Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson & Zoumana Meїté

through which they have wandered

Part 2: gathering (performance)

studio brut
Performance World premiere in English
{Questions} {Experiential body} {Poetic reading}

The project through which they have wandered deals with tarot cards as an oracular narrative instrument in theatre. Following a research period in November, in which the artists Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, and Zoumana Meїté have offered the audience individual tarot sessions, in December we will see the on-stage premiere of the performance part.This time, the artists immerse themselves in the imagery worlds of tarot, focusing their gaze on where collective and individual concerns intersect,and exploring so called coincidences of the game. This performance is about intimate relationships and challenging ambivalence. What do we experience regarding our concerns when we read the theatre like a card?

, © Christine Miess

Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meїté – through which they have wandered

, © Christine Miess

Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meїté – through which they have wandered

, © Christine Miess

Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meїté – through which they have wandered

, © Christine Miess

Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meїté – through which they have wandered

, © Christine Miess

Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meїté – through which they have wandered

, © Christine Miess

Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meїté – through which they have wandered

, © Christine Miess

Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meїté – through which they have wandered

, © Christine Miess

Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meїté – through which they have wandered

through which they have wandered is a process, an experiment negotiating personal matters in collective contexts, using the Major Arcana of the Tarot. The cards invite us to have physical experiences of encountering questions, their resonances, and stories in order to open ourselves to potential answers. What do those stories, compiled from random acts of drawing cards, tell us? In their performance, Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, and Zoumana Meїté will dance, sound, draw, and write. They will activate the space, creating a poetic language and subtle perspectives on matters of high complexity. And maybe the way we look at things will change what we see.

Agnes Schneidewind’s work with dance, text, and visual media is based on somatic movement and dream practices. She explores drawing and writing as performance tools. Agnes studied philosophy and social sciences and underwent trainings in dance, somatic body work, and choreography. In 2017, she acquired a postmaster title at a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies in Brussels). For many years, she has been collaborating with dancer/choreographer Johanna Nielson under the title AH I SEE, in which they explore external and internal landscapes of the body in various chapters.

Johanna Nielson is a performer, choreographer, and educator who lives and works in Vienna. Her practice involves dance, voice work, and improvisation with a focus on phenomena of the sensual and sense-able. Johanna Nielson creates fluid performance formats combining different genres. Her ongoing collaboration with Agnes Schneidewind (Rumpuls and the performance series AH I SEE) started in 2013. Johanna has been examining the interplay of (experimental) music and dance with such artists as Tobias Leibetseder, Magdalena Chowaniec, Patric Redl, Marina Poleukhina, and Stefan Voglsinger. She has performed with luxflux, Arne Mannott, Alexander Chernishkov/Error Theater, Evandro Pedroni, Oleg Soulimenko, and many more. Johanna Nielson studied contemporary dance and dance education in Linz and received a DanceWEB scholarship for the 2017 ImPulsTanz festival.

Zoumana Meїis a performing artist and dramaturge who focuses on the immediate process of dramatic creation. He worked as an actor, director, and consulting dramaturge from 2015 to 2018. In 2016, he attended the advanced performance and scenography studies programme (a.pass) in Brussels, where he challenged common forms of representation and their reproduction by artistic techniques, fortune-telling devices and new technologies. With origins in improv, Zoumana Meïté likes to question the space needed by the performer’s subjectivity in the process of dramatic creation. In this context, his work focuses on the development of an experimental writing process. In 2021, Zoumana Meïté wrote a report about experimentation with improvisation scenes, which brought him a master title in performing arts.

Credits

Concept und performance Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meїté Outside eye Sabina Holzer Dramaturgy Robert Steijn Costume and set design Evandro Pedroni Production management Sophie Menzinger Video Jack Hauser

A co-production by Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, and brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and ACT OUT, a project by IG Freie Theaterarbeit, financed from funds of the Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs. Supported by Bears in the Park, ponderosa, Vorbrenner21, and Im_flieger.

Dates & Tickets

December 2022

Fri. 09.12.2022, 19:00
€ 12 / € 9 / € 4

Sat. 10.12.2022, 19:00
€ 12 / € 9 / € 4

Mon. 12.12.2022, 19:00
€ 12 / € 9 / € 4

Tue. 13.12.2022, 19:00
€ 12 / € 9 / € 4

Wed. 14.12.2022, 19:00
€ 12 / € 9 / € 4

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Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

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Evening programme through which they have wanderd (PDF)

 

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