An experiment - Johanna and Doris

Performative Intervention

KiosK 59 - Festival
Thursday April 8, 2010, 8:15pm and 9:00pm

Fotogalerie Wien
WUK, Währinger Strasse 59, 1090 Vienna

An exchange between Johanna and Doris. Johanna Henritius, originally from Finland, is currently studying dance in Salzburg at SEAD. Doris Stelzer, choreographer and biotechnologist, is a ttp WUK member and lives in Vienna. Doris is captivated by the questions how and why movement is perceived either as typical female or male? Johanna invites Doris to pass a solo on to her. During the process thoughts about authorship, identity of the performer, the choreographer, the movement material and its embodiment will arise. They'll work on their exchange at WUK for one week and open up the process within the frame of the festival as a performative intervention in the photogallery Wien. At the end of April the final performance of the project will take place at SEAD.

Choreography Doris Stelzer
Performance Johanna Henritius
Project monitoring Martina Rösler, Dominik Schnaitl, Jennifer Vogtmann (students of the department theatre-, film- and media studies in the framework of the course „Das WUK“)
Dank an ttp WUK
Johanna Henritius
Born in Finland, studied at the Finnish Opera Ballet School in Helsinki, contemporary dance at the Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and is currently in the final year of the Undergraduate Program at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. Cooperation among others with Satoshi Kudo 2009 (Dansens Hus Stockholm), Alexander Ekman 2008 (Stockholm), Susanne Jaresand 2007-2008 (Stockholm, Reykjavik) and Johann Inger 2007 (Stockholm).

Doris Stelzer
Born in Upper Austria, studied biotechnology and dance. Own works, among others: resituated bodies 2009 (MAK), views in process 2008 (Kampnagel/D), shifted views 2007 (ImPulsTanz – [8:tension]), performance parcours – microscopic view part 2 2007 (MAK) and finally gender jungle – wo/man January 2010 (Tanzquartier Wien)