CROSSING THE FREEWAY is a one-hour dance performance for seven dancers, accompanied by an interactive video installation, into which the audience is invited to walk and change perspectives. CROSSING THE FREEWAY confronts the audience with the emotional-physical level of migration and escape movements triggered by the multiple crises of our days – in particular those caused by the capitalist relations of society and nature in Western industrialized countries. Staged in an abstract form, CROSSING THE FREEWAY develops a minimalist movement language that opens up a wide range of reception and interpretation possibilities for the audience, while still managing to keep an eye on the individual experiences underlying the abstraction. In the run-up to the production, Kosmas Kosmopoulos and other project participants collected testimonials of children and their families who had fled and emigrated to Berlin. Together with the thematic experiences of the artists involved in the project, this material was the starting point for the development of the dance performance. Referring to the way society deals with migration and escape, the abstraction of the experiences in CROSSING THE FREEWAY into isolated movement sequences also leads to an impersonal visual language that initially always seems the same and to which it is difficult to relate. Performed over and over again, however, the audience cannot help but sharpen their perception for details in the movement sequences and recognize the individual. Observing this movement language is exhausting, the narrative expectation is not fulfilled, an end is not foreseeable. Nevertheless, or perhaps precisely because of this, what we see remains in our memory.

Cast & crew

Performance: (Angeliki Anargyrou), Aaron Carey-Burrows, Sofia Gousgoula, (Lea Hoffmann), Maia Joseph, Jaewon Jung, (Maria Kandylaki), Nikoleta Koutitsa, Davide Lorenzi, (Heun Min Kim), (Nikos Evangelos Nikolaou), (Dmytro Grynov), (Elton Petri), Caspar Sebastian Stuart
Artistic direction, concept and choreography: Kosmas Kosmopoulos
Choreographic assistance: Nikoleta Koutitsa
Original music: Antonios Palaskas

Stage Design and costumes: (Michael Graessner), Kosmas Kosmopoulos

Technical direction and light design: Andreas Harder, (Dimitrios Stamatis)
Text and dramaturgical advice: Kai Pichmann

Production management and communication: Fee Josten, Carmen Maria Jentzsch, Effie Athanasodimitropoulou, (Michael Ludwig Tsouloukidse)
Photograpy and documentation: Giovanni Lo Curto


_ March 2024 (Resumption on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the institutionalization of the Initiative LUNA PARK as a non-profit association)
Friday, March 15, 2024, 08:30 pm

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 08:30 pm
Sunday, March 17, 2024, 05:00 pm

Uferstudios (Studio 14), Badstr. 41a, 13357 Berlin

15,00 € / 10,00 € (reduced for Students, trainees, people with disabilities, unemployed persons and Tanzcard holders) available at RESERVIX

_ September 2019
September 27, 2019, 07:00 pm
September 28, 2019, 07:00 pm
September 29, 2019, 05:00 pm
& DANCE SCOUT wrap-up “dance//think” with Amelie Mallmann following the performance on Sept. 28, 2019

Uferstudios (Studio 14), Badstr. 41a, 13357 Berlin

Production & support

A production of Initiative LUNA PARK e.V. and Kosmas Kosmopoulos in cooperation with the Gesundbrunnen Primary School, supported in the frame of the artist residency program “tanz(t)räume” (dance rooms/ dreams) funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund (DANCE PACT Local-Regional-National) and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Community, and in the frame of the project fund of QM Badstraße