6 performers, 1 technician

stage: 15 x 10 m - no seating

Duration: 0:55 h


Premiere: 10.01.2018, Théâtre du Crochetan, Monthey (CH)

German premiere: Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim: 01.02.2018


In collaboration with: Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey (CH), Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn.


Funded by: Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bundesstadt Bonn, Théâtre-ProVS, Le Conseil de la Culture Etat du Valais, La Loterie Romande


By and with: Fa-Hsuan Chen, Martina De Dominicis, Álvaro Esteban, Daniel Morales, Werner Nigg, Susanne Schneider / András Déri, Marie Viennot • Choreography: Rafaële Giovanola • Composition:  Franco Mento

• Light, Space: Boris Kahnert • Costumes: Annika Ley • Choreographic Assistance: Leonardo Rodrigues • Dramaturgy: Rainald Endraß • Management: Mechtild Tellmann

• Pictures: Klaus Fröhlich • Video trailer: Michael Maurissens/ Carré Blanc Productions



GHOST TRIO B – CORPS MULTIPLES turns into a performance only because the audience merges with the six dancers in the room. Just then the perception of the spectators is starting to follow the interplay between the dimensions of space, time and sound, thus creating empty spaces and intermediate worlds for the ghosts!

GHOST TRIO B seeks to build immediacy and attraction in relation to everyone in the room. The question of the existence of ghosts is not even asked. Instead, CocoonDance goes directly, together with the audience on the quest for the incomprehensible, yet in-conceived body. The ghosts, the "impossible bodies", are this time are all bodies in the room, both performers and spectators, as the subtitle of the play, "corps multiples" already suggests.




Once again, the Bonn-based dance ensemble CocoonDance breaks the conventional stage experience - not only in terms of space. Choreographer Rafaële Giovanola plays in "Ghost Trio B - corps multiples", which celebrated its German premiere in Mülheim, again in a sophisticated way with our perception. (Bettina Trouwborst, tanzweb.org)


An entertaining evening with a fulminant climax and a quick ending, in which you will nevertheless miss nothing. I leave the room with sharpened senses … . (Judith Ouwens, TRAILER 01/2018)


"The quality label 'experience' is not uncommonly used in cultural journalism, but in this case, that may well be the case." (Hagen Haas, General-Anzeiger, Bonn, Jan. 27,.2018)


An impressive experience ... terrific. … The audience becomes part of the production. ... wacky ... (Kathrin Albrecht, KÖLNCAMPUS Radio, KulturImpuls, 23.01.2018)


"Everyone who wants to enter the room must wear a mask and pull a hood over his head. ... the effects, however, are amazing. The factors that are subliminally triggering interest, sympathy and antipathy, the face and facial expressions, have disappeared. What remains are the forms, bodies with their presence in the space - and an abrupt anonymity. ... Rafaële Giovanola has succeeded in creating a visually sophisticated, stringently developed choreography, that was brought to the stage by the "Cocoon" dancers with their own unique intensity. The conclusion: Worth seeing as a dance piece, recommended as a theatrical experience." (Jürgen Bieler, Bonner Rundschau, Jan. 29, 2018)


It's very clever what Rafaele Giovanola and Rainald Endraß came up with in their new production. No one can identify the six dancers of the CocoonDance ensemble until individual bodies start to move. ... Touch is just hinted, as if it only exists from memory. Because ghosts are after shapes without bodies, memories that stayed with us, that live on, but have lost their materiality. ... the Cocooners are now taking the next step, with the use of the mask, in creating an experience of closeness that shows us how memory inscribes itself into the body and releases itself again in a way that no word can replace. (Thomas Linden, CHOICES, 22.01.2018)


Closing the gap between spectators and actors, liberating art spaces from their stiffness, breaking down conventional perspectives and removing memories from time - these are just a few of the effects of the experimental dance performance "Ghost Trio B - corps multiples" achieved by the Bonn-based ensemble "CocoonDance" last weekend at the Orangerie. (Michael Schardt, Kölnische Rundschau, January 1st, 2019)