Little did I know that I, ere or since, ...
Little did I know that I, ere or since, ever should speak mouthless
This piece is a way to investigate the possibilities of dealing with politics in an art work, without representing a specific political topic in a demonstrative way, and without using obvious imagery and displaying opinions. It proposes a dance that functions like a protest song: This ›protest dance‹ embodies and communicates the energy of the protest, the urge and the necessity to speak out loud one’s truth, to be heard and to provoke an echo in the collective. Looking at the body as a site of resistance and at its capacity to open a space for having a political voice, choreographer Frédéric Gies and musician Daniel Jenatsch create a compound of intensities in which the spectator is immersed.
CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE: Frédéric Gies
MUSIC: Daniel Jenatsch
LIGHTING DESIGN: Ruth Waldeyer, Frédéric Gies
SINGING AND CLAPPING: New forms of life
PRODUCTION: Jenatsch, Waldeyer and Gies
UNDERCOVER-RESIDENCY: apartment of Tanzquartier Wien
SUPPORTED by ausland und Sophiensaele
THANKS to Ulrike Melzwig and Jefta van Dinther