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available tension: Raven Kassandra
30 September 2021
Queer Performance Art Evening #9
Ubik/Worm, Rotterdam (NL)
curator: Anthony Hüseyin
video-documentation: Kas Pijs
choreography, costume, video, mise-en-scàne, dance: Thomas Körtvélyessy
words: excerpts from "Kassandra" by Christa Wolf (1983, Luchterhand)
understudy: Julia Hoza
ABOUT THE WORK
The artist as a prophet, a poet, a figure bridging life and death, presence and transcendence, at the same time.
The raven, a magical bird and wanderer between worlds in many mythologies and stories.
This performance explores the text of "Kassandra" by Christa Wolf more in depth, in a continuum of movement, speaking, props, personas between exploration and storytelling, with attention to female voices in protest and resistance
thanks to the team at Ubik/Worm and all performing colleagues, Yoshiko Chuma, Wibke Janssen and Sarah Möller,
Tangoschool Cuartito Azul, A. Enser, all financial supporters
original version created as artist-in-residence at Elaine Summers Dance & Film Co. / Kinetic Awareness® Center
a part of the series available tension started in 2003
> more reflections about the performance (blog)
full performance (subtitled) 16min.