The Bakery | ©oPirates
Richard Siegal's The Bakery
The Bakery, Richard Siegal, Dance


©oPirates is an artistic experiment that is by turn performance and party, dance and interactive experience. By bringing together professional and amateur performers, and inviting spectators to share the stage, ©oPirates embarks upon an exploration of community.


How do we create a sense of partnership? What are the limits of sharing? How do we translate our knowledge, to communicate or transpose everything from essential ideas to complex movements?


©oPirates brings a unique, festive performance to each new venue. By rallying together dancers, artists and groups as diverse as Parkour and the Pirate Party, traditional folk dancers, roller skaters and Lindy Hop adepts, ©oPirates best resembles what could be called a “philosophical party.”



Date: 2010
Duration: 90 minutes


Composer/Sound Design: Lorenzo Bianchi
Interactive Systems: Jean- Philippe Lambert
Video: Dennis Zyche
Light Design: Pipon (Munich), Jochen Göpfert (Frankfurt, Essen)
Dramaturge: Chantal Pontbriand, Barbara Formis


Performers: Anelka Chanel, Caroline Geiger, Prince Kreol, Sebastien Mari, Camille Revol, Paula Sanchez, Franck Edmond Yao
Vocals: Yvonne Madrid
Performance Artist: Alexeij Sagerer


Munich: Attac-Chor, d’Schwuhplattler, Green City, ParkourOne/Parkour München, Piratenpartei, Regös ungarisches Folklore Ensemble


Essen: Ancient Astronauts, Bandoneon Freunde, Enis Maci (Poetry Slam), Hfmt Cologne Dance Department, Lindy Pott (Lindy Hop), Parkour Essen, Xopo Bulgarian folkdancing


Partners: The Bakery, Festival Dance (Munich), Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Muffathalle (Munich), Pact Zollverein (Essen), with support from the Cultural Department of the City of Munich, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Goethe-Institut and the Consulate General of the United States (Munich)