Photographs: stuck © Torsten Mitsch

stuck


Artist: Doris Uhlich
Country: Austria
Type: Performance
Year of Creation: 2020

“stuck gives us time to reflect on progress, regress and standstill as physical qualities of motion.” - Doris Uhlich 

Two years ago, Doris Uhlich was approached by Gabriele Oßwald and Wolfgang Sautermeister, two experienced performers, founders and former artistic directors of Mannheim’s art space zeitraumexit, whether she would be interested in working on a collaborative performance piece: “It has been our dream to work with you as a choreographer.” So they arranged to meet in a rehearsal space and they experimented, trying to find a language for this dance. The most exciting discovery was a static dance. Inertia and standstill thus became the central themes of Doris Uhlich’s, and Gabriele Oßwald and Wolfgang Sautermeister’s collaborative efforts. 

“Drawing from our experiences in the field of visual and performance art, we wanted to approach dance differently, with an understanding of the body as a medium and tool. This was only complemented by our recurrent idea of involving someone else, an outside director” - Gabriele Oßwald, Wolfgang Sautermeister


CREDITS 

Choreography
Doris Uhlich

Performance
Gabriele Oßwald
Wolfgang Sautermeister

Dramaturgical consultants
Boris Kopeinig
Theresa Rauter

Lighting design
Sergio Pessanha

Sound selection 
Boris Kopeinig

Costume
Zarah Brandl

Production Manager
Sebastian Lorenz
Margot Wehinger

Press, communication
Jonathan Hörnig

Coproduction
insert (Theaterverein)
Tanzquartier Wien

Distribution
Something Great 

Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Mannheim and the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e. V. with funds from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

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