Be Festival

Aerobics! A Ballet in 3 Acts by Paula Rosolen / Haptic Hide (Germany) – 30 min

Recalling the ‘80s-born trend for aerobics, this show merrily re-imagines the iconic sports and exercise regime. A carefully choreographed dance performance structured across three distinct acts; placing aerobics’ style and approach in a different context, rhythm and form are balanced with a tight precision. Putting new kinds of emphasis on the sport in question, new kinds of wonder are found in the movement they explore. The company Haptic Hide was formed in 2015, by choreographer Paula Rosolen whose work explores the dance that’s hidden in popular culture and the everyday. Realising her subjects in unusual settings, they’re always framed inside her unique perspective.

A production by Paula Rosolen / Haptic Hide and M.i.C.A in coproduction with Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Musée de la danse Rennes/ Centre chorégraphique national of Rennes and Brittany, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Fonds Transfabrik – German-French Fund for performing arts, the City of Frankfurt am Main and the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art.

1st Prize Danse Élargie, an international competition organized by Théâtre de la Ville and Musée de la danse in Rennes

A 30 minute version of the show will be presented


Paula Rosolen «Aerobics! – Ein Ballett in 3 Akten» from Theaterfestival Basel on Vimeo.

Book Tickets

Concept and Choreography:    
Paula Rosolen

Jungyun Bae
Gabriela Gobbi
Sanna Lundström
Peterson Querubin*
Paula Rosolen

*Debut/new cast

Original Lighting Design:
Tanja Ruehl

Juan M. Morales
Anika Alischewski
Takako Senda

Artistic Advice:
Juan M. Morales

Dramaturgical Advice:
Anna Wagner, Marcus Droß

Choreographic Assistance:
Christopher Matthews

Production Coordination/Dramaturgical Advice Birmingham Version:
Mira Moschallski

Laurent Philippe


Supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe-Institut London.

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