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Tanz Kongress 2022 | Mainz | Sharing potentials

But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To)

By: Frédérick Gravel / Carte Blanche | Tickets for non-accredited persons via
Performance Artistic programme
Sat 18.6. | 19:30 to 20:45 | Großes Haus – Staatstheater Mainz
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Großes Haus

Großes Haus – Staatstheater Mainz
Gutenbergplatz 7
55116 Mainz
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A key element of this performance from Carte Blanche is the meeting between people. It questions how we meet others – and shows how difficult it is to find one’s place in a community. Behind the title ‘But Then We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To)’ lies a hidden desire to emphasise the individual’s role in a world full of contradictions where guilt and celebration are two sides of the same coin, in hopes that there is a plan for everything.

Canadian Frédérick Gravel takes a cinematic and musical approach in his style, and is known for turning the structures of choreography on their head. He sees a choreographic idea as a melody, and his work can be compared to a concert where he composes lines that the dancers perform in their own voices and in their own key. For Gravel, a performance is born in the meeting between people, and the stage becomes an arena for an artistic and social experiment in which characters are developed and erased. A creation which gives high individual responsibility to each dancer.

In co-production with Bergen International Festival 2021

This performance involves high volume.


Choreography & lighting design: Frédérick Gravel
Music: Philippe Brault
Costumes: Indrani Balgobin
Choreographic assistance: Jamie Wright
Original songs: Frédérick Gravel

Dancers: Ole Martin Meland, Mathias Stoltenberg, Caroline Eckly, Adrian Bartczak, Dawid Lorenc, Max Makowski, Aslak Aune Nygård, Nadege Kubwayo, Timothy Bartlett, Anne Lise Rønne, Vilja Kwasny, Lin Van Kaam, Daniel Mariblanca