Photographs: Every Body Electric © Tmuna Theater,  Peter Empl, Einhard Winkler, Alexi Pelekanos

Every Body

by Doris Uhlich

Following her duet Ravemachine, Doris Uhlich once again works with people with physical disabilities on her concept of “Energetic Icons”, creating individual and collective “energy dance forms” in this company piece.

Everybody 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, make them visible, and 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 and the gentle or forceful poetry of Every Body Electric ultimately rest 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 tiny movement can be vehement. Normative ideas and concepts of energy and power are destabilised, shaken.´ - Doris Uhlich


Doris Uhlich

Elisabeth Schack

Erwin Aljukic, Yanel Barbeito Delgado, Adil Embaby, Sandra Mader, Karin Ofenbeck, Thomas Richter Vera Rosner-Nógel, Katharina Zabransky

Light, Space
Gerald Pappenberger

Boris Kopeinig

Zarah Brandl

Yoshie Maruoka, Theresa Rauter

Margot Wehinger, Theresa Rauter

Press and Communication
Jonathan Hörnig

Something Great

Thanks to Omar Gomez Hernandez and all assistants of the performers

insert (Theaterverein) is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna


This piece can be performed in three different versions :

Large version (with 8 performers)
Medium version  (with 6 performers
Small version  (with 3 performers)