The widely used suffix -g a t e usually describes scandals with far-reaching socio-political consequences. The installative dance performance deals with exceptional situations and loss of control, moments of amazement, the comprehension of the unassailable and what unites us. With physical poetry, -g a te describes the appearance of the unexpected and takes you into an elastic spatial construct that shakes the ground that was believed to be safe.
In the interactive stage design made of white strings, four dancers move in a collective singularity between clinical cleanliness and a playful interaction with gravity. They stir up dust, fall and float. Inge Gappmaier stages the human body as a dust-producing organism interwoven in a stretchable construct of scandals. -g a t e focuses on the shaking of logically systematized (thinking) systems, opens up new possibilities and questions the interplay between bodies and the structures that surround them.
Inge Gappmaier is a researcher, creator and teacher in the field of contemporary choreography and dance. Her works have been presented at the Landesgalerie Linz, at Tanztage Klagenfurt and at the imagetanz festival in Austria as well as in such international contexts such as the Life Art and Performance Festival LAPSody Helsinki, Tanzplattform Deutschland, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Frankfurt LAB and Ganz novi in Zagreb. Inge Gappmaier taught at the City of Vienna’s Music and Art Private University, at Justus Liebig University in Gießen, Germany and Tanzquartier Wien.
Overall artistic direction Inge Gappmaier Dance Olivia Hild, Nanina Kotlowski, Patric Redl and Inge Gappmaier Interaction design and light Robert Läßig Sound design and live music Patric Redl Stage design Inge Gappmaier and Robert Läßig Costume assistance Cosima Baum Dramaturgy Lisa-Marie Radtke Internship Melina Papoulia Production in collaboration mit ProSiBe Siglind Güttler and Bernhard Werschnak
A Co-production by varukt I Inge Gappmaier, Kosmos Theater and brut Wien.
Thanks to TanzTheaterPerformance WUK and Arbeitsplatz Wien
brut at Kosmos Theater
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