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ICH GEGEN MICH

Not a child anymore and not yet a grown-up – a bold and direct dance performance about those years called adolescence

DANCE THEATRE
50 MIN

AGES
12+

DEBUT PERFORMANCE
2014

DSCHUNGEL
WIEN

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With pain but also with tremendous joy I realise that my childhood is over. I’m not a child and not a grown-up yet, stuck in adolescence. Permanently fighting my parents, my friends, myself, life – fighting the whole world, but being full of fear and doubts. The light-hearted spirit of my childhood is gone. Instead uncontrollable changes in my body and soul take over. My thoughts become conflicts with myself and other people –  a daily fight against myself for myself. I drown in disorientation and comparison to other people. And I have so many questions: Who am I? What’s my truth? Where is my place to be? What are my dreams and goals? When is the time going to come and what will it do to me? And do I really have to grow up?

A young woman is ready to fight her fear and doubts in order to grow up. Whatever may come, she wants to face it!

A dance performance following a child’s transformation into an adolescent, revealing all her emotions – self-destructive but beautiful at once.

CAST & CREW

Concept: Steffi Jöris |Choreography Steffi Jöris, Maartje Pasman | Author: Anna-Luise Braune | Dramaturgy: Julia Perschon | Text: Julia Perschon, Flo Staffelmayr | Composition, Music: Raphael Zawia | Piano: Jacco Jöris | Light, design : Katja Thürriegl, Mirza Kebo | Costumes: Lou Palme | Dancer: Steffi Jöris

© Ani Antonova
© Ani Antonova
© Ani Antonova

THANKS TO

Paul Bruckmann, Lea Ullman, Peter Got-tinger, Ben Lustig, Silke Braune, Barbara Sommerer, Rino Indiono, Nikki Jöris, Eva Bauriedl

PRESS

»The 27-year-old dancer from the Netherlands wins the sympathies of the audience in her piece ‘Ich gegen mich’. Someone currently going through the same experiences might be awkwardly embarrassed by the direct approach of the dancer - as it is during adolescence. `{`...`}` the young dancer wins the audience with her presence and relentless commitment.«

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»One hour of extreme physical performance coming across so easy and playful - this is Steffi Jöris’ achievement in ‘Ich gegen mich’, a very atmo-spheric dance performance about adolescence.«

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»Wild, aggressive, desperate, bold, bashful and... funny«

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