Foto: Andreas G. Mantler


June 10 / Izmir, Turkey
On June 10, the FTS will present the choreography “Wonderful Life” by Rodolpho Leoni at the invitation of the Goethe Institute Izmir as part of the “37th International Izmir Festival”.
Further information about the festival and the Folkwang Tanzstudio's performance can be found here: and Programm


Artistic direction and choreography: Carla Jordão
Dance & Performance:  Mateusz Bogdanowicz, Jennifer Boultbee, Tullia Francischiello, Gabriel Gaudray-Donnio, Harrison Rodrigues Gomes dos Santos , Yun-Ru Lee, Tzu-Chun Liou, Julius Olbertz, Djamila Polo and Érika Polifroni Martín (Guest)
Dramaturgy: Prof. Dr. Daniel Rademacher
Assistance: Jan Möllmer 
Sounddesign: Timm Roller
Costume: Carla Jordão und Anne Bentgens
Video Dance:  Julia Franken & Dawid Liftinger
Light-Design: Oliver Semrau & Wolfgang Pütz
Sound technic: Thomas Wacker

SA. 25. May
Essen Premiere

Venue: Neue Aula, Campus Essen-Werden, Klemensborn 39, D-45239 Essen
Further dates: 27., 28. and 29. May
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: 12,50 Euro (reduced 7 Euro) Reservation: Phone: 0201_4903-231, Email: 

FR. 21. June
Cologne Premiere

Venue: TanzFaktur, Halle, Siegburger Straße 233 W, 50679 Köln-Deutz
Further date: 22. Juni 
Time: 8.00 pm
Tickets: Reservation

"A UNIVERSAL HOSTILITY" is a collaboration between SPECIES and the Folkwang Tanzstudio/Institute for Contemporary Dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts
Supported by: Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW und NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste

Click here for reviews and video impressions of the premiere of "A UNIVERSAL HOSTILITY":

Carla Jordão is a choreographer, performer and dramaturge. Her choreographies are pieces about the influence of social systems on the human body. Her minimalist and detailed artistic language is influenced by painting, sculpture, film and photography. 
She completed her B.A. studies in Dance and Stage Performance at the University of Lisbon (2000-2004) and her M.A. studies in Dance Composition at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen (2014-2016). In 2020, she founded the Cologne-based dance company SPECIES

The group of artists around Carla Jordão explores the human body as a fragile composite of environment and inner life. SPECIES is currently focusing on "UNIVERSAL" - a series of pieces that explore the effects of different social circumstances on the human body. The first piece in the series, "A UNIVERSAL WEAKNESS", was awarded the Cologne Dance Theater Prize 2019. The piece "A UNIVERSAL HOSTILITY", created in cooperation with the Folkwang Tanzstudio, is the eighth part of the series.
Here you can find more information about the choreographer Carla Jordão and the company SPECIES



Friday, 28. June
FTS is looking for young, contemporary dancers (m) for season 2024/25. B.A.- or M.A. degree is required
Participation only with written aplication and invitation through the FTS.
Audition: Friday, 28. June 2024, Essen
Deadline for registration: 19. June 2024, E-Mail: