Maria Zimpel

Love project

Maria Zimpel’s LOVE PROJECT is not about romantic love. It’s more about love in the sense of the energy that swirls around and within you, making communication possible. The energy that pushes water up the tree trunk to nourish the leaves. Energy that allows trees to communicate with each other. Trees and fungi can be compared in their anatomy to the structures of the human nervous and circulatory systems, so bridges can be built between nature and humans. But LOVE PROJECT is actually about the most important thing of all, namely the restoration of balance. The duet by Hamburg choreographer and former K3 resident Maria Zimpel and former Forsythe dancer Yasutake Shimaji imagines the body as a transmitter and explores the ecofeminist idea of embodied nature. In doing so, the two artists enter into a choreographic dialogue with film footage of weather phenomena and micro-life by videographer Claudio von Planta


Concept, choreography & dance: Maria Zimpel Dance & co-choreography: Yasutake Shimaji Cinematography and editing: Claudio von Planta Music: mooryc

Stage design: Dorota Kabała|

We design for physical culture

Light design: Joanna Leśnierowska

Dramaturgy: Niklaus Bein

Costume: Ko_Ruho

Production manager: Sina Rundel

Programming: Xenia von Planta

Graphics: Anna Nowokunska

Curator: Melanie Zimmermann

Special Thanks to: Uta Engel, Jan Rybkowski and Jadwiga Zimpel

A production by Maria Zimpel in co-production with Kampnagel and Art Stations Foundation CH by Grażyna Kulczyk / MUZEUM SUSCH.

Supported by the Free and Hanseatic City of HAMBURG, Department for Culture and Media.

Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK Coproduction Funding Dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.



Joanna Leśnierowska / Claudio von Planta 

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