Participation of Laura Martín Rey:
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and

Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR program, graduate funding

DIS-TANZ-START of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.


CHOREOGRAPHY & Stage: Stephanie Thiersch

Artistic Consulting in Senegal: Alesandra Seutin

Costumes: Lauren Steel

Work with stage Design: Anna Sorensen

Video/Digital Director: Navid Razavi


 »Land im Land »

With « Land im Land », the last premiere of the project series D³ – Dance Discovers Digital, the choreographer Stephanie Thiersch creates a performance that raises the issue of the connection between people and across continents.

Three communities gather on the TOR6 stage between Toubab Dialaw and Bielefeld for a colorful celebration: the ensemble from TANZ Bielefeld, four dancers from Thiersch’s Cologne company MOUVOIR and five artists from Africa.

Through holographic projections, the presence of all artists at the scene can be felt in different ways and the concept of hospitality takes on a whole new meaning. Who invites to this party and who is invited? Or are you both a guest and a host? At the interface of dance and digital media art, land within a country is an invitation to immerse oneself in speculative futures and scenarios of being together.

In cooperation with Ecole des Sables, International Center for Traditional and Contemporary African Dances, Toubab Dialaw, Senegal and MOUVOIR


INVENTASY IX,a laboratory of research exploring many aspects of community and the family of choice From 27 February to 4 March 2023,9 international artistis are searching for the essence of human bonding and possible forms of artistic expression with Stephanie Tiersch In Cologne – Germany


Premiere: May 2024

Beneath the canvas of global rhythms, “Until the Beginnings” orchestrates a vibrant dance-poem that brings together an international team of eight dancers from Senegal, Germany and France along with musicians from the field of spoken word and rap.

The directors Alesandra Seutin (Artistic Director École des Sables, Senegal) and Stephanie Thiersch (Artistic Director MOUVOIR, Germany) of diverse realms, weave a choreographic tapestry challenging the essence of hospitality.

Artistic Direction: Alesandra Seutin and Stephanie Thiersch

With: Tarang Cissokho, Latif Arafan Wa-hab Diedhiou, Nadia Gabrieli Kalati, Cola Lok Yee Ho, Kezia Jonah, Margaux Marielle-Tréhoüart, Alexandre Nodari, Shelly Quest, Joel Suárez Gómez, Christ Zié

Concept, staging, choreography: Stephanie Thiersch, Alesandra Seutin with the ensemble
Costumes Lauren Steel (Berlin)
Lighting Design: Begoña Garcia Navas (Paris)
Sound: Thomas Wegner

Management: Josefine Sautier
Production: Sarah Heinrich (MOUVOIR), Hervé Breuil, Paul Sagne (École des Sables)
Production École des Sables: tba
Financing: Béla Bisom, transmissions
PR, Social Media: Nina Lobinger
Press: neurohr & andrä

Producesd by: MOUVOIR e.V. and Freihandelszone – Ensemblenetzwerk Köln, École des Sables Senegal

Coproduction: tanzhausnrw, Sommerblut Kulturfestival

Funded by: Kunststiftung NRW, NATIONALEPERFORMANCENETZ. Koproduktionsförderung Tanz funded by der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung

MOUVOIR/Stephanie Thiersch is funded by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln

Duration ca. 70 min, no intermission


Co-Production 2020: VEDANZA, Op der Schmelz, CAPé Center for Plural Arts Ettelbruck with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg.

Partners: CERModern Ankara, Embassy from Luxembourg to Türkiye, DeVIR/CAPa Performative Arts Center of Algarve,
The Choreographic Encounters of Casablanca, Sacem, Dance Science Net, Axis Syllabus International Research Network,
FOCUNA, Independence Foundation.
Special thanks to: Renzo Hettinger, Annejet
Pette Hettinger 

VEDANZA Luxembourg

« BLAST » is a dance creation conceived by Emanuela Iacopini on a composition music by Rajivan Ayyappan. In the light and dark explosions, room reflects on the destruction and creation, transition and transformation, the beginning and the end.This workseductive, leaves a lasting impression of connectivity and human fragility.In Senegal, under the aegis of the Embassy of Luxembourg in Dakar, the room is reworked and presented by an artistic team of dancers from the Ecole des Sables and the VEDANZA company: an exchange project art in support of the Dialaw School.

Production: VEDANZA / Ecole des Sables with the financial support of the Embassy of Luxembourg in Dakar, Kultur LX Arts Council Luxembourg and the National Cultural Fund FOCUNA.

Art direction: Emanuela Iacopini
Music: Rajivan Ayyappan
Co-creation 2020: Emanuela Iacopini, Frey Faust, Yuko Kominami, Saju Hari
With: Ami Colle, Latif Diedhiou, Frey Faust, Sebia Gomis, Saju Hari, Emanuela Iacopini, Kezia Jonah, Bonaventure Sossou (solos originals)

Lighting designer: Nico Tremblay
Lighting manager: Lui L’Abbate
Costume designer: Anne-Marie Herckes


Collaboration with Chanel as a dancer/ performer on the occasion of the Défilé « Métier d’Art » 2022 – 2023

The Métiers d’art 2022/23 CHANEL – DAKAR fashion show is the result of creative encounters over the past three years.

Attracted by and involved in the creative effervescence of Dakar, choreographers, directors, musicians and authors, as well as friends of the House, inspired this project. they witnessed a performance of the choreographer Dimitri Chamblas’ collective dance project, ‘Slow Show’, in collaboration with African dance icon Germaine Acogny and performed by dancers from her school, Ecole des Sables 


in Vienna – Austria (Summer 2022). 

Dance WEB Scholarship :
The Scholarship Programme is a 5 week further training program taking place every year in July- August in Vienna in the frame of IMPULSTANZ Vienna International Dance Festival.

The Program offers young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also non-European countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training program.

The program focuses on the exchange of ideas and knowledge, not limited by national borders,on concentrated further training, on meeting with internationally renowned artists gathering at ImPulsTanz with the aim to orient the career of the participants.   


Each year, Prince claus grant Seed Awards to 100 emerging artists working in contexts where cultural expression is under pressure to support their personal and artistic development, amplify their talent, and ultimately spark a new wave of changemakers.

Each Seed Award recipient will receive an award of €5000 to invest into the development of their artistic and cultural practice on their own terms – be it through experimentation, fostering new perspectives and connections, or pursuing a dream project.She was selected among 1500 applicant from 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.