(warm-up with the audience led by Florian Bücking and Raisa Kröger:  19:00, the lobby of The Red House)

bückling&kröger (Germany)


Choreography & Performance: Florian Bücking and Raisa Kröger
Sound: Constantin Popp
Production and dramaturgy: Johanna Withelm

Duration: 60 min

The production is part of Aerowaves platform, supported by programme Creative Europe and operated for Bulgaria by Derida Dance Center. Its presentation in Bulgaria is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality for 2017.

Funded by: Bezirksamt Pankow – Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur, Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten

My perception determines what to accept as real. Everything else is subject to that.

In the novel “The Ship of Fools” (1494) by Sebastian Brant (1457-1521), one of the most prominent works in German language and in the world culture as well, Narragonien is a fictional country the crew of the fools’ ship is setting out for. In “Narragonien” of bückling&kröger  two people are also bound for new shores. The aim is clear, the hopes – big. Until something jams up. In the face of the emerging difficulties hopes fade, the two bodies remain derelict to the present moment. The fictional turns into immediate reality.

Florian Bucking and Raisa Kroger are German choreographers and dancers. In 2014, after ten years of bustling activity both in- and outside the Berlin dance scene, they founded bückling&kröger in order to transfer their extensive combined experience into collectively choreographed pieces. As a creatively working union they engage with dance in the broadest sense, as well as with architecture, performance and social plastic. So far they have developed three short pieces, one feature-length production and a concert evening. Their work is characterised by a clear focus on the body and the physical states that accompany movement. They often develop their work in collaboration with artists from other fields such as fine art or music.


Warm-up by Florian Bücking and Raisa Kröger with the audience: 19:00, the lobby of The Red House

Playful and alternative introduction of the viewers to the topic and choreography within the piece. After the warm-up there will be enough time for glass of wine before the beginning.

Free entrance

A post-show talk with the artists of NARRAGONIEN moderated by Stanislav Genadiev, dancer and choreograph