© Franzi Kreis
© Franzi Kreis

BRAINGAME

A game that we all play - the question is: at what price.

DANCE THEATRE
65 MIN

AGES
14+

DEBUT PERFORMANCE
2017

DSCHUNGEL
WIEN

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During our childhood, we perceive the world unfiltered: we experience the moment as it happens. In the course of our lives, more and more voices are influencing us: parents who tell us what we have to wear or whether our career choices are the right one; Teachers who tell us how to solve problems; society thatjudges and categorizes us.

“But what do you think? What do you want? “We lose our focus on the answer to these questions. It blurs, dissolves and gets lost in the din of voices that give us advice. And at some point, we will not take the time to question how we make decisions and why.

Reflection and pause, not obey without questioning – that is what helps us to progress and move on. But why are we doing this so rarely?

After its first production KörperVerstand, the company shows with the second piece BrainGame the attempt of two dancers trying to master life’s challenges on stage.

CAST & CREW

Director, choreography: Moritz Lembert, Steffi Jöris |Text: Moritz Lembert, Anna-Luise Braune | Dramaturgy: Cornelia Voglmayr | Composition, Music: Markus Jakisic | Voice: Rosa Braber | Light design: Christo Novak, Ramona Mauser | Production: Steffi Jöris | Choreographic collaboration & dance: Moritz Lembert, Kirin España

© Ingo Kapelari
© Ingo Kapelari
© Ingo Kapelari
© Ingo Kapelari
© Ingo Kapelari
© Ingo Kapelari

THANKS TO

Dschungel Wien, Anette Lembert, Ingo Kapelari, Raphael Reichl, Tanzstudio Funtastic, Studio null Punkt eins, Felix Farberger, Franzi Kreis Photography, Rino Indiono, Bruno Carverna, Maartje Pasman, Radio Max, Hana Zaniness, Lorenz Frana, Raphael Zawia

PRESS

»Moritz Lembert and Kirin España show tremendous body cinema, elements of breakdancing, dynamic sequences, confrontational and affirmative games, pinpoint interaction with the furniture and the few props, and breath-taking acrobatic exercises. (...) Unconditional recommendation, especially for adults: an aestheticized construct, a gripping view of psychological maturity, and a reduced and effective critique of the adultery of adulthood. «

jungekritik.com
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»Body cinema with breakdance (...) aggressive, but also refreshingly humorous (...) Growing up is not easy. «

falter.at
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»Danced Mind Games (...) everyone is in his own world, completely in control of his own body, in his own cosmos. (...) When the two act together, it is often quite acrobatic, sometimes deliberately situationally. (...) The performers fall into a kind of game in which they try again and again to reach each other and to parry before they diverge again and finally fight each other. «

kurier.at
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»In the end, all that remains is to say: This wonderfully meaningful production should definitely be considered ... = highly recommended! «

Annabelle Staudacher, dschungelwien.wordpress.com
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»Rarely does contemporary dance get so casual, cool, and hip for a young audience as it does in ``BrainGame``, the group Körperverstand. «

falter.at
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»Best of the week (children): 1. BrainGame at Dschungel Wien«

falter.at
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»A varied, carefully and not without humor conceived and presented choreography, which was also followed in the last performance by the young audience with concentrated attention. The curiosity for the next piece has already awakened. «

tanzschrift.at
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