Minimum age for admission: 16 years
Meeting point: in the foyer of TQW Halle G, 10 minutes before the beginning of the performance
“I take the topic I raised in Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer? further in Meet: more condensed, more open and as a sensory experience. In line with Peter Kubelka’s observation that socially outmoded concepts emigrate to a sphere of their own – to haute cuisine when people didn’t have the time to cook anymore; to sports when they no longer had to do physical work – I provide a sanctuary in the theatre space to erotic encounters, which are being increasingly banished from everyday interaction. In an intimate setting with only a few visitors each I put forward erotic, magical or sexual moments. Meet zooms in to intimate conditions, to where emotion and imposition, demands and insistence, embarrassment and self-possession establish erotic fluidity.” Christine Gaigg
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.