Pulsating sounds, ecstatically dancing bodies, a sense of freedom. In their dance performance 4 A.M., choreographers Olivia Mitterhuemer and Farah Deen invite their audience to delve into the spheres of House culture.

Strongly influenced by the Afro-American and LGBTIQ+ community, House culture emerged in the clubs of Chicago and New York in the early 80s. Dance and music were primarily shaped by discrimination and oppression  and the need of expression.

Referring to the inclusive and non-judgmental character of the culture, the music’s repetitive and upbeat quality serves as the central anchor for the four performers’ physical experience. Inspired by various encounters with the European and American scene, they bring different human relationships on stage, all within a spectrum between self-doubt, distance, intimacy and ecstasy. An homage to the House club as a safe place, where social conventions disappear. At 4 A.M., House beats and physical exchange open up a space of danced transcendence and collective freedom - based on the performers‘ personal experiences as white women and women of colour being socialised in Europe.

︎ Upcoming dates

Past dates:

Feb 2022 | ARGEkultur Salzburg
June 2022 | PURPLE Festival Berlin 
Aug 2022 | ImpulsTanz Vienna

Concept & Choreography: Farah Deen & Olivia Mitterhuemer
Tanz: Farah Deen, Paz Katrina Jimenez, Olivia Mitterhuemer, Rosa Perl (& Tina Rauter)
Dramaturgy: Philippe Riera
Music Edit: TJ Hicks
Light Design: Stefan Ebner
Costume/Stage Design: Magdalena Neuburger
Production: Verena Pircher

A co-production between Potpourri and brut Wien.

Funded by Stadt Wien Kultur, Stadt Salzburg Kultur, Land Salzburg Kultur, BMKOES, Bildrecht.
Supported by ARGEkultur Salzburg and SZENE Salzburg.