OUT THERE IS A FIELD(2016)
It was a very speacial pleasure to work again with the outstanding Artist Barbara Kraus. Every rehearsal and meeting was done with 100% dedication, as if it could be the last thing we would do. Until the very day of the premiere, the outcome was open and ever changing. Every performance was very different. The interaction with the audience was directng us into different spaces every night.
Here is what was published by Tanzquartier.
“Ghosts and goblins gather in places that we fear; that’s where the dancing starts.” (Barbara Kraus)
Barbara Kraus sets out to meet Nietzsche. Together they traverse wide fields, high mountains and as far as the sea. They encounter one another in nightly dreams and sleepless nights. Become friends. Lose their way in dark woods. Overcome obstacles. Always moving. Never arriving. Constantly becoming. Close the eyes and dance. Time here becomes space.
In dialogue with the philosopher Elisabeth Schäfer, Barbara Kraus explores the gaps and vanishing points of her performance practice. Together they set out on a nomadising, artistic thought journey in which i.a. Rosi Braidotti, Hélène Cixous, Gilles Deleuze and Friedrich Nietzsche meet with them. Out of these encounters and her five-month experience of walking over the Alps, Barbara Kraus creates an associative body of text that continues itself improvisationally through three performances. In interplay with the live music by Kmet, the long breath of Franz Hautzinger opens up a hospitable location for tumbling bodies and thoughts.
PERFORMANCE: Barbara Kraus in dialogue with the philosopher Elisabeth Schäfer
LIVE MUSIC: KMET in co-operation with Franz Hautzinger
VOICE OF NIETZSCHE + LIGHT: fishy
SZENOGRAPHY: Paul Horn + Roland Schmidt
ARTISTIC ADVISOR: Jack Hauser, Roland Schmidt, Tanja Lalics
SUPPORTED BY: Wien Kultur