Wellness

Premiére date12 Sep. 2014
Produced byCampo
CoproducersForum Freies Theater, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, SPIELART Festival, SPRING Performing Arts Festival
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
ExpressionsTheatre
Running period12 Sep. 2014  
Duration65 minutes
WebsiteAvant Garden

About Wellness

Wellness is a dance production by Florentina Holzinger & Vincent Riebeek/CAMPO (AT/NL/BE).

Holzinger and Riebeek have collaborated in choreographing it.

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    More about Wellness

    At the website of Avant Garden the following, among other things, is written about Wellness:

    "Wellness is a production that is inspired by the extreme emphasis of exercising and body images of today, of beauty contests, drag queen communities and pop cultural ambitions to change the world. All the wellness methods and treatments of the world are examined during the performers' progress towards reaching their goals and fulfil their full potentials. Militarist crossfit exercises for perfectly tight muscles in all the right places are needed, as are holistic, philosophical, psychotherapeutic and meditation exercises for inner strength.What is their ultimate goal? A perfect symbiosis of a healthy body and a sane mind. And a beautiful appearance. 

    With the beauty contests and the world of its contestants among the most important inspiration sources for the project, the performers aim to achieve the appearance of Miss Universe herself. This also goes for the men onstage, and because of this, the world of drag queens also enters as an at least as important source of inspiration. At an early stage thoughts are led to Yanis Marshall's choreography with men dressing in women's clothesto the song Bright Lights by Lana Del Rey, and the cross-dressing and drag queen inspiration is never far away.Without preparing for a discussion on gender."

    Co-producers: FFT (Düsseldorf), Theater Im Pumpenhaus (Münster), Gessnerallee (Zürich), Mousonturm (Frankfurt), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), SPIELART Festival (Munich).

    SOURCES:

    Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 19.08.2014

    Avant Garden, avantgarden.no, 19.08.2014, http://www.avantgarden.no/program/wellness/