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 regarding mobility and mobilisation. With his 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 exploring this strange bond that connects the body with the sensual world in which it is placed.
In January 2021, the world premiere was presented online at tqw.at. The performance was awarded the Nestroy Theatre Prize for Best Off-Production in the same year.
A reprise within the framework of Choreographic Platform Austria
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 and 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 Lights Sveta Schwin Dramaturgical advisor Gabrielle Cram Production Anna Gräsel Photographer Michael Loizenbauer – A co-production 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 of the Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sports.
In English. The performances will be subtitled in English and German.