Frans Poelstra

this body of stories. the lockdown version

online film premiere & artist talk

Performance World Premiere in English
{Looking back} {Career as varieté} {Stage as universe}

"Sometimes things don’t go as you would like them to happen. (I know, this is quite an understatement these days.) In my case it was my performance a body of stories which was cancelled. But, I feel fortunate to have been able to do something else instead. This video is this "something else". The video explains itself, it’s the story of how I became a dancer and performer. It is a story with a beginning and an open end, because I’m still out there!" Frans Poelstra

, © Fabian Czernovsky

Frans Poelstra – this body of stories. the lockdown version

, © Fabian Czernovsky

Frans Poelstra – this body of stories. the lockdown version

, © Fabian Czernovsky

Frans Poelstra – this body of stories. the lockdown version

 

In 1971, Frans Poelstra was 17 years old and didn’t know what to do with his life. Rather by accident, he stumbled into a job as a follow-spot operator at a trashy cabaret show, and he has been in the performing arts ever since. In 2004, he moved to Vienna, where he lives and works today. In his performances, Frans Poelstra mixes dance, (live) music, video and text in such a way that people start to wonder: “Am I dreaming this or is what I see actually possible? Acceptable?” Looking back at his career from this point of view, one might even regard it as a big, trashy cabaret show.

Credits

Idea and performance Frans Poelstra Artistic collaboration Elizabeth Ward Camera Fabian Czernovsky 

With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport. Thanks to Echoraum, Im Flieger, SZENE-Salzburg, DanceAbility

Dates & Tickets

 

February 2021

Sun. 28.02.2021, 18:00
free admission.

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Frans Poelstra – this body of stories. the lockdown version

NEW ART ON ... LINE ALL SUMMER LONG: In this video, Frans Poelstra tells the story of how he became a performer and dancer. For those who couldn't attend our last Sunday Screening, his entertaining story is now available online.
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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest

accessible

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

May 2022
Kate McIntosh
To Speak Light Pours Out
May 2022
Marcus Lindeen
L’Aventure invisible
June 2022
MITTEN
Dalia Ahmed and Tonica Hunter / Welcher Pfad führt zur Geschichte. ÖMSUBM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
June 2022
MITTEN
El Conde de Torrefiel / Cosmic Movements
June 2022
MITTEN
Back to Back Theatre / Un-Masterclass
June 2022
MITTEN
Buhle Ngaba / #AdapOrFly
June 2022
MITTEN
Matija Ferlin / The disturbing dancing code. Manual for unlearning
June 2022
MITTEN
Anna Rispoli / Common Wallet
June 2022
Slavs and Tatars
Transliterative Tease
June 2022
MITTEN
Bouchra Ouizguen / On and with Éléphant
June 2022
MITTEN
El Conde de Torrefiel / MIRAR
June 2022
Stina Fors
A mouthful of tongues

brut nordwest – Courtyard

accessible

Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien

June 2022
Kopf hoch & Simon Mayer
Colourful Greyzones – Live in Concert

Die Angewandte, Auditorium, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna

Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna
U-Bahn: U3, U4 (Landtsraße)

April - June 2022
Co-operation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Literaturhaus Wien
Rough Translation – Lectures & talks with Ukranian poets

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

not accessible

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

June 2022
Samara Hersch
(Other) Ways of Being Together
June 2022
Liv Schellander
HYPERNURTURES

brut at Budd’n’brooks

not accessible

Prater 34, 1020 Vienna
U-Bahn: U2 (Messe Prater), Bus: 82A (Messe Prater)

May 2022
Nesterval
SEX, DRUGS & BUDD’N’BROOKS

brut at Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art

not accessible

Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna
Tram: 5, 33 (Laudongasse, Lange Gasse), 43, 44 (Lange Gasse), Bus: 13A (Laudongasse)

June 2022
Alix Eynaudi
Noa & Snow – Poem #9

brut in der Brunnenpassage

Brunnengasse 71, 1160 Wien
U-Bahn: U6 (Josefstädter Straße), Tram: 44 (Yppengasse), 33 (Josefstädter Straße), 2 (Brunnengasse)

June 2022
Kopf hoch & Simon Mayer
Colourful Greyzones