Oleg Soulimenko

Immortality Day

brut nordwest
Durational performance World premiere in English | 18 € / 14 € / 9 € ticket sale starts in mid-October. Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.
{Psychedelic landscapes} {Eclectic healing} {Newtopias’ cosmism}

For decades choreographer/dancer Oleg Soulimenko has left his marks on the Vienna performance scene. His impressive works often oscillate between dreams and rituals, while frequently drawing inspiration from Eastern mindsets and philosophies. In his most recent piece Immortality Day, Soulimenko joins ranks with artists Mimu Merz, Yoh Morishita, Gustavo Petek, and Julia Zastavato elaborate on motifs from the philosophical movement of Russian cosmism. Several ‘performative islands’ will be set up in the vast halls of brut nordwest, a former industrial building. The audience are invited to embark on a utopian journey over two days to enter cosmic and transhumanist alliances – with their own self, an imagined community, nature, technology, and the cosmos.

, © Christine Miess

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

, © Christine Miess

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

, © Christine Miess

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

, © Christine Miess

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

, © Christine Miess

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

, © Christine Miess

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

, © Martina Lajczak

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

, © Martina Lajczak

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

, © Martina Lajczak

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

, © Martina Lajczak

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

, © Martina Lajczak

Oleg Soulimenko – Immortality Day

The movement of Russian cosmism developed around the next to last turn of the century from the spirituality of 19th century Russia. It combined ideas on physical immortality, waking the dead and trips to space with almost inexhaustible enthusiasm for science and technology. Oleg Soulimenko’s artistic project Immortality Day draws on such thought experiments as he creates a space within brut nordwest where we might begin to sense a possible new order of things. Old knowledge, different subjectivities, speaking bodies and gestures combine into a possible utopian community and cosmology.

Oleg Soulimenko is a Russian performance artist and choreographer who lives and works in Vienna. In 1990, he founded Saira Blanche Theatre and began to tour the world with provocative performances. In 2010, he devised the Austrian–Russian exchange project Music Here, Music There: Vienna–Moscow with brut Wien, presenting shows in both capitals. His performances were presented at different venues and international festivals, such as the Wiener Festwochen, brut Wien, Tanzquartier Wien, ImPulsTanz, Performa 07 in New York, Theaterfestival Impulse in Germany, Kaaitheater in Brussels, Southern Theatre in Minneapolis, Baltic Circle in Helsinki, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz and Kunsthalle Wien.

Pressestimmen

"Oleg Soulimenko is a clever mind, an accurate dancer and a meticulous choreographer." (tanzschrift.at

"Soulimenko is one of the established representatives of the Viennese dance and performance scene." (Der Standard)

Credits

Concept, direction, choreography, performance Oleg Soulimenko Choreography, performance, text, drawings Mimu Merz Choreography, dance, performance Yoh Morishita Choreography, dance, performance, artistic assistance Jasmin Hoffer Choreography, performance, live music Gustavo Petek Set Costume design, choreography, performance Julia Zastava Dramaturgical support Gabrielle Cram Textual support Rosemarie Poiarkov Artistic Advise Claudia Bosse Acting coach Dasha Nosik Light design Svetlana Schwin

Thanks to Benjamin Schoppmann, Polina, Elsa, Daniel, Kasja, Ivan, Evgenij

A co-production by Vienna Magic and brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

Dates & Tickets

Please read our Covid-19 regulations here

The box office in brut northwest will not open until 4:30 p.m. on both match days.

November 2021

Fri. 12.11.2021, 17:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.

Fri. 12.11.2021, 18:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.

Fri. 12.11.2021, 19:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.

Fri. 12.11.2021, 20:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.

Fri. 12.11.2021, 21:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.

Sat. 13.11.2021, 17:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.

Sat. 13.11.2021, 18:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.

Sat. 13.11.2021, 19:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.

Sat. 13.11.2021, 20:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.

Sat. 13.11.2021, 21:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € Entry is possible on the hour, stay and go as you wish. End: 10:00 p.m.

brut nordwest
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna

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