Habitat / Bristol
Unfolding over two hours on the floors and escalators of The Galleries, in the heart of Bristol’s commercial quarter, naked bodies flick, vibrate and slap against each other to electronic sounds and abstract techno.
Doris Uhlich’s Habitat celebrates unity in diversity. As individuals and as a crowd, performers conquer the space in a choreography that is captivating, highly energetic and, at times, collectively reflective. The empty shopping centre will be transformed into a “habitat” full of unexpected life forms as the audience moves about freely in the available space.
Mayfest presents the UK Premiere of Austrian choreographer Doris Uhlich’s subversive and thrilling work. Supported by Perform Europe - which aims to rethink cross-border performing arts presentation in a more inclusive, sustainable and balanced way.
Concept, Choreography Doris Uhlich
Performance Toni Brucker, Francesca Citarella, Eunice Da Silva, Emma Delfs, Peter Dodd, James Evans, Edward Fortes, Ute Frederich, Neill Jones, Georgina Lawrence, Kevin Lawrence, Stephen Lydon, Graham May, Gonzalo Muñiz Vieyra, Rodrigo Patino, Gayle Philips, Jacob Powell, Linda Reddy, Thomas Richter, Vera Rosner-Nogel, Andy Sims, Peter Swan, Maria Tepper, Rosalind Turner, Michael Ward, Marthe Wunsch
Rehearsal director Hugo Le Brigand, Mim Schneider, Ann Muller
DJ Boris Kopeinig
Light design Sergio Pessanha
Production Niki Fischer, Marijeta Karlovic-Graf
Company Management Margot Wehinger
Social Media Esther Brandl
International Distribution Something Great
Funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna.
Project partners of the Habitat-series are donaufestival / Krems, ImPulsTanz / Vienna in cooperation with Wiener Secession, Tanzquartier Wien, Münchner Kammerspiele, Tanzfestival Rhein-Main (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm / Frankfurt a. M. and Hessisches Staatsballett in the frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main), Frascati / Amsterdam, Perform Europe (Plexus Rouge / Marseille, Rosendal Teater / Trondheim, Mayfest / Bristol), DOMENIG STEINHAUS / Carinthia, BRITNEY X Festival / Cologne, Metropolis / Copenhagen