Kaiser Antonino Dance Ensemble – When air is still around


Kaiser Antonino Dance Ensemble – When air is still around

Is happiness still possible in a world that seems to be collapsing both physically and morally? In their new work, when air is still around, Avi Kaiser and Sergio Antonino confront themselves with body, nature, environment and their relationship. The work includes original fragments and variations from Ludwig van Beethoven’s symphonies, whose 250th birthday was celebrated all over the world in 2020. Beethoven’s works can be considered as an apotheosis and celebration of the magnificence of nature, but also of its destructive power. The 6th Symphony, also known as the Pastoral, has become a symbol of the changes in our planet and the fight to save it. With fragments of the 6th, 7th and 9th Symphonies and other musical material, Kaiser and Antonino dive into this conflictual and complex field of sensations       

Kaiser and  Antonino have a rich experience in the field of dance with more than 20 dance pieces performed throughout Europe, the US and Israel. From 2002 they have directed "The Roof -TanzRaum,"  in Duisburg, Germany. Kaiser worked closely with Susanne  Linke for  15 years. He created works in Canada, the United States, Senegal, the Paris and Zurich Opera. The French Ministry of Culture awarded him the title of Professor of Modern Dance based on his international authority in this field. Antonino was invited to create at the Venice Biennale, won the Sakharov Prize, and created several works for the prestigious Paolo Grassi Academy in Milan. He received his master's degree in the history of art at the University of La Sapienza in Rome. In their works there is a strong emphasis on the place, the arena in which things take place. In recent years, a large part of their pieces has been done in and for public space, in cooperation with architects and photographers. One of their leading projects  is the duet At Your Place which brings the dance to people's homes, school classrooms, offices, and any other possible space where intimacy allows a different observation of the movement


Choreography and performance: Avi Kaiser Sergio Antonino

Musical direction: Florian Walter

Artistic advisor: Sally Anne Friedland

Light: Ilia Feldshtein

Music: L.V. Beethoven, Florian Walter, Marko Kassl, Gaetano Veloso ,Sadhguru

Costumes & Stage: Kaiser Antonino