• DOWN TO EARTH © Dieter Hartwig
  • DOWN TO EARTH © Dieter Hartwig
  • DOWN TO EARTH © Dieter Hartwig
  • DOWN TO EARTH © Jessica Ruthven

Kieron Jina, Yogin Sullaphen (South Africa) and Marc Philipp Gabriel (Germany) 

DOWN TO EARTH is a whirling dance of constructed identities shaped by increasingly complex constellations that go beyond the universal social interrogation of “where are you from?” and “what do you do?”. Existing examples of socially coded dance, music and cultural artifacts collide until alien identities are born and shattered on stage, drawing on the human body as a projection canvas. What agency do we really have in rupturing our identities? Kieron Jina (South Africa) and Marc Philipp Gabriel (Germany) work together since 2013. For DOWN TO EARTH Yogin Sullaphen (South Africa) joins as a collaborator to assist in musical composition DOWN TO EARTH.
Choreography: Kieron Jina and Marc Philipp Gabriel | Music: Yogin Sullaphen | Scenography: Marie Fricout | assistance scenography: Liselotte Singer | co-produced by Tanzfabrik Berlin, the University of Johannesburg Arts and Culture, Goethe-Institute through the International Coproduction Fund. Supported by the Dance Umbrella Festival (Johannesburg), apap – Performing Europe 2016-2020, Goethe-Institute Johannesburg and co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme der EU.

Performance Schedule

February 24-25, 2017 at Tanzfabrik in Berlin

March 2-3, 2017 at the Dance Umbrella Festival in Johannesburg (Venue: The Nunnery, Wits University)