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My funny Valentine

Martin Nachbar
FFT Juta
ab 10 Jahren // Dauer: 60 min
8€ / 6€ (erm.)

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Wake up. Get out of bed. What do I wear? The wardrobe is filled, but somehow, it holds no suitable clothes. Who will see me today? Many tiny decisions determine who we are. Are we free in this? What are the expectations we are confronted with by friends, family and society, regarding looks, gender or sexual orientation? In My funny Valentine, two young performers shed norms and start searching for new identities. In this staging by Mannheim’s Junges Nationaltheater, Martin Nachbar connects dance with experimental pop.

Direction, choreography: Martin Nachbar. Stage, costumes: Michiel Keuper. Musical direction, arrangement: Erik Leuthäuser. Collaboration choreography: Diana Treder. Dramaturgy: Arno Krokenberger. Dramaturgical advice: Jo Koppe. Art and agency: Sarah Modeß. Stage facility and costume coordination: Martin Sieweke. Assistant direction: Thomas Paul Mayer. Singing: Erik Leuthäuser. Dance: Diana Treder

Martin Nachbar (*1971) is a choreographer, lecturer and author in the fields of contemporary dance and performance. He is one of 50 Goethe Institute-listed dance artists active in Germany. As a dancer and performer, he worked for companies and choreographers such as Les Ballets C. de las B., Vera Mantero, Thomas Lehmen, Jochen Roller and Meg Stuart.

He has choreographed more than 20 stage pieces, among them Urheben Aufheben with the reconstruction of Dore Hoyer’s Affectos Humanos dance cycle. He lifted family ties onto the stage in Repeater, by means of and through movement. This duet with his seventy-year old father has been touring globally. Additionally, he has been teaching regularly at renowned institutions such as TRINITY LABAN, PARTS, SNDO, SEAD, HZT, FU Berlin and Hamburg University since 2008. Nachbar received or is still currently receiving grants by the Berlin Senate, the HKF, the NPN and the Kunststiftung NRW.