Cie. Willi Dorner – bodies in urban spaces

a moving trail for a group of dancers

idea & concept: Willi Dorner  – Cie. W. Dorner

Stephanie Scheubeck performed at

2009 Tanz im August/ Hebbel am Ufer Berlin         view video
2011 “tanz Heilbronn!” Stadttheater Heilbronn         view video

“bodies in urban spaces” is a temporarily intervention in diversified urban architectonical environment. The intention of “bodies in urban spaces” is to point out the urban functional structure and to uncover the restricted movement possibilities and behaviour as well as rules and limitations.
By placing the bodies in selected spots the interventions provoke a thinking process and produce irritation. Passers by, residents and audience are motivated and prompted to reflect their urban surrounding and there own movement behaviour and habits. “Bodies in urban spaces” invites the residents to walk their own city thus establishing a stronger relationship to their neighbourhood, district and town. The interventions are temporarily without leaving any traces behind, but imprints in the eye-witnesses` memory.

“bodies in urban spaces” is a moving trail, choreographed for a group of dancers. The performers lead the audience through selected parts of public and semi-public spaces. A chain of physical interventions set up very quickly and only existing temporarily, allows the viewer to perceive the same space or place in a new and different way – on the run.
The special quality of each place at various times of the day creates unique presentations.

“bodies in urban spaces” is documented by the photographer Lisa Rastl.
With the support of the cultural office of the City of Vienna.

Premiere: Festival Paris Quartier d’été, July 4, 2007