TonTanz blends classical stories in a new way and delivers them on stage by combining chamber music
(clarinet, accordion, flute) and dance.
TonTanz originates from an initial collaboration between Rhea Paschen and Sabine van Schie, where they combined dance, theater and clarinet to create a new interpretation of the composition Der kleine Harlekin, by Karlheinz Stockhausen Link. Thrilled by the combination of chamber music and dance, they decided to build on this concept together with Anna-Barbara Rösch (flute) and Yvonne Glur-Troxler (accordion). The TonTanz ensemble was born.
Our first production is based on the story of the romantic ballet Giselle, with music from Eric Satie, Camille Saint-Saëns and Friedgund Göttsche-Niessner.
After a successful première at the Mystische Aarberger Nacht in November 2018, Giselle will again see the stage light in the Netherlands in Winter 2020 (see upcoming performances)!
Currently, we are working hard on our second production for Winter 2019, with the title:
"The seven lives of Carmen".
Stay tuned for more information, and visit the upcoming performances page and the gallery for an impression of our
past and current work.
Sabine van Schie
Rhea Paschen is the fountainhead of the TonTanz Ensemble. With her imagination and continuous flow of ideas, she creates and transform stories. Like a stream of water, she nurtures the projects and keeps them alive. The warm sounds of her clarinet have shown her the way through life, and are now taking her stories on a journey Tontanz.
If you want to learn more about Rhea, click below:
"The Gifted One"
Anna-Barbara Rösch is the gifted observer of our actions. Nothing escapes her attention and with great love for detail, she moves the TonTanz Ensemble musically and organizationally forward. The flute, to which she feels bound as "the desire to breathe," also lends our stories their breath. Join her and fly far away with her silvery and virtuose sound and experience a story.
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Yvonne Glur is the strong tree in our ensemble. Through her experience and ingenuity, she keeps an eye on the essentials and she brings together the multitude of our ideas for the stage and the audience.
Her accordion, from which she is almost inseparable, enriches TonTanz with its diverse harmonies, and combines our melodies to ultimately gives them the ground to dance.
For more information about Yvonne visit:
"The Water Nymph"
Sabine van Schie, is the dancer amid the musicians.
She embraces the magical notes that are played, gracefully, powerful and expressive. Like a Nymph, she is initimately connected to the movement of her body of water, and her very existence seems to depend on it. In front of her eyes, the melodies enliven, inspire the dance and make the ensemble to what it is:
a Ton Tanz