Compagnie Marie Chouinard: RADICAL VITALITY, SOLOS AND DUETS

(Montréal/Canada)

German premiere

After four decades at the forefront of the avant-garde, an icon of modern dance proudly looks back. Marie Chouinard has compiled an anthology of miniatures and excerpts from her work for a new generation of dancers and spectators. In part reworked, in part in their original form, these pieces have been combined into a series that the choreographer hopes will “flow like breath”. Chouinard’s theatrical works have always been provocative, sensual, feministic and characterised by a raw energy – but how do we as an audience react to what were scandals at the time? The programme includes Chouinard classics such as bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS as well as newly discovered projects such as the quirky Love Attack and the literally titled Crying-Laughing Duet. The undisguised directness of Chouinard’s creativity unfolds in the richness of her solos and duets, which depict unfulfilled desire, the humour and madness of our neuroses, broken illusions and dehumanized bodies that are only capable of moving mechanically. A comprehensive portrait of a unique personality.

„It is quite possible that this collage, with its at times brutal openness, is among the best work yet created by Marie Chouinard.“
– Der Standard, Vienna

Choreography: Marie Chouinard | Premiere: June 23, 2018, Venice | Duration: 85 minutes no intermission

Dates & Prices

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8.30 pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8.30 pm

Tickets: Cat. 1: 44.– / dis.: 33.– / under-18: 33.–
Cat. 2: 32.– / dis.: 24.– / under-18: 24.–
Cat. 3: 19.– / dis.: 15.– / under-18: 15.–

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