ImPulsTanz 2014 © DV8 Physical Theatre

Lloyd Newson/DV8 Physical Theatre


In 1983, Lloyd Newson founded the multi award-winning DV8 Physical Theatre and has been its director since then. Widely considered among the most outstanding British dance companies, the audience in the packed Burgtheater went into raptures about “The Cost of Living” three times in a row at ImPulsTanz 2003. For his latest piece, Lloyd Newson interviewed 50 men in depth about their lives. The result is “John”, which will premiere at ImPulsTanz 2014 in Akademietheater. The research goes into intimate detail. The interviewees talk – and dance – about their battles and abysses, their lonelinesses, loves and sexual passions. And so an intimacy unfolds as if under a burning glass, turning into a microcosm of life today: “John” is an instalment of the “Verbatim Dance Theatre” format, developed by Newson from documentary theatre since 2007, which also included earlier outstanding works such as “To Be Straight With You” and “Can We Talk About This?”.

05, 07, 08 and 09 August, 21:00, Akademietheater