Go for it let go
+++ Performance postponed +++
The way Christine Gaigg set up her previous performances – Meet (2018) and Affair (2019) – allowed for intimate performative spaces to emerge in which strangers, performers and audience members, could meet; something quite unheard-of these days. Nevertheless, Gaigg continues with her series of performances revolving around sexuality and its social life. At the heart of Go for it let go is the bizarre history of a phenomenon which has been discussed casually, has faced repression and taboos, but also had to be rediscovered: female ejaculation. Representing a confident female sexuality, the female ejaculation addresses the different social and discursive layers at the intersection of self-empowerment and a self-conscious loss of control. Female ejaculation as a performative provocation: what will happen, will happen.
studied philosophy in Vienna and dance and choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam. After many years of collaborating with composers from the genre of Neue Musik (such as Bernhard Lang Maschinenhalle#1, opening event at steirischer herbst 2010, among others), her focus has shifted to the genre of “performance essay”, a format that allows her to address socio-political issues in a way that combines both emotional and analytical approaches. Performances include the productions DeSacre! Pussy Riot meets Vaslav Nijinsky (2013) as well as CLASH (2016), a response to the attacks on the LGBT club Pulse in Orlando.
She has also directed Über Tiere by Elfriede Jelinek (2007), among others. Productions previously shown at TQW include the three parts of Gaigg’s trilogy on the chemistry of desire: Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer? (2014, 2018), the intimate meeting space Meet (2018) and Affair (2019).
No admission under 18 years