Ivana Müller at Sommerszene

 “Positions”

30th of June & 1st of July, Sommerszene, SZENE Salzburg (AT)

The performers present their individual capital at the beginning of the evening: their nationality, a particular gift, their current account balance and the number of shoes they own. In “Positions”, material goods, ideal values, measurable property, and emotionally significant affairs change owners continuously. Subtle arrangements, witty compositions of signs and a smart dramaturgy combine into a choreography of giving and taking, swapping and acting, borrowing and buying. In her new theatre piece, Ivana Müller casts a refreshing look at the omnipresent topic of economy in all its facets: movement, identity, emotion and the theatre. Twelve performers run a vivid black market, and lead the audience into an imaginary world of having, wanting and becoming. “Positions” is an entertaining lesson during which we, our values and our society are under close – performative – scrutiny.

 

 

Performances in May and June

“PARTITUUR”
20th and 21st of May, Festival Nouvelles, Pôle Sud
“Partituur” is the first and so far the only project by Ivana Müller made for children, commissioned by the Tweetakt Festival in Utrecht. It is a performative system/game for participants from age 7+, a social choreography in which there are no spectators and performers in the classical term of the word but in which everybody participates. The roles of participants constantly shift and everybody takes part in the creation of a unique “score” every time the game is running. During Partituur all participants get a set of headphones through which they can hear instructions and suggestions that will help them create the show together. They also get “time” to observe the others, position themselves, play by or against the rules. In that sense, “Partituur” takes shape depending on choices, reactions and positions that each “partituurist” takes.

 

“Positions”
22nd of May, Festival Nouvelles, Pôle Sud
In “Positions” Ivana Müller deals with the concept of “economy” and it’s different versions:
economy of movement, economy of identity, economy of emotion, economy of theatre; using assets that define our social identity, our civil status, our class position and our life style as currency.
A “capital” that is there in the beginning of the show, a “potential”, or “destiny” that each of the
performers has gets exchanged, traded, bargained, fructified and capitalized on through an obscure practice that resembles a “black-market”. What in the beginning looks almost like a children’s game develops into an imaginative and emotional journey based on the idea of “exchange” that offers a complex reflection on the idea and place of value and the representation of the same.

“Partituur” in March and April

16th of March, Breda, Chassetheater (NL)
25th and 26th of March, Festival Facto, La Méridienne, Luneville (FR)
16th of April, Cultuurcentrum de Grote Post, Oostende (BE)
“Partituur” is the first and so far the only project by Ivana Müller made for children. It is a performative system/game for participants from age 7, a social choreography in which there are no spectators and performers in the classical term of the word but in which everybody participates. The roles of participants constantly shift and everybody takes part in the creation of a unique «score» every time the game is running. During “Partituur” all participants get a set of headphones through which they can hear instructions and suggestions that will help them create the show together. They also get «time» to observe the others, position themselves, play by or against the rules. In that sense, “Partituur” takes shape depending on choices, reactions and positions that each «partituurist» takes

Dates for December

“In Common”

4th and 5th of December, Brut Wien (AT)
“In Common” is an ensemble piece in which 10 performers «dance» political systems like social choreographies. Sharing the same stage, same language and the same set of «rules» performers find themselves in positions and problems comparable to those we are familiar with in contemporary democracies. What we represent and how we are represented, are the crucial questions of this piece in which a series of choreographic propositions create a surprising playground for socio-political explorations.

 

“Partituur”

5th and 6th of December, Rilleux la Pape (FR)
9th to 20th of December, Maison de la danse Lyon (FR)
“Partituur” is the first and so far the only project by Ivana Müller made for children, commissioned by the Tweetakt Festival in Utrecht. It is a performative system/game for participants from age 7+, a social choreography in which there are no spectators and performers in the classical term of the word but in which everybody participates. The roles of participants constantly shift and everybody takes part in the creation of a unique « score » every time the game is running. During “Partituur” all participants get a set of headphones through which they can hear instructions and suggestions that will help them create the show together. They also get «time» to observe the others, position themselves, play by or against the rules. In that sense, “Partituur” takes shape depending on choices, reactions and positions that each «partituurist» takes.


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