POETRY OF THE UNKNOWN — where we meet, vol.1 is an attempt at suprapersonal interaction in order to expand the boundaries of our physical bodies and thus our perception. Making the contingency of togetherness experienceable. Rotraud Kern and Raúl Maia explore the “space of the in-between” that arises through the relationship of their two bodies. In the in-between of intention and intentionlessness a new dimension takes over the movements of their bodies. The audience thus shares in an kinesthetic process that takes place through two bodies and their constantly changing space between them. In the dissolution of the individualised bodies a new space emerges that connects the performers and spectators and situatively allows them to become one.
Rotraud Kern, born in Austria, has lived and worked in Vienna as a freelance dancer and choreographer since 2004. 2000-2003 contemporary dance training at SEAD in Salzburg. Since 2004 she has been working with Paul Wenninger/Kabinett ad Co. Own projects and collaborations at home and abroad, among others with Lisa Hinterreithner, Eva Musil, Daniel Zimmermann, Amanda Piña, TWof2, Clélia Colonna and Mirjam Klebel. She has worked among others for Saskia Hölbling, Lucie Strecker and Klaus Spieß, Anne Juren, Georg Blaschke and theatercombinat/Claudia Bosse. She has been practising Tai Chi / San Feng for 11 years and is a pupil of Dr Ming Wong. She is a founder member of cowbirds, who deal with the heritage of traditional polyphonic song, and with fish in search of water in search of original folk culture from various traditions.
In April, Tanzquartier Wien and brut join forces for FEEDBACK and present a common selection of dance and performances made in Austria. International curators as well as the local audience can get an overview over current productions from the free dance and performance scene and discover quite some insider tips from the perspective of Tanzquartier Wien and brut.
Concept, Performance Rotraud Kern Collaboration, Performance Raúl Maia Collaboration Phase 1 Mirjam Klebel Composition, Live-Electronics Peter Jakober Flute Caroline Mayrhofer Setting, Styling Yasmina Haddad Lichtdesign Bas Devos Outside Eye Claudia Heu Production fish Inc. Co-Production Tanzquartier Wien Supported by MA 7 - Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien With support of Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Im_flieger, Kabinett ad Co., Peter Zacherl
TQW / Studios, at Museumsquartier
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
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