DAS ORGIEN MYSTERIEN THEATER 122. AKTION was a production staged by performance artist Hermann Nitsch at the Burgtheater in Vienna in 2005. It was the first performance by Nitsch at a regular theater.
“The theater of Hermann Nitsch can happen anywhere, also at the Burgtheater. Accordingly, we treated him and he treated us. Concepts are found, others are rejected. In some regards, the theater building was a blessing, in others it was a challenge. Everything was made and invented specially for the production and its space, yet it remained what it is supposed to be: a typical work of art by Nitsch.
The event itself, staged in front of 1,300 people who witnessed and perceived the Burgtheater in a new light, has written theater history. For eight hours, the spectators went through a school of emotions and a party of the spirit and the senses. This is how light, cheerful and full of joie de vivre the Burgtheater can be.” (Klaus Bachler)
Subcultures are a way to repurpose our identity. We search the world for groups to belong to, and pick up their mental and physical codes to make us feel better about ourselves. We get protective of our newly built identity and proudly ask: This is the real me - but are you the real you? Om (Mm...) is an identity puzzle with pieces from ancient India and the 1990's NYC ballroom scene.
Presented at ada, Uferstudios, Berlin
"10 times 6", an evening of 6 min. solo works
3 & 4 May 2014
Concept, choreography, performance: Simo Vassinen
Coaching: Vincent Bozek
Additional thanks: Gabi Beier, Rocio Marano, Dani Brown, Julian Weber, Alex Coggin, Sophie Ruston