Farah Deen and Olivia Mitterhuemer are linked by a
long-term, intensive friendship, which has been and is strengthened in
particular through many shared experiences in dance. For many years, the two
Austrian women have combined their physical and mental connection with their
passion for house dance. Above all, the house step “Chase”, also known as
“Hurdle”, inspired them both in terms of movement and in the literal sense for
their common work which is based on consonance, harmony and blind
In their piece "Friend.shift" they
embark on a journey through diverse (life) positions and numerous movement
patterns. In doing so, they keep on finding new perspectives and expressions.
Dance & Choreography: Farah Deen & Olivia Mitterhuemer
Music: Kwamé Ba
Light: Stefan Ebner
Outside Eyes: Tina Rauter, Khoudia Touré, Philippe Riera
The piece was supported by POOL - Raum für Kultur St. Gallen (CH), Tanz*Hotel Vienna, CND Pantin (FR) & Bears in the Park (AT). The artists had the opportunity to work on the piece in 4 artists residencies. The one at Tanz*Hotel Vienna was also artistically supported by Bert Gstettner.
Funded by Stadt Salzburg & Land Salzburg Kultur and Bildrecht.
Photos: Raphael Mittendorfer
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