A b o u t T h e P i e c e : Finding a balance between societies expectations and our individual emotional authenticity is crucial for a healthy and fulfilling life. The pressure of current societal structures in countries of the global north makes it difficult to find the space to feel and really listen to each other. Societal external coercion can become self compulsion and we lose the connection to our emotions more and more.
Are we still able to embrace our feelings and exist as emotional beings? What would change if we gave more space to our emotions?
A u r o r a B r o c c h i is a dancer and multidisciplinary artist based in Germany. She began her career in dance after graduating from the Contemporary School of Hamburg CDSH in 2021. She has been exploring multidisciplinary arts by creating art works, choreographies and installations which combine those. Aurora recently realized her book “If flowers would not wither”: a book of poetry that talks about changes, life, death, healing processes, movement’s connections and shared spaces. She works with the Current Dance Collective in Hamburg, with which she performed three productions “Gorgeousness and Gorgeosity made flesh”, “Rave New World” and “The End Is Important In All Things”. Furthermore, she performed adurational piece, Life on the Planet Orsinamnirana in the Museum of Künste und Gewerbe in Hamburg, first working with the choreographer Ursina Tossi and later on with Jersey Seymour and The Dirty Art Department. In 2023/2024 she worked at the City Theatre in Oldenburg in the Opera production “Die Tote Stadt”. Aurora performed her own pieces “A door to a place I have never seen” in Berlin at Glogau Air Residency, “If flowers would not wither” in Budapest at School of
Disobedience and in Shoonya Center for Art and Somatic Practices in Bangalore, India. In addition to that she has worked with the choreographers Yolanda Morales,
Abhilash Ningappa, Anand Dhanakoti.
“I dance, move, create, paint, write and wonder. I see life through art or the other way around. I’m interested in people, in human bodies and minds, the physical space they occupy and the way those influences each other. I work with images, words, and sensations. I explore and observe my own healing process through movement and body’s connections. I trust vulnerability, and I think sharing is the most enriching thing that we can experience.”
M i l e n a J u n g e is a freelance dance artist, working as a performer, choreographer and dance teacher since 2016 and is mainly based in Berlin, Hamburg and London. She is part of the ‘Current Dance Collective’ in Hamburg, with which she performed the piece “Gorgeousness and Gorgeosity made flesh” at the Hamburger Sprechwerk in 2022 and 2023. She choreographed two Opera Piccolas at the State Opera of Hamburg: „Die Reise zum Mond“ (2023) and „Die beiden Fiedler“ (2019). Milena has been part of a big variety of different productions ranging from Musicals to contemporary dance theatres and performed in two productions with the Theaterhalle am Dom in Würzburg (2019 and 2021: Choreographies by Thomas Kopp and Hannes Langolf). In the summer of 2023, she was the choreographer’s assistant and dancer in the Opera “Damnation de Faust” at the City Theater of Erfurt.
In January 2024 she is premiering as the solo dancer of the Opera “Carmen” at the theater of Münster, where she is also working as the choreographer’s assistant. As a
dance artist Milena has been part of many different kinds of contemporary productions, dance theatres, performances and was able to also work as a choreographer and director/co- director in different productions. At the beginning of 2023 she finished her Bachelor in Sociology and Sign Languages. She combines her interests about critical societal topics with her passion of movement and dance to create relevant art for today’s society. This Duo is her first own contemporary choreography project where she is a dancer and choreographer at the same time.