Mountain grooves: «On the Rocks» is a musical for plastic minerals, oil stalactites, angels and stones, supported by one mountain and up to 15 excellent dancers. «On the Rocks» is a time-based sculpture consisting of hybrid materials that produce a planet we may recognize without ever having been there. Once in a while it is haunted by a ghost that goes under the name of «Volkskörper». Omnipresent and ever so flexible. That ghost tumbles through ancient pyramid gymnastics, worn out exhausted lycra bikinis and overstretched sweat pants. It sticks to the phantom pain of LED thumbs overwhelmed by everyday technology and its endless always-too-late. Songs of yearning forever as a farewell to alienated euphoria. There is no time here and at the same time, all the time in the world. It is in the uninterrupted now that the Dance of the Capricorns is taken into the archive of Swiss dance history and finally, finally, some stones get rolling. It’s the end of a cycle, ancestral futurism and future folk dancing. Lucie Tuma & Co. invite to a megalomaniac festivity in an ecology of being alone together, there >>> wicked vibe and landscape of expenditure. It goes like this and no, there ain’t no mountain high enough.
«On The Rocks» is the third part of Lucie Tumas Volkskörper trilogy and a group work by and with Laura Endres, Kahori Furukawa, Daniel Goody, Claudia Hill, Jessica Huber, Christina Hug, Igor Kretzu, Julie Laporte, Daniela Lehmann, Valentin Lorenz, Tabea Magyar, David Marques, Clea Onori, Aga Pędziwiatr, Michele Piazzi, Patrick Rohner, Lucie Tuma, Karol Tyminski, Elizabeth Waterhouse
>>> PREMIERE filmed in June 2016 @ Gessnerallee Zürich >>> coproduced by Gessnerallee Zürich and Südpol Luzern supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürichm Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, Ernst Göhner Stiftung