Origins

Oleg Soulimenko (RU/AT)
Dance & Performance
© Alfredo Barsuglia 
Oleg
Soulimenko

is a Russian performance artist and choreographer; he lives and works in Vienna. In 1990, he founded the Saira Blanche Theatre and has since been on world tour with its provocative performances. In 2010, he initiated the Austrian-Russian artistic exchange project Music Here, Music There: Vienna–Moscow in cooperation with brut Wien.

His performances have premiered at several institutions and international festivals, such as Wiener Festwochen, brut Wien, Tanzquartier Wien, ImPulsTanz, Wien, Performa, New York, Theaterfestival Impulse, Deutschland, Kaaitheater, Brüssel, Southern Theatre, Minneapolis, Baltic Circle, Helsinki, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Kunsthalle Wien.

Oleg Soulimenko (RU/AT)
Thu28.+
Feb
Fri01. 
Mar
19.30 /
TQW Halle G

Limited number of seats

Ticket combo: With the ticket for Origins the performance Knuckles become clouds is only € 5. Available at the TQW box office.

“I always feel it’s nice to go to the front, move into the unknown. But then I go a little bit back, to the past. Because if you already have been somewhere, the place feels warmer than others.” — Oleg Soulimenko

A beginning. Something evolves, appears to be coming into existence. Origins challenges the perception patterns of the audience by placing special emphasis on different criteria. Origins zooms in on miniature details and examines microscopic contexts. Different objects create images of other worlds. These images are abstract, ordinary, functional and sometimes hard to decipher – analogous to the narratives which unfold, intersect and end abruptly. Origins includes unexpected twists and turns, surreal moments, aspects of the wild, the abstract and the inexplicable that mark the beginning of stories. What part do the performers alias creators play, even if they cannot be identified on stage? To what extent does the audience have control over the goings-on once they are asked to take up a position?

Double feature: Before Origins, you have the opportunity to see the performance Knuckles become clouds by Anna Prokopová / Costas Kekis / Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir at 18.00 at TQW Studios.

Credits

Concept & artistic director
Oleg Soulimenko
Choreography & performance
Magdalena Meindl, Oleg Soulimenko, Michael Franz Woels
Sound & performance
Mimu Merz
Set
Alfredo Barsuglia
Costumes, objects & set
Till Jasper Krappmann, Santo Pablo Krappmann
Text support
Rosemarie Poiarkov
Dramaturgical support
Claudia Bosse
Light
Sveta Schwin
Production management
Guadalupe Aldrete
Artistic advice
Jasmin Hoffer
A co-production by Oleg Soulimenko / Vienna Magic and Tanzquartier Wien. With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna.
Oleg
Soulimenko

is a Russian performance artist and choreographer; he lives and works in Vienna. In 1990, he founded the Saira Blanche Theatre and has since been on world tour with its provocative performances. In 2010, he initiated the Austrian-Russian artistic exchange project Music Here, Music There: Vienna–Moscow in cooperation with brut Wien.

His performances have premiered at several institutions and international festivals, such as Wiener Festwochen, brut Wien, Tanzquartier Wien, ImPulsTanz, Wien, Performa, New York, Theaterfestival Impulse, Deutschland, Kaaitheater, Brüssel, Southern Theatre, Minneapolis, Baltic Circle, Helsinki, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Kunsthalle Wien.

 
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