a dance performance for four performers
KulturQuartier Seestadt, Am-Ostrom-Park 11, 1220 Vienna
5 minutes walk from end stop Underground U2 Seestadt
Premiere: December 9 / 20:00
further performances: December 10, 11, 12 / 20:00
December 12: Party & Line Dance Special!
Extinct Choreography is a performance for four dancers, developed for a new performance space in Seestadt Aspern Wien. In the basement of a new building, a raw cement hall, which is located at the same level as the now freighted archeological excavations underneath the surface of the Seestadt, Extinct Choreography sketches contexts for bodily and spatial associations relating to understandings of the cave, upright walking, and lost gestures.
The choreographic material takes inspiration from plastic reconstructions of the early human from the field of contemporary archeology and draws particular attention to the evolution of the hand.
A group of intimates embarks on a search for primal bodily qualities that include the handling of stylized tools and instruments, walking on hands and feet, and the carrying of vessels and human beings. Moving in fragile balance and at a dizzying height the bodies become resonant in this precarious shelter. Extinct Choreography brings together the individually embodied and culturally formed movements of the dancers, and stages them to electronic music in a new performance space located at the city’s periphery.
Artistic Direction, Choreography:
Alina Bertha, Andras Meszerics,
Julia Müllner, Maartje Pasman
Costumes, Space: Hanna Hollmann
Sound Design, Composition: Sebastian Bauer
Technical Direction, Light Design: Bartek Kubiak
Theory: Lisa Moravec
Graphic Design: Tomas Rhyner
Production M.A.P. Vienna: Raffaela Gras
A production of M.A.P. Vienna 2022,
with kind support of:
Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien
BM für Kunst&Kultur
ImpulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival