/ Testimonials

People dancing together is the ideal way of engaging with each other in a spirit of openness, respect and acceptance.
Wilfried van Poppel
Choreography Team HUMAN Premiere and head of HUMAN school projects
Madita Bild
In a dance project like HUMAN, everyone can participate. One's own abilities are taken into account and the best is brought out.
Madita Brünjes
Ensemble member, HUMAN Dance Premiere Bremen
HUMAN project is about us all. No matter your color, country of origin, age, background, disability, or culture … it is about you too. And it’s a privilege to be part of it!
Albino Moura
School director Escola de Dança Lugar Presente, Viseu/Portugal, Partner in the Erasmus+ project
Kurt de Prins
The HUMAN project strives to encourage young people to develop their own strengths and visions so that they can make their own way as part of a free and tolerant society.
Kurt de Prins
Director of the IMELDA school in Brüssel-Molenbeek
Susan Barnett
HUMAN is an inspiring and empowering opportunity for young people—and everyone else involved—to explore and create collectively. Its focus on humankind’s shared values, needs and wishes, through a creative and caring process, counterbalances the current flood of global issues that constantly threaten our inner sense of stability.
Susan Barnett
Choreography Team HUMAN Premiere
For me, dance makes my world better. I tell stories and images with it. It's something very personal, intimate and at the same time very communal.
Mina Raschiatore
Ensemble member, HUMAN Dance Premiere Bremen
Markus Heineke
To us as a label, the HUMAN project means empathy and enthusiasm for interpreting the UN’s declaration of human rights in music and dance in a brand-new way.
Marcus Heinicke
Senior Product Manager, Edel Kultur/Berlin Classics
Nanni Kloke
For me, HUMAN is about essentials: Beyond language and cultural barriers, we are people - with bodies that want to move. Community Dance can overcome walls and build bridges! So let us dance!
Nanni Kloke
Choreography Team HUMAN Premiere
More than ever, our world needs humanity. So I' m very happy that HUMAN wants to work with young people to overcome opposites in order to realise the dream of equality and unity of cultures in a loving and humane way.
Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn
Initiate the HUMAN performance in Brussels
Julia Jentsch by Mike Kraus frei
A great project! I wish all participants deeply lasting and happy impressions and experiences. I would love to dance along right away! And finally, I also hope that the message will get to places and people where it is most urgently needed, so that human rights can really be rights for all people.
Julia Jentsch
Film and theatre actress
Gerhard Ziener
In helping to shape them, the HUMAN European Culture Project pays tribute to human rights and all those involved.
Gerhard Ziener
Pedagogical-Theological Centre Stuttgart
I very much hope that many will be so inspired by the innovative and exciting HUMAN Culture Project and the young people's work for human rights. We are happy to contribute to this.
Prof. Dr. Karin Luckey
Rector Hochschule Bremen/City University of Applied Sciences
Dancing together is so wonderful. Dance is a great language that all people understand. For me, it is a great joy to express the 13 pieces on being human. I am really gripped by dance fever!
Yeroh Saw
Ensemble member, HUMAN Dance Premiere Bremen
Helge Burggrabe.Portrait19.3.Foto Andrea Friederichs du Maire
The purpose of the HUMAN project is to empower and allow young people to flourish.
Helge Burggrabe
HUMAN Initiator and Composer of the HUMAN Suite for orchestra
Mareike Windorf©noraheinisch
Music and dance express what cannot be said and about which it is impossible to remain silent. Man cannot be silent and should not be silenced. That is why we dance.
Mareike Windorf
General Manager, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin
Well, I think human rights are an incredibly brilliant idea! The fact that human beings as a species, which is very much characterised by survival of the fittest, can conceive of such ideals of equality, freedom and solidarity is a phenomenal achievement.
Morten Reisemann
Ensemble member, HUMAN Dance Premiere Bremen
Pierre Stutz
I’m so enthusiastic about HUMAN because this creative dance project brings my somewhat gutsy composure to the fore where there is no dividing line between a playful presence and depth, spirituality and human rights.
Pierre Stutz
Author of the HUMAN book "Menschlichkeit JETZT!"
The book Menschlichkeit JETZT! by Pierre Stutz and Helge Burggrabe is a wake up call, not to separate between caring good for one self and live with empathy for others. I discover in this book and in the HUMAN project something which is an impuls and inspiration for our work as publishing group: Have a good life and live the good!
Ulrich Peters
Director Verlagsgruppe Patmos
Being HUMAN is our reality, but feeling HUMAN is our right. Through this project and through dance we want to invite participants to love and express life, feeling, understanding and working together for a better world.
Amaya Lubeigt
Choreography Team HUMAN Premiere and head of HUMAN school projects
For me, participating in a community dance project means being able to express myself without boundaries. In HUMAN, we thus present the basic rights of humanity, which unfortunately are not respected in many countries.
Sandra Calvo Pastor
Ensemble member, HUMAN Dance Premiere Bremen
For me, this HUMAN performance expressed a new human right, as essential as any other: the right to be who you are!
Yann Lenggenhager
History teacher, Lead Educator Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, Switzerland
The idea of the HUMAN project is to bring young people together and give them a voice so that they are heard as individuals and as a group.
Royston Maldoom
Artistic choreographic support