This piece is part of the current NETZWERK AKS performance repertoire. For more information and to book performances, please contact:
Oh, when things are and yet aren't!
wozzeck_woyzeck_reloaded does not tell a narrative story, yet stories develop, tight images and atmospheres. A relational structure of dependencies is shown in which the three protagonists embody Wozzeck, Marie, the drum major, the captain and the doctor, fast and constantly changing.
Each small cog in the wheel needs the others in order to keep up self-preservation and demontration of its own power: Maria needs Wozzeck; or rather Marie is source and basis of life for Wozzeck himself; Marie does not love the drum major with whom she is cheating on Wozzeck, but she loves his desire; he anon is driven by his lust for Marie; the doctor is running specious experiments with Wozzeck lyingly disguised as scientific expermient; and the captain dominated by the want of power steps downward – towards the weakest link in the chain.
Finally everyone depends on everyone, if one cog would fall off the wheel change was possible. All in all a very present scenario that could stereotyped fit on many constellations of human togetherness.
In terms of music the piece is carried by a compiled soundtrack in which moments of Alban Berg´s opera sound again and again, mostly in the form of „Three fragments of Wozzeck for soprano, orchestra and children´s voices ad. Libitum“, that was performed one year before the opera´s premiere.
Concept, Direction, Stage,
Andrea K. Schlehwein
Hae In Shin
Sei Sung Lee
Dance + Creation
Unita Gay Galiluyo
Ok Sang Hoon, Alessandro Piano,
AKS, Roman Zotter
Production Assistance 2013
Sei Sung Lee
büro für tanz | theater | produktionen
Salzburg (AT), 2015
Seoul (KR), 2014
Seoul International Dance Festival
Busan (KR), 2014
Busan International Dance Market
Millstatt (AT), 2014
Millstatt (AT), 2013
Klagenfurt (AT), 2013
"Based on Georg Büchner's fragment of a drama and in close relation to Alban Berg's opera, choreographer AKS and her NETZWERK AKS team presented a tragic story of dependency, social disadvantage and violence. … The three splendid dancers who embody all roles – regardless of sex – appear on stage as a furious trio of amazons in untouched nature (film: Markus Brandstätter) which, also without a male counterpart, must struggle with the attraction, rejection, power, reputed love and true passion that can destruct relationships. … [The dancers] display the whole range of femininity with coats, dresses and yellow boots … . Dressing and undressing … becomes a magic act of supposed self-determination that dissolves into nothing as soon a cozy pullover mutates into a narrow prison, or a decorative neckline transforms into a suffocating rope.
"Whether as a model on the catwalk or a tramp collecting old clothes, textiles inspire Schlehwein and her ensemble to paint expressive images. … The dancers, … rapid, virtuosic and technically absolutely certain … rush across the stage … using contemporary dance vocabulary without losing their individuality."
translated by Hayley Glickfeld Bielman
29. July 2013