OZ – The magic in us
von Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Age 11 and over / Year 6 and above
Venue: TANZKOMPLIZEN im Podewil
Do you remember Dorothy and her friends, the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion? The red shoes, the yellow brick road? Choreographer Joy Alpuerto Ritter brings the characters of the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” back to life and shows us a modern, dance interpretation of this popular American children’s fairy tale.
In OZ, the characters of the film meet in the form of different dance worlds, including hip-hop, breaking and contemporary dance. They are all united by the experience of self-doubt and pressure to conform. Together they escape their oppressive everyday lives and discover on their journey that they can change unjust power structures themselves.
OZ is an urban dance fairy tale about the art of saying no and about the question of how to find oneself in times of crisis.
Idea and choreography: Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Dance: Alba De Miguel Fuertes, Joshua Nsubuga, Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Liam Wustrack
Music/Sound design: Sion Trefor
Song “Ein goldener Weg”: Max Prosa
Visuals/Stage design: Lucian Patermann
Costumes: Linda Spörl
Lightning design: Fabian Bleisch
Texts: Lukas Steltner
Voice from off stage: Livia Patrizi