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Premiere 5, 6 & 7 Dec. 2019

OFF Theater / WHITE BOX Vienna


Niklas Koch

Artistic direction, choreography: Elio Gervasi
In cooperation with dancers: Federica Aventaggiato, Luna Cenere, Chiara Corbetta, Laurent Delom De Mezerac, Riccardo De Simone, Soul Roberts, Lotta Sandborgh,
Choreographic support: Alberto Franceschini
Stage: Valter Esposito, Elio Gervasi
Performative intervention: Valter Esposito and Claudio Covato
Composition/music: Alessandro Vicard
Light: Markus Schwarz
Dramaturgy: Karl Baratta
Management: Franziska Zaida Schrammel

Elio Gervasi's group choreography explores the perception and experience of chaos. The audience and the artists find themselves in an open workshop situation in which, as in a happening, it is not the results that matter but the process: dance, music and visual art merge into an unfinished unity.  A painter, a singer, a musician and seven dancers meet in an improvisation that explores the limits of their creativity to the utmost. They search for a way to deal with chaos, distraction and alienation.  How do we behave in the face of everyday overload? The performers test how far they can go, form fleeting units that disintegrate again and again, react to each other and encapsulate themselves, depending on their own needs and the demands of the situation.   As a reaction to today's ubiquitous experience of fragmentation and overload, a need for clarification and research arises. Thus they occupy themselves with ever new attempts at order, demarcation and condensation, in order to counteract the overpowering decay. The unit of measurement is the body, the human figure, which guarantees a minimal order of self-assurance. On which they can fall back and from which they can start.

„Incorpo-ratis“ ist nicht einfach ein weiterer Versuch, Genregrenzen zu überwinden, die Elemente sind klug, lustvoll, überraschend und mit einer guten Portion Humor ineinander verzahnt.“ (Christa Dietrich über das tanz ist Special, 9.11.2019, Vorarlberger Nachrichten)

A production of the Tanz Company Gervasi in cooperation with the OFF-Theater. Supported by the Wien Kultur (MA7) and the Austrian Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport (BMKOES).

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