The Polish choreographer, dancer, performer and musician Magdalena Chowaniec, who lives and works in Vienna, set up the performance Sanctuary as a place of combat between the invasive trademarking of our lives and existence.
The rhythmical trademarking of the everyday encourages the emergence of the monotonous choreography of human self-sales, which are strengthened by social rituals, by branding human bodies and ballast mimicry. The performance is gradually becoming dressed in ever more absurd populist clothes. The unstated becomes an obligation, while the struggle for clarity of an individual life becomes an ever more banal play of self- depiction. The equal sign between the various ideological apparatuses, which appear in the performance as meta-theatre machines, becomes increasingly direct. The theatre is an experimentation range, a metaphor for the contemporary trademarked society and the choreographic sanctuary. Magdalena Chowaniec underlines the void of the over jaded images, words and behavioural matrixes with a revengeful form of poster two dimensionality, while the grotesqueness pushes this absurd ritual towards its final implosion.
Koncept in režija/Concept and Directed by: Magdalena Chowaniec
Nastopajoči/Performance: Magdalena Chowaniec, Mzamo Nondlwana and Markus Steinkellner
Glasba/Music: Mermaid&Seafruit (Markus Steinkellner, Magdalena Chowaniec)
Oblikovanje svetlobe/Lighting design: Joe Albrecht
Kostumografija in scenografija/Costumes and Set Design: Magdalena Chowaniec
Koprodukcija/Coproduction: WUK Theater/Tanz.
More info: www.cofestival.si.