Britney X

Made Two Walking

by Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference • With Margarida Neto, Nicolás Martínez & Njamy Sitson
THUR 08 JUNE • 21.00 P.M.
Dance • 20 min • Christuskirche
08 JUN 2023 • 21.00 P.M.
The performance is included in the ticket price.
Due to the limited seating capacity in the church, we kindly ask you to register in advance.
Based on African rhythm cultures, Richard Siegal developed the duet titled »Made Two Walking«. The dancers Margarida Neto and Nicolás Martínez from the Ballet of Difference at Schauspiel Köln not only move to the music of percussionist Njamy Sitson, but also create sounds themselves with their bodies. The overlapping patterns of movement and sounds result in a polyrhythmic interplay as a reflection on unity and diversity, community and difference. The non-verbal communication created in this way does not remain only between the dancers on stage. Rather, a resonant space is created that also spills over into the bodies of the audience, creating community in a groove.
From & With
Richard Siegal
Founding artistic director of The Bakery (2006) and Ballet of Difference (2016). Recognized by a New York Dance and Performance »Bessie« Award, The German National Theater »Faust« Award, Munich Dance Prize, Richard Siegal has generated international attention for a body of work that includes performances, new media projects, workshops and publications. He has been commissioned by arts institutions including Bayerisches Staatsballett, Berlin Staatsballett, Ballet National de Marseille, Ruhrtriennale, GöteborgOperans Danskompani, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Sao Paulo Dance Company, Bodytraffic, Festival d'Automne, Munich DANCE Biennial, The Forsythe Company, Ircam, Centre Pompidou, Tanz im August, Ballett Frankfurt, Théâtre National de Chaillot, and Kolumba Museum Köln.

His work with live musicians has led him to collaborate with Lorenzo Bianchi Hosch, Alva Noto, Alberto Posadas, L’Ensemble Intercontemporain, Diane Labrosse, Arto Lindsay and Hubert Machnik, a.o. Collaborations with visual artists, architects and industrial designers include Anish Kapoor, Konstantin Grcic, François Roche, and Didier Faustino. Collaboration with costume and fashion designers include Alexandra Bertaut, Flora Miranda, Bernhard Wilhelm, Becca McCharen/Chromat, and Marta Jakubowski, together wth stylist, Edda Guddmundottir.

Richard Siegal has been Artist-in-Residence at Ruhrtriennale, The Baryshnikov Arts Center, ZKM/ Karlsruhe, Bennington College, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, and Muffatwerk/ Munich. From 2005 - 2015 he was an Associated Artist of The Forsythe Company. He is a MacDowell fellow and honorary member of The Bolshoi Ballet's »Benoit de la Danse«. In 2016 Richard Siegal founded Ballet of Difference in the city of Munich. From the beginning of the 2019/2020 season, Schauspiel Köln is the home of BoD.
She started her studies at the Dance Conservatory of Lisbon and graduated from the Tanz Akademie Zürich in 2015. With the beginning of the 2015/2016 season, she got an engagement at the Junior Company of the Bayerisches Staatsballett. In April 2017, she joined the Ballet of Difference and participated in the production ROUGHHOUSE at Schauspiel Köln, among others. She was also involved as a guest dancer in the virtual reality project DAS TOTALE TANZTHEATER 360 (cooperation with ARTE/ZDF), which was presented on the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary in January 2019 at the Akademie der Künste Berlin, as well as in the production O, AUGENBLICK at Schauspielhaus Bochum.
He is a dancer and performer whose interest and talent for music and dance developed at a young age. At the age of 18, he began his studies to become a ballet dancer at the National School of Dance in Uruguay. In 2017, he received an engagement at the National Ballet of Uruguay under the direction of Julio Bocca and until 2019, he performed in pieces such as RUSSIAN HAMLET, CHACONA, THE MERRY WIDOW, DON QUIJOTE, ONEGIN and others. Since January 2020, Nicolás is engaged as a dancer of the company Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference at Schauspiel Köln.
He is a multi-instrumentalist, actor, storyteller, composer and music therapist from Cameroon. He studied philosophy, German and musicology. Teaching positions later took him to universities in Zurich and Munich. He teaches singing and percussion, harmony and rhythm. He also gives workshops all over Europe and can be seen live in various formations. Njamy is known from film, radio and television, because he has already acted in several films, performs at festivals and has composed film music for German television.