Navaridas & Deutinger

Queen of Hearts

Performance / Dance in English
{Lady Di} {drums} {nation & monarchy}
, © Kati Göttfried

Navaridas & Deutinger - Queen of hearts

, © Kati Göttfried

Navaridas & Deutinger - Queen of hearts

, © Nicky Webb

Navaridas & Deutinger - Queen of hearts

In Queen of Hearts, the iconic figure of Lady Diana turns into a reference for an observation of social status. As "the people's princess", Diana stands for the paradox relations between the concepts of the common and the royal, between monarchy and democracy. Diana publicly displayed empathy and emotion and thus became an “approachable” royal figure. She became a performer, a projection surface, a symbol, a mirror at her audience's disposal.

Navaridas & Deutinger combine choreographic, textual and musical elements to address differences and similarities between the social theatre of monarchy and the social theatre of the theatre. Queen of Hearts questions the manipulative display of private and public affairs and the symbolic value of inherited power structures.

Marta Navaridas and Alex Deutinger both studied Translation, Interpreting and Dance. They have been developing text-based performance works since 2008. They are based in Graz, Austria.

Selected works: Look at Them Now! (2008), This is Not a Ship (2008), Your Majesties (2010), Fandango and Common Consciousness (2011), Speaking of Which (2013), On the Other Hand (2013), Pontifex (Premiere: June 2017)

Their works have been shown at international festivals and venues such as Abrons Arts Center New York, Gessnerallee Zürich, Maison de la Danse Lyon, Palazzo Grassi Venice, The Place London, Danspalladium Malmoe, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis, Centrale Fies Drodesera, Pôle Sud Strasbourg, Impulstanz Festival Vienna, Dansens Hus Stockholm, DanceWeek Festival Zagreb, Muffatwerk Munich, Frascati Theater Amsterdam, Escena Contemporánea Madrid, among others.

APAP selected artists 2016-2020, Swedish Arts Grant 2016, Swedish Dancenet Artists 2014, Springforward Artists 2013, Aerowaves Priority Company 2013, BestOFF-Styria Theatre Award 2010, Premio ACT Bilbao 2008

Their touring has been supported by INTPA International Net for Dance and Performance Austria, the Cultural Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

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.


Conzept, Performance Alex Deutinger und Marta Navaridas Sound Stefan Ehgartner Light Peter Thalhamer Music Stephan Sperlich Outside Eyes Frans Poelstra, Monika Klengel Drum Coach Erwin Schober Production Performanceinitiative 22 Coproduction Tanzquartier Wien With supporty by Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Kulturamt der Stadt Graz, Kultur Land Steiermark, Dance-Identity Burgenland, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee - International Dance Program, Das Andere Theater Graz, IG Tanz Graz Thanks to Stephan Sperlich.

Dates & Tickets

April 2017

Wed. 26.04.2017, 20:00
brut 16 € / 12 € / 8 €

Wed. 26.04.2017, 22:00
brut 16 € / 12 € / 8 €

Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien

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April 2024
Daniela Georgieva
May - June 2024
The Pink Triangle

Meeting point: Gasthaus Hansy at Praterstern


Heinestraße 42 , 1020 Vienna
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June 2024
Aldo Giannotti in Collaboration with Karin Pauer

Rote Bar at Volkstheater


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June 2024
Arno Böhler, Susanne Valerie Granzer, Sabina Holzer & Florian Reiners

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June 2024
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Claudia Lomoschitz
Vibrant Void

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May 2024
Handle with care with Jaskaran Anand
June 2024
A temporary collective of students and artists from the Department of Site-Specific Art / University of Applied Arts Vienna
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