“BRUNO emerges from the mist like a stranded ship, a sigh left hanging in the air. It cascades away and leaves a pause. A piece of a hole. Something that doesn’t happen. A breeze of what didn’t take place. A haunting. To let ourselves be haunted, to sigh together, to stop, to blow, to turn around, to be sad together. To not do much. To step aside, to let a rumbling moment pass, to weave our thoughts against a break, to nestle inside a break. To take a break, together. To rest, to be absent from an event, together. To caress a thought. To rest, to stay there. To not worry about creating a flow, to do things in vain. To not write scores, protocols, to wait, to stop, to not fill in the gaps, to leave blanks, to dance next to our shoes. To open a hand and let go, to not hold back, to lighten, to tenderly support, to relieve. BRUNO is the emanation of a piece without end, a cloth made of friendships and loves cobbled together. Located in a recently (or perhaps never) uninhabited linguistic space, BRUNO unfurls, unfolds its over-exposures.”
Named after the light designer Bruno Pocheron, a collaborative partner of Alix Eynaudi since 2005, the piece features a cluster-like light sculpture which sprouts and transforms itself into a music instrument through the sound design of Paul Kotal. BRUNO is a dance piece that brings together series of movements while Hugo, Mark and Alix seem to nestle between images, evocations and invocations, never quite completing them and constantly oscillating between figuration and abstraction. In this laboratory atrium, the dancers try the movements on as if they were clothes, challenging their contours, boundaries and textures in a dialogical mode in which the image/notion conjuring vibrates until it fits, comforts and finally swirls away. BRUNO tests forms of encounter on stage in which light, sound and dance co-exist, casting shadows of possibilities.
dances, works and writes between craft and chaos in a (most of the time) joyful mess. She doesn’t work alone; any event, research, invitation is an alibi to spend time with accomplices, a mesh of friendships scintillating under skins. She specializes in extensive hang out sessions. In 2019, she assembled a group of artists and curators with E N C HA N T É E S in different settings at TQW Explore.
works with dance as a means to encounter and collaborate with various artists, including Doris Uhlich, Daniela Georgieva and Sebastiano Sing. He has previously worked with Alix Eynaudi on the solo sans-culottes (2019).
has been following the projects of Alix Eynaudi since they first met for their duet Monique ten years ago. Friendship, curiosity and trust are the driving forces behind their ongoing collaboration. He has worked in other contexts for dance artists, including Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas, Thomas Hauert/ZOO, Deborah Hay and Boris Charmatz. He creates his own very different, nerdy and movement-obsessed choreography and teaches in different contexts, including at CNDC, Angers, La Manufacture, Lausanne, and CND Paris.
was first trained as a gymnast, she then studied visual and performing arts. She builds multidisciplinary works that are based on societal matters. She seeks ways to question our relationship to the notion of good taste, modes of consumption, the artisan gesture. She creates assemblage games, polysemantic readings, using editing technics such as drawing, embroidery, collage and sound.
lives and works in Vienna. He is a sound designer and mixing engineer whose works are based in theatre, both contemporary and popular music and live sound. He is currently involved in stage projects with Anne Juren, Ulduz Ahmadzadeh, Alix Eynaudi, and Christoph Schiele. He also frequently works at the transdisciplinary art institution REAKTOR (Vienna). Recently, Kotal co-founded ZonkeyStudios, a production orientated space and home of a collective of musicians and composers.
designs light and sound for performances. He works with speaking and singing light bulbs, lives in Berlin and co-manages Tanzhalle Wiesenburg, a studio in Wedding. He has previously collaborated with Mette Edvardsen, Anne Juren, Ian Kaler, Annie Dorsen, Philipp Gehmacher, Sara Lanner and Xavier Le Roy.
makes costumes – adapted to/in dialogue with/in conversation with – the space and the people being present. She is looking for a balance and friction in between as many esthetics possible.