Dance can become vegetal. And the four dancers Alix Eynaudi, Samuel Feldhandler, Mzamo Nondlwana and Elizabeth Ward demonstrate how this can be imagined. The latter is, so to speak, the choreographic gardener of this piece in which, among other things, the principles of baroque garden design and European court dance, postmodern dance of the 1960s and the television series Fame from the 1980s are interwoven. Hedera helix proliferates like an abandoned garden in which elements of the past become visible through the thicket of the present.
Concept, choreography: Elizabeth Ward
Choreography, performance: Alix Eynaudi, Samuel Feldhandler, Mzamo Nondlwana, Elizabeth Ward
Music: Özgür Sevinç
Sound assistance: Deniz Altun
Lights: Krisha Piplits
Production assistance: Maiko Sakurai, Elisabeth Prankl-Niklas, Yoh Morishita
Video documentation: Fedor Shmelkin
Thanks to: Julia Müllner, Elodie Grethen, Anna Menslin, Anna Schwarz, Anne Juren, Bernadette Schönangerer
A coproduction by Elizabeth Ward / vitus and Tanzquartier Wien. With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport. Supported by the Bears in the Park residency programme.