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solo with Jack

solo with Jack
solo with Jack

27.02 – 28.02.2013

The Austrian choreographer and dancer Philipp Gehmacher will present two performances in Performatik: the superb the fault lines (with Meg Stuart and Vladimir Miller) and his latest work,  Solo with Jack. Gehmacher has recently been working with other art forms. For instance, he designed an installation that dialogued with drawings by Egon Schiele and he related the moving body to the spoken word and space (Walk and Talk, two seasons ago at the Kaaitheater). This multidisciplinary approach will be reflected in Solo with Jack.
In this dance performance Gehmacher starts out from his own, ‘stuttering’, movement idiom as a way of examining the strengths and weaknesses of language together with the performer Jack Hauser. The utopian notion of language as an instrument for social cohesion versus the autonomy of language in the practice of art. What does language do to us, and what do we share when we speak the same language?

SARMA & Philipp Gehmacher
We 27/02 22:15 @ Kaaistudio’s, rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil 81 | book presentation | free
Launch of the Sarma publication on Philipp Gehmacher’s walk+talk (seen at the Kaaistudios in 2011). This publication is intended for Oral Site ( and is in two parts: access to the 20 walk+talk video recordings, plus one ‘oral’ and two ‘multimodal’ essays.

created by Philipp Gehmacher (concept, performance, text), Jack Hauser (performance), Vladimir Miller (space, dramaturgy, sound) | technical director Alex Wanko