NAKED LOVE was the culmination of a year of research into the theme love and more specifically the question 'how do you love?'. Project protagonist, Choreographer Karolin Stächele, interviewed hundreds people over a matter of months and collected the answers various forms on the blog :
From here the project exhibited the parts of the research that could not be shown in the blog and an artistic journey began into the realms of love and what it means to people.
The results were surprising. Not all roses and pink love hearts as the marketeers would have us believe. In reality it was more visceral, sexual and confused. We have been loving for eternity, but somehow none of us appear to know what the fuck we are doing. Which in fact was kind of refreshing to learn.
The grand finale was a contemporary dance choreography, which is where the album of NAKED LOVE was birthed. The over one hour long ‘album’ is an edited version of the show audio. Crafted into a journey that can be audibly enjoyed.
NAKED LOVE is an EWERKFreiburg/DAGADA DANCE production
Artistic direction: Karolin Stächele/DAGADA dance company
Choreography: Karolin Stächele in collaboration with the dancers
Concept: Karolin Stächele, Sabine Noll
Dance/Voices: Christian Leveque, Marco Rizzi, Jonathan Sanchez, Natalia Gabrielczyk/Olivia Grassot, Simone Elliott
Music: Paul Tinsley
Dramatic accompaniment: Sabine Noll
Stage: Sönke Ober
Lighting: Natalie Stark
Costume design: DAGADA dance company
Production management: Luka Fritsch, Anna Kempin
Assistance: Katharina Ludwig, Sarah Minarik
Project management: Laila Koller/E-WERK Freiburg