It is in Fanghoumé, Senegalese village, that took shape at the invitation of Germaine Acogny, "Grande Dame" of contemporary African Dance, more than thirty years ago, "Lufus", a piece of contemporary dance. Disconcerting, singular and rewarded, in 1986, at the international choreographic competition of Bagnolet / Paris.
"Vorgänge", this Austrian collective, young at that time, who had invented "Lufus" and who had danced the creation in Fanghoumé in the sacred wood of the priestess Aloopho, no longer exists for a long time. However, the piece, its idea, its shape, its atmosphere have never left one of the members of this collective: During the last thirty years, Editta Braun searched, again and again, around "Lufus" with its own company. She has enriched and transcended this theater of bodily illusion with an exclusively female distribution with almost naked bodies, she has, in changing contexts, constantly reinterpreted. "Lufus" has become "Luvos", readable as a comment to the disturbing excesses of genetics, as the evocation of fascinating and seductive underwater worlds. The beings of "Luvos" were humanoids, plants, vermin, monsters, abstractions.
Today, Editta Braun returns, with three dancers from her company, to the place where it all began. The latest of her creations around this theme begins a brand new stage that bears the name of this place: Fanghoumé. A tribute.
dance, research: Anna Maria Müller, Martyna Lorenc, Sonia Borkowicz
composition: Thierry Zaboitzeff
lightdesign: Thomas Hinterberger
technical assistance: Zapo Babilée
dramaturgy: Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau
choreography: Editta Braun
length: 48 minutes
funded by Österreichisches Bundeskanzleramt Kunst, Stadt Salzburg, Land Salzburg, Austrian Embassy Dakar, École des Sables, Institut Français Dakar
Anna Maria Müller - dance, research, choreographic assistant
Born 1980 in Salzburg, Mag. phil., dance education at the Arts Educational School (London), University Vienna and Anton Bruckneruniversity Linz. Since 2005 freelance dancer, choreographer. Founds 09 the Pilates Studio Innsbruck. Since 2006 member of editta braun company.
Martyna Lorenc - dance, research
Born in 1987 in Poznań, Poland. MA cognitive science (UAM Poznań), BA dance&pedagogy (Bruckneruniversity Linz). Engagements: Georg Blaschke/M.A.P.Vienna, David Zambrano, Rosalind Crisp, C.O.V. Company Off Verticality. Own choreographical works (Beton, Alien drive), video works and research (phantomsbeyondthebrain.blogspot.hu.
Sonia Borkowicz - dance, research
Born 1993 in Poznań (PL). BA in Dance & Pedagogy in Anton Bruckner University Linz. Engagements with Isabelle Schad, Jianan Qu, Yumiko Yoshioka, Editta Braun. Founding member of artistic collaboration "Collective B". Culture manager and event curator of Body/Sound/Space and Tanzhafen Festival (Linz/AT).
Thierry Zaboitzeff - composition
Born 1953 in the north of France. Founder and composer for the Avantgarde-Rock- Formation ART ZOYD, touring world-wide. Since 1995 solo and group-formation projects. Freelance composer and musician for film, dance, theater, events. Publishing of 28 Albums.
Editta Braun - artistic direction
* 1958 in Austria, pioneer of contemporary choreography in Austria. Academic degree in Science of Sports and German Language and Literature (University of Salzburg). Studied dance in Paris and New York, teaches at the University of Salzburg and at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz. Has created more than 30 productions (physical theater, dance) and tours world-wide with her company. Characteristics: intercultural collaborations, politically engaged, feminist view on society and theater. International Prize of Arts and Culture of the City of Salzburg in 2014, Great Prize of Arts of the Region of Salzburg 2017.
8 February 2019 - Studio Henriette, École des Sables, Toubab Dialaw
9 February 2019 - Théâtre de Verdure, Institut Français Dakar