A choreography on an installation about a novel: the works of the Viennabased choreographer Anne Juren always promise a multifaceted encounter between various art forms. In Happy End, based on the last large installation by the visual artist Martin Kippenberger – The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s ›Amerika‹ (1994) – she fathoms out themes such as desire and failure, and questions the conditions of artistic work today.
With an ambivalent mixture of fascination and decline, she goes into the artist biographies of Kippenberger and Kafka, which, like the journey of the characters in Kafka’s novel Amerika (1913), were marked by a constant alternation of belonging and rejection, and lends a physical presence to the eight chapters of Kafka’s text. A work emerges that moves between the familiar and new territory and – despite a general mood of crisis – maintains without irony that the uncontrollable can ultimately still be controlled.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Anne Juren
WITH: Laia Fabre, Deborah Hazler, Anne Juren, Rotraud Kern, Roland Rauschmeier, David Subal
STAGE DESIGN: Roland Rauschmeier
LIGHT DESIGN / TECHNICAL DIRECTION: Bruno Pocheron
COSTUME: Lise Lendais
COMPOSITION / SOUND DIRECTION: Peter Böhm
DRAMATURGY: Silke Bake, Annie Dorsen
PRODUCTION: Pia Kirchler
A PRODUCTION by Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung
IN COPRODUCTION WITH: steirischer herbst (Graz), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Tanzquartier Wien, tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf)
SUPPORTED BY Nationale Performance Netz (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln des Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags
SUPPORTED BY the cultural department of the city of Vienna
SAT 26 OCT.
19.45 in TQW / Studios
with Anne Juren and the dramatic advicer, performer, curator Chris Standfest following the performance on
SAT 26 OCT. in TQW / Halle G