Agnes Gunawan
Music: Marie Schulze
Lighting design / technical direction: Max Rux
Video design: Bodo Gottschalk / Studio 6
Production management: Sabina Stücker
Six people from four countries - Germany, Taiwan, France and Indonesia. They all have their own world in which they make music, draw or dance, in which they work and dream, in which fish fly through the air or things are very big or very small. These are beautiful worlds, magical and spacious. And everyone can do something that the others can't.
But the most exciting thing is to explore each other's worlds. Because there is a lot to discover and learn here. Together we become even bigger and more colourful. No matter how small or insignificant a single person may be - together we are all giants.
NANO GIANTS is a journey through a theatrical wonderland where we explore the value of community. It is about simple but fundamental questions of human life: Are we small or big, in relation to what and whom? What can we do alone, what only together? Do we move or are we moved?
Four dancers with different skills, from hip-hop to dance theatre, circus and parcours, share the stage with a musician and a graphic artist who conjures up ever new images directly on stage. NANO GIANTS is contemporary dance theatre not only for young audiences. NANO GIANTS playfully develops forms of living and working together, and creates utopias of community in all sizes and shapes together with the audience.
Nano Giants is based on research made possible in 2020 by grants and residencies from the Tanzpakt Dresden, the Goethe-Institut Taipei, the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and the Corona Special Fund of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
A production of Polymer DMT / Fang Yun Lo, in co-production with TANZPAKT Dresden/DE and PACT Zollverein Essen/DE.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia (Spitzenförderung Tanz NRW), the City of Dresden (Office for Culture and Monument Protection), the City of Essen (Office for Culture).
Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK co-production funding dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Many thanks to Dr. Kathi Loch and Lars Rebehn from the Puppet Theatre Collection of the SKD Dresden, as well as the team from the Lizé Puppet Art Colony, Yilan/Taiwan.
Under the patronage of the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection, the Villa Wigman für TANZ association and HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts cooperate in “TANZPAKT Dresden”.
Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Arts*, and the City of Dresden. With thanks to the Volker Homann Foundation.
*This measure is co-financed by tax revenue on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon state parliament.