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In contemporary dance the relation between language and
movement is considered an important element and used in
different ways. To perform a movement according to a script of
internalized instructions or while putting into words and uttering a
description of the performed movement at the same time, like 'I
am moving this and that way' is using speech in a performative
way (à la Austin's 'How to do things with words') and using the
material of speech, namely language and its structure, which itself
is making use of the combination of elements and rules.

Having this in mind the piece addresses aspects of different
modalities in the production of movement, i.e. time and space,
the opposition of up and down, of floating and gravitation,
continuity and discontinuity. While staging a performance these
possibilities are not available, every performance is subject to a
strict setting. The piece is using these viable, preconceived
possibilities by performing sets of movement which are repeated
and modified in slightly different ways. Doing so, it carries out an
analogy on the methods used by linguistic theory. The performance
is analyzing the movements accordingly, modifying the elements
accordingly by changing different features.

Concept, Choreography, Dance: Anne Juren
Artistic Assistance: Fouad Asfour, Bojana Cvejic, Alice Chauchat
Stage: Roland Rauschmeier
Lighting Design: Jan Maertens
Costume: Katharina Montag, Hanako Geierhos
Productionmanagement: Pauline Roussille
Co-production: Tanzquartier Wien
Co-realisation: Szene Salzburg, Dans in Kortrijk
Supported by: the Cultural Department the city of Vienna and the
Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture