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Every Body Electric

Following her duet Ravemachine, Doris Uhlich is now continuing to work with people with physical disabilities on her concept of “Energetic Icons”, creating individual and collective `energy dance forms´ in this company piece. Every body has specific ways of articulating its dynamics and fleshly pleasure. Movements themselves allow the body to become charged, they become a kind of endogenous fuel. Every Body Electric is a simple, but radical invitation to explore potentials through dance, to make them visible, and to delve deep into an archaeology of energy. What other possibilities open up when machines – for example wheelchairs, prostheses, crutches – are regarded and staged as extensions to the body? Personal rhythms, dynamics, beats and bodily characteristics lead to unique dance styles. The explosive power, but also the gentle or forceful poetry of Every Body Electric ultimately rests in how the performers perceive their bodies and how they are perceived.

´The various performers work towards opening up their physical potentials. In this process I discover more and more that even a very small movement can be vehement. Normative ideas and concepts of energy and power are destabilised, shaken.´ Doris Uhlich


Choreography Doris Uhlich
Dramaturgy Elisabeth Schack
With Erwin Aljukic, Yanel Barbeito, Adil Embaby, Sandra Mader, Karin Ofenbeck, Thomas Richter,
Vera Rosner, Danijel Sesar, Katharina Zabransky
Light Gerald Pappenberger 
Sound Boris Kopeinig
Costume & Production Christine Sbaschnigg
Production Assistant Annamaria Waliczky
Feedback Yoshie Maruoka & Theresa Rauter 
Thanks to lila www.lila.cx, Omar Gomez Hernandez and all the assistants 
Co-produced by Tanzquartier Wien, Schauspiel Leipzig & insert (Theaterverein)
insert (Theaterverein) is subsidised
by the cultural department of Vienna
Premiere 25/01/2018 Opening Tanzquartier Wien
Further performances 08/02 – 10/02/2018 Tanzquartier Wien 
Schauspiel Leipzig 23/02, 24/02, 26/02 & 27/02/2018


Every Body Electric is available in 3 versions: large, medium & small 

 

 

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