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Artistic direction, choreography and performance: Céline Bellut  

Co-creation and performance: Ying Yun Chen and Jordan Gigout 

Musical composition: Jacob Lorenz

Video: Maylis Sanchez   

Lighting design: Laura Salerno 

Costumes: Saskia Holte 

Dramaturgy: Peter Haas 

Production assistant: Federico Rossi

Credits pictures : Hans Diernberger

Co-produced by Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf 

Co-produced by Tanzfaktur Köln

This production is supported by : Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR program and the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste. 

This project was realized with the support of FREIRAUM, a space for conceptual collaboration and work for the arts, and with the support of the residency program Tanzatelier 0.10 in Quartier am Hafen.

Workshop "Dancing Donerstag" | Quartier am Hafen, Cologne | April 27

Studio presentation in Quartier am Hafen, Cologne | May 6

PREMIERE | Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf | May 27 | 8pm

Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf | May 28 | 6pm

Tanztausch Festival Köln | September 2nd at 8pm  INFOS

Saison Opening Tanzfaktur Köln | September 7th at 8pm INFOS

Tanzfaktur Köln | September 8th at 6pm INFOS


21 Kölner TheaterNacht | 2 October 8pm, 9pm, 10pm | Tanzfaktur


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Are physical impulses a means to access authenticity? Is disobedience a way to access freedom?


In "Suddenly, a Sloth Crosses the Street," the theme of disobedience is dealt with in four distinct acts, opening different points of view on the topic. This performance reflects on the consumerism of entertainment prevailing in today’s society and criticizes the abuse of a culture promoting virtuoso and obedient performing bodies. Thus, it pays tribute to "Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un Faune" by Vaslav Nijinski as an embodiment of "(r)evolution": the act of going against established artistic obedience.


The concept of disobedience is applied to various movement research, resulting in a piece where performers are in constant negotiation, not only disobeying their movement impulses but also challenging their very function as moving bodies. Indomitable and uncontrollable, they follow only the logic of not obeying, resisting, countering, and finding alternatives.


With a team of five artists, Céline Bellut explores physically and contextually the theme of disobedience from human and non-human perspectives, displaying other ways of living and moving.

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