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16BIT | Paula Rosolen/Haptic Hide

15. Feb. 2023

With countless beats, techno drives up the pulse of global club and protest cultures and, in Paula Rosolen's new work, becomes the hypnotic engine of a great choreography. Together with six dancers, Rosolen dives into the development of this unique music between art and social phenomenon. On February 15 and 16 at the Muffathalle.

Dance production by Paula Rosolen / Haptic Hide about techno as an art form and social phenomenon.


With countless beats, techno drives up the pulse of global club and protest cultures, and in Paula Rosolen's new work it becomes the hypnotic engine of a large choreography. Together with six dancers, Rosolen delves into the development of this unique music between art and social phenomenon.

Emerging from decades of transatlantic cultural exchange, techno has given voice and expression to marginalized communities, sparked scientific experimentation, and influenced the avant-garde through technological and cultural revolutions. Techno stood as an Afro-futurist expression for the Black community in Detroit and for liberation and reunification when the Berlin Wall fell. Rosolen's piece follows techno's various existences, from the indeterminate DIY landscape of 1980s electronic music to the globally recognized genre of the early 1990s. Full of energy and hypnotic power, the performance surrenders to the pull of techno, which has changed the world beyond the dance floor.


Cast / Participants

Idea, choreography, artistic direction: Paula Rosolen

Concept: Paula Rosolen, J.M. Fiebelkorn

Created with and danced by: Capucine Schattleitner, Daniel Conant, Felipe Faria, Kyle Patrick, Steph Quinci, Steven Fast.

Music: Nicolas Fehr with excerpts from the song "Where Are You?" by 16BIT.

Sound Engineer: Mauro Zannoli

Costumes: Anika Alishewski, J.M. Fiebelkorn

Lighting: Tanja Rühl

Choreographic assistance: Christopher Matthews

Research: Oli Warwick

Production Management: Dominga Ortuzar Bullemore

Graphic design & visuals: Yuka Sano, J.M. Fiebelkorn

Photos: Jörg Baumann

PR: Kathrin Schäfer


Duration: 60 minutes


Please note: Strobe lights will be used in the performance.


15.02 to 16.02.

Start: 8 pm

Place: Muffathalle Munich


Further information and tickets are available here: https://www.muffatwerk.de/de/events/view/6360/16bit


A production of Paula Rosolen/Haptic Hide in co-production with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in the framework of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main and CCN-Ballet National de Marseille in the framework of accueil studio / French Ministry of Culture.

Funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

The revival of 16BIT is supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich.

With the kind support of Tanzbüro München, Tanztendenz München e.V. and Schwere Reiter Tanz.

Haptic Hide receives a multi-year grant from the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main and is supported by Bureau Ritter/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Program Dance.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)


More Information and tickets: https://www.muffatwerk.de/de/events/view/6360/16bit


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