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claudia bosse / theatercombinat

27 november - 9 december 2012 - premiere | 26 and 27 april 2013 - in the framework of feedback [2nd edition] tanzquartier wien, zollamtskantine vienna (a) | 26 - 28 september 2013 - in the framework of public bodies FFT düsseldorf, venus & apoll (d). designed desires claudia bosse / theatercombinat
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when the passion of every individual becomes a modifiable material for political and economic interests, where are the potentials for social changes?

designed desires debates the forms of expression, longings, body exercises and rituals of the postdemocratic subject in different age classes. a choreography by claudia bosse about desire and communities, pornography and political theory. bodies between the age of 25 and 76 in a network of simultaneously utilised rooms in a transparent 70s-architecture.

an intimate dialogue between the dancers, performers and spectators about the body as the place of desire and political decisions, an inscribed surface and resource of your own capacity of action.

designed desires is the third part of the series political hybrids in collaboration with sound artist günther auer. a search for traces of political self-concepts in the bodies of capitalist societies. after dominant powers. what is to be done then?, an installation-based performance realised in vienna, tunis and zagreb as on-site versions, designed desires is now a setting of (im)possible communities.

photo: claudia bosse, click to view photo series

photo: elsa okazaki, click to view photo series

by / with: véronique alain, caroline daish, yoshie maruoka, tara silverthorn, alexandra sommerfeld, florian troebinger and peter-christian dworzak, bozena kunstek, susanna peterka, eva maria schmid, ilse urbanek, christa zuna-kratky, concept / choreography / space: claudia bosse, sound: guenther auer, dramaturgy: tobias gerber, realisation light objects / constructions / technical direction: marco toelzer, clothes: vladimir miller in collaboration with lila john, dramaturgical attendance: christine standfest, advisory activity: evelyn annuß, assistant director: marijeta karlović, assistant sound: luka bosse, training: caroline decker, michael o'connor, iva rohlik, press: SKYunlimited, production internship: margot wehinger, production assistance: anna etteldorf, production management: serena laker

a production by theatercombinat, in coproduction with FFT dusseldorf, supported by kunststiftung NRW and wien kultur,
kindly supported by ImPulsTanz - vienna international dance festival

27 november 2012

29/30 november 2012
1/2/5/6/7/8/9 december 2012, zollamtskantine, vienna

in the framework of feedback [2nd edition]
26 and 27 april 2013
on invitation of tanzquartier wien, zollamtskantine, vienna

in the framework of public bodies
26. - 28. september 2013
coproduction with FFT düsseldorf, venus & apoll, dusseldorf

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working fragments by claudia bosse:

today the body is exploited as surface and at the same time as organism, which needs regeneration, hidden in the private.
is sexuality and its representation
a space of needs and an escape area from social mechanisms?
are the traumas of our society shown in our sexual practices?
is there a liberated body?
a private use of its muscular somatic landscape which is asocial?

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