This Season 2019/20 we are working with four internationally acclaimed choreographers: Stephanie Thiersch, Hillel Kogan, Francesco Scavetta and Adrienn Hód.
Stephanie’s interest as a choreographer is always directed at the body in process of transformation and towards a confrontation of contexts. Her bodies are neither one nor the other. She attempts a balancing act between these contexts and wants the audience to take a stance in the spaces in between.
Stephanie’s choreography for BODHI PROJECT throws a view on the ambivalent relationship of humans and non-human with the natural world. Six bodies in constant transformation try to organize and reconfigure the relations with what is there. They explore strategies of „staying in trouble “(Donna Haraway) proposing more a making with, than an individual self-fulfilment.
Choreography: Stephanie Thiersch Campos Dancers: Csenger K. Szabó, Imola Kascó, Jeanne Laurent Caron, Márton Gláser, Noémie Anneg, Cindy Ng. Lights: Frank Lischka Production: blackmountain, Salzburg (AUT), SEAD, Salzburg (AUT) & BODHI PROJECT Duration: +/- 40 min Premiere: October 2nd, 2019, Theater im KunsQuartier Salzburg (AUT)
Dancer is the Answer
“I am interested in the stories that bodies tell, and especially bodies of dancers. I am interested in exposing and deconstructing the conventions and the clichés of the dance and of art in general. For me, no matter which culture we belong to or identify ourselves with, the body is always a reflection of the social ideologies that have brained-washed us and that we have internalized. And this is most true as far as the body of the dancer is concerned. I believe that by learning how to move and how to develop dance skills, the dancer has become a moving evidence of the ideologies which he has possessed, and which have possessed him. How we walk, how we fall, how we sit, how we jump, how we stand, how we touch and how we hit – all these are evidences of ideologies that possessed us.
Is there really such thing as „freedom“ in movement? In which way our bodies are really „free“ and what do we mean when we say that dance is „free“? Don‘t we learn, as dancers, to fake „freedom“ so well, that it actually becomes an illusion?”
Direction & Choreography: Hillel Kogan Artistic Advisor: Sharon Zuckerman Weiser Dancers: Csenger K. Szabó, Imola Kascó, Jeanne Laurent Caron, Márton Gláser, Noémie Anneg, Cindy Ng. Production: blackmountain, Salzburg (AUT), SEAD, Salzburg (AUT) & BODHI PROJECT Duration: +/- 40 min Premiere: October 2nd 2019, Theater im KunstQuartier, Salzburg.