Hugo Le Brigand

The Rise of Robyn

Handle with care

brut im Studio Matsune / WTKB Studio
Dance studio visit in English
imagetanz 2018 brut Extras
{alter ego} {anus} {norm & exclusion}

The Handle with Care format invites inviting audiences and colleagues to see initial sketches and talks, opens rehearsal processes and creates room for dialogue and exchange. Artists try out parts of their works in front of a limited audience in order to receive feedback, turning the spectactors into accomplices. During this year’s imagetanz festival, there will be three editions of Handle with Care: On March 11th and 13th, Hugo Le Brigand will show excerpts of his new solo The Rise of Robyn.

, © Hugo Le Brigand & Mzamo Nondlwana

Hugo Le Brigand, The Rise of Robyn

In his current artistic research, performer Hugo Le Brigand deals with new possibilities of identification. Using his alter ego Robyn, he tries to scrutinise normative education, inherited traditions and internalised social norms. In the process, Robyn discovers a surprising connection to the anus as an excluded part of the body, raising the question how a body with all its biographies could be re-interpreted and what strategies could be used to express one’s own nonconformist identity within society.

Vienna-based French performance artist Hugo Le Brigand studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). In addition to devising his own performances, he also collaborated with artists such as Doris Uhlich, Willi Dorner, Simone Forti, Eyal Bromberg and Helene Weinzierl.

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Created by and featuring Hugo Le Brigand

With the kind support of SZENE Salzburg, Studio Matsune and WTKB Studio.

Dates & Tickets

March 2018

Sun. 11.03.2018, 18:00
WTKB Studio Sold out

Tue. 13.03.2018, 18:00
WTKB Studio Sold out

brut im Studio Matsune / WTKB Studio
Pernerstorfergasse 5, 1100 Wien

April 2024
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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest


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

April 2024
Daniela Georgieva
May - June 2024
The Pink Triangle

Meeting point: Gasthaus Hansy at Praterstern


Heinestraße 42 , 1020 Vienna
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern) / S-Bahn: S1, S2, S3, S4, S7 (Praterstern) / Tram: 5 (Praterstern)

May - June 2024
Out and about featuring QWIEN
The Nameless of Leopoldstadt

brut at Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien


Freyung 8, 1010 Vienna
Subway: U1 (Stephansplatz), U2 (Schottentor), U3 (Herrengasse) / Tram: 1, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 (Schottentor) / Bus: 1A, 2A (Herrengasse U), 3A (Renngasse)

June 2024
Aldo Giannotti in Collaboration with Karin Pauer

Rote Bar at Volkstheater


Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1, 1070 Vienna
Subway: U3 (Volkstheater) / Tram: 49 (Volkstheater) / Bus: 48A (Volkstheater)

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

brut at Sportplatz 1210


Jedlersdorfer Platz 25, 1210 Vienna
Subway U6 (Florisdorf) / S-Bahn: S1, S2, S3, S4, S7 (Floridsdorf) / Tram: 30, 31 (Brünner Straße / Hanreitergasse) / Bus: 30A, 32A (Toni Fritsch Weg)

June 2024
Theater im Bahnhof

studio brut

not accessible

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
Subway: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)

April - May 2024
Claudia Lomoschitz
Vibrant Void

brut nordwest – rehearsal space

not accessible

Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna

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
Exactly as Imagined