“A stage space bathed in green-bluish light. One body rests its arms on its drawn knees, holding its left wrist with its right hand, head hanging and looking down. A second body lies lasciviously on the right side, looking towards the right rear corner. A third body, on the monitor, bends slightly to the right, one hand on the chest, the other slowly circling the wrist. A fourth body stands in the middle of the room. Synchronously, they open their arms to the sides. A smile slowly appears on their faces. Their mouths widen into large openings. The singing of a choir resounds.”
In ROSE LA ROSE, the choreographer duo Rykena/Jüngst dive into the obscure and at the same time erotic world of show culture and spectacle together with the performers Amelia Cavallo and Tian Rotteveel. They reveal their subversive potentials and pay homage to the in-between, the time before and after revelation, before and after seduction, before and after climax. The multidisciplinary team opens up imaginative spaces in which clichéd notions of erotic bodies are questioned and rewritten.
Through the artistic use of audio description, which translates visual content into language, the seeing and non-seeing performers interweave visual and auditory spaces of perception. In a parallel analogue-digital working process between Amelia Cavallo in London and the other performers in Hamburg, they interrogate the (un)visible through the (un)spoken and deliberately create gaps in perception in which the non-visible is made audible and vice versa. The visual and auditory surfaces combine through the voices and bodies of the performers to form a structure of interwoven narratives and interpretations of hybrid eroticism. Bodies and voices disappear, distort, direct, question, challenge.
In German and English
DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURE SUITABLE FOR THE BLIND
Two bodies from above, bathed in bluish-bronze light, on a soft flokati carpet. They are wearing transparent tracksuits, their skin colour is white, they are barefoot. The person on the left rests their arms on their drawn-in knees, holds their left wrist with their right hand. The head falls between the legs. The person next to them lies on their right side. With their bent legs crossed and leaning on their hands, they look to the right in front – beyond the picture. They touch the other with the tips of their feet. One remains, the other seems to leave the place the next moment. Long dark hair, no hair, black mesh on skin.
Video-Premiere in Hamburg February 25., 2021 + as video on demand available until March 07., 2021
Live Shows in Munich July 23. – 25. 2021 | 8 pm Uhr HochX Theater und Live Art | Entenbachstraße 37 | München
Vermittlungsveranstaltung Online 22. Juni 2021 | 7 to 9 pm https://theaterbueromuenchen.de/en/2021/06/22/rykena-junst-en/
Choreography, direction, dance: Carolin Jüngst, Lisa Rykena
Dramaturgy: Matthias Quabbe
Co-Choreography, dance: Amelia Lander-Cavallo, Tian Rotteveel
Access Work: Al Lander-Cavallo
Artistic Audiodeskription: Ursina Tossi
Sound: Konstantin Bessonov
Stage: Lea Kissing
Costumes: Hanna Scherwinski
Light: Ricarda Schnoor
Filmconzept und edit: Martin Prinoth
Translation and subtitles: Emma Stenger
Artistic Production, Press: Stückliesel
Production Assistant: Sina Rundel
Photography: Jonas Fischer
Press & PR Munich: Rat&Tat Kulturbüro