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Doris Uhlich: Every Body Electric

June 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Doris Uhlich: Every Body Electric

dance performance – 60 min – in cooperation with sicht:wechsel Festival

Following her duet Ravemachine, Doris Uhlich is now continuing to work with people with physical disabilities on her concept of ‘Energetic Icons,’ creating individual and collective ‘energy dance forms’ in this company piece. Every body has specific ways of articulating its dynamics and fleshly pleasure. Movements themselves allow the body to become charged, they become a kind of endogenous fuel. Every Body Electric is a simple, but radical invitation to explore potentials through dance, to make them visible, and to delve deep into an archaeology of energy. What other possibilities open up when machines – for example wheelchairs, prostheses, crutches – are regarded and staged as extensions to the body? Personal rhythms, dynamics, beats and bodily characteristics lead to unique dance styles. The explosive power, but also the gentle or forceful poetry of Every Body Electric ultimately rests in how the performers perceive their bodies and how they are perceived.

The various performers work towards opening up their physical potentials. In this process I discover more and more that even a very small movement can be vehement. Normative ideas and concepts of energy and power are destabilised, shaken. Doris Uhlich

“A dancer without legs shows what dance really needs, is and can be.” – Steffen Georgi, Leipziger Volkszeitung, on Performer Adil Embaby in Every Body Electric

“The performance is as ruthless as it is inspiring and hopeful.” — Julya Rabinowich, Der Standard


Choreography: Doris Uhlich
Dramaturgy: Elisabeth Schack
Performance: Erwin Aljukic, Yanel Barbeito, Adil Embaby, Sandra Mader, Karin Ofenbeck, Thomas Richter, Vera Rosner, Katharina Zabransky
Sound: Boris Kopeinig
Light & Space: Gerald Pappenberger
Costume: Zarah Brandl
Feedback: Yoshie Maruoka, Theresa Rauter
Production management: Marijeta Karlovic-Graf, Margot Wehinger
Production Collaboration: Theresa Rauter

Internationale Distribution: Something Great
A Coproduction of  Tanzquartier Wien, Schauspiel Leipzig and insert (Theaterverein).
With the support of Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien.

Doris Uhlich, born 1977 in Upper Austria, studied Pedagogy for Contemporary Dance / Conservatory of the City of Vienna 1997-2001, performer in theatercombinat 2002-2009, own projects since 2006, “remarkable young choreographer” in the yearbook of Ballettanz 2008, dance prize of bm:ukk (Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture) for SPITZE 2008, “Dancer of the Year” in the magazine tanz 2011 and 2015, “award outstanding artist 2013” in the performing arts category of bm:ukk (Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture), Nestroy Prize for Ravemachine in the category “Special Prize” 2017, nominated for “Choreographer of the Year” in the magazine tanz 2018

Photos: Theresa Rauter, Fabian Heublein, Alexi Pelekanos

Mo 03.06.2019 // Posthof – Zeitkultur am Hafen

um 20:00 Uhr



June 3, 2019
8:00 pm
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