The (X)change festival finale. Saturday & Sunday night showcase installed and staged work from our visting residents from Zürich.
Marie-Caroline Hominal: The last dance
The last dance, is a work inspired by Salome dancing in front of her father and the Taxi Dancer, both are sharing a moment of romance and intimacy in a short time. I am interested in the tension between the spectator and the dancer, how this tension and the space for dream stimulate the imagination of the spectator.
Nils Amadeus Lange: 666 renewed
“666 renewed” is the second part of a trilogy, which on an aesthetic level, deals with speculative realism and, on the content level, with the witches of today (Italian episodic film by Pasolini, i.a.). The first part “666 Ne me touchez pas” was his Lange’s thesis, which had its premiere at the Dampfzentrale Bern. The main focus of this solo was on creating an alter ego based on the classical witch character. In the course of this rehearsing process, this solo has gradually become a feminist consideration of women wearing burqas. I thereby tried to break down the extensive discourse of the Great Veiling (as Alice Schwarzer puts it), particularly the representation on the Internet of women wearing burqas, as much as possible. This fraction’s aim was not to present a personal point of view, but rather to give way to the controversies through the mere display of a burqa.
Ivan Blagajcevic: ʻLa dʼIvan Showʼ
“The strange mixture of excitement, fear and desire to be left alone… longing to be taken out and thrown down, down into the boiling depths it begins to experience an increased awareness of the social and gender roles that are now imposed upon…” -Virginia Woolf