Photos: © Peter Empl, Theresa Reuter, Ulrich A. Reiterer, Alexi Pelekanos
Every Body Electric
“Beautiful because it has not been beautified.” – Leipziger Volkszeitung
“Had the invitation been there, the entire sold-out auditorium would have joined the floor to continue partying to the final track, Depeche Mode’s ‘People Are People’ (1984) until the end of the world.“ – Sean Burns, Frieze Magazine on Every Body Electric.
“Every limit is overcome.” – La Biennale Di Venezia
Following her duet Ravemachine, Doris Uhlich is now continuing to work with people with physical disabilities on her concept of “Energetic Icons”, creating individual and collective `energy dance forms´ in this company piece.
Every body has specific ways of articulating its dynamics and fleshly pleasure. Movements themselves allow the body to become charged, they become a kind of endogenous fuel. Every Body Electric is a simple, but radical invitation to explore potentials through dance, to make them visible, and to delve deep into an archaeology of energy. What other possibilities open up when machines – for example wheelchairs, prostheses, crutches – are regarded and staged as extensions to the body?
In Every Body Electric personal rhythms, dynamics, beats and bodily characteristics lead to unique dance styles. The explosive power, but also the gentle or forceful poetry of Every Body Electric ultimately rests in how the performers perceive their bodies and how they are perceived.
´The various performers work towards opening up their physical potentials. In this process I discover more and more that even a very small movement can be vehement. Normative ideas and concepts of energy and power are destabilised, shaken.´
Erwin Aljukic, Yanel Barbeito Delgado, Adil Embaby, Sandra Mader, Karin Ofenbeck, Thomas Richter Vera Rosner-Nógel, Katharina Zabransky
Yoshie Maruoka, Theresa Rauter
Margot Wehinger, Theresa Rauter
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Thanks to Omar Gomez Hernandez and all assistants of the performers
insert (Theaterverein) is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna
Premiere: 25/01/2018, Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna - Austria.
This piece can be performed in three different versions :
Large version (with 8 performers)
Medium version (with 6 performers)
Small version (with 3 performers)