Pop up | 6+

Wo drückt der Schuh

Flip-flops, sneakers, rubber boots, football shoes, slippers, ballerinas and the like – shoes are part of our lives. Sometimes we are “fit as a fiddle” or “topple over with enthusiasm”. On a constantly changing stage consisting of colourful, diverse shoes, the two dancers discover which stories or movements lie behind them. Imaginative and versatile, they use the shoes as a metaphor for the topics of their young audience: Where does the shoe pinch; What is getting on their nerves; When do they get cold feet? Shoes transform into the one insurmountable obstacle, become a floating mobilé and are always the starting point for new movements. Funny, poetic and sometimes belligerent, the mobile pop-up performance invites children to marvel and reflect.


Mami Kabawata studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. During her studies, she became a member of dance companies such as the Jalegado Dance Company and to participate in many projects. Since 2012 she has been a dancer in the dance company of the GHT Görlitz/wee dance company, where she was also a guest choreographer in 2018. She has also developed her own projects and productions with which she has been to Germany, Japan, UK, Cyprus, Denmark and Taiwan.


Jana Schmück is a freelance dancer and choreographer and gives international workshops and seminars at various universities (UNC Asheville, École des Sables, State University Ankara) and institutions. As a dancer she has performed at festivals such as “Un pas vers avant” /Côte d’Ivoire or Movimentos and worked with choreographers such as Justin Tornow, Wagner Moreira and Dr. Ronit Land.
Her focus is on interdisciplinary projects and interdisciplinary mediation formats. Jana has produced and choreographed numerous dance productions, both with amateurs and professional artists. Since 2014, she has been the artistic director and managing director of TanzART Atelier, a centre for dance, movement and art in Eastern Saxony, and is active in various councils as an expert advisor, including the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and the federal programme “Tanz & Theater machen stark”.


Eve Gubler studied music and movement/rhythmics in Zurich, is a qualified dance teacher and has a Master’s degree in “musik.welt – Cultural Diversity in Music Education”. In addition to teaching at the University of Potsdam in the Department of Aesthetic Education, she develops and directs artistic projects and performances in the field of music and dance for students, pupils, dancers and music professionals.


16th January 2023, Johann-Gottlieb-Fichte Grundschule Bautzen (school representation)


Concept: Jana Schmück, Mami Kawabata, Eve Gubler
Dance and Choreography: Jana Schmück, Mami Kawabata
Dramaturgy and Co-Choreography: Eve Gubler
Music: Paul Geßner


about 45 minutes

Next performances

19th January 2023, Johann-Gottlieb-Fichte Grundschule Bautzen (school representation)
21st January 2023, Galerie FLOX Schirgiswalde-Kirschau (public family representation)
10th March 2023, 84. Grundschule Hellerau (school representation)
11th March 2023, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts
12th March 2023, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts