about the piece

Nocturne examines its own eponymous genre. Drawing on the original use of the term in music and its deep roots in Romanticism, the piece attempts a more contemporary interpretation. As so often in this phase of his work, Christoph Winkler created several different versions of the piece.



Choreography: Christoph Winkler | Dance: Dan Pelleg, Marko E. Weigert

Performance at the Tanzfabrik, Fabrik Potsdam and Tanztage Berlin


"The first scenes of this "nocturne" already reveal that we have here a group of artists searching with ingenuity for their own movement vocabulary. More often than not, the two dancers try out different poses and movement figurations either individually or together. They often find themselves in phases of sensitive coexistence, which disperse in restrained, slow celebrations of physicality. The performance of this danced work in progress is like cautiously converging on the poetic heart of the future production. Here, in the unveiled claim towards introverted experimentation, the production finds its own striking artistic core. Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten