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


Techno beats, pure ecstasy and an electric wheelchair that mutates into a rave machine. When Doris Uhlich samples and amplifies the sounds created by her partner’s electric wheelchair, transmuting them into booming techno beats, the result is a torrent of energy that takes hold of the dancer and choreographer Michael Turinsky and her, transforming his wheelchair into a rave machine. Physically disabled people are rarely identified with ecstatic release of energy. Rather, we think of implosion instead of explosion, standstill instead of progress. It is associations such as these that Doris Uhlich and Michael Turinsky set out to explore in their work.

Doris Uhlich searches for movements in which energy becomes more important than form. Transmitting and transforming energy created by human beings and machines, the Ravemachine project focuses on dialogue and the relationship between man and machine, ecstasy and form, robustness and fragility.


»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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