Desire&Discipline is an invitation to uncover the erotic charge inherent in dance, to reflect on its stagings and its savage nature. Two performers search for their own sensual expression within a corset of forms borrowed from dance history and personal reference.
KREUTZBERG is a performance about German expressionist dancer Harald Kreutzberg's cultural legacy. It deals with homophobia in Nazi Germany, collaboration in a totalitarian regime and the issue of aging.
In the solo ORGANISATION Chris Leuenberger gets his life back on track. Through the idioms of German expressionist dance, Brazilian rhythms, yoga and yodeling techniques he tries to save himself from an apparent midlife crisis in which his career and confidence seem to break into pieces due to an overdose of options and lack of decisiveness.
We've danced in the woods with our sisters. We've inhaled the perfume of matriarchal societies. We've given birth, survived and changed the world.
We didn’t have an opinion, yet wanted a revolution. We cried ourselves empty of all pathos and laughed at the utopias we didn’t believe in.We got high on hard work and blind faith. We were both victim and perpetrator.We borrowed heroic bodies from the past to squeeze out their sweat, quench their blood-thirst and trace down meaning. We found ourselves intoxicated by euphoria and banal spasms on an empty battlefield. We were left without a cause to fight for.