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 can we only do together? Do we move, or are we moved?
Six people from four countries – Germany, Taiwan, France, and Indonesia. They all have their own worlds 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 exploring each other's worlds – because there is so much to discover and learn here. Together we can become even bigger and more colorful. No matter how small or insignificant a single person may be – together we are all giants.
Four dancers with different skills, from hip-hop to dance theater, from circus to parkour, share the stage with a musician and a illustrator conjuring up ever-new images directly on stage. Nano Giants is contemporary dance theater for audiences both young and old. Nano Giants playfully develops new ways to live and work together, and creates community utopias in all shapes and sizes together with the audience.
Performers, DancersHsiao-Ting LeeBaptiste BersouxChih Wen "Wind" Chung
DirectionFang Yun Lo
Stage designCristina Lelli
Lighting designMax Rux
Video supportBodo Gottschalk (STUDIO6)
ProductionPolymer DMTEssen, DE
Coproduced with:Tanzpakt DresdenDresden, DEPACT ZollvereinEssen, DEUnder the patronage of the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Preservation, the Villa Wigman für TANZ association and HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts cooperate in “TANZPAKT Dresden”. Funded by the 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 program is co-financed by tax revenue on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon state parliament.
Funded byNationales Performance Netz NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance, funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Munich, DECity of Essen (Office for Culture)Essen, DE
With special thanks toDr. Kathi LochLars RebehnPuppet Theater Collection of SKD DresdenLizé Puppet Art Colony, Yilan/Taiwan
2nd Oct 2021
1st Oct 2021