Under the auspices of the appalling perspectives of the progress in genetic engeneering, the award-winnig short piece Lufus (Vorgänge, 1985) is developped with a mere female cast. A theatre of body illusion that isolates single limbs.

Body illusion theater, created 2001 in Salzburg, premiere 18 July 2001, Sommerszene Festival, Kleines Theater Salzburg

«Luvos, vol. 2»

premiere: 18 July 2001, SommerSZENE Festival, Kleines Theater Salzburg

dance, movement research (original cast): Ulrike Hager, Lisa Hinterreithner, Mata Sakka, Barbara Motschiunik, Sabile Rasiti

2nd cast: Magdaléna Caprdova, Sandra Hofstötter, Anna Maria Müller, Zoé Alibert, Anna Reitbauer

composition: Thierry Zaboitzeff  

light design: Thomas Hinterberger

photos: Bettina Frenzel

choreography, costumes: Editta Braun


festival zwanzig+2, Klagenfurt, Théâtre Toursky Marseille/France, WUK – Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus Wien, Szene Salzburg Theaterbörse IG Freie Theater, Posthof Linz, Théâtre 140 Bruxelles/Belgium, ARGE Kultur Salzburg International Women's Day, Internationales Tanzfestival Stadttheater Bielefeld/Germany, International Dance Festival Thessaloniki National Theater of Northern Greece, Theater am Rotebühlplatz Stuttgart/Germany, tanz_house festival Salzburg, Sib-Altera Festival Novosibirsk/Siberia, Szene Salzburg, Israel Festival Jerusalem Theatre/Rebecca Crown Hall, Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv, Tanzräume Festival Hagen/Germany, Brotfabrik Bonn/Germany, Theater im Depot Dortmund/Germany, International Contemporary Dance Festival Moscow Pushkintheater/Russia, Festival Österreich Tanzt Festspielhaus St. Pölten, International Contemporary Dance Festival Limassol and Nicosia/Cyprus, Drama State Theater Kaunas/Lithuania, Kunsthaus Nexus Saalfelden, Theater Treff Tallinn/Estonia, Silesian Dance Theater Festival Bythom/Poland, Time to Dance Festival Riga/Latvia, manipulate theater festival Edinburgh

Some of the reactions on «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.

„ ... 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


TRAILER, 6:11 min.

photo: Miki Kap-herr

«Luvos, vol. 2»