Rakete Part 1

A new generation of choreography & performance
Festival
A new generation of choreography & performance
Sat15.
Tue18. 
May
Online

What to do with a festival for young performance artists during a pandemic? With a heavy heart, we had to cancel last year’s edition of Rakete. This year, it will take place online and in two parts – with productions specifically designed for the digital sphere by the artists. The contributions will be available for 72 hours as a free video-on-demand on our website.

In Part 1, Viennese choreographer Samuel Feldhandler will present another of his nuanced musical integrations with dancer Lena Schattenberg. Julia Zastava’s performative installation promises to be an audio-visual journey to another dimension. Eliza Trefas and Katarzyna Paluch will present the stage as a space of contradictions and delightful mischief, and Kidows Kim will share his fascination for the monstrous.

Part 1: Sat 15 – Tue 18 May, 19.30

With: Samuel Feldhandler, Kidows Kim, Eliza Trefas & Katarzyna Paluch, Julia Zastava

Mon 17 May, 18.00: Artist talk with participating artists, Moderation: Jette Büchsenschütz

Part 2: Sat 29 May – Tue 1 June, 19.30

With: BamBam Frost, Dorian Kaufeisen in Kompliz*innenschaft mit Alina Bertha, Amina Claudine, Jolyane Langlois und Julia Müllner, Eva-Maria Schaller, Camilla Schielin

Mon 31 May, 18.00: Artist talk with participating artists, Moderation: Jette Büchsenschütz

 

 
Sat15. 
May
19.30 /
Online

Julia Zastava

Sunset Z

Dance & Performance
photo collage, two hands holding a sword, chains

Julia Zastava’s latest work, which will premiere at Rakete, explores the process of mutation, the theme of a fragmented reality, and the complexity and polymorphism of the human condition. Sunset Z is an audiovisual performative installation that is based on methods of repetition and formations of interrupted shapeshifting.

The work is organized like a puzzle and speaks the language of motorbike engines, flapping wings, crispy baked hearts and shattered waterfalls. Object-replicas of different, uncanny events are scattered around, resembling artefacts from other dimensions. On stage, Julia Zastava merges with the set and becomes an active player. Accompanied by a sound that functions like a visitor, whose appearance is like the weather or an eclipse, Zastava activates the elements in a loop of haunted gestures.

 

19.30/
Online

Kidows Kim

FUNKENSTEIN

Dance & Performance
crouching man with tights over his head, liquid comes out of his mouth

“I gnaw on my cursed wings and crash down on an untouched land, where I take up the life of a hidden monster. Because you bent my eyes with your pliers, my gaze is inflected and emanating a blurred identity. The starting point here is an assembly of the body, the voice and everyday objects. These materials are often misused, disarticulated and curved, their clattering causes a truncated transmutation. It is an inaccurately monstrous solo that conjures up an aggregate of performative elements embodying rotting, crappy images, as an interruption in the middle of a process. This set of practices and speculations reveals the hypothetical potential of human physicality, which absurdly dodges normativity, as a distortion of legitimacy and as a joke about society’s unconscious biases. With the recurring theme of monsters, I intend to explore an ambiguity that subverts the prosaic, because these fantastic creatures represent the margins of society, my unconscious and my inner repression. FUNKENSTEIN propagates a confused perception and disseminates an affective ambivalence.” – Kim Kidows

19.30/
Online

Samuel Feldhandler

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5)

Dance & Performance

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5), which may be translated into English as After all my sky is gone (Sonata #5), is a dance duet by Samuel Feldhandler and Lena Schattenberg. It celebrates their long artistic friendship (eight projects in seven years) and gently seeks to visualize a dancer’s tint on a choreographic vocabulary. The piece consists of four parts: a measured tempo, with liveliness; quick and light, not too serious; very slow and powerful and with momentum.

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5) is the result of Feldhandler’s research into how musical and compositional knowledge can inform a choreographic and dance practice, joyfully embracing the specificities, modes and manifestations of the dance art form.

19.30/
Online

Eliza Trefas & Katarzyna Paluch

Study on Fool’s Paradise

Dance & Performance

Study on Fool’s Paradise is a platform for deeply embodied discomfort, confusion, awkwardness and errors in order to set us free. The performance can be seen as a practical study, where performers are subject to constant quick shifts of attention, where significance and meaning can just as easily be lost as won – a world ruled by instability. The performers are breaking with standard ways of dealing with problems, emotions are expressed through an “overdramatic” body, a comfortable exaggeration, “non-senses”, doing more than needed or less than required. What each body feels and lives through is an indirect reaction to our current times of hypernormality. Activities are approached in an inappropriate, sometimes awkward way, they bend towards an edge where they oscillate between being lifeless and colourful, bored and intrigued, gentle and rugged, hypo and hyper. The stage becomes a potential playground for slightly illogical feelings.

 

 
Sun16. 
May
19.30 /
Online

Julia Zastava

Sunset Z

Dance & Performance
photo collage, two hands holding a sword, chains

Julia Zastava’s latest work, which will premiere at Rakete, explores the process of mutation, the theme of a fragmented reality, and the complexity and polymorphism of the human condition. Sunset Z is an audiovisual performative installation that is based on methods of repetition and formations of interrupted shapeshifting.

