Foto: Andreas G. Mantler


13, 14 and 15 January 2022
"Dance Evening 2022" (working title)
A two-part dance evening with choreographies by Antonia Koluiartseva and Barnaby Booth.
Dance: Jennie Boultbee, Yi-An Chen, Gabriel Gaudray Donnio, Florian Entenfellner, Jihee Kim, Lucas Lopes Pereira, Julius Olbertz, Djamila Polo, Darko Radosavljev, Narumi Saso

With Barnaby Booth and Antonia Koluiartseva, Rodolpho Leoni, artistic director of the Folkwang Tanzstudio (FTS), has invited two young, experimental, innovative choreographers to create new pieces with the dancers of the FTS.
Barnaby Booth combines his lighting design skills with his dynamic movement compositions to create theatrical worlds that explore themes of human social interaction, personality and psychology. In "Mary" (working title) he has the ten FTS dancers push and pull, embrace and fall. Aggression and destruction, care and creation can be found in the waves and movement patterns. Each of them is a friend, a mother, a monster and a god.
Antonina Koluiartseva's pieces are whimsical, imaginative and funny. She surprises with her love of experimentation and humor. The new dance piece is the second collaboration with the Folkwang Tanzstudio. In her "dance piece about delicious and healthy food" (working title), she invites the audience to an imaginary diner. The dancers go on stage to the kitchen, to the cooker. There are several courses: various starters, Bœuf Bourguignon, a cream of mushroom soup, a dessert and much more....  

Barnaby Booth is an international lighting designer and choreographer. He graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) and the Salzburg Experiemntal Academy of Dance (SEAD). In 2017 he won several awards with his solo work "We Do This. We Don't Talk."  He is an associate artist of TRAK dance Ensemble (Austria) and choreographs for various companies and universities, including English National Opera (UK), Los Little Guys (USA/Mexico), Dantzaz Dance Company (Spain). In the UK and Mexico he teaches for festivals and student/postgraduate companies and has worked as a curator for the Omnibus Theatre in London. He has worked as choreographic assistant for Mala Kline and Eléonore Valère Lachky and as movement director for Headlock Theatre Company. His lighting work includes work for DeNada Dance Theatre/Carlos Pons Guerra, Sita Ostheimer, among others.

Antonia Koluiartseva Antonia Koluiartseva studied ballet and contemporary dance at the Dance Centre Prague and Tallinn University. From 2007-2013 she worked as a dancer, choreographer and teacher at the "OKNO dance project" in St. Petersburg and was co-organiser of the annual dance festival "OKNO dance festival". For several years she was a dancer at Aura Dance Theater (Kaunas, Lithuania). In Estonia and Russia she worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer, creating her own choreographies, which were awarded and performed internationally.
In September 2021, she graduated from Folkwang University of the Arts with a Master's degree in dance composition with a focus on choreography. During her studies she continued to work as a freelance choreographer and dancer.

_Performances: 7.30 p.m. | Campus Essen-Werden | Neue Aula
_Tickets: Tickets for all performances are available at a price of 10 euros (reduced rate 5 euros) by telephone on 0201_4903-231, by e-mail at karten(at) and at the box office.