More Than Naked
Tallinn Premiere: September2015 | Vaba Lava
Produced by: mPulsTanz & insert (Theaterverein), Austria | Vaba Lava, Estonia | Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava, Estonia
Choreography: Doris Uhlich
Artistic advice: Yoshie Maruoka
Dramaturgical advice: Christine Standfest
Light: Nadja Räikkä
Sound: Gerald Pappenberger
Production: Christine Sbaschnigg & Theresa Rauter
Performers: Sveta Grigorjeva, Barbara Lehtna, Linda Vaher, Kerti Kass, Karolin Poska, Katrin Kubber, Mari-Liis Pruul, Kaie Küünal, Siim Tõniste, Kadri Sirel, Liisa Chrislin Saleh, Sigrid Savi, Viktor Aspel, Kaarel Kütas
Why would anyone undress on stage?
What can a naked body say?
What can twenty naked bodies say?
…always already say?
In more than naked, twenty naked dancers make their flesh wiggle, wobble, and crack. Their bodies slap against each other, sweating and snapping to dance floor hits and lavish sounds. Twenty people on stage are more than a group – they are a society. And this society sets itself in motion. As the movement unfolds, Doris Uhlich stands on stage, DJing to the whole event the motto being “Let’s party our body!” more than naked manages to bring to the stage nakedness free of ideology and provocation. Doris Uhlich was already occupied with making “her flesh” swing in her previous piece more then enough. In the process, she developed a fat-dance technique. more than naked is a consistent continuation of this concern with body discourses, and it blasts away conventional ideas of body, dance, and nakedness with tremendous subversiveness.