SAUNA

© Maria Ritsch, 2017

 

HOT NEWS FOR THE COLD SEASON: The new solo “SAUNA” (supported by Huggy Bears, Superamas) is in the making and will premiere on January 12th, 2018 at WUK Vienna. We are happy to announce the following residency partners: ImPulsTanz Wien, CAMPO Ghent, Life Long Burning hosted by Cullberg Ballet Stockholm, Dampfzentrale Bern.

“SAUNA” is a meta-fictional reflection about identity, cohabitation and  survival stragegies. Told from the perspective of an unborn child inside a  womb it questions the reliability of narration, juggles with knowledge and facts that are largely obscure and thus suggests a new metaphorical Virtual Reality. The obsessive personality of the prenatal storyteller is driven by an unconditional claim for self-determination  while at the same time being  tied to this other body via the umbilical cord, a symbol of pure dependence and connection. Contemplating dystopian future scenarios, witnessing the trivia of everyday conversations or indulging in excentric navel-gazing, the tale evolves around the contradictions and promiscuity that shape our lifestyle: the either radically intimate or radically superficial.