"[8:tension] - Young Choreographers' Series 2016"
Buoyant attention. Dancing in resistance to nostalgia and regret. Monumental and delicate works. Words, text and communication as a game and a strange poetics of bodies and objects. A new language of sincerity on stage. The unsettling and dissolving of boundaries. Taking time amidst the media noise to contemplate who you want to be – for yourself and in relation to others. A possibility of a new dawn does exist, even in difficult times, and it exists in the theatre (as well).
The 2016 [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series presents powerful statements by 13 dance professionals from all over the world. Alexander Gottfarb, Bojan Djordjev and Jule Flierl, for example, go beyond the spatial and temporal boundaries of the theatre, while Aline Landreau transforms both the stage space and her body using sound as well as her voice in her performance. Valentina de Piante sends her three dancers on a trip – from inner motions of the body to rousing and refreshing states of emergency, brilliant soundtrack included. Bryana Fritz and Christoffer Schieche develop a playful universe of mysterious shapes and forms with the aid of poetry, avoiding the use of set phrases.
The artists featured in the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series are nominated for the Casinos Austria Prix Jardin d’Europe and the FM4 Fan Award 2016:
"(B)REACHING STILLNESS" BY LEA MORO (DE/CH)
"SIXTEEN CANDLES (2015)" BY BRYANA FRITZ (BE/US), CHRISTOFFER FORBES SCHIECHE (BE/SE)
"TREASURED IN THE DARK" BY THIAGO GRANATO (DE/BR) – LLB Co-production
"OPERATION ORPHEUS" BY JULE FLIERL (DE)
"SOIL GIRL" BY BERSTAD / HELGEBOSTAD / WIDGEL (NO)
"HMM" BY SONJA JOKINIEMI (FI)
"THE PLANET-EATERS: SECONDS" BY WILL RAWLS (US)
"COSMOS THE BEACH" BY LINDA BLOMQVIST (BE/SE)
"A MATTER OF BELIEF" BY ALEXANDER GOTTFARB (AT/SE)
"VOX" BY ALINE LANDREAU (DE/FR)
"A KIND OF FIERCE" BY KATERINA ANDREOU (FR/GR)
"M.E.L.T. – MOTION, EMOTION AND LATERAL THINKING" BY VALENTINA DE PIANTE NICULAE (RO/IT) – LLB Co-production
"FUTURE READ IN CONCRETE AND STONE" BY BOJAN DJORDJEV (RS) – LLB Co-production
16.07.16 - 14.08.16