Léonard Engel transposes animal behaviours such as mimicry and mating rituals onto the human anatomy as the basis for his choreographic practice. He raises the question of the artistic value of animal dances and reconsiders the hierarchy of the species.
JANUARY 14 | AUDIODESKRIPTION + HAPTIC ACCESS TOUR
JANUARY 14 | LET'S TALK ABOUT DANCE
Feedback session after the show
DURATION 45 Min. CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Léonard Engel MUSIc, PERFORMANCE Korhan Erel DRAMATURGY Maja Zimmermann
LÉONARD ENGEL, born in France, is a performer and choreographer and lives in Berlin and Munich. After graduating from the Paris Opera Ballet School, he obtained his first engagement with the Victor Ullate Ballet in Madrid, before spending eight years as a soloist under the direction of Ivan Liška at the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, where he served the classical ballet genre, but also appeared in works by Pina Bausch, Aszure Barton, Russell Maliphant and William Forsythe. Since 2016 he has been working as a freelance artist, deepening his contemporary, technical and choreographic knowledge. In 2018 Léonard Engel received a research grant from the Cultural Department of the City of Munich for his project States of Survival, which deals with strategies of imitation in the animal kingdom. In 2019 he premiered his first choreographic piece, the Solo Pavane, at the Tanztage Berlin at Sophiensæle.