Unconscious leftovers from the day, ghosts of the past, prophetic glimpses of things to come, visio- nary imaginings of new worlds. The dream describes a surreal dimension between memory and the future: as a mirror of reality, it alienates the known and makes the unknown comprehensible and narratable. In the age of media hyper-presence and neoliberal productivity, the playful power of dre- ams must be understood as an emancipative form of human reflection. Current experiences of war, pandemics or climate change become collective and individual burdens. Through surreal, dreamlike alienation, psychological resistance can be circumvented and problems can be processed and solved. In Labyrinth, Miller de Nobili take up these mechanisms of the dream world, their spatial, linguistic and temporal illogicality, visually and performatively in order to explore how dance can contribute to the representation and transformation of intercultural, social processes and problems

Cast & Credits

Choreography: Maria Chiara de’ Nobili & Alexander Miller
in collaboration with the dancers Fabienne Deesker, Niklas Capel, Philip Lehmann, Nam Tran Xuan, Alessandro Ottaviani, Natalia Vagena.
Dramaturgy: Marie Glassl
Light Design: Geohwan Ju
Scenography: Sabine Mäder
Costume Design: Antonia Krull
Music: Gábor Halász
Vocal Coach: Monika Kertesz
Production management: Marie Glassl
Production consultant: Michael Lippold
Video Documentation: Patrick Schwarz
Making-of Interviews: Giulia Russo
Photo Documentation: Sebastian Weingart

Production & Funding

Labyrinth is a production by Miller de Nobili in co-production with HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts and Tanz und Kunst Königsfelden | Residenzzentrum tanz+. Supported by the Office for Culture and Monument Protection of the City of Dresden, the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, the PS-Lottery funds of the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden, AGORA – Cite Internationale de la Danse, and Centro Coreografico Canal. Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Further supported by the incredible generosity of our Startnext Community, and especially our patrons Anna Bauer and Cornel Doswald whose support has been instrumental in realizing this project.