Everything vibrates: The stage in Anna Konjetzky’s chipping is constantly in motion: cubes are moving- sometimes very slowly and hardly noticeable, sometimes faster and seemingly running everything down, changing images and shapes flood the space, breaking it, making it wide or flat. In the middle of it: the body of a dancer that needs to assert itself against, and with, the space; that needs to adjust to constantly new circumstances and that needs to find new ways around.
The body must adjust to new situations constantly, finding its way through the oscillating space: each step is a new balancing act; every movement newly devised; newly counterbalanced; and each way newly found. Even the passive body cannot rest on this stage: the moving space encroaches, deforms and swallows it. The body is driven restlessly to exhaustion and beyond. “In my opinion, restlessness is a very exiting aspect for the research of the body and movements. Yet, also the society seems to become faster and faster. Inundated by information, always reachable and available, seemingly limitless self-determination and the dictum of being permanently productive are a societal space that constantly forces—or enables—us to do certain “steps.“ (Anna Konjetzky)
Choreography & Stagedesign: Anna Konjetzky
Dance: Sahra Huby
Music: Brendan Dougherty
Video: Timm Burkhardt
Stagedesign: Anton Lukas
Technical direction: Barbara Westernach
08th October 2014, Münchner Kammerspiele
A co-production with Rodeo-festival Munich in collaboration with Münchner Kammerspiele and Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg. Kindly supported by Kreissparkasse München-Starnberg-Ersberg and Muffatwerk and NPN Nationales Performance Netz.