30.07.2023 to 01.08.2023 - Halle E+G
Ruth Childs / Scarlett's: Blast!
Aggression, anger and brutality are deplored yet fascinating attributes of the human body. Ruth Childs explores these phenomena in her new solo Blast!, focusing on the violent and explosive but also the suffering body. The gifted niece of the great postmodern dance artist Lucinda Childs says that she developed this piece out of a need to “respond to violence by embodying and transforming it in my work”. Ruth Childs attributes abundant transformative potential to the embodiment of the aggressive to ideally matched music. This is why the London-born choreographer even dances figures that frighten and disgust her, doing so with striking expressiveness, empathy and even a tendency towards humour – so as to understand and demonstrate the movements, grimaces, noises and words produced by angry bodies.
Photo: © Marie Magnin
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20.04.2023 to 28.01.2024 - Kunsthalle Wien