It almost seems as if they were floating, and they keep up this illusion as long as they want to
— Der Tagesspiegel
Laurent Chétouane is one of the most innovative personalities of the contemporary dance scene, and one of the most controversial German theatre directors. The duet M!M, inspired by French philosopher Jacques Derrida’s Politics of Friendship, examines choreographic gesture assuming as a starting point the concept of friendship, and venturing towards the political and social meanings of the term. The exploration touches upon the idea of sharing a space, the democracy of co-habiting and the transformations that can occur in a relationship. Trust, happiness, threat, withdrawal and virtuosity all play a part, uncovering the complexity of social relations.
dance Matthieu Burner, Mikael Marklund - choreography Laurent Chétouane - costumes Sophie Reble - dramaturgy Leonie Otto - lighting Stefan Riccius - assistant Leonie Rodrian - producers Christine Kammer (Büro Tom Stromberg) and Hendrik Unger - produced by Laurent Chétouane in the framework of the TRANSFABRIK project - coproduced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Theater Bremen; Kampnagel, Hamburg - funded by Basisförderung Berlin / Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten - kindly supported by Dock11/*****Eden Berlin
The TRANSFABRIK project is promoted by the French Institute in co-operation with the Goethe Institut and with the support of Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and of the OFAJ. It also receives the support of Total and SACD. The project is inscribed in the framework of the French-German year, the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty.