October, 2006

Juiceletter 19.10.2006

"Noone has the right to obey.“ (Hannah Arendt)

Words as if freshly fallen off of punk‘s gravestone. While both dead, they are still worthwhile listening into them again.

Ears, eyes and hearts wide open is equally a worthwhile state in reference to embracing Michel Gondry‘s "The Science of Sleep" (especially concerning the highly hilarious - yet hardly reviewed - portrayal of working life in a creative agency), but as contemporary dance is currently happening as if it was well paid, I may here recommend a small selection of the various scene hangouts these days:

+ ANTWERPEN: Brice Leroux, Etienne Guilloteau, Nada Gambier, Ugo Dehaes & Keren Levi

+ BERGEN: Oktoberdans 2006 Festival feat. Mia Habib (N), Erna Ómarsdóttir (IS), Mårten Spångberg (S) a.o.

+ BERLIN: Radialsystem Opening Season currently feat. Frans Poelstra & Robert Steijn, David Zambrano a.o.

+ BOLOGNA: Gender Bender Festival feat. Foofwa d'Immobilité, Gisèle Vienne and most of all a specifically fashionable frontpage photograph

+ FRANKFURT: Plateaux feat. Andrea Bozic (HR), Philippe Beloul (F/B)

+ HALL I. TIROL: 123tanz at an old salt storage feat. Palle Dyrvall (S), Katharina Weinhuber (A), Jan Pusch (D) a.o.

+ LONDON: Dance Umbrella Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion (UK/I), Stephen Petronio Company (USA) a.o.

+ SALZBURG: tanz house salzburg feat. Radek Hewelt (PL), Zoë Knights (AU), Georg Blaschke (A) a.o.

If you happen to be already a tick older and thus still grew about without zapping: you also find all of the above at one glance at

Said Radialystem enjoys a special focus in the Features back home at, but what's really burning is the tobacco issue in the Headlines there: cultural Europe is currently confronted with the smoking ban in public places being expanded to the stages. A sudden end of career for Pina Bausch, Marco Berrettini, Jan Fabre? Will eating left-turning kefir while nervously waiting for something (bliss, Godot) become the new cool? Details at

Or is that what Big Art Group was referring to, when stating in Paris last Tuesday, "There is something evil in this theatre!"? Their response ("Yeah, but I just don't know where else to go.") can be seen as an - admittedly twisted - affirmation of the necessity of performing arts, though, no?

There is no twist, but all that jazz, in much missed chance columnist Cosima Reif's eternal statement:

"Yes, it is possible to live without alcohol. But only soberly."

Alas indulgest!



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