2022 | Berlin | explore dance
stage & costume design
Horace is a duet between Renae Shadler and a crocodile skull. The pop-up piece is about the regenerative cycle of life and death based on Renae’s true story of her lifelong friendship with the bone and their many adventures together.
Audience members move through worlds filled with underwater creatures, becoming Horace’s prey and trying to escape him, swimming in the bottomless ocean with all its mysteries and beauties, and in the end becoming a crocodile themselves.
Horace raises the question of how we can coexist with animal companions and their environment and be friends with living creatures long after they have passed away.
Choreography & Performance ● Renae Shadler
Set & Costume design ● Camille Lacadee
Sound design ● Jonathan Reiter
Dramaturgy & workshop moderator ● Anne Welenc
Creative Producer & Distribution ● Dörte Wolter
pictures ● Piotr Pietrus
Presented by Renae Shadler & Collaborators and explore dance – Network Dance for Young Audiences, a cooperation of fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz | Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg, and, starting in July 2022, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts. explore dance is funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Department of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, as well as the City of Potsdam and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg. Starting in July 2022, the second phase of the project will also be funded by the Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Arts and the state capital Dresden.