Under the direction of Ester Ambrosino, the independent dance company Tanztheater Erfurt is establishing a stable network in conjunction with structurally sound partners, namely Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and Theater Erfurt. The funding awarded to the TanzWert project will facilitate the creation of three dance productions with different formats in both theatres and under optimal conditions. An innovative transfer programme is also intended to attract new audiences for dance.
TanzWert’s approach is to pursue the re-establishment of dance productions in the regular performance seasons.
The project will start with the production entitled Reprise at DNT in February 2019. This work for three dancers with live musical accompaniment takes a dance-based look at the Weimar Republic, the 100th anniversary of which is being celebrated during Democracy Week.
In the 2020/21 season, the second major production will celebrate its premiere with orchestra at the Erfurt Theatre on 08.05.2021. Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" provides the template for the contemporary adaptation by choreographer Ester Ambrosino and composer Michael Krause. The main characters Dante and Beatrice are embodied by dancers as well as an actor from the DNT and two singers from Theater Erfurt. All participating artists and the audience are challenged to critically and constructively engage with Dante's material. Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso form the framework for the story with clear references to our world today and combine to create a synthesis of the arts consisting of dance, drama and video art.