There lies the human being. Dirty. Stranded on the ground. Rays of sunlight tickling the stomach. There is a longing for the origin, which is somewhere beneath the concrete of civilization, perhaps in the slippery water. In “Soiled” the Vienna-based choreographer and performer Michael Turinsky counters our sterile, endlessly productive, clearly delimited, always upright and linearly advancing body with another body that asserts itself in a deeply human way. A porous, unclean and unproductive body, in playful proximity to the ground. In his new group piece Turinsky continues his examination of the phenomenology of the body marked “disabled.” His themes are being-in-the-world, temporality and rhythm, visibility and invisibility. “Soiled” opens up an imaginative space that doesn’t deny the presence of dismay, but nonetheless seeks for the contours of a new community and a joyfully inhabitable future.
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Choreography: Michael Turinsky
Performance: David Bloom, Tanja Erhart, Sophia Neises, Liv Schellander
Music: Tian Rotteveel
Set, costumes: Jenny Schleif
Lighting: Oliver Kratochwill
Dramaturgical advisor: Gabrielle Cram
Production: Anna Gräsel
A production by Michael Turinsky / Verein für philosophische Praxis, in co-production with Kampnagel Hamburg, Tanzquartier Wien, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, PACT Zollverein Essen, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm and the Hessisches Staatsballett for the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, suported by the city of Vienna.
At 6.30 p.m. there will be a touch tour in German. This is an introduction to the piece for the visually impaired, with samples of the costumes, a walk through the set and a description of the visual elements. Audio descriptions in english are also offered. Enrollment at email@example.com
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