two steps back
Ten young dancers quietly follow the trail of flamenco in Elio Gervasi’s group choreography, searching for a balance between the individual and the collective. In a frenzy, passion unites with self-determination, political posturing with street dance. The starting point of two steps back are spontaneous messages of the performers that are painted like graffiti on the stage walls. To live music oscillating between guitar solos and abstract drones, the group explores its own collectivity and looks for the personal freedoms of the individual. In the course of the piece various alliances and overlaps are emerging between the bodies and spatial dimensions which do not (want to) allow a way out of the collective but at the same time offer ever new in-between spaces.
founded Tanz Company Gervasi in Vienna over 30 years ago, after having worked as a dancer with Peter Goss and Merce Cunningham. In addition to choreographies for major institutions such as the Vienna State Opera Ballet and the Saarland State Theatre, his pieces have been shown at many international festivals.
Elio Gervasi has received many awards, including the Austrian Dance Production Prize in 2003. He holds the position of Adviser for the Performing Arts at the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
With the ticket for two steps back the performance BSTRD is only € 5. Available at the TQW box office.