How can a body begin to move when the relationship of this body with its surroundings constitutes a fundamentally precarious and vulnerable moment? A relationship that is easily thrown off balance and that can reveal our own limitations? In Precarious Moves, Michael Turinsky continues his research into choreographic gestures in the context of politically motivated aesthetical concepts. One key element in this solo will be the question of individual and collective needs and requirements in regard to mobility and mobilisation. With his own experience of physical disability, Turinsky will once again draw on the concept of “Crip Time”, thereby revolting against the submission of bodies to the rule of systemic regimes of hegemonic mobility and mobilisation cultures. Alternating between concepts of the organic and organisation, Precarious Moves will serve as the basis for exploration of this strange bond that connects the body with the sensual world in which it is placed.
Precarious Moves, streamed as an online version on tqw.at in January 2021, will also be shown in front of a live audience in Vienna for the first time.
lives and works as a choreographer, performer and theorist in Vienna. He has previously worked with Bert Gstettner, Barbara Kraus, Legitimate Bodies/Robin Dingemans/Mick Bryson, Doris Uhlich, Claire Vivianne Sobottke and Teresa Vittucci, among others. Michael Turinsky has been a lecturer at universities in Linz and Salzburg, at the College Art Association in New York, and has held workshops at Tanzquartier Wien as well as at Impulstanz festival. He has been published widely in dance and performance journals and magazines.
Concept, choreography, performance, text, lyrics Michael Turinsky Music, lyrics Tian Rotteveel Stage & costume design Jenny Schleif Light Sveta Schwin Dramaturgical advisor Gabrielle Cram Production Groundworkers (Anna Gräsel, Angela Vadori) Photos Michael Loizenbauer – A coproduction by Michael Turinsky, Tanzquartier Wien and HAU Hebbel am Ufer. With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport.
In English. The performances will be subtitled in English and German.