Claudia Bosse

ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods (CANCELLED)

brut im Prater
Performance / Outdoor World Premiere Audio via earphones in either German or English
{Sacrifice} {Search for traces} {New mythology}

CANCELLED: Unfortunately, brut as the organizer has to cancel the performance "Oracle and Sacrifice in the woods" for official reasons. We ask you to contact the Theatercombinat group directly at buero@theatercombinat.com regarding any further performances.

, © Eva Würdinger

Claudia Bosse ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods

, © Eva Würdinger

Claudia Bosse ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods

, © Eva Würdinger

Claudia Bosse ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods

, © Eva Würdinger

Claudia Bosse ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods

, © Eva Würdinger

Claudia Bosse – ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods 

, © Eva Würdinger

Claudia Bosse – ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods 

, © Eva Würdinger

Claudia Bosse – ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods 

, © Eva Würdinger

Claudia Bosse ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods

, © Eva Würdinger

Claudia Bosse ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods

Will the trees have revolted? Claudia Bosses’s new work calls for an encounter with the non-human, exposing the audience to the bosky landscape of Vienna’s Prater. Who or what are we going to encounter there? ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods is a search for traces of mythologies, knowledge about nature, phenomena, and spirits. An exploration of the undergrowth, a nomadic speculation on matter and molecules, somatic cells, and sound waves, becoming and being past – with organs, plants, and fungi, compositions and sounds. An installation in the woods with song, choral constellations, and the breath of the forest.
 
One question, whispered into the ear of the sacrificed sheep, hangs in the air: How much longer will Gaia be able to carry us? Artemis, goddess of the woods, the animals, the children, and the women, calls for contemporary rites of spring at sunset, setting in motion organs, bodies, and viscera in deep connection with the materials of the forest, exploring social utopias of co-existence, and constituting theatre as a landscape.
  

Claudia Bosse lives in Vienna and Berlin and works as a director, choreographer, artist, and head of theatercombinat. Her works negotiate forms of violence, history, and concrete utopias. She describes her space-consuming choreographies, in which she interweaves myths, rituals, texts, and documents with bodies, language, objects, and choruses to create her pieces, as ‘art in a temporary community’. Inside and outside of Europe, in museums, architectures, theatres, landscapes, and urban spaces, Claudia Bosse devises site-specific works and interventions. She is currently working on commune 1-73 with 73 fragments on the Paris Commune of 1871 and on her four-year project ORGAN/ismus poetiken der relation. Her most recent works include ORACLE and SACRIFICE 1 oder die evakuierung der gegenwart at Tanzquartier Wien and FFT Düsseldorf, and the last IDEAL PARADISE in Jakarta, which also featured at Deutsche Tanzplattform in Essen. www.theatercombinat.com

Pressestimmen

"Claudia Bosse's works create transitional spaces between installation, choreography, experimental theatre, social rituals and forms of assembly, collective and individual speech acts." (skug)

"The collective theatercombinat, founded by director Claudia Bosse, is known for works that go beyond conventional stage settings. With their performances, they usually open up venues remote from the theatre in an unconventional way." (Wiener Zeitung)

Credits

Concept/objects/artistic direction Claudia Bosse Choir composition Peter Jakober Sound/sound realisation Günther Auer Performers Claudia Bosse, Rotraud Kern, Mun Wai Lee, Ulduz Ahmadzadeh Ua, Verena Herterich as well as a choir of tree readers Choir Elisabeth Austaller, Bea Maria Friedl, Daniela Graf, Sarah Hollweger, Ines Kaiser, Maria Ketscher, Lara Krampf, Bozena Kunstek, Therese Leick, Anne Megier, Larry Mey, Susa Muzler, Hannah Resatz, Gerlinde Riegler, Carla Rihl, Mariella Schwarten, Karine Blanche Seror, Constanze Steininger, Grace Talbot, Defne Uluer, Joanna Zabielska, Christa Zuna-Kratky Costume design/artistic collaboration Julia Zastava Dramaturgy Fanti Baum Outside eye Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein Research in 2021 Frida Robles Assistant Maren Streich Technical direction Marco Tölzer Communication work Oliver Maus Production management and research Dagmar Tröstler

 

A co-production by theatercombinat and brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, Civil Service and Sport, and the District of Leopoldstadt. In co-operation with Kulturhaus Brotfabrik and, in 2021, in collaboration with Brunnenpassage.

Thanks to Manfred Pintar, Romana Brandstätter, Martin Schebeck, Douglas Godbold, Gertrud Haidvogl, Herr Speckner, and Herr Schmied.

Dates & Tickets

CANCELLED: Unfortunately, brut as the organizer has to cancel the performance "Oracle and Sacrifice in the woods" for official reasons. We ask you to contact the Theatercombinat group directly at buero@theatercombinat.com regarding any further performances.
  

The ancient practice of "liver inspection" - a form of divination from sacrificial material - plays a central role in ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods. In this context, animal organs are part of the performance in some places. Further information on the subject and Claudia Bosse's artistic exploration of it:

May 2022

Sun. 08.05.2022, 18:00
CANCELLED due to official requirements

Fri. 13.05.2022, 18:00
CANCELLED due to official requirements

Sat. 14.05.2022, 18:00
CANCELLED due to official requirements

Sun. 15.05.2022, 18:00
CANCELLED due to official requirements

Sat. 21.05.2022, 18:00
CANCELLED due to official requirements

Sun. 22.05.2022, 18:00
CANCELLED due to official requirements

brut im Prater
Lukschgasse 5, 1020 Vienna

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