I cannot avoid

  • 16.11.2023, 09:00 Uhr
  • 16.11.2023, 11:30 Uhr
  • 17.11.2023, 09:00 Uhr
  • 17.11.2023, 11:30 Uhr
  • 18.11.2023, 16:30 Uhr
  • 18.11.2023, 07:00 PM

von Janne Gregor

Age 6 and over / Year 1 and above

A participative piece with Krump dancers

Who owns the stage? Four Krump dancers ask themselves this question and take the audience into the spotlight. Krump is a dance style that has only recently appeared on stage. It originated as an Afro-diasporic dance culture on the streets of L.A. and is based on a rebellion against social inequality and discrimination. For many dancers, Krump is still a refuge and family substitute. The Krump community is about cohesion, showing up and supporting each other.

Ankündigungsfoto Ich kann's nicht lassen

© Cathrin Beck

Choreographer Janne Gregor transfers this self-empowering approach of Krump into the theater space and breaks up the usual hierarchies between audience and performers. In close exchange with students, a vivid choreography is created live. Dance becomes a means of communication, each performance a unique experience that makes it possible to discover why you just cannot avoid dancing.


Artistic direction, choreography: Janne Gregor
By and with: Queen Buckhype, Iman Gele, Kofie DaVibe, Baby Wave
Musician: Moritz Thorbecke
Audio editing: Matthias Millhoff
Stage, costumes: Johanna Schraut
Lightning design: Luigi Kovacs
Dramaturgical support: Thomas Schaupp
Assistance dramaturgy and production: Lena Klink
Mediation: Amelie Mallmann, Lucia Matzke
Production management: Sina Kießling, Thomas Dörschel

A production by TANZKOMPLIZEN in cooperation with tanzhaus nrw, funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth as part of the funding program “The Future Package for Movement, Culture and Health” and take-off: Junger Tanz.