Performance

Jérôme Bel & Estelle Zhong Mengual – Non human dances

Aug 7 2024
Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1
Vienna 1070
Phone: +43.1.523 55 58
21:00
Price: 8 - 62 Euro, Reduced: 6 - 52 Euro
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
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This is what iconic works such as Nelken by Pina Bausch, Loïe Fuller’s Danse serpentine and Isadora Duncan’s Water Study have in common: they present dances inspired by non-humans. Dance conceptualist Jérôme Bel and art historian Estelle Zhong Mengual from Paris have joined forces to show the connections stage dance has established with the subject of nature in of the ecological crisis. According to Bel, their project Non human dances “measure the different strategies that certain choreographers in the history of Western art dance have imagined in order to represent what is called non-human nowadays”. Zhong Mengual postulates that the Anthropocene corresponds to a “crisis of sensitivity” that is “characterised by the collapse of the aesthetic relationship between human beings and nature”. Dance can contribute to the urgently needed change of perspective. This dedicated curation also includes works by Marius Petipa, Xavier Le Roy and Sergiu Matis.

Austrian Premiere

Dates:
7.8.2024, 21:00
9.8.2024, 21:00

Duration: 75 Min
Price: 8 / 11 / 16 / 24 / 39 / 50 / 62 Euro
Reduced: 6 / 9 / 13 / 20 / 33 / 42 / 52 Euro

In English and a short text in French with German surtitles.
This performance contains nudity.