THE POINT

ImPulsTanz Wien

21er Haus

28./30. July & 1-2 August

Choreography: Anne Juren
Performance : Varinia Canto Vila, Charlotta Ruth, Elizabeth Ward
Sound and Music Design : Christophe Demarthe
Light Design + technical direction: Bruno Pocheron
Artistic Management : Silke Bake
Coaching Foley Artist: Céline Bernard
Choreography assistance: Sara Lanner
Production : Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung
Coproduction: ImPulstanz-Vienna International Dance Festival


Supported by Wien Kultur
Buda/Kortrjik, UNIARTS/Stockholm and Toxic Dreams/Vienna.
Thanks to Roland Rauschmeier, Martin Juren, Sandra Noeth.

CULTURE DE LA DANSE/

CRISE DE LA FORM

WUK Wien

20 February


THE POINT is a choreographic trip within a circulating museal environment. It tries to expand the contextual boundaries of the term choreography by proposing an introspective journey through executing the private towards a public body. The piece questions and moves around the idea of the point as the place of pleasure and desire for meaning. While doing that it explores the correspondence of the imaginative potential of language and an actual or a pictured movement.
It engages in different states of physical, sensorial and mental experience; it inspects the thin line between private and public, and attempts to balance inner desires and outer realities by teasing and delighting the limbic system of the audience.


THE POINT activates different images of the body in using different language approaches. The first layers of the session will be about describing body parts or using specific anatomical terms. This enables the spectator to find connections between different parts of the body, as for instance between the left shoulder blade and the right hip joint, or between the eye muscle and the toes. The language of such a session is factual in order to lead towards awareness in action, as well as towards the ability to make contact simultaneously with one’s own skeleton and muscles, and with the actual environment. This factual terminology could be used as a tool for orientation.


The next layer will be the exploration of the possible sensation within the entire body, its skin, bones, organs, muscles, nerves, secretions and excretions, for being able to dissolve the boundaries between the inner and outer spaces of the body, its structure, its functionality, and its belonging.
The text of THE POINT proposes a specific way to describe the body and to re-imagine the act of love, the boundaries of the body, and a poetic language. The voice becomes an undefined identity. It triggers the idea that no one is a coherent, self-sustaining element; we are all internally divided and made up of many dissimilar characteristics.
Following the notion of the division and the multiplicity of the subject, the piece deals with different choreographic strategies and body practices related to the text and it experiments within the relation between poetry, writing and choreography. It pro- poses multiple possibilities of addressing the inner and outer environments of the body, creating dysfunctional relations, uncanny images and phantasms. The project is an experimental and process-related event to be shared collectively in which the spectators are entirely involved.

The artist´s book Culture de la Danse – Crise de la Forme deals with the individuation of an artistic subject, the resulting friction with society and the perception of the artwork in relation to the audience. The book is an attempt, to create a performative form of literature which is accessible and tangible. The entanglement and crossing of artistic genres and concepts is a leitmotif of the publication.The evening is celebrating the publication of this text embedded in a concert, performative interventions and concert setup. With Alexander Bailey, Krõõt Jurrak, Anne Juren, Frans Poelstra, Roland Rauschmeier, Elizabeth Ward

Technical Management: Andreas Lendais

Costume: Lise Lendais

Special appearances: Sabotanic Garden and The Spermbankers

A production by Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung and 

WUK performing arts. Supported by the cultural department MA7 

by the city of Vienna.
 

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