«Luvos, vol. 2»


probably the most weird and simultaneously touching vision of a brave new world of GMO's playing havoc with humanity, choreographed by Editta Braun. The piece plays with alienation and familiarity of the human body, both as an instrument and an object. What new surprises can intense views of the human body reveal? How can one define movement, body contact, nakedness, when it is nearly impossible, first, to figure out to whom each body part belongs? When one faces, so to speak, bodily illusions? Composer Thierry Zaboitzeff places Luvos in a world of cool, computer-generated grooves.

«Luvos, vol. 2» created 2001 in Salzburg

choreography: Editta Braun

performers: Ulrike Hager, Sandra Hofstötter, Magdaléna Čaprdova, Zoé Alibert, Anna Reitbauer

composition: Thierry Zaboitzeff

lightdesign: Thomas Hinterberger

length: 55 minutes

„ ... ”Austria's currently most interesting choreographer lures us with "Luvos, vol. 2" into a truly "brave new world". As if driven by invisible waves, five naked dancers lie and roll upon glowing red sand, new beings growing out of their legs. (...) Pale, crab-like creatures striving sideways through the room, finding one another, mating and breeding new worms from which again other creatures emerge... - a vision of a beautiful and erotic, yet dangerously artificial world.

Neue Kronenzeitung, Andrea Hein