›the human face‹
in »volto umano«, violence infiltrates the micro-society of the interpreters, oozes in and out of their bodies. the piece oscillates between the “little mis-deeds” in society, from which the merciless emerges. it embodies just how thin the blanket of civilization is when ethics and morals fall victim to barbarism.

»volto umano« reveals human weakness, thus aiming straight into the heart of the present gradually distancing itself from humanity. it reveals the hubris of humans. everything can change from one moment to the next and for it to plummet into calamity.

when violence permeates our lives – what face will emerge ?

»toula limnaios finds depressing pictures … in »volto umano« there is no attention, only direction and manipulation. the group actions contrasted with emotional solos … there is no longer any protection space from the inhuman … the dancers inspire with their expressive anger and physical vehemence. an unsettling evening. « (tagesspiegel s. luzina)

premiere 2018 dance/creation: katja scholz
a cie. toula limnaios production supported by the city of berlin, department for culture and europe.


toula limnaios


ralf r. ollertz


daniel afonso, leonardo d’aquino, priscilla fiuza, alba de miguel, ute pliestermann, alessio scandale, hironori sugata, karolina wyrwal


felix grimm


antonia limnaios, toula limnaios

choreographic assistance

ute pliestermann

public relation

silke wiethe

touring cooperations

sanya tsekov

lighting & stage technics

domenik engemann, jan römer, leo tsirigotis


»l’inconfondibile toula limnaios debutta con volto umano, una narrazione forte ed elegante

with this piece, the greek choreographer seems to widen the boundaries of the analysis about the society that she originally started with „momentum“, to represent no longer the microcosm of a single man and of the creatures who inhabit his thoughts, but an entire community, more and more individualistic and always more violent. …
when the show begins, also the dance seems to resume from where it was interrupted in „momentum“. …

from the beginning to the end there are strong images that refer to critical situations, social issues and problems of our times, which remain impressed in the memory of the audience.
a raw story, narrated with the unmistakable limnaios style, which manages to contrast the violence of actions, the grace and the elegance of her dance.«
http://www.campadidanza.it, nicola campanelli, 2018.