Doris Uhlich All Machines Welcome!

A cooperation of brut and WUK performing arts.

The open workshop Every Body Electric for people with disabilities kicks off at WUK on 12 October. The première of the performance Ravemachine – a collaboration between Doris Uhlich & Michael Turinsky – hits the stage at brut on 20 October, a clash of bodily, musical and mechanical energies (follow-up dates: 21 and 24 October). On 22 October, WUK performing arts is staging a remix of the Ravemachine performance as a 360° version in public space and the group sketch Every Body Electric followed by a rave party. All Machines Welcome!









© Theresa Rauter



Doris Uhlich invited the dancer/choreographer Michael Turinsky to work with her in exploring the body, its physicality, energy, and ecstasy. What are the movements that act like batteries for Michael Turinsky to recharge his body? Where does the body depart to while its batteries keep filling up? People with physical impairments are not usually associated with energy, energy discharge, or ecstasy – we associate them with implosion rather than explosion, standstill rather than progress. In sampling the sounds of her partner’s electric wheelchair, amplifying and translating them into thumping techno beats, Doris Uhlich generates an energy that in turn seizes Michael Turinsky. Energies of humans and machines are transferred and transformed, making the dialogue or even the whole relationship between man and machine, ecstasy and form, charge and discharge come alive. Ravemachine is a project in which two different bodies meet and mutually influence each other, exchanging impulses and thereby expanding their own physical biographies.


»We shape the dynamics of energy.« Michael Turinsky


»We search for movements loading the body up like a battery. Theater is all about sharing, transforming and exchanging energies between all elements – performers, audience, machines and sounds.« Doris Uhlich



Choreography Doris Uhlich

Performance Michael Turinsky & Doris Uhlich

Light Gerald Pappenberger

Sound advisor Boris Kopeinig

Production Theresa Rauter & Christine Sbaschnigg  / insert (Theaterverein)

Co-production brut, WUK performing arts & insert (Theaterverein)

insert (Theaterverein) is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna.



Premiere: 20/10/2016 brut

Further performances

21/10 & 24/10/2016 brut Wien

22/10/2016 WUK performing arts (Remix Ravemachine, Skizze Every Body Electric & Rave-Party)


Registration and information about the workshop Every Body Electric under:





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