Photo: Michael Loizenbauer

Precarious Moves

Photo: Michael Loizenbauer


Photo: Evelyne Fuchs

my body, your pleasure

Photo: Lucas Zavalia

heteronomous male

Michael Turinsky

lives and works as a choreographer, performer and theoretician in Vienna. He is interested in an extensive engagement with the specific phenomenology of the body labeled as “disabled”, its specific being-in-the-world, its relationship to temporality and rhythm, affect and affect production, gender and sexuality, visibility and invisibility; and on the other hand in a rigorous engangement with discourses around the productive tension between politics and aesthetics. From 1998 to 2005 he studied philosophy at the University of Vienna.

As a performer he collaborated a. o. with Bert Gstettner – S*Cargo, Soliman*Revisited; Tanz*Hotel All*Inclusive; Barbara Kraus – Fuck all that shit; Legitimate Bodies/Robin Dingemans/Mick Bryson – The point at which it last made sense; Doris Uhlich – Ravemachine

His main choreographic works include heteronomous male (2012), My body, your pleasure (2014) as well as his latest works Second Skin – Turn the beat around (2016), Second Skin – Master of Ceremony (2016), REVERBERATIONS (2018)

His collaboration with Doris Uhlich, Ravemachine was awarded the Nestroy Special Prize 2017, here’s a link to the prize-giving.

Michael Turinsky held lectures and workshops a. o. at the universities of Linz and Salzburg, at the College Art Association in New York, at Tanzquartier Wien as well as in the frame of the Impulstanz-Festival and he published in various journals.