Julia Schwarzbach & Nic Lloyd: Recreation
Performance – 60 min
Recreation is an ongoing research-project and for tanzhafenFESTIVAL Linz will play as a site-specific event at the venue RAUMSCHIFF.
Two bodies inhabit a space marked out in dirt. It could be a garden, or a whole other world. The bodies are busy: with themselves and each other, with the dirt, and with what the dirt contains and reveals. Are they planting or burying? Working or playing? Gardening or dancing? Is this the beginning of time or the end of the world, or somewhere else altogether?
Invoking the mundane and the mythic, archetypal and domestic, “Recreation” questions conceptions of body, earth and work, and investigates some of the meetings and negotiations that go on between them. By reducing down to the fundamental elements represented by body and earth, “Recreation” searches for new and forgotten ways of viewing and understanding our relationships to physical identities and roles, the kinds of work we do alone and together, and the ground beneath (all) our feet.
concept, performance: Nic Lloyd and Julia Schwarzbach
dramaturgical advice: Simone Aughterlony
Julia Schwarzbach is a dancer and performer based in Salzburg. She has worked with numerous choreographers including Sasha Waltz, Ivana Müller, Gill Clark, Rosalind Crisp, Zoe Knights and Barbara Bess. Since 2010 she produces and tours her own work, playing venues like the Barbican London, Matadero Madrid and BE Festival Birmingham. In 2014 she initiated the Salzburg-based performance and research collective under construction and in 2015 conducted a Turbo-residency research at impulstanz Vienna, together with Nic Lloyd. For Toihaus Theater Salzburg she develops and tours performances for the youngest world-wide. Julia is a member of tanz_house Salzburg and since 2016 part of the apap-network by SZENE Salzburg
Nic Lloyd is a performer and DJ of UK & NZ background. He began his career in 2005 working with Simone Aughterlony and has worked with numerous directors and choreographers since, including Tine Van Aerschott, Jonathan Burrows, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Isabelle Schad, and several more times with Aughterlony, performing on stage, street and film, in galleries and outdoors, for adults and children, in countries all over Europe, predominantly in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, and now in Austria. He premiered his first solo work in 2014 and helped form the Salzburg based performance and research collective ‘under construction’ in 2015. He graduated MA Performance in 2011 from Roehampton University, London. He lives in Salzburg.