Choreographer Anne Juren and director Annie Dorsen collaborate on Magical, a solo dance piece performed by Juren, which uses the canon of feminist performance art and the rituals of a magic show to play with illusion, trickery and transformation. The simultaneity of magic, choreography and performance leads to surprising turns: all deploy the power of metamorphosis, of the body, of the magic object, of the audience’s vision. These transformations affect the spectators and arouse in them the desire to see through the events on the stage. In the process they themselves become the object of a manipulation. Juren devotes herself to the efficacy and secrets of the female body, in an enchantingly spectacular way.
Realisation, Annie Dorsen, Anne Juren / Performance, Anne Juren / Magician, Steve Cuiffo / Music Direction, Christophe Demarthe / Stage, Roland Rauschmeier / Stage Assistant, Sebastian Bauer / Light Design, Bruno Pocheron with Ruth Waldeyer / Costume, Miriam Draxl / Assistant, Ruth Ranacher
Production Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung / Co-production ImPulsTanz / Supported by the cultural department of the city of Vienna and the bmukk
Premiere at ImPulsTanz Festival, Schauspielhaus, Vienna, 2010 / Further locations (among others): Black Box Teater, Oslo, 2012 / Festival Novog Cirkusa, Zagreb, 2012 / 8th Annual COIL Festival, copresented by New York Live Arts and Performance Space 122, New York City, 2012