25.–26. oktober 2012

Choreographer Anne Juren and director Annie Dorsen collaborate on Magical, which uses the canon of feminist performance art and the rituals of a magic show to play with illusion, trickery and transformation.

Juren and Dorsen work with five iconic and influential performances from the period 1965-1975: Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen, Cut Piece by Yoko Ono, Marina Abromovic’s Freeing the Body, and Interior Scroll and Meat Joy by Carolee Schneemann. Putting historical feminist practices into the context of a magic show is a radical détournement, which raises questions about the position of the contemporary female artist.

The duo consists of French choreographer and dancer Anne Juren, who lives in Vienna and trained at The Trisha Brown Studios, and New York-based theater director Annie Dorsen who has received multiple awards for her work.

Realisation: Annie Dorsen and Anne Juren. Performance: Anne Juren. Magician: Steve Cuiffo. Music: Christophe Demarthe: Stage Roland Rauschmeier. Light: Bruno Pocheron with Ruth Waldeyer. Costume: Miriam Draxl.

  • Duration 1 minutter