Body & Sound Interpretation of the poem “The rose that grew from concrete” written by TUPAC SHAKUR 

Choreography*Dance Howool Baek

Composition*Live music Matthias Erian

Co-production Im_flieger / Austria

Support  Arts Printing House / Lithuania,  Tanzzentrale / Germany 

Thanks to Eunyoung Kang (✝ 2014), Peter Kutin, Ronald von den Sternen, Tim Blechmann

2016  Winner of the 10 sentidos Choreography Competition, Valencia, Spain

Does everyone have to have two legs? Does everyone have to learn how to breathe? Does everyone have to look well? Does everyone have to be colored same? Does everyone have to be straight? Does everyone have to be normal?What is normal?

Isn ́t it that abnormal what we think is actually normal for the most of people?

People look at the same direction and step their feet into a footprint which the others left. Sometimes it doesn ́t fit their feet. But they care about surrounding, follow invisible rules and try to reshape their feet to fit into the footprint.

Everyone has their own struggling and weight in life. The social stereotype and prejudice drag us down deeper.
We have a right to step with our own shape of feet into a way where nobody was before .

We have a right to choose our direction, even if it takes longer.

There is a hope inside the despair. There are everywhere the rose inside of us, when we believe in ourselves.


11.2019 New Adits Festival / Klagenfurt, Austria

06.2019 Soundance Festival / Berlin, Germany

07.2018 Schaubudensommer Festival / Dresden, Germany

03.2018 Moving Poets / Berlin, Germany

10.2017 Mes de Danza / Sevilla, Spain (supproted by Austrian Cultural Forum Madrid)

07.2017 Full Spin Festival / Essen, Germany

07.2016 Stadt für eine Nacht / Potsdam, Germany

06.2016 Unfinished Fridays / Berlin, Germany

06.2016 Festival 10 Sentidos / Valencia, Spain

04.2016 Tanzwoche / Dresden, Germany

06.2015 Tanzwochenende / Mainz, Germany

12.2014 Tanzen vor Weihnachten / Berlin, Germany

11.2014 AAR Special edition / Vienna, Austria

10.2014 Korean Express / Moscow, Russia

10.2014 Korean Express / St.Petersburg, Russia

06.2014 Act Festival / Bilbao, Spain

11.2013 work-in-progress Presentation @Im_flieger / Vienna, Austria