Doris Uhlich invited the dancer/choreographer Michael Turinsky to work with her in exploring the
body, its physicality, energy, and ecstasy. What are the movements that act like batteries for Michael
Turinsky to recharge his body? Where does the body depart to while its batteries keep filling up?
People with physical impairments are not usually associated with energy, energy discharge, or
ecstasy – we associate them with implosion rather than explosion, standstill rather than progress. In
sampling the sounds of her partner’s electric wheelchair, amplifying and translating them into
thumping techno beats, Doris Uhlich generates an energy that in turn seizes Michael Turinsky.
Energies of humans and machines are transferred and transformed, making the dialogue or even
the whole relationship between man and machine, ecstasy and form, charge and discharge come
alive. Ravemachine is a project in which two different bodies meet and mutually influence each
other, exchanging impulses and thereby expanding their own physical biographies.
"We shape the dynamics of energy." Michael Turinsky
"We search for movements loading the body up like a battery. Theater is all about sharing,
transforming and exchanging energies between all elements – performers, audience, machines and
sounds." Doris Uhlich
Choreography: Doris Uhlich
Performance: Michael Turinsky & Doris Uhlich
Light: Gerald Pappenberger
Sound advisor: Boris Kopeinig
Press, Communication: Jonathan Hörnig
Production: Theresa Rauter & Christine Sbaschnigg / insert (Theaterverein)
Co-production: brut, WUK performing arts & insert (Theaterverein)
International Distribution: Something Great
insert (Theaterverein) is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna.
Premiered: 20/10/2016 brut Wien