The present draws boundaries and builds closed systems. It creates spaces of fear in which we move. How is this present inscribed in us, our corporeality?
Doris Uhlich joins eight international dancers to explore a dance technique that is devoted to opening, that tests the limits of energy output and that yearns to be able to use energy to move the surroundings, the outside world – an output of energy that sees the body as the epicentre of action and change.
“Space” for Doris Uhlich is a body, similar to the human body. Accordingly, the piece not only puts the human body in motion, but also the flesh of space. The aim is to develop an energy to create ways of seeing the dense complex present as a moving body. Boom Bodies grapples with this body and its mechanisms.
“I watch the dancers. There is something I don’t understand. I wonder why the concept of movement involved in eliminating borders thrills me so. The boom energy that gets discharged triggers something existential in me, both when I am watching and when I am dancing it. That’s what I’m trying to pin down.” Doris Uhlich
Choreography Doris Uhlich
Dancers Eyal Bromberg, Ewa Dziarnowska, Christina Gazi, Hugo Le Brigand, Andrius Mulokas, Yali Rivlin, Roni Sagi, Anna Virkkunen
Dramaturgy Heike Albrecht
DJ Boris Kopeinig
Light Bruno Pocheron
Costumes Attila Lajos & Company
Feedback Katalin Erdödi, Yoshie Maruoka, Christine Standfest
Technical adviser Gerald Pappenberger
Production Theresa Rauter, Christine Sbaschnigg / insert (Theaterverein)
Coproduction Tanzquartier Wien
insert (Theaterverein) is subsidised by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna