like paper

In a stage scenery made of paper, the performance tells skin stories that are as amusing as they are sensitive - a game with facets, shapes, colors and projections.

"[…] it (the audience) experienced a very subtle blend of powerfully dynamic group choreographies and sensitive individual scenes."
On 19 September 2019, Neue Westfälische Bielefeld

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like paper

is a 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 it that are both amusing and sensitive, in a stage scenery made of paper.

The skin is the 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.

Photo exhibition

The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to experience the entire rehearsal process haptically and visually.

The photos by Manuel Nagel are an extension of the stage projections and can be experienced haptically by blind and visually impaired people.

In addition, cherished items from the production process that did not make it onto the stage are presented. Punched, cut, folded, torn rehearsal results to touch and look at.


All performances will be audio-described. We ask for prior registration, especially if you are interested in audio description for the visually impaired, as only a limited number of audio sets are available.

Likewise, a touch tour for the visually impaired is offered before all performances.

If you would like to take advantage of this, please be at the venue at least 1 hour before the performance begins.

All venues are barrier-free.

Contact & Informations



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    50999 Köln-Rodenkirchen
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  • Saturday 14.09.2019 20:00DansArt TANZNETWORKS
    33602 Bielefeld


Artistic Direction

Gitta Roser


Gitta Roser & Claudia Kachina


Mechthild Kreuser, Francisco Lara-González, Hartmut Misgeld, Henning Schulte, Tuula Simon, Stephanie Terbrüggen, Clara Osório Vilarinho

Choreografic Assistant

Caroline Asal-Radler

Outside Eye

Caroline Simon

Production Management

Caroline Skibinski

Production Assistence

Tatjana Urban


Raphael Spiegel, Kulturwirbel

Music/Composition & Production

Leonhard Huhn

Stage & Costumes

Thomas Wien-Pegelow

Photo Projections & Exhibition

Manuel Nagel, Alfred Quarshie, Christina Zajber

Lights/Light Design

Garlef Keßler




Andrea Eberl, Joana Tscheinig


mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement


Alex Ketzer

Fundings and Network

Funded by

Aktion Mensch
Fonds Soziokultur
Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW Kompetenzzentrum für Kulturelle Bildung im Alter und Inklusion – Ein Arbeitsfeld des Instituts für Bildung und Kultur e.V
Kämpgen Stiftung
Heidehof Stiftung

Coproduced by

Barnes Crossing – Freiraum für TanzPerformanceKunst


Kulturservice Köln

A Project of

Aus dem Raster e.V.