Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer?
When desire still helped . . .
Desire was once a compliment, today it is easily interpreted as a threat. In Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer? the Austrian choreographer Christine Gaigg asks how the paradoxes of the current social importance of sexuality should be dealt with. In the days of the sexual revolution the motive was: freedom! The concepts of political freedom, free sexuality and self-determination converged. Today, on the other hand – with the simultaneous invocation of media over-sexualisation – detailed regulations determine the relationship to love. Instead of freedom of expression, a sterility that takes account of taboos prevails. What is stopping us from desiring? What makes us restrict ourselves? In Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer? wanton eroticism, which is more or less increasingly disappearing from everyday interaction finds a refuge in the togetherness of the theatre space. In the form of a stage essay, various elements are combined – from the exciting to the disturbing, from the banal to the bizarre – with unpredictable sexually charged behaviour. Immediately, close up and direct, this is how erotic play, lighting, sound and text come to the audience. In real time and without the usual media filter.
Christine Gaigg lives and works as a freelance choreographer and dancer in Vienna. She studied philosophy, linguistics and theatre studies at the University of Vienna, dance and choreography training at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Under the name Christine Gaigg / 2nd Nature, she creates choreographic concepts, usually in collaboration with composers of new music. She created the work ten2hundred for the opening of the Tanzquartier Wien in 2001. Since 2004 she has been working with the composer Bernhard Lang on a loop grammar of movement and music in the series Trike. As a director she is interested in the tension between text and physicality: in 2007 she staged Elfriede Jelinek’s Über Tiere as a Swiss premiere as part of the Zurich Festival as a co-production with the Zurich Theater am Neumarkt; in 2012 Xaver Bayer’s story Wenn die Kinder Steine ins Wasser werfen at the Schauspielhaus Wien.
The documentary performance DeSacre! Pussy Riot meets Vaslav Nijinsky was premiered in the Hofburg’s St Joseph’s Chapel at the invitation of the Federal President Dr Heinz Fischer. These works were all co-produced with the Tanzquartier Wien.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY & TEXT: Christine Gaigg
WITH: Christine Gaigg, Anna Prokopová, Eva-Maria Schaller, Petr Ochvat
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Wolfgang Reiter
ASSISTANCE: Iris Raffetseder
SET & LIGHT DESIGN: Philipp Harnoncourt
COSTUMES: Dorothea Nicolai
MUSIC & ELECTROACOUSTIC CONSULTING, SOUND DIRECTION: Florian Bogner
STAGE DESIGN: Reinhard Herrmann
PRODUCTION: Eva Trötzmüller
PRODUCED BY: 2nd nature
CO-PRODUCED BY: STEIRISCHER HERBST & TANZQUARTIER WIEN
SPONSORED BY: Kulturamt der Stadt Wien
No admission under 16 years
performance in German
enclosed in evening programme
with Christine Gaigg and Ed Hauswirth
following the performance on
FRI, DEC 12 in TQW / Halle G
Regular price € 18,–
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