TANZ is a quest for perfection, transforming the gross into the sublime.
TANZ is the third part of the trilogy Recovery, Apollon, TANZ. The trilogy investigates how the body is cultivated, shaped and transformed through the use of different physical disciplines.
TANZ takes early 19th century romantic ballet as a starting point. It uses the frame of a ballet class guided by Beatrice Schönherr, the first ballerina who danced the Sacre de Printemps naked (John Neumeier, 1972).
The cast includes women between the ages of twenty and eighty, all of whom have different backgrounds in dance. In TANZ, they undergo a rigorous training in the so-called sylphidic studies, raising the question of the legacy of dance and its relation to the cult of beauty.
In the performance, sensationalist images from ballet, comedy and pornography emerge as brutal parodies. The gaze regime finds its reflection in the character of a porn producer who documents the performance.
Performance in English language without surtitles.
Performance contains nudity and stroboscopic effectss. In some scenes self-harming acts are portrayed, which could have a disturbing effect on some viewers. No admission under 18 years.
Followed by a Q&A with the artists.
Tickets on sale online and at Eventim outlets.
Organization: City of Women; in collaboration with: Kino Šiška; with support from: Ministry of Culture, City Municipality of Ljubljana, Dance on Tour Austria.