In Performance: VA WÖLFL – NEUER TANZ “ICH SAH: DAS LAMM AUF DEM BERG ZION, OFFB. 14,1” (Amsterdam, NL)

Screen shot 2011-06-06 at 10.49.23 AM

VA WÖLFL – NEUER TANZ
“ICH SAH: DAS LAMM AUF DEM BERG ZION, OFFB. 14,1”
(And I looked and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, Revelation, 14,1)
Festival Julidans (Amsterdam,NL)
July 1 & 2 2011

© VA WÖLFL

“Wölfl is a plastician, an incredible creator of shows, a philosopher descending from the Greek cynics; he is also a cruel, radical destroyer who conceives his pieces as so many exploding devices. Sheer ranting is guaranteed for all.” – THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE

In the mid -80’s, VA Wölfl steered away from graphic arts and kidnapped dance. What he now needs is intense animation, creatures of flesh and blood, to show the havoc wrought in bodies and minds by our societies’ present refusal to think. The German artist investigates the new territories of daily addictions, the general anaesthesia of emotions, the demise of free will. This he does by broaching a variety of topics such as international finance, parking areas in shopping malls, as well as sacrifice or war…Those who attend see how movement is disintegrated and petrified by pulsions, how over-heated brains, the constant prey to short-circuit, unload a continuous magma of sound material, songs, stereotyped phrases, howling and solitary tears. In short, the hysterical banality of a blinding emptiness. The viewer feels sucked in, possessed. Fear lurks round the corner. VA Wölfl  the ogre is behind the tiller, exulting. He is master of all he surveys, conception, creative process and narrative. The dancers, who realize that they are taking part in a stupefying adventure, give it all they have without restraint. (from Dominique Frétard)

0 Comments

Leave a reply

©2016 Contemporary Performance

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?