© Torsten Mitsch


stuck gives us time to reflect on progress, regress and standstill as physical qualities of motion.
Doris Uhlich

Two years ago, Doris Uhlich was approached by Gabriele Oßwald and Wolfgang Sautermeister, two experienced performers, founders and former artistic directors of Mannheim’s art space zeitraumexit, whether she would be interested in working on a collaborative performance piece: “It has been our dream to work with you as a choreographer.” So they arranged to meet in a rehearsal space and they experimented, trying to find a language for this dance. The most exciting discovery was that of a static dance. Inertia and standstill thus became the central themes of Doris Uhlich’s, and Gabriele Oßwald and Wolfgang Sautermeister’s collaborative efforts. The final duet will be more research than finished work, framed by the decision to present it in the confines of Tanzquartier Wien’s most intimate space, Studio 3.

Drawing from our experiences in the field of visual and performance art, we wanted to approach dance differently, with an understanding of the body as a medium and tool. This was only complemented by our recurrent idea of involving someone else, an outside director.
Gabriele Oßwald, Wolfgang Sautermeister

Choreography Doris Uhlich
Performance Gabriele Oßwald, Wolfgang Sautermeister
Dramaturgical consultants Boris Kopeinig, Theresa Rauter
Lighting design Sergio Pessanha
Sound selection Boris Kopeinig
Costume Zarah Brandl
Production Sebastian Lorenz, Margot Wehinger
Press, communication Jonathan Hörnig
International distribution Something Great

Preview 18/01/2020 / zeitraumexit Mannheim

Premiere 24/01/2020 / Tanzquartier Wien

Further performances 25/01 & 30/31/01 & 01/02/2020

A coproduction by Tanzquartier Wien and insert (Theaterverein). Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Mannheim and the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e. V. with funds from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

insert (Theaterverein) is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and the Federal Chancellery of Austria.