/ Testimonials

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
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
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
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A project such as HUMAN underlines what is common to all people and lets us reflect on the importance of human rights. I like to contribute to bringing more awareness of their importance to society.
Julio Fernández
conductor of the HUMAN dance premiere at the Bremen Theatre, founded the IntoNation Choir of the Bremen University of Applied Sciences in 2014 with the aim of developing choral works with singers from all over the world
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
»[…] We are tonight in the HUMAN dance project spectators or participants of a new human-human relationship without ifs and buts. […] The only essential thing is the encounter at the same eye level in the presence of the full individuality of each other. […]«
Domenig Christian Gaegauf
initiate the first inclusive HUMAN dance project in Switzerland (June 2021; communicated via Supported Communication)
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
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
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
In this community dance project, the human right to cultural empowerment can be experienced. I am sure that the HUMAN performances will raise awareness of this important issue. We all have to commit to the concrete realisation of human rights!
Karoline Ott
Violinist and dramaturge of the Kammerensemble Konsonanz, HUMAN dance premiere at the Bremen Theatre
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
The dance project was truly unique. It has been so nice to feel how much joy the impaired people had to be able to dance with us.
Anina Hartmann
Participant of the first inclusive HUMAN project in June 2021, Rudolf Steiner Schule Zürcher Oberland, Wetzikon
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
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
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!"
For me, HUMAN is the chance of an intercultural embrace by people who respect life.
David Cisternas
Violinist and dramaturge of the Kammerensemble Konsonanz
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
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
Bremen and dance, Bremen and human rights - they all match in a wonderful way. I am very happy that this exciting and important project is starting here in Bremen and I wish that it will reach many young people and sensitise them to the value of human rights until it ends in the year after next.
Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte
Mayor, President of the Bremen Senate, Patron of the HUMAN dance premiere at the Bremen Theatre
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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