Tanzanweisungen

35 minutes

Presented in association with Dance Limerick, with the support of Aerowaves.

Tanzanweisungen (It won't be like this forever) is a thirty-minute solo full of self-reflective and ironic references that defy any definition.

Choreographer Moritz Ostruschnjak carries a placard across the stage that states “It won't be like this forever”, while dancer Daniel Conant performs a Schuhplattler for an audience that is safely seated following COVID-19 guidelines. TANZANWEISUNGEN (dance instructions) is a thirty-minute solo full of self-reflective and ironic references that defy any definition.
Ostruschnjak remains true to the eclectic style of his latest productions and allows the soloist to transition effortlessly from a Schuhplattler to a grand jeté, from boxing footwork to break dance moves, and from a référence to the jump rope; the common element is the sound, the pounding, clapping, breathing, jumping, bouncing that fills the space as a consistent rhythm. As if he had been wound up, the protagonist tirelessly works his way through the extremely diverse canon of movement in rapid succession, adopting poses of resistance, combat and victory, stylized masculinity, youth culture, classic ballet, ballroom dancing and sports; an absurd sequence of divergent elements that overdraw, ironize and contradict each other and that combined playfully, yet relentlessly, lead into an abyss. Accordingly, the piece ends with DAF’s provocative song “Der Mussolini”, a literal dance instruction – "dance the Mussolini, dance the Adolf Hitler, dance the Jesus Christus..."

Choreography: Moritz Ostruschnjak
Choreography Assistant: Daniela Bendini
Performed by: Daniel Conant & Moritz Ostruschnjak
Dramaturg: Carmen Kovac
Lighting design: Benedikt Zehm
Costume: Daniela Bendini, Moritz Ostruschnjak
Production Manager: Hannah Melder
PR: Simone Lutz

Presented in association with Dance Limerick, with the support of Aerowaves.

A production of Moritz Ostruschnjak in collaboration with Bayerische Staatsoper. The artist is supported by Réseau Grand Luxe 2019/20 and is a member of Tanztendenz München e. V.

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