This is the way to play and dance a community: six dancers, the Viennese music ensemble Studio Dan and the audience combine to form a virtuoso association of sound and movement – in the open air to the organic minimal music piece Femenine (1974) by African-American homosexual composer Julius Eastman. Eastman’s experiments with new performance formats are at the heart of this improvisational work that expands over time to unfold its full range, transforming spatiality itself into performative material. This in turn creates a new space with which to interact.
Composer: Julius Eastman (1940-1990, NY)
Choreography, Concept: Eva-Maria Schaller
Musical direction, concept: Daniel Riegler
Music: Studio Dan / Maiken Beer, Hubert Bründlmayer, Flora Geißelbrecht, Sophia Goidinger-Koch, Jacobo Hernández Enriquez, Manuel Mayr, Martin Siewert, Michael Tiefenbacher
Dance, development: Lena Schattenberg, Verena Herterich, Chiara Aprea, Alberto Cissello, Eva-Maria Schaller
Production: Julia Haas, Mascha Mölkner
With the kind support of: City of Vienna - Cultural Department, BMKÖS - Art and Culture, KÖR, Decentralised District Cultural Funding 1030 and 1220