Habitat

Premiere: April 2017 | donaufestival

Produced by: donaufestival and insert (Theaterverein)

Choreography: Doris Uhlich

Sound: Boris Kopeinig

Light: Gerald Papperberger

Performers: Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez, Samira Bösch, Uwe Brauns, Eyal Bromberg, Zinzi Rosa Buchanan, Manuela Calleja, Pêdra Costa, Ewa Dziarnowska, Anna Friedrich, Christina Gazi, Alexandar Georgiev, Andrea Júlía Gunnlaugsdóttir, Lotta Maaria Halinen, Christina Hurt, Irene Irrgeher, Boris Kopeinig, Louis Labadens, Hugo Le Brigand, Barbara Lethna, Lilach Livne, Milan Loviska, Aloun Marchal, Raúl Márquez, Yoshie Maruoka, Andrius Mulokas, Mzamo Nondlwana, Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Johanna Pauer, Yali Rivlin, Vera Rosner-Nógel, Lyllie Rouviere, Roni Sagi, Grete Smitaite, Ulla Stahlstadt, Julischka Stengele, Doris Uhlich, Christina Vivenz, Werner Vockenhuber, Brigitte Weinberger, Johannes Zits


 

 

Being naked doesn’t mean you have to feel naked. The more than naked ensemble, founded in 2013 around Doris Uhlich, operates in a realm beyond the dichotomy of „staring or being stared at“ and pays no mind to shame or actionist provocation. Instead, Uhlich creates choreographed free spaces and immerses herself in refined rituals for human flesh that doesn’t want to play hide-and-seek anymore. On two days in Krems about 30 performers will occupy the monumental Dominican Church, already secularised in 1786, and transform it into a habitat full of unimagined life forms. The horde celebrates their unity in the diversity. They do not obey the imperatives of the sex market economy and aren’t ashamed to bring wrinkles and love handles into the picture. The image is a literal and a social movement. The dancers play with the metaphor of infection: one quivers, the other tremors. Sweating and gasping. Impulses twitch, energies are invisible yet perceptible. The space becomes a social body.

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