Body in a Metal StructureDans.Kias Company (AT)
1.6.2012. | 20:00h | ZPC
2.6.2012. | 20:00h | ZPC
Choreography, staging: Saskia Hölbling i Laurent Goldring
Dance, performance: Saskia Hölbling
Sculpture, performance-scaffold: Gudrun Lenk-Wane
Music: Nik Hummer
Lights: Reto Schubiger
Production, management: Simon Hajós
This is event is made possible by INTPA – International Network for Dance and Performance Austria of Tanzquartier Wien from funds by BMUKK and BMeiA
About the show
"Body in a metal structure" forms the start of the “Squatting Projects”, a series of dance-performance appointments that settle parasitically in places where they are actually out of place by occupying existing structures and scrounging off their infrastructures: an inconspicuous, unused building scaffold, simultaneously a mobile sculpture and performance venue, fits in to the proliferation of building sites, which owing to their omnipresence are already fading from our field of perception. At the centre of this sculpture, which always seems a little out of place, a body then sets out to deconstruct relationships with its urban surroundings, engaging in with quite discreet acts of civil disobedience.
In a world of highways, grey facades and building sites that, accelerated into wasteland, merge completely into advertising space, massively displayed and celebrated in lights to transform global needs into continuous consumption, a body occupies these axes of directed flow.
Makes steel pipes and sharp edges, protruding shafts of screws and bursting metal joints its own, assembles them into its home, creates its own architecture of desire and develops its own delirium between skin and metal.
About the group
Dans.Kias was founded in 1995 by the Austrian choreographer Saskia Hölbling. This independent contemporary dance company is based in Vienna and has produced more than 20 pieces under the artistic direction of Saskia Hölbling. The Company was awarded with the prestigious Prix d’Auteur du Conseil Général de la Seine-Saint-Denis 2000 and the Österreichischer Tanzproduktionspreis 2002. The Company frequently collaborates with other artists and stages productions in the fields of contemporary/new music, theatre and other art forms.
About the author
Born in 1971 in Vienna, Saskia Hölbling was already presenting her first choreographies during her dance training at the Vienna Conservatory. She continued her studies at the P.A.R.T.S dance academy directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Brussels. Sendeschluss, written in 1995, was the starting point for the foundation of her ensemble DANS.KIAS, for which she created a lof of works.
" I am interested in the physicality that goes beyond familiar categories. The physically sensual conditions that arise from an “inner thinking” of the body and are not nourished by specific well-known external images.
Conditions that assume form autonomously and allow us to comprehend space and consciousness in a different way. Conditions that elude quick and linear interpretations.That’s what’s fascinating, that’s where the poetry lies."
Photos from the performance @ ZDC 2/6/2012
Photo: Ksenija Španec