4 A.M.—DANCE THEATRE PRODUCTION
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.
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.