The work is organized like a puzzle and speaks the language of motorbike engines, flapping wings, crispy baked hearts and shattered waterfalls. Object-replicas of different, uncanny events are scattered around, resembling artefacts from other dimensions. On stage, Julia Zastava merges with the set and becomes an active player. Accompanied by a sound that functions like a visitor, whose appearance is like the weather or an eclipse, Zastava activates the elements in a loop of haunted gestures.

 

19.30/
Online

Kidows Kim

FUNKENSTEIN

Dance & Performance
crouching man with tights over his head, liquid comes out of his mouth

“I gnaw on my cursed wings and crash down on an untouched land, where I take up the life of a hidden monster. Because you bent my eyes with your pliers, my gaze is inflected and emanating a blurred identity. The starting point here is an assembly of the body, the voice and everyday objects. These materials are often misused, disarticulated and curved, their clattering causes a truncated transmutation. It is an inaccurately monstrous solo that conjures up an aggregate of performative elements embodying rotting, crappy images, as an interruption in the middle of a process. This set of practices and speculations reveals the hypothetical potential of human physicality, which absurdly dodges normativity, as a distortion of legitimacy and as a joke about society’s unconscious biases. With the recurring theme of monsters, I intend to explore an ambiguity that subverts the prosaic, because these fantastic creatures represent the margins of society, my unconscious and my inner repression. FUNKENSTEIN propagates a confused perception and disseminates an affective ambivalence.” – Kim Kidows

19.30/
Online

Samuel Feldhandler

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5)

Dance & Performance

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5), which may be translated into English as After all my sky is gone (Sonata #5), is a dance duet by Samuel Feldhandler and Lena Schattenberg. It celebrates their long artistic friendship (eight projects in seven years) and gently seeks to visualize a dancer’s tint on a choreographic vocabulary. The piece consists of four parts: a measured tempo, with liveliness; quick and light, not too serious; very slow and powerful and with momentum.

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5) is the result of Feldhandler’s research into how musical and compositional knowledge can inform a choreographic and dance practice, joyfully embracing the specificities, modes and manifestations of the dance art form.

19.30/
Online

Eliza Trefas & Katarzyna Paluch

Study on Fool’s Paradise

Dance & Performance

Study on Fool’s Paradise is a platform for deeply embodied discomfort, confusion, awkwardness and errors in order to set us free. The performance can be seen as a practical study, where performers are subject to constant quick shifts of attention, where significance and meaning can just as easily be lost as won – a world ruled by instability. The performers are breaking with standard ways of dealing with problems, emotions are expressed through an “overdramatic” body, a comfortable exaggeration, “non-senses”, doing more than needed or less than required. What each body feels and lives through is an indirect reaction to our current times of hypernormality. Activities are approached in an inappropriate, sometimes awkward way, they bend towards an edge where they oscillate between being lifeless and colourful, bored and intrigued, gentle and rugged, hypo and hyper. The stage becomes a potential playground for slightly illogical feelings.

 

 
Mon17. 
May
19.30 /
Online

Julia Zastava

Sunset Z

Dance & Performance
photo collage, two hands holding a sword, chains

Julia Zastava’s latest work, which will premiere at Rakete, explores the process of mutation, the theme of a fragmented reality, and the complexity and polymorphism of the human condition. Sunset Z is an audiovisual performative installation that is based on methods of repetition and formations of interrupted shapeshifting.

The work is organized like a puzzle and speaks the language of motorbike engines, flapping wings, crispy baked hearts and shattered waterfalls. Object-replicas of different, uncanny events are scattered around, resembling artefacts from other dimensions. On stage, Julia Zastava merges with the set and becomes an active player. Accompanied by a sound that functions like a visitor, whose appearance is like the weather or an eclipse, Zastava activates the elements in a loop of haunted gestures.

 

19.30/
Online

Kidows Kim

FUNKENSTEIN

Dance & Performance
crouching man with tights over his head, liquid comes out of his mouth

“I gnaw on my cursed wings and crash down on an untouched land, where I take up the life of a hidden monster. Because you bent my eyes with your pliers, my gaze is inflected and emanating a blurred identity. The starting point here is an assembly of the body, the voice and everyday objects. These materials are often misused, disarticulated and curved, their clattering causes a truncated transmutation. It is an inaccurately monstrous solo that conjures up an aggregate of performative elements embodying rotting, crappy images, as an interruption in the middle of a process. This set of practices and speculations reveals the hypothetical potential of human physicality, which absurdly dodges normativity, as a distortion of legitimacy and as a joke about society’s unconscious biases. With the recurring theme of monsters, I intend to explore an ambiguity that subverts the prosaic, because these fantastic creatures represent the margins of society, my unconscious and my inner repression. FUNKENSTEIN propagates a confused perception and disseminates an affective ambivalence.” – Kim Kidows

19.30/
Online

Samuel Feldhandler

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5)

Dance & Performance

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5), which may be translated into English as After all my sky is gone (Sonata #5), is a dance duet by Samuel Feldhandler and Lena Schattenberg. It celebrates their long artistic friendship (eight projects in seven years) and gently seeks to visualize a dancer’s tint on a choreographic vocabulary. The piece consists of four parts: a measured tempo, with liveliness; quick and light, not too serious; very slow and powerful and with momentum.

