Distance – WEHR51

Keep your distance! How can we meet each other when a friend, stranger or acquaintance becomes a potential danger? An attempt, a frenzy, an escalation. Distance, distance, 1.5 metres. These are the buzzwords that determine our everyday life. If you observe people on the street or in the shops, you quickly notice that our encounters are characterised by distance. A constant dodging, observing, shifting. Like on a chessboard, one move determines the other, a constant measuring and assessing. Almost choreographically, we move along in a nightmarish dance. Is the other a friend or an enemy, how can I protect myself and where can we go with our longing for closeness?


Director/Concept: Andrea Bleikamp
Dance/Choreography: Sara Blasco, Lisa Hellmich

A production of WEHR51 in co-production with tanz.tausch – tanz und performance festival
Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW

Fotos: Oliver Look