SZENE 2WEI was founded in 2009 by Timo Gmeiner and William Sánchez H. in Essen. The company works in the field of contemporary dance theatre. It makes art that questions and inspires reflection: a reflection that doesn't shy away from discussion or discourse, and that brings to the stage a style all its own.
"We dissolve conventional ideas and patterns of thinking that exist about the body of a dancer. Our definition of the artistic aesthetic invites us, in the field of contemporary dance, to play more and more with diverse, multifaceted bodies on stage."
(William Sánchez H.)
Our overriding goal, both on stage and off, is to seek out dialogue with people – especially when the universal language of art undertakes various forms of communication.
The company also offers workshops and projects in order to make its art accessible for everyone to experience.
"We stand for diverse encounters, mutual appreciation and openness to the unknown."
Inclusion – UN convention
Coexistence of people with and without disabilities on equal terms
(The file is available only in German.)
Artists of the company
beWEGEnd e.V. is a recognized non-profit association.
It supports and promotes performing arts (focusing on dance theater), body action and cultural education projects, that are put into practice in the terms of inclusion together by people with and without disability. beWEGEnd e.V. distinguishes itself by a determined promotion and support of cultural workers.
In this case, it is the artistic, pedagogical work of SZENE 2WEI whose doings, promoting consciousness and perception constitute the basis of beWEGEnd e.V. The association promotes the community and cooperation of people with and without disabilities. It also champions the possibility of a real, equal share in social, cultural and artistic life for those impaired, regardless of the individual type of impairment.
Within the goals of the inclusive approach are participation and self-determination as the basis for an „inclusive culture“ that enables people with and without disability to influence the shape of their own life and that of their environment, alone and together with others, as an autonomous individual.
beWEGEnd e.V. creates inclusive social spaces in which people with diverse experiences with disability can live and be active in artistic work without barriers.
The association purposely supports both the different developmental and working processes as well as the performance of physical theater pieces of the inclusive dance company. It also has a hand in the cooperations of SZENE 2WEI with various institutions on the topic of inclusion. beWEGEnd e.V. lends the frame for the creative workings of the performers of SZENE 2WEI, in which the artists can present the very own movement of their art to a public as well as experience its entire social realm and effect.
The aid works in cooperation with foundations, art and culture organizers as well as local and regional cultural operators.
Partner up with the association beWEGEnd e.V. to support the work of SZENE 2WEI.
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(All files are available only in German.)