I would like to be a better person: NAVARIDAS & DEUTINGER premiere their new production at TQW in Vienna, June 27th and June 28th
Who or what or where are ‘The People’? Historian Edmund Morgan argues in Inventing the People: ‘The people are never visible as such. Before we ascribe sovereignty to the people, we have to imagine that there is such a thing, something we personify as though it were a single body, capable of thinking, of acting, of making decisions and carrying them out.’ So, let us imagine. Let us personify. Let us make this single body visible on stage. One single body. A body that is not always smart, not always interesting, not always informed, not always prepared, not always friendly. A body that is not always honest and competent and sincere and hard-working. A body that is a little bit spoilt and narcissistic. Someone like you. Someone like us. Someone like ‘The People’. Maybe.
Concept: Marta Navaridas, Alex Deutinger
Performance: Marta Navaridas
Outside Eyes: Florin Flueras, William Dashwood
Production- & Distribution Management: Sophie Schmeiser
Co-production: Tanzquartier Wien
Supported by: Kulturamt Stadt Graz, A9 Kultur Land Steiermark, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, BUDA Kunstencentrum Kortrijk, Tanzfabrik Berlin, apap-Performing Europe 2020 - a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Thanks: Theater im Bahnhof Graz, Das andere Theater, IG Tanz Graz, Share Your Darlings
Marta Navaridas (*San Sebastián) studied Translation at UPF Barcelona, Choreography at ArtEZ Arnhem and Mime at the HKA Amsterdam. Alex Deutinger (*Salzburg) studied Translation Studies at KFU Graz and Contemporary Dance at ABPU Linz. Together, they have been creating text-based performances since 2008. Selected works: Speaking of Which, On the Other Hand, Your Majesties, Queen of Hearts, Pontifex. Their works have been touring internationally. They have been selected as apap – network artists 2016-2020, Swedish Dancenet Artists 2014, Aerowaves Priority Company 2013 and won the BestOFF-Styria Award 2010 for their Obama-choreography Your Majesties.
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