How does novelty come to be? What is novelty? And where does it stand in the relationship between the individual and their own language?
“you·tópia” is a multimedia project, a choreographic poem about the subtle relationships between the individuals of a community. The great avant-garde poetry of the last century is filtered through a special kind of choreographic and visual sensitivity, thus the creators of the project explore new forms of communication, representative for the modern man. Between the private and urban spaces of the collective neurosis, the paradisiacal, vegetal universes, and the post-humanist nightmares, the spectators embark in a psychedelic journey at the end of which they’ll glimpse a silver lining.
Florian von Hoermann was born in 1975. He is based in Munich and works as an independent director, author, and painter. In 1999, he graduated from the Athanor Academy in Passau, having specialised in theatre and film directing under the guidance of Professor David Esrig. Until 2006, he worked as an assistant director, and since 2009 he has been teaching acting and directing at Athanor Academy. He directed many productions for the theatres in Dresda, Baden, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt. He co-founded the artistic community “Institut für GlücksFindung”.
Edith Buttingsrud is a Berlin-based Danish dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher. She graduated from the Ballet Academy in Copenhagen and from the Iwansson International School of Contemporary Dance in Munich in 2011. Since then, Edith has worked as a dancer for Dali Touiti, Jiří Kylián/Karine Guizzo, Sebastian Prantll/TanzAtelier Wien, Stephan Dreher, Ilona Roth/Transitheart Productions, Rasmus Soerinus/CampNorr/Varq de Alvo Co. Joao Cidade, Corinna Speith, and many others. She has taken up different creative residencies in Denmark, Poland, and Germany. In 2018, alongside three other dancers, Edith founded Company HAA. Moreover, she has choreographed dances for numerous films, theatre performances, and operas produced by directors such as Rolf Heim, Morten K. Rosen, Per Linderoth, Florin Vidamski, Florian von Hoerrmann or Valquire Velkovicq.