25 September to 1 October 2014

Doris Uhlich

Universal Dancer


“We live in times of waiting for better times. There is a button in our heads that is turned to stand-by; we are levelled out at a crisis pragmatism, each enhedging our own private areas. I will turn the button in our heads to Play.” Doris Uhlich

Opening the season at brut with her new piece Universal Dancer, choreographer and performer Doris Uhlich turns the theatre space into the epicentre of an expanding movement. In a world where we have ingrained pragmatism and efficiency, she looks for opulence and idealism, shared zeitgeist and an elimination of borders. Universal Dancer asks questions like how can a solo expand, how can a small movement grow big, and what kind of force is needed to set such a movement in motion? To increase her own strength and to awake herself and the whole world with her, Doris Uhlich had a machine built. In preparation of her endeavour to flood the stage with energy and to start a wave Doris Uhlich has delved into techno culture. Techno, as in: a collective act of dancing that goes far beyond the temporal and spatial dimensions of a conventional party, as the music energetically expands and turns movement into a flowing current.
Doris Uhlich is among Austria’s most renowned contemporary choreographers. Her works have been presented at brut numerous times and also tour internationally. Doris Uhlich has received several awards, including the Outstanding Artist Award and the Austrian Ministry of Culture’s Dance Award.

Audience discussion on 26 September after the performance.

Choreography and performance Doris Uhlich Dramaturgical collaboration Vanja Fuchs, Yoshie Maruoka Machinist Gerald Pappenberger Audio mix Boris Kopeinig Light Mikko Hynninen Outside eye Christine Standfest Production Christine Sbaschnigg and Theresa Rauter/insert (Theaterverein)


Secret Ingredients

27 September, from 10 pm | brut im Künstlerhaus/Foyer/Bar
Universal Rave (Party)
Doris Uhlich and her guests call for a Universal Rave in the brut bar right after the performance on 27 September. Rave, as in: rage, romanticise, riot and rhapsodise! Universal Dancers, dance the night away! Dance the dark away! Admission free!

3 October to 19 December | Place, date and time by arrangement
I can dance but I can’t cook
Doris Uhlich can dance, but she cannot cook. When it comes to the art of cooking, she is an utter amateur. So, instead of presenting her dancing skills or manning the turntables, she turns the tables and asks her audience for culinary advice. Until before Christmas, anyone has the chance to invite Doris Uhlich to their home and teach her how to cook. Together with the dancer, you will cook your favourite dishes and reveal recipes and tricks. Over the shared meal, Doris Uhlich will answer all the burning questions you have been wanting to ask for ages. She will talk about projects and visions and about anything else that might end up on her plate. Also, she will be responsible for the musical background of the event and pop the corks in celebration of this culinary art experience. To your hearths, get set, go! To place requests and set dates, write to from September 1, 2014. Admission free!

Universal Rave and I can dance, but I can't cook are part of the series Secret Ingredients: In its last season before the new artistic team takes over, brut launches the one-year series in addition to co-productions and guest performances. Local and international artists who have continuously collaborated with brut during the past years give insight into their artistic work process and methods. More Information


A co-production by brut Wien, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Frascati Amsterdam and insert (Theaterverein). Universal Dancer is presented as part of the project House on Fire supported by the Cultural Programme of the European Union. insert (Theaterverein) is funded by the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

€ 14,- full price
€ 8,- reduced
€ 6,- with the brutkarte*

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