DADADANS is founded by choreographer Helle Bach. The work is shaped by Helle Bach’s main interest in the stories our bodies carry, and her focus on ”the human condition”. She wants to make us laugh and cry by recognizing the banal realities of life as well as its poetic beauty.

The choreographic language has its own original tone drawing on vocabularies from abstract contemporary dance to french cabaret tradition. Helle Bach works with the body in an exploratory way giving time and space to detail and individuality. The movements are dynamic, direct and inventive. Her work is underlined by a strong sense of rhythm and humour, which infuses her choreography with unexpected turns. Here is a universe that mirrors the twisted, poetic and ironic that lives in us all.

Since 2005, in collaboration with an architect and an interaction designer, the work has been centered on incorporating every-day communication technologies such as cell phones, camcorders, and Internet into the stage expression. The main focus being a research into a choreographic integration between the virtual presence and physical body.

Latest work:

“SPI -a simple portrait of intimacy” (2016)

” Spirite – a body caberet” (2015)

” Busy Body” (2013)  A 6 soli clash

“GROW” (2012/13) Outdoor interactive installation for the city of Horsens.

“still going WRONG” (2012) All about being wrong and right

“Feathers and stillettoes” (2011) A short story about Folies Bergere – containing female body images, shapes and sizes as time passes.

“SNIP SNAP SNUDE” (2010) On the topic of death in five poetic pictures; a non sentimental reminder of the inevitable facts of life.

HELLE BACH studied at Ballet Academy in Gothenburg and at the Menagerie Verre in Paris. After graduation she worked for seven years as a freelance dancer in Paris. Since 1998 her base has been in Denmark and from 1999 choreography has been her main focus.

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The following foundations have over time supported performance projects by dadadans and Helle Bach:

  • The Danish Arts Council – Teaterrådet / Kunstrådet/ Kunstrådets Scenekunstudvalg
  • The State Arts Foundation – Statens Kunstfond
  • Augustinus Fonden
  • Wilhelm Hansen Fonden
  • Tuborg Fondet
  • Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968
  • City of Copenhagen – Københavns Scenekunstudvalg
  • Oticon-Fonden
  • Danish Actors Union – Dansk Skuespillerforbunds blankbåndsmidler
  • Danish Actors Union – Dansk Skuespillerforbunds Koreograflegat
  • City of Aarhus – Århus Kommunes Fritids- og Kulturforvaltning

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