“It seems to me as if only a poetics of relationship, i.e. something created by the mind, something that exists in the imaginary, can help us to understand the phases and entanglements in which the peoples find themselves in today’s world.” — Édouard Glissant
The formal and content analysis of the relationship between movement and language is at the heart of Anne Juren’s artistic practice. Juren’s choreographies take the form of experimental sessions with guests. The spoken word generates a creative space that transfers the choreography directly into the bodies and the imagination of the spectators. In her newest piece, Anne Juren focuses on dysfunctional relationships, absurd phantasms and unimaginable acts, and translates them into movement. The work explores both the relationship between the body and its representation and the “poetics of relationship” – a term coined by literary theorist Edouard Glissant, which describes a mode of thought and action based on the imaginary. In the process, Juren attempts to broaden the concept of choreography. The theatre itself as a place of representation is conceptualised as a space of poetic relationship between performers, dancers and the audience, as an imaginary platform where the body and the mind, the real and the invisible, the private and the public come together and jointly create a phantasmagorical anatomy.
With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, and the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
born in Grenoble, is a choreographer, dancer and performer. She lives and works in Vienna. In 2003, she founded the Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung association together with visual artist Roland Raagas. Juren’s choreographic pieces and artistic works are shown in theatres and museums, at festivals and biennal exhibitions worldwide. Juren seeks to expand the concept of choreography in her work.
She explores the physis, the sensory system, kinaesthesia and sensuality by challenging the boundaries between the private and the public. Anne Juren has been a Feldenkrais® practitioner since 2013. She is currently a member of the Artistic Committee of the Master in Choreography programme at DOCH (Stockholm) and is writing her thesis at the Stockholm University of the Arts under the supervision of André Lepecki and Sandra Noeth.