Zoë Schreckenberg – Nach dem Aufstehen und vor dem Liegen

Student at the theatre, film and media studies department of the University of Vienna Lara Cortellini shares her thoughts on Zoë Schreckenberg's "After Getting Up and Before Lying Down".
, © Franzi Kreis

Zoë Schreckenberg – Nach dem Aufstehen und vor dem Liegen

, © Franzi Kreis

Zoë Schreckenberg – Nach dem Aufstehen und vor dem Liegen

, © Franzi Kreis

Zoë Schreckenberg – Nach dem Aufstehen und vor dem Liegen

, © Franzi Kreis

Zoë Schreckenberg – Nach dem Aufstehen und vor dem Liegen

, © Franzi Kreis

Zoë Schreckenberg – Nach dem Aufstehen und vor dem Liegen

Lara Cortellini 

Dear Zoe,

 I knew your performance was about transitions. You studied the same subject at Uni as I do now, we learn about what exists but is never really “there”, the “medium”. But you made it sensible: the place in-between, the movements in it.
When I walked down the stairs and into the theatre space, it was all clear to me. It was a performance that would never have the same effect in a big theatre or an open space.

The dust, the darkness, the only light hanging from the ceiling. It was as if I had climbed down a deep well. There was this sound in the background, not a real melody, no steady rhythm, just shivering dripping sounds and this loud noise. A stalactite cave, only upwards, not downwards. In this place time goes by differently. There’s no chronology; it moves differently, maybe in circles or from the ceiling to the floor.

And you danced in this space as if you were part of it. Your slow, controlled motions helped to create it – never have I ever experienced such a focus on the smallest tremor of a hand and the almost unnoticeable shifting of feet. Movements that slowly formed new poses, like a moving sculpture. It was electric, magnetic, and very colourful to me.

Is this what life is supposed to feel like? A constant in-between? The transition between birth and death? How are we so calm? – It’s the pressure, I know, that keeps everything the way it is. The ocean bed. The darkness. A galactic space with no escape. But somehow there’s another place, layered on top of the other: The one where life is fast and ecstatic – just when you leave the theatre and come back to the streets.

 

And then you vanished into the abyss, your white shoes the last thing that I saw –leaving me wondering if I was part of it, or just lucky to have watched it for a while.

 

Lara

 

Lara Cortellini just started to study theater film and media at the University Vienna. Besides her passion for dance, and almost any kind of art and performance, she has always loved to write. She tries to travel a lot, finding wonderful people and inspiration wherever she goes!

Events

27.03.2019 - 29.03.2019

Zoë Schreckenberg

Nach dem Aufstehen und vor dem Liegen

Performance / Tanz
Uraufführung

Dezember 2022
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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest

barrierefrei

Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
U-Bahn: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)

Dezember 2022
Veza Fernández
Behind my four walls I call you my friend
Dezember 2022
Simon Mayer
Bones & Wires
Dezember 2022
VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
Raum – Dynamik – Utopie
Jänner 2023
Denice Bourbon und Gin Müller präsentieren
SODOM VIENNA REVUE
Jänner 2023
klingt.org
23jahre.klingt.org
Jänner 2023
Freundliche Mitte
Tattooing the Earth
Jänner 2023
Freundliche Mitte
Open Archive (Installation) / Abbrüche protokollieren (Talk)
Jänner 2023
Freundliche Mitte
Open Archive (Installation) / Natur deromantisieren (Talk)
Jänner 2023
Freundliche Mitte
Kämpfen in verschmutzten Räumen Feldforschung mit Freundliche Mitte
Jänner 2023
Asher O'Gorman
stroke all the colours out of the sky
Februar 2023
Henrike Iglesias
FLAMES TO DUST

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

nicht barrierefrei

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)

Dezember 2022
Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson & Zoumana Meїté
through which they have wandered
Februar 2023
Alex Franz Zehetbauer mit Christian Schröder
AyH (stage version)
Februar 2023
Roland Rauschmeier
Assessment

brut im Weltmuseum Wien

barrierefrei

Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Volkstehater) Tram: 1, 2, 46, 71, D (Volkstheater) Bus: 48A (Volkstheater)

Dezember 2022
Stefanie Sourial & Hyo Lee
Colonial Cocktail