OUT-SIDE-IN is ego portrait’s current research project.
The performance we are working on is not a show in a conventional way, we understand it as a performance process.
All participants -the performers and the audience- can give information from their inside out, as well as take the outside information in. The aim is to create an honest dialogue.
Therefore the term and meaning of responsibility is an important part of the research.
We are looking for an honest physicality, individually and in connection with each other. Giving and receiving weight of the other, taking and overtaking responsibility, sharing it or leaving it to someone else and having trust are big parts of our research, as well as in our daily lives.
Concept and Performance:
ego portrait - a circus-dance perspective
Maja Karolina Franke and Ralph Öllinger
Outside Eye: Peter Sweet
Video: ego portrait and Lisa Horvath
Music: Akashic Records
Project supported by:
Come On! Kulturvernetzung Niederösterreich
Red Sapata Tanzfabrik
ego portrait is a performance duo, that deals artistically with the connection of partner acrobatics, dance and object manipulation. It was founded 2018 by Maja Karolina Franke, a trained dancer and Ralph Öllinger, who is specialized in object manipulation. Together we are doing partner acrobatics and exploring the similarities and differences between dance and juggling. We are researching on movement with the object and on movement with the subject.