The first musical performance at the Stone Theatre in Hellbrunn took place in 1617; it was a pastoral dedicated to the Archbishop Markus Sittikus and performed by the Italian singer Francesco Rasi. In 2023 the Salzburg choreographer Helene Weinzierl and her company CieLAROQUE will perform on this unique stage carved out of rock. ON THE ROCKS is interested in movement, community, the reciprocal relationship that can evolve through direct or mediated contact between two or more people: the sum of what happens between persons acting and reacting. The six dancers explore various possibilities of connecting with the other participants: supported by sound from the composer Oliver Stotz, the performers evaluate many different variations of interpersonal contact and letting each other go, and through their precisely arranged movements repeatedly generate new forms of encounter. Its choreographic vocabulary focusses not on perfection, but deliberately targets rough edges and imperfections. As a result, it offers the audience the chance to examine, shape or construct their own relationship to the most varied experiences.
In 1995 Helene Weinzierl founded CieLAROQUE, one of the most touring ensembles of the Austrian dance scene. In her choreographic, interdisciplinary works she often deals with sociopolitically relevant themes. She has received numerous international prizes for her pieces, which are characterised by a clear, intense language of movement.
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Current information in case of bad weather: +43 662 843448 and szene-salzburg.net
With special thanks to Schloss Hellbrunn.
Artistic direction & choreography: Helene Weinzierl Assistance: Luan de Lima
In cooperation with the performers: Alberto Cissello, Azahara Sanz Jara, Eli Hooker, Jolyane Langlois, Nejma Larichi, Uwe Brauns (Luan de Lima)
Music, composition & arrangement: Oliver Stotz
Contact: Lena Obenaus
Sponsored by City of Salzburg, Province of Salzburg, BMKÖS and in cooperation with Schloss Hellbrunn.
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