j_e_n_g_a – The Movie is a multi-lingual dance-film in which Tanja Erhart, her two crutches and Katharina Senk explore the juicyness of pleasure, interdependence and intersectional feminism in multi-sensorial perspectives. The film contains interactive parts in which the viewers have options to choose from and to guide the film while diving into their very own pleasure feelings.
In their dance performance j_e_n_g_a, three-legged Tanja Erhart and two-legged Katharina Senk are all about pleasure: as a radical interface in the discourse between disability and feminism and as a delightful resource of movement in interaction with Tanja’s crutches. Those two crutches, jointly with the two dancers and the audience, create a multi-sensory game that makes us feel what interdependence means while at the same time bringing out the pleasure of joint radical movement.
Tanja Erhart, London-based Austrian, defines herself as a crip – i.e. disabled and chronically ill – dancer and cultural anthropologist. She performed worldwide in pieces by Claire Cunningham, Michael Turinsky, the Candoco Dance Company and many more. Currently, Tanja is exploring the movement languages of her three different body minds: with her wheel-chair, with one leg, or with three legs a.k.a. with crutches. She is also discovering the accessibility and pleasure activist in her as she tirelessly engages in discussions on dance, ableism, access and care.
Katharina Senk is an Austrian dance artist who lives in Vienna. She performed in pieces by artists of the likes of Doris Uhlich, Florentina Holzinger and Georg Blaschke. In her art, Katharina works to combine her interests in (post-)humanism, feminism and social justice with her knowledge in the fields of dance, movement and martial arts. In collaborations with her colleague Tanja Erhart, she is dedicated to exploring sensual dance practices with “(assistive) objects”.
"The two artists met at a conference in Berlin in 2017 and have been collaborating ever since, developing unique methods along the way." (springbackmagazine.com)
"Despite the long-distance nature of their working process, their excitement and care for one another is palpable, tactile, tangible. Together, they are joyously deconstructing what collaborations between disabled and non-disabled artists may be, practising allyship with intersectionality in mind." (springbackmagazine.com)
Concept, Choreography, Performance Tanja Erhart, Katharina Senk ÖGS-Interpretators Cara Kremmel, Sandra Schügerl Dramaturgical and Process-Support Maria Christina Hilber Sound-Recordings and Sound-Design Zosia Hołubowska Camera, Editing and interactive Design Lorenz Tröbinger Sound Tong Zhang Sound and Film-Assistance Marie Tatzber Production mollusca productions Songs “Dickhead” by Kate Nash / “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone / “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers / “The Two of Us” by Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers.
The performers do not own any rights of the song-titles used in this film.
A co-production by Tanja Erhart, Katharina Senk and tanz.sucht.theater with brut Vienna.
With the generous support of Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, der Sektion Kunst und Kultur des Bundesministeriums für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport, by METAL Culture UK, Im_flieger, beat1060 Wien, D.ID – Dance Identity and ImPulsTanz Festival.
The event takes place on zoom and is free of charge. Please register by clicking on the ticket button. Further info will be send to you by e-mail.
The film's interactive features only work on PCs and laptops. That is why smartphones or tablets should not be used.
Online premiere via zoom
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
U-Bahn: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna
U-Bahn: U3, U4 (Landtsraße)
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)
Prater 34, 1020 Vienna
U-Bahn: U2 (Messe Prater), Bus: 82A (Messe Prater)
Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna
Tram: 5, 33 (Laudongasse, Lange Gasse), 43, 44 (Lange Gasse), Bus: 13A (Laudongasse)
Brunnengasse 71, 1160 Wien
U-Bahn: U6 (Josefstädter Straße), Tram: 44 (Yppengasse), 33 (Josefstädter Straße), 2 (Brunnengasse)