Femenine by Eva-Maria Schaller and Studio Dan
Is there any place where Julius Eastman's music could not be performed?! Julius Eastman (1940-1990) was a rising star and at the same time the underdog of the New York avant-garde music scene of the 1970s. His resistance to all conventions is already clear in the titles he gave to his pieces: Evil Nigger, Gay Guerrilla. Their musical content is just as radical. Femenine (1974), his composition for ensemble, is performed and danced anew in various public spaces in Vienna. Eastman's score provides the highest formal clarity and a great deal of freedom for each musician. The dancers adopt this principle and become part of the composition. They challenge each other, play the space, listen together – kinetic empathy is a central prerequisite for the success of the choreography at every moment. In the gradual organic increase of sound and dynamics, music and movement condition each other.
Choreographer and dancer Eva-Maria Schaller and the Studio Dan ensemble take Eastman's experimentation with unconventional performance formats as a starting point for their own attempt to infuse the environment and the world around them and provoke a liberating ecstasy.
Composition: Julius Eastman (1940-1990, NY)
Choreography, Concept: Eva-Maria Schaller
Musical Direction, Concept: Daniel Riegler
Dance and Creation: Lena Schattenberg, Verena Herterich, Chiara Aprea, Alberto Cissello, Eva-Maria Schaller
Music: Sophia Goidinger-Koch, Jacobo Hernández Enríquez, Maiken Beer, Flora Geißelbrecht, Manuel Mayr, Michael Tiefenbacher, Martin Siewert, Hubert Bründlmayer
Sound: Werner Angerer
Production: Julia Haas, Mascha Mölkner
Production Studio Dan: Alexander Forstner
Eine Koproduktion von Eva Maria Schaller & Studio Dan
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien MA7; des BMKÖS – Kunst und Kultur; von KÖR – Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und der Dezentralen Bezirkskulturförderung 1030