In the science fiction genre, the expression »sense of wonder« describes an expanded form of awareness of what seems possible, and thus simultaneously appeals to the willingness to marvel. By drawing on speculative and climate fiction motifs and combining the credible with the mysterious, the choreographer duo places the fairy-tale motif of wonder and its construction at the centre of their exploration.
As in their earlier works, the two artists draw on classical, mythological and pop-cultural materials and create new narratives, embodiments and hybrid forms from a queer feminist perspective. Carolin Jüngst und Lisa Rykena were represented at Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022 and are producing SENSE OF WONDER, their fourth work in Hamburg (Kampnagel) and the third in Munich (HochX).
Direction, Creation, Performance: Carolin Jüngst & Lisa Rykena Co-Creation, Performance: Sarah Lasaki, Andromeda Gervasio, Xenia Taniko Dramaturgy: Matthias Quabbe Access Dramaturgy for blind audience: Sophia Neises Outside Eye: Zwoisy Mears-Clark Sound Design, Music: Raphaela Andrade Cordova Sound Research: Tian Rotteveel Costume Design: Mia Wittenhaus Stage Design: Lea Kissing Light Design: Mara Madeleine Pieler Creative Producing, Press & PR Hamburg: Stückliesel (Pam Goroncy & Hark Empen) Production Assistance: Carolina Brinkmann (LEAD productions) Press & PR Munich: Simone Lutz PR & Stage Photography: Jonas Fischer Video Documentation, Trailer, Teaser: Martin Prinoth Programm LISTENING about Aesthetics of Access: Rat & Tat Kulturbüro
24. May 2023, Kampnagel, Hamburg; 21. July 2023, HochX, München
SENSE OF WONDER is a production by Rykena/Jüngst with HochX Munich and Kampnagel Hamburg and is part of the 3-year concept FUTURE BODIES 2022-2024. The performances in Hamburg are supported by the Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Fachstelle Inklusive of the Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg. The performances in Munich are supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance. The multi-year overall concept with the productions SENSE OF WONDER (2023), TRANSFIGURED (2024) and the discourse and network project LISTENING (2022-2024) is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.