IDEAL PARADISE is a composed journey alongside different places in vienna. claudia bosse unfolds an urban gesamtkunstwerk, in which choreographic interventions of 6 performers and a choir of 20 persons meet the municipal reality. traces of history are revealed and transferred into fantastic constructions. the urban structure is alienated and becomes tangible in all its cruelty, its poetry and utopian potential. an urban composition that plays on odd spaces like the hangar of carla mittersteig as well as the routes between the places.
starting point is a fallow site in the mollardgasse in the 6th district – a "terrain vague", an abandoned gap site in the middle of the city. in the hangar of the second hand shop carla mittersteig the order of the used daily objects builds an archive for unforeseen relations between humans and things. traces of what has been and prospects of what will be. fictions open up new visions and lay like a net over the city und open up new visions. the paths between the places are connected through commun constellations, audio walk, procession and collective strolling.
a performative investigation of possible concepts of cohabitation in a time of political and cultural upheavals. a mutual walk, a re-reading of the urban reality. spectators and performers are strolling through the city and establish situations that are oscillating between temporary communities and impossible encounters.
europe – a paradise? europe – a catastrophe?
how is it possible to live together in the unsettling present time, here and now in europe?
concept/artistic director: claudia bosse; performance: günther auer, léonard bertholet, réka kutas, rotraud kern, alexandra sommerfeld, florian tröbinger, ilse urbanek; choir: jad al-mubaraki, cosima baum, sarah binder, marlene grois, monika has, ahmed hashim, anna hirschmann, vicky klug, melanie konrad, bozena kunstek, anne megier, christina maria murer, luzia rux, ahmed saeed, johanna urban, xandi vogler, isabella voicu, monika volk, hayder wahab, michaela wolf, christa zuna-kratky; sound: günther auer; assistant/coordination: viktoria bayer; technical director: paul horn; critical witness: gabrielle cram; clothing: iva ivanova, anna-sofie lugmeier, evamaria müller; communication/dramaturgical assistant: anna etteldorf; administration: margot wehinger; intern: sara trawöger, dagmar tröstler; sound assistant: juliana lindenhofer; technical support: frederik hocke; volunteers: andreas binder, jose zubiela rodriguez
a production by theatercombinat, in coproduction with FFT dusseldorf, supported by wien kultur and the 3rd, 5th and 6th district of the city of vienna, sponsored by cafe watt, hauserwein. the series IDEAL PARADISE is coproduced by tanzquartier vienna, ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival, weltmuseum wien, donaufestival 2015. partners, supporters or accomplices of the projects are amongst others: volkskundemuseum wien, carla mittersteig, belvedere, burghauptmannschaft österreich, bip immobilien development gmbh, pfarrgemeinde st. elisabeth.
video klaus karlbauer
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