SAINT GENET: A MODERN HISTORY IN A CONTINUOUS PRESENT PORTRAIT I: LIKE SHAPES IN DREAMS

07/06/2018
08/06/2018
On 09.06.2018 we are part of MAZE and open the hall door with pay as you wish/can!

3 days: 8 hours a day
Performance begins: 17:00
End of performance: 01:00
The hall can be entered and left at any time. However, it is only allowed for a certain number of people, which can lead to waiting times. Thank you for your understanding – safety first! For barrier-free access, please send an email to performingarts @ wuk . at

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Saint Genet creates new contemporary performance works based on a performance process called “Aesthetic Declarations”. These “declarations” often take the form of an installation, a time-limited or site-specific performance event, an experimental musical performance, or an unauthorized private action. They serve to showcase different concepts and central images that recur over time, as well as to create a network for institutions, artists and viewers to exchange about difficult and fleeting concepts that will eventually be presented as a completely new “masterpiece” become. One that was influenced by the real, dramatic story that started inside these walls.

Since autumn 2017, WUK performing arts has become home to this new series of works by Saint Genet, which begins in June 2018 with the first part. “Portrait I: Like Shapes in Dreams”Is an 8-hour experimental, performative and musical performance. Gertrude Stein’s method of “beginning again and again” and “utilizing everything”, which she describes in her essay “Composition and Explanation” as the basis for the creation of modern composition, is coupled with Heiner Müller’s renewal and radical extension of Bertolt Brecht’s “Lehrstück “which requires the use of nonprofessional performers, prioritizes the process over the product, and challenges individual identity through the use of choirs and role reversal, as well as the” synthetic fragment “or aesthetics of montage that it uses; in which fragmented constructions and fleeting images are juxtaposed in sequences,

Concept Direction Text
Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell

Set / Installation
Casey Curran, Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell

Choreography
Steffi Wieser

Composition
Brian Lawlor
Emily Stewart
Julia Konvicka
Lukas Lauermann
Marilies Jagsch
Hannes Moser
Bernd Supper
Erin Jorgenson

Performers
Brian Lawlor
Casey Curran
Lily Nguyen
Steffi Wieser
Sophia Hörmann
Emily Stewart
Julia Konvicka
Lukas Lauermann
Marilies Jagsch
Hannes Moser
Bernd Supper
Erin Jorgenson
Thomas Thalhammer

Costume
Anna Telcs

Video and Projection
Alexander Nowak

Production
Siglind Güttler
Bernhard Werschnak
Janika Güttler

Kindly supported by Salinen Austria