FRANZ Pop Collective

WUMAN ON A SOFA

studio brut
Theatre / Performance / concert World premiere in English
imagetanz 2023
{Pop} {Idleness} {Self-chosen isolation}

Withdrawing completely from a world designed entirely around growth and productivity: In WUMAN ON A SOFA, the newly established FRANZ Pop Collective examines self-imposed isolation as an example of resistance. The performance, both a pop concert and queer-feminist reflection on being alone, centres around a number of original songs composed specifically for the event.

, © Franzi Kreis

FRANZ Pop Collective – WUMAN ON A SOFA

, © Franzi Kreis

FRANZ Pop Collective – WUMAN ON A SOFA

, © Franzi Kreis

FRANZ Pop Collective – WUMAN ON A SOFA

, © Franzi Kreis

FRANZ Pop Collective – WUMAN ON A SOFA

, © Franzi Kreis

FRANZ Pop Collective – WUMAN ON A SOFA

, © Franzi Kreis

FRANZ Pop Collective – WUMAN ON A SOFA

WUMAN ON A SOFA is the debut production by the FRANZ Pop Collective, consisting of actor Julia Franz Richter, musician Clemens Wenger, and director Felix Hafner, whose intent is to notch the demarcation lines of musical theatre. In an intimate setting, the collective’s songs merge with choreographic elements while videos showing the outside world are juxtaposed with the treadmill of isolation and main performer Julia Franz Richter switches between all the different performative levels. This prompts a couple of questions on the analogue versus the digital self, resignation versus optimism. Phases of boredom are followed by playfully self-oblivious moments in which solitude is reflected from a queer-feminist perspective. What kinds of images do we associate with people who have withdrawn from society? Is it a privilege for the happily unhappy few or necessary recovery for our irritable minds and an exploited planet? The premiere of the FRANZ Pop Collective’s WUMAN ON A SOFA coincides with the release of their eponymous EP record (Las Vegas Records).

 

FRANZ Pop Collective is an interdisciplinary artist collective working on pop music in various narrative formats. The collective’s permanent members include actor Julia Franz Richter, musician Clemens Wenger, and director Felix Hafner. In collaboration with video artists, set designers and choreographers, FRANZ Pop Collective is continuously growing while devising on-stage implementations of their songs in enhanced, performative contexts. The music of the FRANZ Pop Collective is published with the Vienna-based label Las Vegas Records.

 

INFO: Due to health reasons the performances of WUMAN ON A SOFA have to be postponed for one week. New dates: March 29 / 30 & April 1, 7:00 pm  / March 31, 6:00 pm at studio brut. Tickets already purchased will remain valid. If you purchased your tickets before the postponement, you will receive an email with further information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at tickets@brut-wien.at

The performance on March 30th will be followed by an artist talk (moderated by Luna Al-Mousli). 

 

Credits

Staging, concept, music, words FRANZ Pop Collective (Felix Hafner, Julia Franz Richter, Clemens Wenger) Performance Julia Franz Richter Staging Felix Hafner Musical director Clemens Wenger Set and costume design Camilla Hägebarth & Jenny Schleif Choreography Marta Navaridas Video Gloria Gammer Dramaturgical contribution Jennifer Weiss Outside eye, organisation Claudia Lomoschitz Production management Lisa Anetsmann

Sponsored by the City of Vienna, Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sports, SKE.

Dates & Tickets

The performance on March 30th will be followed by an artist talk. 

INFO: Due to health reasons the performances of WUMAN ON A SOFA have to be postponed for one week. New dates: March 29 / 30 & April 1, 7:00 pm  / March 31, 6:00 pm at studio brut. Tickets already purchased will remain valid. If you purchased your tickets before the postponement, you will receive an email with further information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at tickets@brut-wien.at

March 2023

Wed. 22.03.2023, 19:00
Postponed to March 29

Thu. 23.03.2023, 19:00
Postponed to March 30

Fri. 24.03.2023, 19:00
Postponed to March 31

Sat. 25.03.2023, 19:00
Postponed to April 1

Wed. 29.03.2023, 19:00
Currently sold out

Thu. 30.03.2023, 19:00
Choose your price €22 / €16 / €11 / *Followed by an artist talk.

Fri. 31.03.2023, 18:00
Choose your price €22 / €16 / €11

April 2023

Sat. 01.04.2023, 19:00
Choose your price €22 / €16 / €11

studio brut
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

Downloads

imagetanz 2023 Programmfolder (PDF)
Abendprogramm WUMAN ON A SOFA (PDF)

 

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