OZ – The magic in us

  • 06.10.2023, 10:00 AM
  • 07.10.2023, 12:00 AM
  • 10.10.2023, 04:00 PM
  • 08.10.2023, 12:00 AM

von Joy Alpuerto Ritter

Age 10 and over / Year 5 and above

Surrounded by storm and chaos, a dancer wakes up in the black stage space. In search of her home, she meets other dancers with whom the exchange turns out to be complicated. A dance journey begins, where hip-hop, breaking and modern dance meet contemporary dance and the dance forms begin to flow into each other.

Choreographer Joy Alpuerto Ritter brings the characters of the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” back to life and shows us a modern interpretation of this world-famous cinematic musical. In the new adaptation, it is staged for the first time as an urban dance fairy tale. Four dancers and a special shoe start their journey, deal with fear, experience exclusion, question hierarchies that seemed self-evident and lose themselves. Can one 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


Nominated for the IKARUS 2023