Part of the BRITNEY X FESTIVALS
18 years and older
As part of BRITNEY X Festival, which will take place in the public sphere for the first time in 2021, the Austrian choreographer Doris Uhlich will come to Cologne with her production of Habitat. She will develop the production with a local cast and will premiere it at the festival. Doris Uhlich describes the work as a search for and research into collective energy, inter-connectedness, fellowship and empathy. In Habitat, she searches for rituals, in which bodies are celebrated and experienced as epicentres of action and change.
Habitat is a celebration, a naked living space, in which physical biographies come together; all abilities, all ages, all genders. Dance becomes its own collective ritual in which everybody is welcome.
Doris Uhlich has been developing her own projects since 2006. The choreographer’s work focuses on everyday gestures or, as in Spitze (2008), or Come Back (2012) on artificial gestures – in these cases the strict movement code of classical ballet. Her performances are often confrontations with ideals of beauty and body norms. Since More than Naked in 2013, Uhlich’s work has also been concerned with the representation of nudity beyond ideology and provocation. Music—especially electronic dance music from the new wave to techno—plays an important role in this.