Nano Giants

Polymer DMT / Fang Yun Lo

Group of performers balancing a balloon over their bodies
Dancers on a dark stage filled with smoke performing to be on a helicopter
Performer holding and focussing on a balloon while another performer walks towards it
Performer holding up a stick while another performer is being pulled up by his attached backpack
Group of performers blowing up a balloon through a chain reaction that goes through their bodies
Group of performers balancing a balloon over their bodies
Dancers on a dark stage filled with smoke performing to be on a helicopter

A single bamboo breaks easily in the wind - but many bamboo sticks together can withstand any storm.

Six people from four countries - Germany, Taiwan, France and Indonesia. They all have their own world, where they make music, draw or dance, where they work and dream, where fish fly through the air or things are very big or very small. These are beautiful worlds, magical and spacious. And everyone can do something that the others can't.

But the most exciting thing is to explore each other's worlds. Because there is a lot to discover and learn here. Together we become even bigger and more colorful. No matter how small or insignificant the individual may be - together we are all giants.

"Nano Giants" is a journey through a theatrical wonderland where we explore the value of community. It's about simple but fundamental questions of human life: are we small or big, in relation to what and whom? What can we do alone, what only together? Do we move or are we moved?

"Nano Giants" is contemporary dance theater for young, old and everyone in between. Four dancers with special skills, from hiphop to dance theater, contemporary circus to parcour, share the stage with a musician and a graphic artist who conjures up ever new images live on stage.

"Nano Giants" is a dance/performance piece for young audiences ages 4 and up.

Performers: Hsiao-Ting Lee, Salim Ben Mammar, Chih Wen Chung, Baptiste Bersoux
Direction, Choreography: Fang Yun Lo
Stage / Costume: Cristina Lelli
Illustrator: Agnes Gunawan
Music: Marie Schulze
Lighting Design / Technical Direction: Max Rux
Video Design: Bodo Gottschalk / Studio 6
Production Management: Sabina Stücker

A production of Polymer DMT / Fang Yun Lo, in co-production with TANZPAKT Dresden/DE and PACT Zollverein Essen/DE.
Funded by Ministry of Culture and Science North Rhine-Westphalia (Spitzenförderung Tanz NRW), City of Dresden (Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz), City of Essen (Kulturamt)
Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK co-production funding dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Nano Giants is based on research made possible in 2020 by grants from TANZPAKT Dresden, the Goethe-Institut Taipei, the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, and the Corona Special Fund of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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