Nanine Linning and Bart Hess continue their successful collaboration in developing new hybrid installations or physical sculptures as proposals for evolution of our species. They create around the philosophical questions which are getting louder and louder as scientist push the envelop of the possibilities for self optimization and blending artificial life with our organic heritage in search for eternal life.
Shortly before his death, Orlando di Lasso created a crowning work of sacred Renaissance vocal polyphony: Lagrime di San Pietro. This series of 20 madrigals and a motet for seven voices, which the composer wrote ‚for my personal devotion in my burdensome old age’, will be performed in a staged version for star dancer Marijn Rademaker and choir.
ZERO is an exciting cross-over, in which dance, drama, film, music and costumes - by the internationally celebrated designer Iris van Herpen - leave your eyes almost popping out of your head. What will happen if the world were to drastically change; if gravity were to slowly disappear? What do people do in those final hours before everything changes? Do we accept it? Do we say goodbye to one another? Do we fight it?
Director Monique Wagemakers, choreographer Nanine Linning and artist Lonneke Gordijn (Studio DRIFT), developed the concept for this opera as a contemporary Gesamtkunstwerk that fully integrates stage direction, choreography and design. Fashion designer Marlou Breuls was brought in to create the costumes. Right from the start, Wagemakers’ intention was to find a new way to make opera. This is why she deliberately sought collaborations with independent artists.
This multimedia dance productiontells the universal story of two people drifting apart. Linning turns the spotlight on a relationship between two people who straddle the thin line of breaking up, showing the stages of a relationship full of confidence and love, spiralling into sorrow, anger and separation. They can’t live with nor without each other, the audience witnesses the emotional experience of universal love and its painful ending.
Nanine Linning, who uses the combination of dance, concert and installation to create visually stunning, poetic dance productions, is inspired by Hans Abrahamsen's chamber piece ‘Schnee’ for her choreography DUO - For 16 dancers and 9 musicians, under the direction of conductor Gregor A. Mayrhofer.
Hieronymus B. celebrates the oeuvre of the famous Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch in a total work of art combining contemporary dance, video art, opulent costume and stage design with the merging composition of historic and contemporary music.
Linning's acclaimed production BACON celebrates its comeback on stage thirteen years after its first release in 2005. BACON, which received the “Swan” for the best Dutch dance production, returns in 2018 with revised choreography and new video- and light design. Rehearsals started in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart where the company got invited to dance in front of the huge triptychs during the Francis Bacon retrospective December 2016.
On the threshold of the end and a new beginning there’s a sphere of dusk, where time seems to extend endlessly and inescapably passes at the same time. From this transcendent state between holding on and accepting to let go springs the inspiration of Nanine Linning’s newest and maybe most personal piece.
Departing from Plato’s idea of “Khôra“, which points to the space between non-being and being, Nanine Linning explores in her dance piece the essence of the body, its primordial and intuitive dimensions. Five elements and five senses play together in establishing an incessant dynamic of change. You see moving bodies transforming into emotional music, more and more replaced by video projections, finishing in irritating smells or unknown tastes.
Nanine Linning choreographed the piece The Black Painting, a part of the program Infinity. In the eighth season of the Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Eric Gauthier presents his first mixed bill featuring as many as eight pieces, including four world premières. The title also alludes to the eight – inspired by the horizontal eight, the symbol of infinity. Infinity stands for the countless variations of dance itself taking the audience to the depths of the dance universe. Similar to Future 6, the line-up once again boasts some famous names from all generations of choreographers. As a result, the works vary strongly, in terms of style as well as in terms of their casts.
Endless, a highly emotional journey in which Nanine guides her audience through a relationship of two people who struggle to find trust, confidence and love in one another. This epic production started as a duet in 2006 before she reworked it into an evening length production danced by 10 dancers.
ZERO is an exciting cross-over, in which dance, drama, film, music and costumes - by the internationally celebrated designer Iris van Herpen - leave your eyes almost popping out of your head.
What will happen if the world were to drastically change; if gravity were to slowly disappear? What do people do in those final hours before everything changes? Do we accept it? Do we say goodbye to one another? Do we fight it?
The world cries. The resurrected problems are no longer being redirected on some one else, far away in space and time. The human mankind strengles himself and takes it's own breath for the future away. Our inner voices are being overruled by de voices of commerce, media and politics. The effect is auto intoxication of the society, everywhere you look around.
Cry Love is about the person who has love. And dies once again.
A dynamic, concentrated spectacle is created in which the survival mechanisms and human interactions are portrayed.