WE BODIES is a collaboration of Teresa Vittucci, Michael Turinsky and Claire Vivianne Sobottke. At the core of their performative encounter lies the confrontation with the phenomenon of the monster – a historical and cultural figure which – similar to the wonder challenges our constructed idea of a natural order: The monster is hybrid, neither man nor woman, neither animal nor human, neither natural nor artificial.
It embodies multiplicity and therefore refuses all kinds of categorization.
In WE BODIES Claire, Michael and Teresa unfurl a series of fragmented exorcisms. Starting from inscriptions inhabiting their own bodies, a choreography unfolds in which monstrous bodily projections emerge and in which the performers reclaim their individual bodies as self-defined site.
choreography / artistic direction Teresa Vittucci, Michael Turinsky, Claire Vivianne Sobottke
music Tian Rotteveel
scenography Anna Wohlgemuth, Lilli Unger
technical director / lightning Lukas Sander
creative support / outside eye Sheena McGrandles, Marcel Bugiel, Rafal Pierzynski
production management Kira Koplin // groundworkers.at
production OH DEAR! Zürich and Verein für Philosophische Praxis
coproduction Tanzhaus Zürich
in cooperation with Wildwuchs Festival and WUK Performing Arts, Vienna
supported by Pro Helvetia Schweizerische Kulturstiftung Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Kultur Stadt Wien und Migros-Kulturprozent
with special thanks to ImpulsTanz Festival and Flausen + Young artists in residency / theaterlabor Bielefeld