Habitat / DOMENIG STEINHAUS
In Habitat / DOMENIG STEINHAUS Doris Uhlich develops a performance for 30 people who inhabit the house on Lake Ossiach for two days and physically engage with it. In the process, the group celebrates their unity and diversity. Habitat is a shameless but also a free-of-shame hymn to a naked body beyond cultural inscriptions and conventional ideals of beauty. The body is not devalued to the level of a fetish, an object; and carnality is neither metaphorically nor poetically ideologised but understood in a material sense and is therefore presented in all its mass and weight yet also in its fragility. The project transcends conventional ideas of the body, of dance and of nakedness in a subversive manner.
Habitat can be developed in different places with local people. Doris Uhlich is interested in working with large ensembles, which are developed temporarily at specific places in order to transform dance into a collective ritual.
Concept, Choreography Doris Uhlich
Performance Dušana Baltić, Elena Bartosch, Natascha Bonosevich, Timo Bouter, Pêdra Costa, Florian Decker, Adil Embaby, Kristina Feldhammer, Klemens Fischer, Doris Haidvogl, Marie Handl, Irene Irrgeher, Elena Lach, Benjamin Meilinger, Josefine Mühle, Mzamo Nondlwana, Gabriele Osswald, Johanna Pauer, Florian Reither, Wolfgang Sautermeister, Katharina Senk, Grėtė Šmitaitė, Michaela Wolf, Michael Wolloch, Michael Würmer
Rehearsal director Katharina Senk
DJ Boris Kopeinig
Production Ulrike Melzwig, Margot Wehinger
Social Media Esther Brandl
International Distribution Something Great
A production from insert Tanz und Performance GmbH and Tanzquartier Wien
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