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In Performance: Doris Uhlich – Come Back (Vienna, Austria)

Come Back Doris Uhlich Brut Wien 16.1./18.1./19.1./22.1./24.1. – 26.1.2013 Vienna, Austria Choreographer Doris Uhlich’s Come Back brings five former ballet dancers from Vienna’s State Opera and People’s Opera back to the brut stage long after the end of their dance careers. The dancers spent a year working with Uhlich on a futuristic archaeology: based on internalised hierarchy and ballet’s rigorous physical techniques, which came second nature to them back in the day, this work wasn’t about some nostalgic retrospective or about personal failures, but rather focused on risky perspectives: what power is in these disciplined bodies, transformed by time, in the here and now? Where can this power be discharged today? How can you make an internalised system flexible? While their contempor...