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2020: Obscene

20.01.2023 to 21.01.2023 - Tanzquartier Wien

2020: Obscene


© Melanie Hofmann © Melanie Hofmann

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sat, 21.01.2023
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fri, 20.01.2023
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Alexandra Bachzetsis’s new piece "2020: Obscene" uses body, text and image to explore the ambiguity of "scene" and "obscene". Together with three co-performers, she focuses on the relationship between the staging of the excessive body and its consumption by the coveting gaze and the overwhelming textuality. On the one hand, the work examines the problems of theatre as a manipulation machine with regard to seduction, attraction and games of sexual identity; on the other hand, it explores the performing body itself as a place of alienation and limitation of the human being. The performers are confronted with their own corporealities – with the contradictions between intuition and gesture, light and night, score and script, norm and form, conception and action. The piece, thus, not only questions the subversive and the normative in performance art but also addresses itself to communication through excess as a radical interruption of formats, gestures, cultural patterns and archetypes.

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