"1984…Now" Official Show Website

A World Citizen Dance Production

Our presentation dossier is ready!

It has been beautifully designed!

Front page cover 1984-Now French  suis je un homme libre design

You can download it here !

Watch the “1984…Now” Trailer

The rebels have been hard at work producing a top-quality video of the debut performance of “1984…Now.” For now, enjoy this trailer.

We salute you.

ANASMA Love army by Konztanze Winkler

Special thanks to the many donors who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign! We are so incredibly grateful to each and every name on this list! This was an ambitious project on many levels and your generosity will help us in so many ways. Thank you from the cast and crew of “1984…2014”! I also want to express my love and gratitude for each of you and everyone who shared the campaign with their family and friends. This was truly a group effort. We could not have done this without you. Onward!- Anasma

Alexis Southall
Amy Staub
Anchyi Wei
Angeline Vuong
Anita Wai
Anne-Laure Francois
Annelies Jansen
Apsara Habiba
Arno Schoonaard
Binita Haria
Blanca Odalisca
Brenna Crowley
Carol Henning
Clara Kagan
Co Ann and Chu Thanh
Eliana Hofmann
Elizabeth Irwin
Emeline Nandrot
Emilie Chanussot
Emilie Cia Exotika Brisset
Eva Tennfjord
Even Dew
Fabio Torrico
Fannie Lëz’arts Déko
Fatim Biaz
Gaia Dunia Rai
Ha Duat
Hai V.
Isabelle Chabanon-Pouget
Jenny Cohen
Jenny Nichols
Jessica Baker
Judith Hanl
Julie Papandinas
Kai-Ti Kao
Karanfilia Liza Langer
Karen Ortiz
Kathleen Bailey
Kelley McKinnon
Kim Leary
Krista Sassani
Laure Porché
Lee V.
Lee Wedgeworth
Leyla Tureli
Lindsay Manning
Lomuna Mim
Long family
Maria Rita Qualadrucci
Marie, Fred and Lauren Rajau
Marta Eres Cia Exótika
Michela Franceschelli
Mindy V.
Minh & Cuong
Philippa Gebhardt
Rachel O.
Radhia Kastally
Rahma Bel Bachir
Raphael Magnin
Safiyyah (Inga Heppner)
Sandralis Gines Gonzalez
Sarra Vuong
Sean McGarry
Sheba Remy Kharbanda
Suncica Dropulic
Tjarda Van Straten
Tram family
Victoria Bone Pearl Boheme
Victoria Schönefeld
Viet & Nam
Yuliya Guz
Ziep and Truc
Zoe Anwar
Zoé Van de Kerckhove

We’re feeling the love!

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Anasma as G-Lovestein, Soldier of Love


We definitely feel loved.

This week we’ve met and exceeded our fundraising goal of $10,000 to support the many talents behind “1984…2014”!

With 27 hours left in the campaign, we’re still accepting your generous support. All told, our expenses for the Dusseldorf premiere last month add up to about $25,000. Click here to visit our Kickstarter page. And thanks again!

“As I first read the title of the show, I thought to myself: ‘heavy shit’ for a dance performance…”

We were thrilled to get a letter from tanzhaus-nrw board member Bruno Assenmacher after the premiere of “1984…2014” in Dusseldorf. Here’s the translation from German:

It happens very rarely to me that even weeks after the show pictures, emotions or impressions of a dance performance appear in my head and come to my mind. To me this is an unmistakable sign that the artist’s messages have had a lasting impression on me. That is what happened with Anasma’s dance theatre [show] 1984…2014. As I first read the title of the show, I thought to myself: “heavy shit” for a dance performance, as George Orwell’s novel “1984” is a classic in which a totalitarian surveillance state brutally interferes in the life of a disobedient protagonist and finally “heals” him by using the weapons of betrayal, torture and brainwashing.

Together with the Compagnia Degli Gnomi, Anasma impressively puts this idea into practice, using three different manners of art: dance, theatre (requiring the audience have a good level of English) and music (from her own album “Chance is back”). She takes the liberty of quoting Charlie Chaplin and Michael Jackson through the medium of dance. Referring to Charlie as a rebel, she uses quotes of movements, extracted from his movie “Modern Times” (factory scene); and to Michael as the “love soldier”, as we all know him from his music videos. Using these characters as instruments, Anasma effortlessly transports the difficult topic to us.

Using almost all genres of dance that exist on this planet, Anasma is equipped with a practically inexhaustible repertoire of movements at the highest level! It is pure Contemporary Dance that helps her underline the topic of 1984 as an international, multicultural and contemporary topic at all times. Sometimes video clips, lines or body language appear threatening. The next moment there is this effortlessness again that makes us smile. In contrast to the novel which in the end passes the death sentence for the protagonist, Anasma’s story continues ending in a ‘happy dance’ [with the dancers of the] “Love Army” suddenly appearing on stage from the audience.

What will be remembered in the end besides the aesthetics of the representation is the message of that work of art:

Big brother is watching you: Facebook, Google, NSA and their gang control and threaten our world. This is not just the vision of a novel of the 1940’s anymore. It is real, it is now. There seems to be no way out, but there is hope. Just wake up!

Bruno Assenmacher
Musician, engineer, management of tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf (Germany)


You can help us bring the show to new audiences. Donate to our Kickstarter campaign by THURSDAY, MARCH 27 to get us to our $10,000 goal!

Kickstart us!

Kickstarter campaign ends March 27!

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Our show had a wonderful and well received debut at the Tanzhaus NRW Orientale 2014 Festival and we are so grateful to everyone who believed in this vision and helped us bring it to the stage! However, we need your help! Your kind and generous donations will go towards compensating the wonderful and talented artists who worked on this project, along with the incredible production staff and will, overall, help us cover some of the larger pre-production and post-production expenses in addition to producing a DVD of the show.

Click here to visit our Kickstarter page and make a contribution!

“1984…2014” World Premier in Dusseldorf

Tanzhaus NRW’s Orientale 2014 Festival

28 February, 2014
Postcard for website post

Visit our calendar page for details.

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