Michael Turinsky – Precarious Moves, Premiere: 8th – 10th of January 2021 + artist talk with Saša Asentić @ TQW online

© Michael Loizenbauer

It has been a long year filled with a whole lot frustrations and woes, but we are wishing all of you a much happier and healthier 2021 and are more than sure, that there are better days to come!

This weekend for example, 08.01 beginning 19.30h until 10.01. 19.30h when Michael Turinsky will premiere his latest solo-performance Precarious Moves in an online version (video on demand) streamed via Tanzquartier Wien, free of charge.

On the 9th at 20H Tanzquartier Wien will also host an artist talk via zoom.
Together with cultural activist, Saša Asentić, Turinsky will shine some light on the working progress of this piece.

For the artist talk, please register here, latest until 9th of January, 19H.

How can a body begin to move when the relationship of this body with its surroundings constitutes a fundamentally precarious and vulnerable moment? A relationship that is easily thrown off balance and that can reveal our own limitations? 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 in regard to mobility and mobilisation. With his own 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 exploration of this strange bond that connects the body with the sensual world in which it is placed.


concept / choreography / performance / text / lyrics Michael Turinsky
music / lyrics Tian Rotteveel
stage / costume design Jenny Schleif
lights Sveta Schwin
photo / video Michael Loizenbauer
dramaturgical advice Gabrielle Cram
production Anna Gräsel, Angela Vadori GROUNDWORKERS
coproduction Tanzquartier Wien, HAU Hebbel am Ufer

supported by Kulturstadt Wien, BMKOES