»tell me a better story 1« is the first part of a series of solo/ duet pieces that were developed for the ensemble during the period of isolation and pandemic. faced with uncertainty and desperation, looking at an inexistent future, we experienced each day anew. we gave each other this »valuable time«, and surrendered to a development process that grabbed us unexpectedly, and simply took us away. enriching like a blessing, in retrospect.

the charisma of every dancer and their personality has always been characteristic of our work. their individual strengths will be unveiled in six solos and a duet, reflecting the personalities of our ensemble, whose character and aura are always present on the stage, and imprint the work of the cie. toula limnaios.

making of

»It’s a very challenging time for all of us. we couldn’t just stick our heads in the sand and be trapped by the fear and insecurity during the pandemic lockdown. we had to act, and saw the situation as an opportunity to offensively and energetically look for new ways, to convert the fear into a positive feeling. we have changed our way of working and switched to individual rehearsals. since then, we have been working on various performance formats, taking all hygiene measures into account. for me, dance remains the central element. that means working with the dancers, creating, confronting and dealing with each other – everything that makes us human. – ›arts vivants‹ – in astonishment, keep on working on what touches and transforms us in these difficult moments.« toula limnaios

a cie. toula limnaios production supported by the city of berlin, department for culture and europe. presented by: tip berlin, exberliner.

concept/choreography

toula limnaios

music

ralf r. ollertz, paul tinsley

dance/creation

laura beschi, alessio scandale, hironori sugata, karolina wyrwal

technical director/lightdesign

felix grimm

space/costumes

antonia, limnaios, toula limnaios

choreographic assistance

ute pliestermann

public relation

silke wiethe

touring cooperations

sanya tsekov

lighting & stage technics

domenik engemann, jan römer