©  Theresa Rauter

Habitat / Dominikanerkirche Krems

Being naked doesn’t mean you have to feel naked. The more than naked ensemble, founded in 2013 around Doris Uhlich, operates in a realm beyond the dichotomy of 'staring or being stared at' and pays no mind to shame or actionist provocation. Instead, Uhlich creates choreographed free spaces and immerses herself in refined rituals for human flesh that doesn’t want to play hide-and-seek anymore. On two days in Krems about 30 performers will occupy the monumental Dominican Church, already secularised in 1786, and transform it into a habitat full of unimagined life forms. The horde celebrates their unity in the diversity. They do not obey the imperatives of the sex market economy and aren’t ashamed to bring wrinkles and love handles into the picture. The image is a literal and a social movement. The dancers play with the metaphor of infection: one quivers, the other tremors. Sweating and gasping. Impulses twitch, energies are invisible yet perceptible. The space becomes a social body, “there are vibes in the air”.

Choreography Doris Uhlich
With Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez, Samira Bösch, Uwe Brauns Eyal Bromberg, Zinzi Rosa Buchanan, Manuela Calleja, Pêdra Costa, Ewa Dziarnowska, Anna Friedrich, Christina Gazi, Alexandar Georgiev, Andrea Júlía Gunnlaugsdóttir, Lotta Maaria Halinen, Christina Hurt, Irene Irrgeher, Boris Kopeinig,  Louis Labadens,  Hugo Le Brigand, Barbara Lethna, Lilach
Livne, Milan Loviska, Aloun, Marchal, Raúl Márquez, Yoshie Maruoka, Andrius Mulokas, Mzamo Nondlwana, Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Johanna Pauer, Yali Rivlin, Vera Rosner-Nógel,  Lyllie Rouviere, Roni Sagi,  Grete Smitaite, Ulla Stahlstadt, Julischka Stengele, Doris Uhlich, Christina Vivenz, Werner Vockenhuber, Brigitte Weinberger, Johannes Zits
Sound Boris Kopeinig & Doris Uhlich
Light Gerald Pappenberger
Production Theresa Rauter & Christine Sbaschnigg

Coproduction Donaufestival & insert (Theaterverein)

International Distribution: Something Great

Premiere 29/04/2017, Dominikanerkirche Krems

insert (Theaterverein) is subsidised by the cultural department of Vienna.


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