Donya Ahmadifar (Stuttgart)

Picture shows Donya Ahmadifar
Foto: Phi Dang
Picture shows Donya Ahmadifar
Foto: Phi Dang


We are Donya Ahmadifar, Jens Kuhlmann, Dimitrios Koutsogiotas, Lydia Tesfai, Virginia Breitenbaumer and Chiara Fiori. We are a collective of different urban dancers persuing the goal of bringing urban dance to the theatre stage in a new context. Each member embodies a very unique dance style and enriches the collective, not only dance-wise but also culturally. We represent a number of dance styles including hip hop, house, breaking, popping and afro.

Project description:

Wer hat noch Luft zum Atmen?

Dance performance from street culture

Breathing is a natural task of the body and functions passively in most cases. But what happens when breathing stops? How quickly do we switch into survival mode? And where does conscious breathing take us? To the dance floor. Donya Ahmadifar choreographs with Daniela Rodriguez Romero and brings dances from the street style scene to the theatre stage.

A co-production by Donya Ahmadifar with the FREISCHWIMMEN network, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through the ” Verbindungen fördern!” programme of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. FREISCHWIMMEN is further supported by Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung and the Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich.G eförder durch die Stadt Stuttgart und den Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg. With the support of Underground Soul Cyper.

CHOREOGRAPHY: Donya Ahmadifar, Daniela Rodriguez Romero
WITH: Virginia Breitenbaumer, Chiara Fiori, Jens Kuhlmann, Nam Nguyen The, Lydia Tesfai


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