Habitat / Trondheim
In Habitat / Trondheim by Doris Uhlich naked bodies flick, vibrate and slap against each other to electronic sounds and abstract techno tracks. The performers, partly everyday local people from Trondheim, celebrate their unity in diversity. As individuals and as a crowd at the same time they conquer the space in a choreography that is captivating, highly energetic and, at times, collectively reposing. Rosendal Teater will be transformed into a “habitat” full of unexpected life forms – as the audience moves about freely in the available space.
Habitat transcends conventional ideas of the body, of dance and of nakedness in a subversive manner. Habitat is a utopia. 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 ideologized but understood in a material sense and is therefore presented in all its mass and weight yet also in its fragility.
Concept, Choreography Doris Uhlich
Performance Gabriela Martins Sarmento, Jørgen Jensen Solli, Laleshka Salas Salazar, Veslemøy Miranda Frengstad, Signe Buhl, Kari Happonen, Arnt-Robert Leganger, Mia Helene Engeskaug, Alexander Wille, Nora Valør Wist, Tor Sporsem, Martin Larsen, Michael Due Larsen, Geirr Tjash Svendsen-Hagen, Kjersti Marie Kvam, Vera Héritier, Aaron Stykket, Vera Rosner, Adil Embaby, Toni Brucker
Rehearsal director Hugo Le Brigand, Mim Schneider, Ann Muller
DJ Boris Kopeinig
Light design Sergio Pessanha
Production Niki Fischer, Ulrike Melzwig
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