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© Barbara Kraus

Out there is a field
02., 03. und 04.06.2016 - 19:30 / >> TQW Studios

“Ghosts and goblins gather in places that we fear; that’s where the dancing starts.” (Barbara Kraus)

Barbara Kraus sets out to meet Nietzsche. Together they traverse wide fields, high mountains and as far as the sea. They encounter one another in nightly dreams and sleepless nights. Become friends. Lose their way in dark woods. Overcome obstacles. Always moving. Never arriving. Constantly becoming. Close the eyes and dance. Time here becomes space.

In dialogue with the philosopher Elisabeth Schäfer, Barbara Kraus explores the gaps and vanishing points of her performance practice. Together they set out on a nomadising, artistic thought journey in which i.a. Rosi Braidotti, Hélène Cixous, Gilles Deleuze and Friedrich Nietzsche meet with them. Out of these encounters and their five-month experience of walking over the Alps, Barbara Kraus creates an associative body of text that continues itself improvisationally through three performances. In interplay with the live music by Kmet, the long breath of Franz Hautzinger opens up a hospitable location for tumbling bodies and thoughts.

Barbara Kraus is a Vienna-based performer. Studied at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam (1990–1994). Since 1994 she realizes performances, texts and improvisations inspired by her artistic engagement in social, political, philosophical, transgender as well as ecological issues. Performances by Barbara Kraus have been shown at Tanzquartier Wien, ImPulsTanz/Wien, Wuk/Wien, brut/Wien, Leopoldmuseum/Wien, Kaaitheater/Brüssel, Westend05/Leipzig, Flying Circus/Singapur, Baltoscandalfestival/Rakvere, Panaceafestival/Stockholm, Go Drag Festival/Berlin, Lissabon, Zürich, Beograd, Budapest, Ljubljana, Bukarest, Albanien, Basel, Bern, Bremen, Genf, Lausanne und Köln.