Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer?
In 2014, Christine Gaigg presented Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer? – a stage essay based on the concept of exposure. Choreographed in line with somatic dance practice, from personal memories and observations on the role of sexuality in society, it was a manifest written from the point of view of a beneficiary of the sexual revolution. The pertinent hot topics in the media at the time were, among others: #aufschrei, Julian Assange, Swedish legislation on sex offences and the bottom-up censoring of art at US American universities, which Christine Gaigg interpreted as a manifestation of genophobia. The usual waves of excitement in the social media soon died down again. The #metoo debate has provided a stimulus for the choreographer to stage Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer? again – a historical document, as it were, and a starting point to investigate the recent shifts in social norms. This will also take the form of the panel discussion This is where we are now after the performance. On two evenings, guests from different generations and specialist fields, and with diverse viewpoints, will meet with Christine Gaigg to discuss the new framing in which the subject of sex is being negotiated. On the two following days the performance Meet continues the debate in a more intimate format.
Due to illness Eva Illouz is unable to participate in the panel discussion “this is where we are now” on 12 April. The panellists are Christine Gaigg and Peter Stamer.
studied philosophy in Vienna and choreography at SNDO in Amsterdam. After many years of collaborating with composers of new music (e.g. with Bernhard Lang to explore a loop grammar, Maschinenhalle#1, opening of steirischer herbst 2010) she has focused on the “stage essay” in recent years. She uses the genre to present sociopolitical issues in
various formats in ways that allow a tension between physical-emotional and reflective-analytical moments to emerge. Besides Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer? (2014) these include DeSacre! Pussy Riot meets Vaclav Nijinsky (2013), untitled (look, look, come closer) (2015) about viral images of war, and CLASH (2016) about homophobia as a displacement of self-loathing.
remaining tickets at the evening box office
In German with English supertitles
Minimum age for admission: 16 years
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