Jacopo Godani and the prestigious German company, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, take on a choreographic and musical trilogy in this programme:

In Metamorphers, the score of the String Quartet Number 4 by Béla Bártok is embodied in the choreography. This masterpiece of 20th century music will be performed live by the Kubus Quartett.

In Echoes from a Restless Soul, the choreographic elements merge in the fascinating landscape of Ondine and Le Gibet, belonging to the Gaspard de la Nuit triptych– composed by Maurice Ravel –. Both will be performed live by Ruslan Brezbroh, the company’s pianist.

And finally, Moto Perpetuo is the dazzling neoclassical choreography that reveals, with passionate physicality and mathematic precision, the artistic essence and the identity of the company. In it, 48nord offers a formidable electronic musical horizon.

The DFDC repertoire consists mainly of the choreographies of its internationally renowned director, Jacopo Godani. His artistic objective is to produce a vibrant choreographic language based on the virtuosity of his expression and the physical challenge of the dancers’ work. The inheritance of traditional dance converges with contemporary thought in this unique proposal.

With the support of the city of Dresden and the region of Saxony, as well as the city of Frankfurt on Main and the region of Hesse. Resident company in HELLERAU – European Centre for  Dresden Arts and the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt on Main.


Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company and Arriaga Theatre Bilbao Coproduction



The team

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Jacopo Godani

Administrative Director: Dr. Vera Battis‐Reese

Production, Planning and Tour Manager: Andrea Bauer

Technical Director, Head of Sound and Video Design: Dietrich Krüger

Head of Wardrobe: Dorothee Merg

Technical Production and Lighting Supervision: Ulf Naumann

Piano Ruslan Bezbrozh                                            

Quartet Kubus Quartee

Artistic Coordinator and Representative to the Artistic Director: Luisa Sancho Escanero

String Quartet: Kubus Quartett

Music: Ulrich Müller, Siegfried Rössert (48nord)

Media Relations/PR/Marketing: Mechthild Rühl

Dancers: Iolanda Filipa Almeida, Daphne Fernberger, Barbora Kubátová, Zoe Lenzi (trainee), Kristýna Němečková, Emilie Nguyen, Claudia Phlips, Carola Sicheri, Rob Fordeyn, Gustavo Gomes, Julian Nicosia, Michael Ostenrath (trainee), Joel Small, David Leonidas Thiel, Michael Joshua Tucker and Ulysse Zangs



24 February. 08:00 pm.

25 February. 08:00 pm.


from €12 to €42 / discounts

Applicable discounts:

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% to 35%.

Groups, large families, under 30’s and over 65’s, people with a disability in excess of 33% and the unemployed: 20%.

Dance professionals: 25%

Last Minute Discount: 50% (for the aforementioned groups, except Friends of the Arriaga)

Disabled people in a wheelchair: 50% (stalls in front of the stage and one companion)


1 hour 35 minutes ( 2 intermisions )