Die Seherinnen

The Seers - a dance performance

© Daniela Wolf

"A movement vocabulary beyond spoken word that is grotesque, witty, gentle, wild, poetic, energetic, associative ."

(Stuttgarter Zeitung, January 29/30, 2022 by Petra Mosbacher-Dix)


Surely you often ask yourself in conversation how you come across to others? Because you know, just like your counterpart, that your appearance, posture, gestures and facial expressions communicate. And you have the uneasy feeling that it speaks of another reality that the other person might believe to be true.

Our bodies tell stories about who we are and who we want to be. 16 people have made themselves available to the project and provide insights into their personal body language. The dance project DIE SEHERINNEN by choreographer Juliette Villemin is an exercise in and a reflection on our non-verbal communication behaviour.

Premiere on 27 January 2022 in the project space Kunstverein Wagenhalle.

Other performances January 28-30 and April 24 at APOLLONIA, 23 rue Boecklin, 67000 STRASBOURG The Seers - La Montagne / Panoramas (lamontagne-traficdart.com)


©Daniela Wolf


Artistic direction, choreography: Juliette Villemin

Dance: Anika Bendel, Sawako Nunotani, Jeff Pham, Johannes Walter

Music composition: Claudia Jane Scroccaro

Stage and costumes: Justyna Koeke

Photos and graphics: Daniela Wolf

Video and documentation: Alexander Schmidt

Dramaturgy: Bernhard M. Eusterschulte

Lighting design and technical direction: Ingo Jooß

Production Assistant: Natalie Knappik

Financial management: Anika Bendel


DIE SEHERINNEN is the subject of the documentary film THE UNSEEN SIGN, which is supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Support Program Dance.

The performances were supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the special programme "NEUSTART KULTUR" (BKM) and the state capital Stuttgart. TANZPAKT Stuttgart is an alliance of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Freie Tanz- und Theaterszene Stuttgart, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Produktionszentrum Tanz und Performance, Theater Rampe and the Cultural Office of the State Capital Stuttgart.

The production "Die Seherinnen" was supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR (research), the Cultural Office of the City of Stuttgart, the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e.V., with funds from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the Foundation of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg.

Cooperation partners are the Produktionszentrum Tanz+Performance e.V. Stuttgart, FTTS gUG and the Kunstverein Wagenhalle Stuttgart e.V.