Lauded Italian choreographer and theatre director Alessandro Sciarroni is known for his stagings that marvel and works that straddle dance, performance art, and ritual anthropology. In FOLK-S, the Schuhplatter, a Bavarian folk dance, meaning “shoe batter”, is refined to its most essential form invoking a sense of playful experimentation and ritualized trance. Starting from an unceasing repeated sequence, the performance space becomes redefined, shifts, and the company transforms itself like ever-changing organic matter. FOLK-S invites us to take part in an extreme, perception-based experience centering on the multiple variations that a form can take to the point of its exhaustion. Through repetition, the folk material finds its clearest revelation by being geographically and culturally decontextualized. The folk and the popular wrestle until they fuse with the contemporary context.