Suspension study for Trisha Brown 2022

A dance performance by Jadi Carboni

1.10.2022 15:30 + 17:00 / 2.10.2022 16:45 + 18:15

Location: Kunsthaus rooftop, Graz (meeting point: foyer)

Duration: approx. 45 min

The city is a constantly moving organism with which we have learned to cope. We automatically adapt our movements to its rhythm, while often reducing the experience to a bare minimum.

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Suspension can be translated as "tension," but it also refers to a moment of pause, reflection, connection, and exchange with the environment. In all its multiplicity of meanings, the state of suspension creates awareness and clarifies for us our position within the pulsating organism of our surroundings.

The rooftops of a city - between compacted ground and boundless sky - where one is able to take a distance from the dynamics of urban activity, are particularly suitable for suspension. As early as 1971, they became the settings for Trisha Brown's iconic Roof Piece, which premiered at the time on rooftops in New York's SoHo district and to which Jadi Carboni's piece is dedicated. The roof scape of Graz, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the "friendly alien" that has landed in its midst, offer the interdisciplinary dance quintet a unique backdrop to experience the urban space with all their senses and to enter into an exchange with it.

What do these moments of interruption offer us?

The performance is on-site, and broadcast live on screens in the Needle of the Kunsthaus. The footage from a 360° camera will subsequently allow the piece to be experienced elsewhere as an immersive video installation.

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Choreography and concept: Jadi Carboni

Dancers: Jadi Carboni, Bruna Diniz Afonso, Shirin Rieser

Musicians: Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka, Christopher Albert Williams

Video art: Peter Venus

Costume designer: Alexandra Pötz

Technical direction: Valerio Zanini

Dramaturgy: Christina Lederhaas

Organization: Leonhard Rabensteiner