A satirical dance-theatre piece with small gestures and giant jumps.
PREMIERE: 22.3.2017, 7 p.m.
March: 23.3., 10 a.m. | 24.3., 10 a.m. | 25.3., 7 p.m. | 26.3., 4.30 p.m.
April: 20.4., 10.30 a.m. | 21.4., 10.30 a.m. & 7 p.m. | 22.4., 17 p.m. | 23.4., 4.30 p.m.
Pic: Max Moser, Vienna 2016
In an episodic and partly bizarre way, five growing boys and three adults are looking at the world of today from their own point of view. Excesses of everyday life which is overstimulated by media versus "real life". This kind of life needs the in-between and the art of transformation. Boys wear beards, because they wanna be like men. Grown ups acting like clowns, because they wanna play like children again. Small masterminds and big boasters becoming giants and dwarfs, but they will always be human.
They will dance, rap and make fun of everything what is actually going on in this world. No attention to global players, politicians, and wannabes. And right inside there is once own small Universe: you "like" what you love or you become the next famous viral videostar.
Bert Gstettners choreographic work combines dance, theatre, circus and music. Riesen*Zwerge for him it is all about opposites, dimensions and proportions and how young people could affect these. The performers are exploring the opposites of small–big, young–old, reality–fiction in a scenery, which is made by Matthias Mollner. The focus is on the interaction between boys and adults, which link the different generations. Music is made by Günther Rabl, it helps to be transported into a mythical world with fairy tales and fantastic places.
All Pics: Akos Hargitay, Matthias Mollner, Max Moser. Vienna 2017
CHOREOGRAPHY/STAGING/SCRIPT Bert Gstettner
PERFORMANCE/DANCE/CO-CHOREOGRAPHY Ákos Hargitay, Arne Mannott, Stefan Ried
T*H JUNIOR*COMPANY Benni Angelov, Luis Aue, Max Gstettner, Myron Olev, Herbert Pirker
STAGE Matthias Mollner | COSTUME Hanna Adlaoui Mayerl | MUSIC Günther Rabl
ASSISTANT Vera Skala | ORGANISATION Claudia Bürger
PRODUCTION Tanz*Hotel / Art*Act Kunstverein
SUPPORTED BY WienKultur, Bildrecht GmbH
Invitation: Kornelius Tarmann Design, 2017