Premiere at Dock 11, Berlin, November, 29 – Dec, 10, 2000
Dancers: Matthieu Burner, Susanne Brian, Silvia Freund, Benjamin Grieve, Catherine Jodoin, Delta RA’i, Marika Rizzi, Jose Anton Reza Bernal, Gabriel Staelen, Daniela Wedhorn
Music: Christian Meyer Mal
Stage and Light: Felix Ruckert and Bruno Pocheron
Concept and Choreography: Felix Ruckert
Technical director: Bruno Pocheron
Technical assistance : Asier Solana
Cie Management : Isabelle Fuchs
Felix Ruckert wishes to combine the best elements of his previous experiments with unconventional spectator‑performer relationships in a new production: the intensity of HAUTNAH ‑one dancer for one performer‑, the social character of RING‑ interactive circle between performers and spectators‑, the subtlety of STILLEN ‑ installation of tied up bodies to be visited like an exhibition.
The result is a sensual, ritualistic encounter between dancers and performers that blurs the distinction between action and reaction. It presents an innocent, playful, sophisticated (and public) form of sexuality where the disturbance and provocation related to the theme will be present, in an innovative and intelligent form of entertainment.
deluxejoypilot is organized as a process that develops and culminates in permanent confrontation with the audience. Staged in a lounge of comfortable chairs and beds, it evolves in a complex and multi-layered fashion.
An audio space created by Christian Meyer, who already composed for SCHWARTZ and RING, confirms the warm, cosy and emotional aspect of the piece. The cast consists of an international group of dancers and performers, among them several long term collaborators.
Production: Cie Felix Ruckert- Berlin e.V. / Dock 11, Berlin / Iles de Danse 2001 / Ile de France Opéra et Ballet.
Company Felix Ruckert receives funding by the Senat für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin and is housed at the Dock 11 / Berlin for all its creations. Company Felix Ruckert is helped by the Goethe Institute for its international tours