Once upon a time (Es war einmal) is a dance piece influenced by the nature of street performances, co-choreographed by Alexander Miller & Maria Chiara de’ Nobili in collaboration with a multidisciplinary cast of hip hop, breaking, and contemporary dancers. By molding the different aesthetics and setting a joyful and playful atmosphere, once upon a time, aims to portray a world that is meant to detach from the reality we live in, by uplifting its audience. By connecting a set of pre-existing fairy tales to the personal real experiences and backgrounds of the performers, we aim to challenge the border between real and imaginary.

Choreography: MILLER / DE’ NOBILI in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Odbayar Batsuuri, Philip Lehmann, Nam Tran Xuan
Premiere: 21.06.2021 – 5PM, Rosenhof, Chemnitz
Duration: 25min
Commissioned by TANZ | MODERNE | TANZ Festival
Supported by: TENZA Schmiede