ImPulsTanz 2021

Willi Dorner (AT)


This woman is like you and me: an analogue and at the same time digital existence. As soon as she presents herself as an image, she is present and absent at the same time. Since the outbreak of the pandemic we have been enclosed by media structures more than ever before – just like the outstanding dancer Esther Baio in this piece. She demonstrates how social media produce loneliness, how they render users into images and turn them into isolated ghosts. As a performer, Baio penetrates the dramatic contradictions between her body and media such as video, text or music. The strings in this depiction of alienation are pulled by Willi Dorner, the Viennese specialist in urban choreography.

World Premiere
Duration: 50 Minutes