Carolin Jüngst / Lisa Rykena
Sense of Wonder
With SENSE OF WONDER, Hamburg-based choreographers Lisa Rykena and Carolin Jüngst create an expedition scenario in which the performers traverse an unknown region in which nothing works as it should. The environment becomes a space for imagination, a performative metaphor and at the same time a choreographic playing surface. In the science fiction genre, the expression "sense of wonder" describes an expanded form of awareness of what seems possible, appealing at the same time to the willingness to marvel. By drawing on speculative and climate fiction motifs and combining the credible with the mysterious, the choreographer duo places the fairy tale motif of wonder and its construction at the center of their exploration. As in their earlier works, the two artists draw on classical, mythological and pop-cultural materials and create new narratives, embodiments and hybrid forms from a queer-feminist perspective. Carolin Jüngst and Lisa Rykena represented Hamburg at the Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022 and are now producing their fourth work at Kampnagel.