Tanz Company Gervasi, David Altweger, Mira Loew
On Abeyance
+++ The performance will be shown online. Further information will follow +++
Thu14.– Sat16. Jan 19.30 / Online
A tapestry of artistic voices and perspectives, inhabited by seven performers, will see the audience completely immersed in a world of sound, movements, images and words, contemplating longing and solitude in uncertain times. The project, initiated and conceptualized by choreographer Elio Gervasi and artists David Altweger and Mira Loew, emerged from a collective space of withdrawal and an artistic exchange during the months of spring 2020. It weaves together intimate audio-visual material created by collaborative processes with dancers and artists scattered across and stuck at opposite sides of the globe, navigating the parting of as well as a confrontation with a world that more and more belongs to the realms of a distant past.
On Abeyance creates and explores a fragmented view of shared experiences, of moments of reprieve or collective trauma, the weight of privilege and the burden of memories that are erosive agents chipping away at the edges of our emotional landscapes.
Credits
Concept, artistic direction
Elio Gervasi, David Altweger, Mira Loew
Choreography
Elio Gervasi
Choreographer support
Alberto Franceschini
Choreography, performance
Megan Castro, Laurent Delom de Mézerac, Nicola Manzoni, Lotta Sandborgh, Linda Vinattieri, Tabea Wittulsky, Luca Zanni
Stage design
David Altweger, Mira Loew, Elio Gervasi
Composition, sound design
David Altweger and Mira Loew together with Lottie Poulet and Graham Cunnington
Live music
Lottie Poulet, Graham Cunnington
Texts, narration
Mira Loew
Additional artistic contributions
Jane Frances Dunlop, Samuel Wagner
Light design
Markus Schwarz
Dramaturgical advice
Karl Baratta
Production management, dramaturgical support
Franziska Zaida Schrammel
A production by Tanz Company Gervasi coproduced by Tanzquartier Wien. With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport. Many thanks to all dancers who participated in On Abey

On Abeyance

Tanz Company Gervasi, David Altweger, Mira Loew On Abeyance

+++ The performance will be shown online. Further information will follow +++ Thu 14.– Sat 16. Jan 19.30

Online https://tqw.at/event/on-abeyance-gervasi-altweger-loew/

A tapestry of artistic voices and perspectives, inhabited by seven performers, will see the audience completely immersed in a world of sound, movements, images and words, contemplating longing and solitude in uncertain times. The project, initiated and conceptualized by choreographer Elio Gervasi and artists David Altweger and Mira Loew, emerged from a collective space of withdrawal and an artistic exchange during the months of spring 2020. It weaves together intimate audio-visual material created by collaborative processes with dancers and artists scattered across and stuck at opposite sides of the globe, navigating the parting of as well as a confrontation with a world that more and more belongs to the realms of a distant past.On Abeyance creates and explores a fragmented view of shared experiences, of moments of reprieve or collective trauma, the weight of privilege and the burden of memories that are erosive agents chipping away at the edges of our emotional landscapes.

Concept, artistic direction Elio Gervasi, David Altweger, Mira Loew Choreography Elio Gervasi

Choreography, performance Megan Castro, Laurent Delom de Mézerac, Nicola Manzoni, Lotta Sandborgh, Linda Vinattieri, Tabea Wittulsky, Luca Zanni

Stage design David Altweger, Mira Loew, Elio Gervasi

Composition, sound design David Altweger and Mira Loew together with Lottie Poulet and Graham Cunnington Live music Lottie Poulet, Graham Cunnington

Texts, narration Mira Loew Additional artistic contributions Jane Frances Dunlop, Samuel Wagner

Light design Markus Schwarz

Dramaturgical advice Karl Baratta

Production management, dramaturgical support Franziska Zaida Schrammel

A production by Tanz Company Gervasi coproduced by Tanzquartier Wien. With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport. Many thanks to all dancers who participated in On Abeyance.

solo with guests (part two)

 

solo with guests (part two)

This new work by Elio Gervasi, featuring 9 dancers, deals with order and chaos: what happens when our individual, arduously developed patterns of order interact with each other in a chaotic manner?

Concept & choreographic direction: Elio Gervasi
Choreographic assistent: Nicoletta Cabassi
Dance & choreography: Leonie Wahl, Patric Redl, Yukie Koji, Raymond Liew Jin Pin Hannah Timbrell, Sara Marin, Hygin Delimat, Martin Dvořák, Elio Gervasi

mozart two-6

Das Stück “Mozart-Two-6“ wurde als Auftragswerk des Mozartjahres Wien 2006 vom Pianisten und Komponisten Fazil Say und dem Choreographen Elio Gervasi erarbeitet.

bell bottoms

Bell Bottoms untersucht die Logik der Konsumgesellschaft. Beispielhaft wird die Kultur der 70er Jahre vorgeführt und als antiquierter Trend der Gegenwart gegenübergestellt. Die TänzerInnen übersetzen Gedankenreisen aus der Vergangenheit – musikalisch werden zeitgenössische elektronische Kompositionen durch live gespielte E-Gitarrenklänge der 70er Jahre gebrochen.

7×7

Chaos and order – the search for structure or integration into a system is an essential need of the human being, a strategy for survival.

„F“

Once our basic human needs are met, we become aware of our sense of being alive and the urge to unfold this vitality, translate it into movement, communicate it through our bodies.