To act means: behave / fulfill a function / take action / do / perform / play a role / move. Online petitions, comment functions, the social net, web 2.0, Twitter – while the technical possibilities and social prerequisites for global communication are being refined and perfected, the real protagonist is re-conquering the political stage: the body.
Sometimes a dictatorship is the target, then it’s urban social protest – the scenes are similar! Powerful moments! Powerful, because they show a truth: we don’t have to live with everything, we don’t always have to lower our heads; we can stand tall. Provocative physical presence as a political act of not agreeing with the status quo demonstrates what power street culture has: it demands social movement.
The body’s massive return to the political stage is our motivation to artistically investigate the relationship between the body and politics, the body and protest, rebellion and revolution. How do people in protest prevail with their interests, and what artistic/ choreographic practice is the outcome?
Act is the result of this research.
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Tanzcompagnie Rubato was founded by the dancers/ choreographers Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann in 1985. They have since developed 45 full-length pieces in various constellations of artists and cultures and have toured throughout the world. In 1992, the Academy of the Arts awarded Rubato the Prize for Performing Arts. They have created various commissioned pieces and co-productions in cooperation with the House of World Cultures Berlin, the Academy of the Arts Berlin and the steirische herbst, Graz. In addition, they have been working continually since 1995 in China and developed several and co-productions there (Guangdong, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenyang, Yunnan Province).
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Dieter Baumann, Fernando Nicolás Pelliccioli, Carlos Osatinsky
Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann
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