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5) is the result of Feldhandler’s research into how musical and compositional knowledge can inform a choreographic and dance practice, joyfully embracing the specificities, modes and manifestations of the dance art form.

19.30/
Online

Eliza Trefas & Katarzyna Paluch

Study on Fool’s Paradise

Dance & Performance

Study on Fool’s Paradise is a platform for deeply embodied discomfort, confusion, awkwardness and errors in order to set us free. The performance can be seen as a practical study, where performers are subject to constant quick shifts of attention, where significance and meaning can just as easily be lost as won – a world ruled by instability. The performers are breaking with standard ways of dealing with problems, emotions are expressed through an “overdramatic” body, a comfortable exaggeration, “non-senses”, doing more than needed or less than required. What each body feels and lives through is an indirect reaction to our current times of hypernormality. Activities are approached in an inappropriate, sometimes awkward way, they bend towards an edge where they oscillate between being lifeless and colourful, bored and intrigued, gentle and rugged, hypo and hyper. The stage becomes a potential playground for slightly illogical feelings.

 

 
Tue18. 
May
19.30 /
Online

Julia Zastava

Sunset Z

Dance & Performance
photo collage, two hands holding a sword, chains

Julia Zastava’s latest work, which will premiere at Rakete, explores the process of mutation, the theme of a fragmented reality, and the complexity and polymorphism of the human condition. Sunset Z is an audiovisual performative installation that is based on methods of repetition and formations of interrupted shapeshifting.

The work is organized like a puzzle and speaks the language of motorbike engines, flapping wings, crispy baked hearts and shattered waterfalls. Object-replicas of different, uncanny events are scattered around, resembling artefacts from other dimensions. On stage, Julia Zastava merges with the set and becomes an active player. Accompanied by a sound that functions like a visitor, whose appearance is like the weather or an eclipse, Zastava activates the elements in a loop of haunted gestures.

 

19.30/
Online

Kidows Kim

FUNKENSTEIN

Dance & Performance
crouching man with tights over his head, liquid comes out of his mouth

“I gnaw on my cursed wings and crash down on an untouched land, where I take up the life of a hidden monster. Because you bent my eyes with your pliers, my gaze is inflected and emanating a blurred identity. The starting point here is an assembly of the body, the voice and everyday objects. These materials are often misused, disarticulated and curved, their clattering causes a truncated transmutation. It is an inaccurately monstrous solo that conjures up an aggregate of performative elements embodying rotting, crappy images, as an interruption in the middle of a process. This set of practices and speculations reveals the hypothetical potential of human physicality, which absurdly dodges normativity, as a distortion of legitimacy and as a joke about society’s unconscious biases. With the recurring theme of monsters, I intend to explore an ambiguity that subverts the prosaic, because these fantastic creatures represent the margins of society, my unconscious and my inner repression. FUNKENSTEIN propagates a confused perception and disseminates an affective ambivalence.” – Kim Kidows

19.30/
Online

Samuel Feldhandler

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5)

Dance & Performance

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5), which may be translated into English as After all my sky is gone (Sonata #5), is a dance duet by Samuel Feldhandler and Lena Schattenberg. It celebrates their long artistic friendship (eight projects in seven years) and gently seeks to visualize a dancer’s tint on a choreographic vocabulary. The piece consists of four parts: a measured tempo, with liveliness; quick and light, not too serious; very slow and powerful and with momentum.

Immerhin ist mein Himmel hin (Sonata #5) is the result of Feldhandler’s research into how musical and compositional knowledge can inform a choreographic and dance practice, joyfully embracing the specificities, modes and manifestations of the dance art form.

19.30/
Online

Eliza Trefas & Katarzyna Paluch

Study on Fool’s Paradise

Dance & Performance

Study on Fool’s Paradise is a platform for deeply embodied discomfort, confusion, awkwardness and errors in order to set us free. The performance can be seen as a practical study, where performers are subject to constant quick shifts of attention, where significance and meaning can just as easily be lost as won – a world ruled by instability. The performers are breaking with standard ways of dealing with problems, emotions are expressed through an “overdramatic” body, a comfortable exaggeration, “non-senses”, doing more than needed or less than required. What each body feels and lives through is an indirect reaction to our current times of hypernormality. Activities are approached in an inappropriate, sometimes awkward way, they bend towards an edge where they oscillate between being lifeless and colourful, bored and intrigued, gentle and rugged, hypo and hyper. The stage becomes a potential playground for slightly illogical feelings.

 

 
Mon31. 
May
18.00/
Zoom

Rakete Part 2

Artist Talk

Educational
Eva-Maria Schaller in motion with a cloth

As part of Rakete Part 2, the participating artists will shine some light on their artistic reference points in a live talk on Zoom, moderated by dance studies scholar Jette Büchsenschütz.

With: BamBam Frost, Dorian Kaufeisen, Eva-Maria Schaller, Camilla Schielin

 

 
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