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© Reinhard Winkler


Six young women, who have been dancing and training with the choreographer Doris Uhlich in the Tanzwerkstatt Wien for several years, are the protagonists of Unkraut (weed).

In the performance, they question the image of a woman, which they on one hand already embody, but on the other desire to postpone. At the same time, the image of "weed" is symbolic of the refusal to let go, to give up.  The search for movement revolves around the themes of oppression and rebelliousness, which slumbers in the young women's need for individuality and self-determination - in the desire to be different or more than one is. However, these emotions are often suppressed: by women themselves, by normative forces from outside, by social codes.

The six "weeds" dance against the pressure to fit into a society's image of a woman, to subordinate oneself. In a joyful, weird and humorous way, they dance into their personal and collective power and into the many egos that are sleeping in them and are fearless. Recommended from 14 years.

The piece speaks not only to girls and women, but to all that are either subordinated or in a position of power. (Doris Uhlich)


Doris Uhlich

Marie-Luise Bohrer, Annina Kriechbaum, Miriam Kutrowatz, Lena Obenaus, Anna Steiner, Luna Weis

Dramaturgical collaboration
Yoshie Maruoka

Sound collaboration
Boris Kopeinig

Zarah Brandl

Gerald Pappenberger

Sound support
Moritz Cizek

Marijeta Karlovic-Graf, Margot Wehinger

International distribution
Something Great

A production by insert (Theaterverein) in co-production with Schäxpir Festival and Szene Salzburg and in cooperation with Tanzwerkstatt Wien.

insert (Theaterverein) is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and the Federal Chancellery of Austria.