4 June 2013

Doris Uhlich



“Disarming and straightforward.” Die Presse

“Doris Uhlich is one of the most unconventional local choreographers and performers. In SPITZE she dismantles ballet’s canon of movement. Her work always looks at norms – and how these can passionately be burst open.” Profil

SPITZE – an analysis of ballet, the people involved, its hierarchies, the worlds of illusion, its body imagery. Based on Romantic ballet, the emerging en-pointe style in the nineteenth century and the subsequent idealisation of the ballerina, Doris Uhlich stages the tough training that leaves many a dancer by the wayside. She developed the idea for dealing with dancing en pointe after her earlier performance und in which older people without any acting or dance training were the focus of the production. SPITZE doesn’t bother with everyday gestures, but instead specifically targets the codes of classical ballet which have been set in stone for centuries. Three performers – Susanne Kirnbauer, former first soloist with Vienna’s State Opera, Harald Baluch, solo dancer, and Doris Uhlich, who first started dancing en pointe at the age of 30 – meet on stage and move beyond the routine of their usual means of expression and rehearsed stage presences. In SPITZE they discover new approaches to their own biographies as dancers.

On 4 June following the performance there will be a talk with Darrel Toulon, ballet director of the Opera Graz.

Choreography Doris Uhlich Dramaturgy Andrea Salzmann With Harald Baluch, Susanne Kirnbauer, Doris Uhlich Production Christine Sbaschnigg

A co-production of Doris Uhlich and brut Vienna.
With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Austria’s Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

€ 14/€ 8/€ 6 with the brutkarte*

3 for 2! Come see all three performances (SPITZE, Rising Swan, Come Back) and only pay for two!

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