Performance with Hannah Shakti Bühler and Simon Mayer

Premiere: SOMATIC TRATATA - Rhythm, Rupture and Romance

SOMATIC TRATATA is a contemporary performative ritual combining dance and live music: a dance concert of two bodies exploring states of being moved through voice, breath, movement and affect. An unusual encounter that embraces diversity and limits of corporal expression by challenging couple stereotypes/archetypes in the context of tradition and folk culture (South Italian and Alpine). Inspired by trance traditions like the South Italian Tarantism and Self-Induced Cognitive Trance, the duet stays in touch with the invisible, revealing the space in-between you and me while diving into an unknown where identities no longer exist. A wild and homorous ride of two bodies testing their boundaries while trying to communicate.


Choreografie, Performance: Hannah Shakti Bühler, Simon Mayer

Musik: Simon Mayer

Licht: Matthieu Vergez

Dramaturgische Beratung: Karoline Maria Wibmer

Produktion: Lisa Anetsmann


Co-Production: Tanzplattform Rhein Main, Hessisches Staatstheater, Goethe Institut Napoli, Kunstenwerkplaats vzw Brüssel, Art in Motion Wien.

With support of: KulturAmt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, KÖRPER Centro di Produzione della Danza Napoli, Trance Science Institute/Corine Sombrun, Wirbelfest Sigharting, FIM Andorf/Martina Reitinger, The intimate Revolution, Skydancing Institute, Verein SPIEL und der HfMDK Frankfurt

Thanks to VOC Sterc Delft


Premiere 4th of November 2022 at Staatstheater Darmstadt, get your tickets here: https://www.staatstheater-darmstadt.de