cie.nomoreless / Productions / like paper (2019)


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like paper

is the new dance production by cie.nomoreless, the Cologne-based, mixed-abled dance
ensemble under the artistic direction of Gitta Roser.

With semi-professional performers between the ages of 29 and 78, with and without
physical particularities, the new production plays with the analogy of skin and paper and
tells stories about skin that are both amusing and sensitive, in a stage set made of paper.

The skin is a human being’s largest (sensory) organ. It is our point of contact with the
outside world and sometimes causes pleasure as well as frustration. Its proverbial nature
accompanies us throughout our everyday lives – jumping out of one’s skin, being thin- or
thick-skinned, slipping into another person’s skin – and at the same time shows how
sensitive yet extremely robust our skin is.
Paper has a two-dimensionality that closely resembles that of skin – patient, blank,
wrinkled, strong and every bit as ephemeral.

like paper – a play with facets, forms, colours and projections.

On 19 September 2019, Neue Westfälische Bielefeld wrote:

‘[…] it (the audience) experienced a very subtle blend of powerfully dynamic group
choreographies and sensitive individual scenes.’


like paper – A photo exhibition
The exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to experience the tactile and visual dimensions
of the entire rehearsal process.

The photographs by Manuel Nagel are the extension of the stage projections and accessible
to the tactile senses of blind and visually impaired people.

Cherished aspects of the production process that did not make their way to the stage are
presented as well. These are the stamped, cut, kinked, folded, and torn results of
rehearsals, available for viewing and accessible to hands-on experience.


PREMIERE and vernissage
Friday, 5 July 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Additional performances
Saturday, 6 July 2019, 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, 7 July 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Barnes Crossing – Freiraum für TanzPerformanceKunst, Industriestr. 170, 50999 Cologne-
Rodenkirchen //

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 8:00 p.m.
DansArt TANZNETWORKS, Am Bach 11, 33602 Bielefeld

Audio description

All performances are audio-described. You are kindly requested to register in advance,
particularly if you are interested in an audio description for the visually impaired, as the
number of audio sets available is limited.
A touch tour for the visually impaired is also offered before all performances.
If you would like to participate in this tour, you are requested to be at the venue at least 1
hour before the performance begins.

All venues are barrier-free.

Contact & information: •


Artistic Director: Gitta Roser // Choreography: Gitta Roser & Claudia Jakobs-Neumeier // Dance: Mechthild Kreuser, Francisco Lara-González, Hartmut Misgeld, Henning Schulte, Tuula Simon, Stephanie Terbrüggen, Clara Osório Vilarinho // Choreographic Assistant: Caroline Asal-Radler // Visual Assistant: Caroline Simon // Production Manager: CarolineSkibinski // Production Assistant: Tatjana Urban // Administration: Raphael Spiegel, Kulturwirbel // Music/Composition & Production: Leonhard Huhn // Stage & Costume Design: Thomas Wien-Pegelow // Photography Projections & Exhibition: Manuel Nagel, Alfred Quarshie, Christina Zajber // Light/Light Design: Garlef Keßler // Audio Description: Andrea Eberl, Joana Tscheinig // PR: mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement

Funded by Aktion Mensch, Fonds Soziokultur, Ministry of Culture and Science of North
Rhine-Westphalia - Competence Centre for Cultural Education of the Aged and Inclusion - A
Work Field of the Institute for Education and Culture, Kämpgen Stiftung, Heidehof Stiftung

Co-produced by Barnes Crossing – Freiraum für TanzPerformanceKunst
Media partners: Kulturservice Köln and
A project by Aus dem Raster e.V.

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