Claire Lefèvre

FULL MELT DOWN

brut nordwest
Performance / Installation / choreographic guided tour Austrian Premiere In English
{Radically soft} {Falling Apart-y} {Cuddle Puddle}

FULL MELT DOWN is a choreographed guided tour through a radically soft space. Works by textile artist Sophie Utikal hover in the room and a gentle soundscape by Zosia Hołubowska cocoons the visitors’ ears. As five performers guide them (con)sensually from one intimate experience to another, visitors are encouraged to follow their intuition: Would you like to lay down with a book? Do you want to feel needles and ink penetrating your skin? Would you prefer to wander around on your own and meet again later?

, © Claire Lefèvre

Claire Lefèvre – FULL MELT DOWN

, © Markus Pohlmann

Claire Lefèvre – FULL MELT DOWN

, © Öncü Gültekin

Claire Lefèvre – FULL MELT DOWN

In this work created during her residency at K3 Kampnagel in Hamburg, Claire Lefèvre continues her exploration of radical softness as a choreographic practice and a form of resistance. Wishing to invent tender modes of collaboration, Claire Lefèvre invited five self-identified softies to co-host a space for intimacy and care. Shaped by these gentle encounters, FULL MELT DOWN is a physical place as well as a metaphorical one where sensorial experiences and intuition are cherished, and there is no such thing as being too dramatic, too emotional, too soft. It is an attempt to melt down rigid structures in both theatre and the body. Gentleness becomes a method, a topic, and a portal through which to imagine (the) work.

Claire Lefèvre is a feminist choreographer, insomniac writer, and reality TV enthusiast currently based in Vienna, Austria. She likes to think of herself as a hostess who invites collaborators and audience members into kitsch landscapes where politics and poetics are gently interwoven. For the past three years she has been researching the concept of radical softness as a choreographic strategy, embracing hypersensitivity as a method, a topic, and a portal through which to imagine (the) work. Currently she is exploring the archetype and working methods of a performance doula, a role created to make care work visible again in the context of performance-making. A self-titled language nerd, Claire also teaches writing workshops and is a contributing writer for several performance art publications, both online and in print.

FULL MELT DOWN is a three-hour performance/installation with optional guided tours. Audience members can come and go as they please during that time. We recommend staying for at least an hour. Admission: Thursday, 6 October and Friday, 7 October at 7 pm/7.30 pm/8 pm. Saturday, 8 October and Sunday 9 October at 3 pm/3.30 pm/4 pm.

On October 9th, a concert by LAN REX will take place after the performance. (Pay as you wish / admission free with ticket to one of the performances of FULL MELT DOWN)

Credits

Choreography Claire Lefèvre Performance Ton Bogataj, Claire Lefèvre, Caro Ley, Inga Salomé, Ansiré Sissoko, mirabella paidawmoyo dziruni Stage Sophie Utikal Sound Zosia Hołubowska Production mollusca productions

FULL MELT DOWN is a production by K3/Tanzplan Hamburg, funded by Hamburgische Kulturstiftung and Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin. Enabled through the revival and guest performance funding of the Dachverband freie darstellende Künste with funds from the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Department of Culture and Media

Dates & Tickets

On October 9th, a concert by LAN REX will take place after the performance. (Pay as you wish / admission free with ticket to one of the performances of FULL MELT DOWN)

October 2022

Thu. 06.10.2022, 19:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
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Thu. 06.10.2022, 19:30
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
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Thu. 06.10.2022, 20:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
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Fri. 07.10.2022, 19:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
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Fri. 07.10.2022, 19:30
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
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Fri. 07.10.2022, 20:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
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Sat. 08.10.2022, 15:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
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Sat. 08.10.2022, 15:30
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
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Sat. 08.10.2022, 16:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
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Sun. 09.10.2022, 15:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
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Sun. 09.10.2022, 15:30
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9
    
Tickets

Sun. 09.10.2022, 16:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9 / *On October 9th, a concert by LAN REX will take place after the performance. (Pay as you wish / admission free with ticket to one of the performances of FULL MELT DOWN)
    
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brut nordwest
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien

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