Total Brutal Dance with the Goethe
The Goethe Institute and Total Brutal will present Dancing to the End at the Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts on Mar. 23 and 24.
Dancing to the End is a dance performance inspired by famous classical music and images from both the Western and Eastern art world. One of the most famous classical music arrangements is Beethoven’s symphony No. 5, 1st movement, with the subject of this score being that death is knocking on the door. This arrangement can be heard in different media and is used in a variety of different ways.
“Death is part of life and not simply a void into which we drop,” says Berlin-based Total Brutal’s artistic director Nir De Volff. “History of art feeds us with endless fragments and images of death. Death images are part of our daily life, part of our need to fear and construct our identity.”
Nir de Volff is known worldwide for his cultural exchange projects and his vivid use of humour in dance. Dancing to the End will bring together for the second time the collaboration between artist from Berlin and Bangkok.
De Volff and his company have been in Bangkok for a few weeks creating this new work as they’ve been inspired by “classic or pop music mixed with private and national images from Western culture.
Dancing to the End will be performed at the Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University on Mar. 23 at 7.30pm and Mar. 24 at 2pm and 7.30pm. It will be in German with English and Thai subtitles. Tickets are B500 (B300 for under-27s and professional dance and theatre artists, B200 for students).