Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

Ensemble BewegGrund Trier (founded in 2000, artistic director Maja Hehlen) is a DanceAbility Dance Company project open to everybody. Professional performances are created in the steady rehearsal process throughout the year.

Ensemble BewegGrund Trier consists currently of 20 to 30 dancers. People at all levels of experience cooperate equally with each other in dance, rehearsal and performance. All dancers mutually teach each other evenly.

It typically takes one year to develop a new dance performance. This provides a sustainable and regular offer in dance and performance for all people in Trier, Germany. The hometown dance pieces serve as the baseline to create travel versions, which involve fewer dancers from the ensemble and are performed at many different places. Every dancer of the ensemble can either be part of the whole ensemble with performances in Trier or also be part of a touring version. Each dancer's role in an original dance piece can be interpreted by any other dancer. With each performance a film interweaves with the dances on the stage.

Ensemble BewegGrund Trier is produced by DanceAbility e.V., Germany. The association is connected to DanceAbility International. DanceAbility (founded by Alito Alessi) is a dance method for all people in any combination of people to explore one‘s own movement language and to experience oneself in relationship to the other and the community.

DanceAbility evolves from contemporary dance and actually belongs to its cutting edge. DanceAbility serves as a foundation to create the art of being together. Ensemble BewegGrund Trier advocates for the elimination of prejudices against people who are defined in our society in general as having a disability. The main focus is to work without isolating anybody. All people's bodies can speak one language for one world.

  • Photo by Laura Semprini

    Anne Chérel and Marina Idaczyk, Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

  • Photo by Laura Semprini

    Riana Schüssler and Anne Chérel, Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

  • Photo by Anne Schaaf

    Anne Chérel and Maja Hehlen, Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

  • Photo by Anne Schaaf

    Gudrun Paulsen and Gisa Harig, Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

  • Photo by Anne Schaaf

    Thomas Ammanns, Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

  • Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

  • Photo by Stefan Möllenbruck © Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

    Anne Chérel and Maja Hehlen, Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

Contact details

Tonja Rausch
administrative director

Ensemble BewegGrund Trier
DanceAbility e.V.
im Schammat 19
54294 Trier
Germany

Productions

Instücken 16

Duration: 20 min
Number of people on road: six to eight dancers
one video/light administrator
Freight: Excess baggage

Freight details:

Description

The present moment is the stage where the memories of the past dance together with the imagination of the future. Sensing the present, remembering the past, imagining the future. „Instücken 16“ shows a composition of short cuts of different productions from „Ensemble BewegGrund Trier“ weaved into a piece revealing itself in the unique space of time.

Extra information

Artistic director: Maja Hehlen

Co-Teaching: Maja Hehlen, Anne Chérel, Marina Idaczyk, Gudrun Paulsen

Satellite Support Team: Anne Chérel, Ele Geulen, Marina Idaczyk, Hans- Peter Jungbluth, Yvonne Nowack, Gudrun Paulsen, Christina Zeretzke, Alice Andersson

Video: Steve Strasser

Costumedesign: Christina Zeretzke

Music arrangements: Udo Bohn

Dancers: Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

Production: DanceAbility e.V.

Site specific: screen behind the dance space (approx. width of 6 m and height of 3,5 meters). Videotechnic for video&sound. Wheelchair accessible stage, audience, bathrooms and hotel***, if accommodation is needed.

sea ya shortly!*

Duration: 30 min
Number of people on road: 9 dancers
one video/light artist


Freight: Excess baggage

Freight details:

Description

When the seaside writes its stories, then we become the storytellers, while the waves are listening and remembering themselves. If the beach is the stage, then we reinvent ourselves, while laying, sitting, walking, rolling or running on it. Encounters occur on a sandy ground, whose steadiness is the change.

Extra information

Artistic director: Maja Hehlen

Co-Teaching: Maja Hehlen, Anne Chérel, Marina Idaczyk, Gudrun Paulsen

Satellite Support Team: Anne Chérel, Ele Geulen, Marina Idaczyk, Hans- Peter Jungbluth, Yvonne Nowack, Gudrun Paulsen, Christina Zeretzke, Alice Andersson

Video: Steve Strasser

Costumedesign: Christina Zeretzke

Music arrangements: Udo Bohn

Dancers: Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

Production: DanceAbility e.V.

Site specific: screen behind the dance space (approx. width of 6 m and height of 3,5 meters). Videotechnic for video&sound. Wheelchair accessible stage, audience, bathrooms and hotel***, if accommodation is needed.

Wrap-around work

DanceAbility Workshops accessible for anyone

DanceAbility Teacher Orienation Trainings of 30 hours for professionals

Press Comments & Testimonials

“Surreal, wild and absolutely hilarious - the new performance. Again and again the audience is clapping hands or screaming with laughter." (6. 7. 2015, Benedikt Laubert, Trierischer Volksfreund)

“The "Happy "clip has made them to internet stars. More than 1,5 million times the video was clicked, and so the dancers on stage have lots of self confidence. Those who dance with Ensemble BewegGrund Trier gain new friendships and new experiences, and those who watch their performances can see how relaxed people with and without disabilities are having fun together.“ (Juli 2014, Ansgar Zender, SWR Landesschau aktuell Rhineland-Palatinate)

“It is a nice utopia like the one sung by Joan Baez. All people are equal, treating one another with respect and are interested in realizing an idea together. With Ensemble BewegGrund Trier this is no utopia, but reality.“ (8. 7. 2015, Susanne Scherer, Kulturspiegel, saarländischer Rundfunk)

“Who once has seen a performance by the Ensemble knows: Good dance does not evolve by the selection of the seemingly best ones, as in some TV shows of the commercial television. Good dance evolves in a group, in which everybody brings in their strenghs.“ (10.12.2014, Benedict Lauber, Trierischer Volksfreund)

“One or another will have to admit to rarely have seen elegant pirouettes with a wheelchair, duets with a milking machine or a good party on a roundabout. Those who until now couldn’t imagine that one can as well dance the plastic bag scene of ‘American Beauty,’ will not only be put right but also simply experience a beautiful moment.“ (13. 9. 2013, Anne Schaaf, www.16vor.de)