The new work by dancer/choreographer Veza Fernández adopts a feminist perspective in dealing with the emancipatory power of dance. When Eye Becomes Mouth gathers a cast of twelve protagonists of Vienna’s queer dance/performance scene on stage in order to try and create a new, feminist image of the ballerina.
When Eye Becomes Mouth is a DIY type of dance theatre about the role of the dancer, her emancipatory power, the expression of her desires and the necessity of sticking together when hope is fading. The piece attempts to create a new, feminist image of the ballerina, which recharges, encourages and extends the character of the dancer. It is supposed to become a celebration of collective diversity, not only regarding mise-en-scène and choreography, but also through the cast on stage, who are all dancers, performers and artists of Vienna’s queer dance and performance scene examining new, partially utopian possibilities of collective, dance-based and choreographic existence for women, queer people or artists.
Veza Fernández is a freelance choreographer and performer living in Vienna. She studied English and Romance languages while acquiring her dance skills through professional dance trainings and workshops. Her work is at the intersection of dance and theatre, composition and text creation. Veza Fernández creates performances by herself, with Christina Lederhaas and with many other people who touch or overwhelm her. Her solo piece Calamocos won the BESToffSTYRIA Audience Award in 2014. In 2015, she received a danceWEB scholarship at the Vienna Dance Festival. She showed The Father Care Piece Piece at brut as part of last season’s Freischwimmer festival and, most recently, was responsible for the choreography in Nesterval’s Dirty Faust.
The venue can be reached barrier-free, however please register beforehand at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your understanding!
„«When Eye Becomes Mouth» is poetic and tender, rapid und shrill. The bulky title is misleading, the small paradises, which she creates on stage, are easy to access and invite you to dream under the cover painting of the 19th century ballroom.” Tanzschrift.at
On Saturday, 14 April, Veza Fernández’s open workshop to listen is also to see/to talk is also to taste will take place immediately prior to the performance. Further information
Closing party on Friday 20 April, 10.30 pm at Club U in co-operation with SISTERS. Free admission for those holding a ticket to Veza Fernández’s When Eye Becomes Mouth. For everybody else, admission is € 5 each. Further information
Special: Kombi ticket: 26 € / 18 € / 12 € for the pieces by Veza Fernández + Sööt/Zeyringer
Concept and choreography Veza Fernández Costumes, set and performance Sarah Sternat Dramaturgy Christina Lederhaas Music and performance Lina Gärtner, Magdalena Gasser (Just Friends and Lovers) Performance Denice Bourbon, Magdalena Gasser, Lina Gärtner, Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir, Lau Lukkarila, Marta Navaridas, Olivia Schellander, Stefanie Sourial, Sarah Sternat, Teresa Vittucci, Elizabeth Ward
A co-production by Tears and Drama and brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Austrian Federal Chancellor’s Office, Nada Lokal and Brick-5.
brut im Casino Baumgarten
Linzer Straße 297, 1140 Wien
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)
Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna
Subway: U3 (Stephansplatz), U4 (Stadtpark),Tram: 1, 2, 71, D, U2Z (Oper, Karlsplatz)
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
Subway: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)