BRUNO emerges from the mist like a stranded ship, a sigh left there. It cascades away into a pause. A piece of hole. Something that doesn’t happen. A breeze of what didn’t take place. A haunting. To let ourselves be haunted, to let ourselves be sang, to sigh, together. To not do much. To step aside, to let a rumbling moment pass, to weave thoughts against a break, to nestle inside of a break. To brake, together. To rest, to be absent from an event, together. To caress a thought. To rest, to stay there. To not worry about a flow, to do things in vain. To not write scores, protocols, to wait, cry, stop, to not fill, to hold back the filling, to dance next to our shoes. To open a hand and let go, to not hold back, to lighten, to tenderly support, to relieve. BRUNO, a follow spot, an anticipation, a point of dew, an erotic assembly, a blinking dance. À cheval between languages, BRUNO strips the writing away from the dance, in chains, in lights, beaming, vaping, a somber extravaganza folded into a room.
Imagine a tower of countless lamps and light sources. It comes to life buzzing, creaking and crackling to the rhythm of switching sounds. Named after the light designer Bruno Pocheron, BRUNO brings together a series of dances oscillating between figuration and abstraction with three dancers trying on their movements as if they were clothes: every touch, every gesture, however fugitive, forever printed.
• Alix Eynaudi studied ballet at the Paris Opera and was part of the first generation of PARTS dancers. She danced with Rosas and performed with Boris Charmatz ,Jennifer Lacey, among others. She previously performed at Kaaitheater with her own work, including Supernaturel, Exit (together with Kris Verdonck), Monique, Edelweiss and Chesterfield.
• Berlin-based light designer Bruno Pocheron has been active in the field of european contemporary dance for over 3 decades. Lately he launched a research of his own featuring talking and singing light bulbs. He also co-manages the Tanzhalle Wiesenburg in Berlin. He has already lit up Kaaitheater with his designs for the performances We to Be by Mette Edvardsen and Anatomy by Anne Juren among (many) others.
The fellowship of BRUNO is composed of Hugo Le Brigand, Mark Lorimer, Alix Eynaudi, Cécile Tonizzo, An Breugelmans, Bruno Pocheron, Paul Kotal | documentation Ujjwal Utkarsh | special thanks to Clara Amaral, Samuel Feldhandler, Sabina Holzer | production management mollusca productions for boîte de production | co-prodcution Kaaitheater, Tanzquartier Wien | residencies MDT Stockholm, BUDA | boîte de production is supported by the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna; the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport; ACT OUT, a project of IG Freie Theaterarbeit, funded by the BMEIA, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union through Life Long Burning