changeABLE cohesion

ChangeABLE Cohesion (Short version) from DIN A 13 tanzcompany on Vimeo.


(Sri Lanka / Germany, approx. 70 min.)

Unspoken beauty reveals itself when certitudes are turned upside down and the fragility of existance becomes evident. Six dancers: two women and four men. three with and three without physical disabilities: Six people born into a time in which daily grind can lead through hidden corners into unpredictable ends, in which familiar structures can turn threatening and danger a thrill.

The DIN A 13 tanzcompany, one of the few mixed-abled dance companies worldwide, starts its new project, UPHEAVAL, in Sri Lanka. After a production process of eight weeks, changeABLE cohesion (Upheaval I) will be premiered at the Colombo International Theatre Festival and tour Germany in May 2012.

Upheaval II & III will take place in Venezuela and Israel and all three productions will be part of a final performed installation in Germany in 2014.


  • Choreography: Gerda König
  • Assistance Choreography: Marc Stuhlmann
  • Dancers: Suranga Bopitiya, Venuri Perera, Saman Pushpakumara, Nadeeka Tharangani, Mahesh Umagiliya, Thusitha Wimalasuriya
  • Music: Harsha Makalande
  • Video: Vishnu Vasu
  • Production Direction: Gustavo Fijalkow 

Based on the concept Upheaval by Gerda König and Gustavo Fijalkow

With the kind support of:

Ministerium für Familie
NRW Kultur International
Stadt Köln Kulturamt
Kämpgen Stiftung

Restaging in Germany in collaboration with
DansART Tanznetworks

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'changeABLE cohesion'
is nominated for Colognes dance theater award 2012

Gewalt im Paradies

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Gerda König zeigt eindrucksvolle Tanz-Produktion - Tanz in NRW 05/12 (choices)

von Thomas Linden


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Ansichtssache - Literatur und Kultur auf Kölncampus

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'changeABLE cohesion'