March 2018


Figures in a Landscape

An international, interdisziplinary project between fine art and dance - choreography


Premiere March 29th.  2018 _ 6.00 pm


Gemäldegalerie im Kulturforum / Sonderausstellungshalle 2


Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin


 also March 30. / 31. and April 1. / 2 _ 4.00 pm


Tickets: 12,- Euro / 6,- Euro reduced

Box office: 030-266 424 242 (Mo-Fr, 9.00-16.00 Uhr)



Tickets online und Infos




Figures in a Landscape is a meditation on living painting and moving sculptures, a dialogue between visual art and dance, between European and Chinese culture.

Starting point were the costume designs of the British visual artist Jonathan Baldock, inspired by such diverse references and influences as Chinese opera costumes, medieval monks' cowls or the abstraction of European modernism.

With their choreography, Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann add an extra dimension to the materiality of Baldock's costumes. They are repeatedly arranged differently on the bodies of the eight dancers, in the movement, through the dance, and receive an independent rhythm in the lines, form and color.

The museum as place of the performance, becomes an important part of the perception and reflection of the piece.


Figures in a Landscape

Total running time: 60 minutes, no intermission


Artistic directors: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann

Direction, Choreography: Jutta Hell

Costum, Sculptur: Jonathan Baldock

Dance, Choreography: Dieter Baumann. Alessandra Defazio, Er Gao, Bing Luo, Carlos Osatinsky, Anja Sielaff, Wang Zhen Jun, Li Ling Xi

Light: Fabian Bleisch

Sound: Da Bao

Production management: Inge Zysk

Communication: k3 berlin

Photos: Dirk Bleicker


Produktion: Tanzcompagnie Rubato, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, in cooperation with Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz_Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Powerstation of Art, Shanghai





April 2018





SOS_ Gerhard Bohner_ Tanzcompagnie Rubato

 Tempo: a tender slowness

 Reconstruction / Passing on 2018






  April 26. - 28. 2018 _  8.00 pm


Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Pariser Platz 4, Blackbox


Tickets: 13,-  Euro / 7,- Euro reduced



and at the box offices of Academy der Künste

 Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin,

daily 10am - 8pm


 Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin,

 daily 10am - 8pm


Gerhard Bohner's late work is the essence of his exploration of the legacy of pre-war modernism, in search of a new language that transcends time. The result are masterpieces of dance art. Throughout his life, a pioneer who has not established himself in any aesthetic habit, Bohner created with his latest work SOS a lesson of accuracy and reduction, permeable to theatrical composition.

The dance critic Irene Sieben wrote on the occasion of a resumption of SOS in 1999: "... The reunion with Bohner's work and his spiritual dimension is still groundbreaking seven years after his death." The pure doctrine. Every young choreographer should listen to, to distinguish black from white to learn to fight for the quality of art ... "(ballet international / dance aktuell 1/2000)

Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann pass on the choreography they created  for them in 1991for the first time to the next generation of dancers. A TANZFONDS ERBE project.



Total running time: 65 minutes, no intermission


Choreography: Gerhard Bohner (1936 - 1992)

Artistic directors, passing on: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann

 Dancers: Niannian Zhou, Xuan Shi

Speaker: Knuth Irche

Music / Sound: Ronald Steckel

Set Design: Ursula Sax

Stage: Norbert Stück

Photo: Klaus Rabien


Texts taken from the book "herzzero" by Franz Mon 


Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE – an initiative by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, in cooperation with Academy of Art, Berlin. A Tanzcompagnie Rubato production.













The photo book

30 years Tanzcompagnie Rubato


Book release: September  2015




Published by Jutta Hell und Dieter Baumann
Layout: Dirk Bleicker
Editorial: Sven Neumann

With original contributions from  
Dr. Johannes Odenthal and Jun. Professor Dr. Susanne Foellmer

Preview pdf


Book orders: rubato@snafu.de