in 2017 the cie. toula limnaios created with the cia. gira dança »die einen, die anderen« (»the ones, the others«) in brazil and berlin. an extraordinary encounter with people with and without disabilities, a lived utopia. against any prejudice, the work impresses with its unique aesthetics, humanity and passion. a surreal diptych of people, moments and places – on stage and in video – timeless and of extreme presence – a picture-rich suction between imagination and reality.
»the visible and invisible, the beautiful and the grotesque form an intimate connection. it is an artistic encounter at eye level, which makes the evening so delightful. in the end there were standing ovations« tagesspiegel/ luzina
»standing ovations for the fourteen dancers, who present themselves as universal with a sensational dance discourse on real and utopian body images on both sides of the atlantic. it turns out to be a complex dance piece that does not trivialize the contradictions in and around us, but searches emotionally for what makes everyone human.« neues deutschland/ schmidt-feister
»>die einen, die anderen< is outstanding. once again the sensitivity of the greek choreographer leaves the mark. toula limnaios, avoiding easy stereotypes and clichés, creates an emotionally touching and engaging performance.« campadidanza/ nicola campanelli.
the cia. gira dança is a dance ensemble founded in 2004 in natal by anderson leão and roberto morais. it is an artistic and successful social experiment with disabled and non-disabled people. their pieces break with prejudices and prior determined boundaries. all productions share an aesthetic that conveys both the special differences of the participating performers, as well as their similarities.
premiere 1 june 2017 dance/ creation cie. toula limnaios daniel afonso, leonardo d´aquino, priscilla fiuza, daeho lee, katja scholz, hironori sugata dance/ creation cia. gira danca marconi araújo, alvaro dantas, thaise galvão, iego josé, wilson macário, jania antos, joselma soares
a cie. toula limnaios production in cooperation with cia. gira dança. supported by the senate department for culture and europe, berlin.
»a human being: standing ovations for the fourteen dancers from berlin and natal (brazil) who, in their first joint production with a sensational dance discourse on real and utopian body images, present themselves as universal on both sides of the atlantic….«
»>die einen, die anderen< turns out to be a complex piece that does not trivialize contradictions within and around us, but searches emotionally for what makes everyone human.« (karin schmidt-feister, neues deutschland/ tanznetz.de)
»we are many. it begins with a strange duplication: the visible and the invisible, the beautiful and the grotesque form an intimate connection in the new dance piece by toula limnaios. when the berliners dance, the brazilians can only be seen in the video, and vice versa. they only find each other in the great videos by giacomo corvaia, which open up imaginary spaces. but the two parts of the piece are interlocked through reflections and correspondence. toula limnaios lets the brazilians treat the same themes and images, even if the movement material is different. it is an artistic encounter at eye level, that makes the evening so delightful. at the end there were standing ovations for toula limnaios and the dancers.« (tagesspiegel, kultur, sandra luzina)
»body as a tool for experience: choreographer toula limnaios has been investigating what is possible with the body as a form of expression for a good twenty years. now she has teamed up with the brazilian cia. gira dança for a joint creation. … limnaios’ own company, which has been based in the halle in prenzlauer berg for a long time, is in a class of its own.« (zitty, bühne, vorfreude, friedhelm teicke)
»during the first part of the show, seven dancers of the cie. toula limnaios, with their usual energy and expressiveness, gave birth to an intense and vibrant performance. … the second half of the show is outstanding, specially when another seven dancers, this time of the cia. gira dança, repeat the same script with as much passion and energy. … once again the sensitivity of the greek choreographer leaves the mark. toula limnaios, avoiding easy stereotypes and clichés, creates an emotionally touching and engaging show.« (campadidanza.it, nicola campanelli)
»l’un ne va pas sans l’autre. un vent d’universalité souffle sur la halle tanzbühne de berlin. avec sa dernière création die einen, die anderen, toula limnaios part à la recherche de la différence entre un être et un autre. une diversité qui fait toute la force du propos, entre légèreté et brutalité. …
ainsi, à berlin, les quatorze danseur.se.s vont se succéder et se superposer, alliant réel et virtuel. la projection vidéo signée giacomo corvaia fait participer les absents à l’action pour remplir et enrichir sans cesse l’espace. … …
avec toula limnaios, on a le sentiment de découvrir un type de langage dont on comprend aisément le vocabulaire. quand les individus s’entremêlent, se déchirent et s’entraident, le spectateur s’émeut et s’identifie tout naturellement à cette déconcertante interaction. … nous faire souffrir, aimer, rire, pleurer avec enthousiasme, échauffer nos cœurs et nos esprits, sans jamais tomber avec complaisance dans le larmoyant et la pitié, voilà ce toula limnaios sait au mieux nous offrir. …« (cccdanse.com, lé chalmont)
»>die einen, die anderen< not only met my need for beautifully danced figures and a virtuoso interplay of music and movement, but also entailed the unexpected. … touching choreographies and impressive dancers.« (unruheimoberrang.net, Lotte Thaa)
»mirror worlds. a janus-headed wanderer between longing, dreams and reality, that is the person trapped in his existence in the dance pieces by toula limnaios. As in the style of the mirror metaphor from michel foucault’s text “Other Spaces”, the exceptional choreographer dedicates herself to the subject of body-image in “die einen, die anderen”: utopian and real, present and absent bodies emerge on the stage.« (trb tanzraumberlin, das magazin zur tanzcard, kurvorschau, christine matschke)