28.07 @ 20:00 - 28.08 @ 21:00
How can a choreography be conveyed through kinesthetic sensation only? With Blind Spot Anne Juren creates a choreography of your organs and body-functions. While the audience will be lying on mats with their eyes closed, Juren provides a setting open for everybody: a guiding voice and sounds will invite on a trip through body and mind. In the research phase the French choreographer will work with partially sighted and blind people in several private choreographic sessions, relating to the notion of blind spot and the premise that the body is a fiction and does not “exist”. Their experiences will influence Juren’s “choreography inside the body”.
Juren will conduct interviews with the participants and collect their feedback, physical impressions, kinesthetic reactions and created visual images, especially emphasizing on the notion of “pleasure” and “desire”.
Blind Spot will premiere late July in the course of the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. Exact dates tba.
Anne Juren, born in Grenoble/France is a choreographer, dancer and performer based in Vienna. In 2003, she co-founded together with the visual artist Roland Rauschmeier the association Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung in Vienna. Her choreographic works and artistic researches have been extensively presented in international theatres, festivals, and different art spaces and venues. In her work, Juren tries to expand the term choreography in engaging the body in different states of physical, sensorial, kinaesthetic and mental experiences, questioning the boundaries between private and public spheres. Since 2013, Anne Juren is a Feldenkrais® practitioner. She is currently part of the artistic committee for the Master in Choreography at DOCH and doing a PhD at UNIARTS Stockholm University of the Arts.