Acziun Susch › ¬ PERFORMANCE WEEKEND › 21.05, 14.00, Eszter Gal, Michiel Keuper, Peter Pleyer, 'Cranky Interventions. Dance and visual arts in choreographic dialogue'

21.05.2022
14.00 / Auditorium

Lecture-performance

In January 2022, Eszter Gal from Budapest, Michiel Keuper and Peter Pleyer from Berlin spent a week in Susch researching for their new project, Terrestrial Transit, to be realized this year in Berlin with the support of the Muzeum Susch/Acziun program and in collaboration with its curator Joanna Lesnierowska.

During their lecture-performance, they will dance, talk and visually compose in the auditorium of Muzeum Susch along the lines of their history and the research into „Terrestrial Transit“ that will focus on how dance and choreography can reconnect to forms of protest in Hungary and Poland before1989, and how the work of postmodern dance can be a form of protest in the contemporary crisis - a crisis of Health, of Capitalism and War.

I see red by Peter Pleyer, Michiel Keuper, Andrea Katz, photo: Jakub Wittchen for Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
I see red by Peter Pleyer, Michiel Keuper, Andrea Katz, photo: Jakub Wittchen for Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk

Inspired by the emancipation of dance and choreography in the power pyramid of the arts and the shift from theatre stages to galleries and museums,

they will take over and play within Muzeum Susch's auditorium settings. Xanti Schawinsky and his painting will watch over from the auditorium wall. From Bauhaus to Black Mountain College to New York City and back home to Switzerland, his story will lend us a red thread to let us weave the past into the present through our embodied history and practice.

Eszter, Michiel and Peter share a long history, from art-student years in Arnhem/NL in the 1990s to decades of making, performing and touring and teaching together. Their work is informed by the excitement and energy that the fall of the Berlin wall propelled Europe into, changing the political landscape in East and West, the rise and fall of professional and personal developments, family building, art-making in and out of institutions, freelancing, and how all of this is connected.

From an early work, "practice what you preach "(1998), a 90-minute lecture-performance on Eszter's and Peter's personal relation with postmodern dance and their gendered experiences in that field, to the strictly choreographed quartet "mother, father, daughter, son "with costume adaptations from Michiel's fashion label Keuper/vanBentm, to Peter's "choreographing books ", a 90 min choreographed lecture with 60 dance books as present bodies, they all meet again and formed recently an ensemble of Cranky Bodies, a/company that brings together dancers from Warsaw, Budapest and Berlin.

Eszter Gal. cranky bodies a/company, photo: Michiel Keuper
Eszter Gal. cranky bodies a/company, photo: Michiel Keupercranky bodies a/company, photo: Michiel Keuper

Inspired by the emancipation of dance and choreography in the power pyramid of the arts and the shift from theatre stages to galleries and museums, they will take over and play within Muzeum Susch's auditorium settings. Xanti Schawinsky and his painting will watch over from the auditorium wall. From Bauhaus to Black Mountain College to New York City and back home to Switzerland, his story will lend us a red thread to let us weave the past into the present through our embodied history and practice.

Eszter, Michiel and Peter share a long history, from art-student years in Arnhem/NL in the 1990s to decades of making, performing and touring and teaching together. Their work is informed by the excitement and energy that the fall of the Berlin wall propelled Europe into, changing the political landscape in East and West, the rise and fall of professional and personal developments, family building, art-making in and out of institutions, freelancing, and how all of this is connected.

From an early work, "practice what you preach "(1998), a 90-minute lecture-performance on Eszter's and Peter's personal relation with postmodern dance and their gendered experiences in that field, to the strictly choreographed quartet "mother, father, daughter, son "with costume adaptations from Michiel's fashion label Keuper/vanBentm, to Peter's "choreographing books ", a 90 min choreographed lecture with 60 dance books as present bodies, they all meet again and formed recently an ensemble of Cranky Bodies, a/company that brings together dancers from Warsaw, Budapest and Berlin.

EVENT DETAILS:

Saturday, 21.05.2022 - 2 PM

Muzeum Susch Auditorium

Admission 20 CHF. Book your ticket here or buy at Muzeum Susch reception.