5 and 6 March 2012

Im Anschluss an offnature

Andros Zins-Browne

The Host

Österreichische Erstaufführung

“The American choreographer Andros Zins-Browne and his two fellow dancers are impressively in command of the cowboy attitude: they hold their hands on their belts, hats on their heads, take up a wide stance, and keep a straight face.”

The cowboy as conqueror of the Wild West remains emblematic of US-American individuality and exerting control over nature. He manipulates and harnesses animals and landscapes for his own purposes. Andros Zins-Browne, an American himself, questions this balance of power in The Host and grants nature the upper hand again in his performance: in a post-apocalyptic scenario with gigantic air cushions, three cowboys struggle with an environment that is volatile and uncontrollably sprawling. Zins-Browne combines typical Wild West accessories with folkdance in order to present an absurdly comical struggle between humans and nature moving between merciless self-exposure and heart breaking slapstick. It’s a melancholically funny farewell to the cowboy as hero of pure masculinity.

The Host was awarded the Goethe-Institute Prize at the Impulse theatre festival in 2010.

With Andros Zins-Browne, Jaime Llopis, Sidney Leoni Stage design Stefan Demming, Andros Zins-Browne Sound design Peter Lenaerts Theatre tech Nick Symons Production wpZimmer

A co-production by Andros Zins-Browne and Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk, Hebbel am Ufer – HAU, Berlin, and PACT Zollverein, Essen. With the kind support of De Vlaamse Overheid, VGC, Danscentrum Jette and Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht. Promoted by the Départs Network with support of the European Union funding programme for culture and education.

Festival pass € 56/€ 34/€ 25 with brutkarte*
day tickets € 16/€ 10/€ 8 with brutkarte*
Individual tickets € 14/€ 8/€ 6 with brutkarte*

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