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Linda Samaraweerová / Robert Jíša - Durst

11.01.2022 to 11.01.2022 - Tanzquartier Wien

Linda Samaraweerová / Robert Jíša - Durst


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tue, 11.01.2022
19.30 h

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A performative opera about six frequencies

Our emotions are mighty demons that inhabit a secret garden in the midst of a dark forest. After having analysed the paradox of “auspiciousness” in her last piece, choreographer Linda Samaraweerová now turns her attention to mankind’s inability to deal with essential emotions. In Durst (engl. thirst), she illustrates how our society’s fatal relationship with the dark side of our affects and the corresponding cognitive-compulsive behaviour has become a considerable mechanism of our time. Together with composer Robert Jíša, author Elke Laznia, artists Violetta Ehnsperg, Karl Karner and Laura Samaraweerová, Linda Samaraweerová creates an aesthetic, trans-disciplinary experimental setting to explore the dark side of society’s compulsive behaviours. Durst is a complex and subversive statement that takes on norms and the contemporary cultural taboo which enables reason to be replaced by emotions precisely because living in denial lets the emotional side pass unchecked.

Online premiere: Tue 11.01., 19.30h

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