Meeting with Oneself

a project by Anna Holter + Company

"Meeting with Oneself, which premiered last year. Already good then, the piece is now even better.(...)Their individuell, intricate movements flow cleverly with each other, and never disintegrate in to single, random actions. It is about making a move and being forced to move(...) Anna Holter choreographs that even a non-decision is a decision and leads to a result."

- Katja Schneider, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 18 May 2005

Premiere: 2004

Metropol Theater, Munich

Artistic Team:
Concept/Choreography: Anna Holter
Dancers/Performers: Nadine Gerspacher, Anna Holter, Helmut Ott, Franziska Unseld
Videoinstallation: Anna Holter

Guest venues 2004

TanzSpeicher, Würzburgbr

Guest venues 2005

I-camp/ Neues Theater München
Moderna Dansteatern, Stockholm

Guest venues 2006

Dance Festival: Danse a Lille, Lille


Meeting with Oneself is concerned with the daily, individual struggle with decisions. The various strategies and possibilities to reach a decision are transported with the help of contemporary dance: A person is sitting at a table, their thoughts turning over in the mind. What if? They're weighing up the possibilities... As though pros and cons had become alive and independent of each other, a second person enters the scene and personifies the first - the principle of reversal. This opening scenario - the image of a person torn within and their counterpart - flows throughout the entire piece. There are seemingly endless variations, whereby the portrayal includes both tangible and abstract possibilities. Later on in the piece the original two become four people. By the end only one will have survived - representations of the collection and sounding out of alternatives.

Meeting with oneself concentrates on the struggle over and with decisions, the weighing up of alternatives, the constant changes to and fro, the replacement and alteration of decisions - fragments, in which the rhythm of modern dance as well as tremendous choreographic versatility are revealed.

by Dorothea Martin


(Black & White) Photo © Silvia A
(Color) Photo © Oskar Henn