cie. toula limnaios – tempus fugit

About the piece

In “tempus fugit,” cie. toula limnaios remains on the trail of time; deeply embedded therein is the all-too-human desire for happiness. Nietzsche saw it embodied in a grazing herd of animals, living entirely in the now–a state which he envied them for, having neither past nor future. In “tempus fugit,” seven dancers continually move as a group, as a flowing unit. Propelled forward by an inner unison, they produce an all-embracing tide, a round dance like a single shared movement which, nevertheless, at moments reveals the individual. Nothing lasts forever–the flow of time cannot be detained. But how do we really live in it? Has the hustle and bustle of daily life consumed us all? Compared to the breathlessness of our lives, the horde resembles a muscle, brimming with vitality and solidarity. Mass and identity, power and momentum are its central phenomena–the group as a microcosm that frees us from the prison of isolation and unleashes new strength.

About the company

cie. toula limnaios is an ensemble for contemporary dance, founded in Brussels in 1996 by choreographer and performer Toula Limnaios, and composer Ralf R. Ollertz. A year later, the company moved to Berlin. In 2001, they were awarded the Meeting Neuer Tanz prize. In 2004, their beckett trilogy was rearranged into a documentary entitled atemzug, produced by zdf/arte. Their own production House Halle opened in 2003, and is an internationally connected theatre. The company obtains funding from the City of Berlin’s Culture Department, and from Europe since 2005, and was selected by the Fonds Darstellende Künste to receive conceptual funding for “leading ensembles in the field of independent theater and dance” from 2008 until 2010. in 2012, they were awarded the George Tabori prize. cie. toula limnaios presents dance that is awake, critical and bold–with concern for humankind, made by and for people.


Tuesday october 11

8:00 pm | Teatro Ateneo

Tickets for sale


Country: Germany

Category: Selected Company

Concept/Choreography: Toula Limnaios

Music:  Ralf R. Ollertz

Dance/Creation:  Daniel Alfonso / Leonardo D;Aquino / Fracensca Bedin /  Laura Beschi / Priscilla Fiuza / Alessio Scandale / Hironori Sugata / Karolyna Wyrwal

Lighting Design: Felix Grimm

Scenography / Costumes: Antonia Limnaios/ Toula Limnaios

Choreographic Assistance: Ute Pliestermann

Lighting and Staging Technicians: Domenik Engemann / Ian Rómer

The tour of the cie. toula limnaios is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Embassy of Germany in Panamá.