08.10.2021 to 09.10.2021 - Halle E+G
Host: Tanzquartier Wien
Alix Eynaudi - Bruno
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“BRUNO emerges from the mist like a stranded ship, a sigh left hanging in the air. It cascades away and leaves a pause. A piece of a hole. Something that doesn’t happen. A breeze of what didn’t take place. A haunting. To let ourselves be haunted, to sigh together, to stop, to blow, to turn around, to be sad together. To not do much. To step aside, to let a rumbling moment pass, to weave our thoughts against a break, to nestle inside a break. To take a break, together. To rest, to be absent from an event, together. To caress a thought. To rest, to stay there. To not worry about creating a flow, to not do things in vain. To not write scores, protocols, to wait, to stop, to not fill in the gaps, to leave blank, to dance next to our shoes. To open a hand and let go, to not hold back, to lighten, to tenderly support, to relieve. BRUNO is the emanation of a piece without end, a cloth made of friendships and loves cobbled together. Located in a recently abandoned (or perhaps never to be inhibited) linguistic space, BRUNO unfurls, unfolds its over-exposures.”
Named after the light designer Bruno Pocheron, a collaborative partner of Alix Eynaudi since 2005, the piece features a cluster-like light sculpture which sprouts and transforms itself into a music instrument through the sound design of Paul Kotal. BRUNO is a dance piece that brings together series of movements while Hugo, Mark and Alix seem to nestle between images, evocations and invocations, never quite completing them and constantly oscillating between figuration and abstraction. In this laboratory atrium, the dancers try the movements on as if they were clothes, challenging their contours, boundaries and textures in a dialogical mode in which the image/notion conjuring vibrates until it fits, comforts and finally swirls away. BRUNO tests forms of encounter on stage in which light, sound and dance co-exist, casting shadows of possibilities.