For over 10 years, reflecting about human self-destruction has repeatedly and consciously determined the direction of our dance research. The analysis of Manfred Wöhlckes’ thesis of “social entropy”, the fantasy about the frightening prospects of gene manipulation, the parable about a guilt-filled society ossifying in silence, the diagnosis of the increasing loss of a sense of the present through exaggerated expectations of being saved in the future, the confrontation with the ineradicability of war and the collapse of all utopias, and finally with the question of whether art is justified in view of present-day humanitarian and ecological catastrophes – all this leads, if not to despair and resignation, to an increasingly urgent search for a solution, or – if it’s really too late for that – at least for the reason why it’s too late.
With planet LUVOS, the circle of these questions is complete. It points – in a consoling way – to the part of us and in us that we humans have neglected for too long, or even completely forgotten: in that the downfall of mankind is described as a return to an all-organic existence, in that individual destruction is not experienced as a loss but rather as a harmonic merging into a larger whole. We accompany the last person on Earth – a young woman – as she confronts the, at first frightening and eerie, strangely disconcerting submarine creatures who in the end welcome her into their still and harmonious world. What remains is at any rate larger than mankind. (Editta Braun Company)
Direction and Choreography: Editta Braun Performers: Špela Vodeb, Dorota Karolina Łęcka, Andrea Maria Handler, Marcella Mancini, Katja Bablick, Sandra Hofstötter, Martyna Lorenc Composition: Thierry Zaboitzeff Dramaturgy: Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau Choreography assistants: Barbara Motschiunik, Juan Dante Murillo Bobadilla Light Design: Peter Thalhamer
Organisation: City of Women; In participation with:
Dance Theatre Ljubljana.
Supported by: Austrian Cultural Forum, INTPA – International Net for Dance and Performance Austria, EU Culture.
Price: €7, €5 (students and pensioners upon submission of an identity card, and self-employed in culture), unemployed free entry.