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NOEXCUSE!

A race called life

DANCE THEATRE
60 MIN

AGES
13+

DEBUT PERFORMANCE
2019

DSCHUNGEL
WIEN

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Do you have friends? Or are you often alone? Do you have enough pocket money? Or does your family just manage to get by? Are your parents still alive? Or did you lose them seeking refuge? But most important: Am I the first person asking you these questions?

Something we are too seldomly concerned with: Asking questions. Often assuming we already know the answer: he is just not cool, she is just unpopular. But maybe she has seen war herself and therefore does not trust other people. Maybe he is a little chubby and therefore ashamed of himself. And maybe they still manage to conquer their fears to be here right now. Maybe their obstacles were just much harder to overcome than yours.

Questions – questioning myself, questioning others, questioning information’s. This is our way to fight stereotypes, prejudices, and resentment. Not everybody has the privilege of starting at the pole position.

With their fourth piece “NoExcuse!” the choreographer and stage director Steffi Jöris and the author Anna-Luise Braune question why solidarity and tolerance are not to be taken for granted in our society.

CAST & CREW

Concept: Steffi Jöris, Anna-Luise Braune | Director, choreography: Steffi Jöris| Choreographic assistant: Maartje Pasman |Text: Anna-Luise Braune, Michael Pöllmann | Dramaturgy: Cornelia Voglmayr | Live music, composition: Patrick Dunst | Light design: Christopher Corsmann, Susanne Haunlieb Production: Steffi Jöris, Marianne Huber | Choreographic cooperation & dance: Moritz Lembert, Rino Indiono, Kirin España

© Franzi Kreis
© Franzi Kreis
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© Franzi Kreis

THANKS TO

Dschungel Wien, Felix Farberger, Raphael Zawia, Franzi Kreis Photography, Studio null Punkt eins, Charlotte Goesaert, Annie Jöris, Kim Leeuw

PRESS

»Ask before you judge! Above all, enjoy the rousing yet thought-provoking performance with its living sculptures, breaks, changes and freeze moments.«

kurier.at
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»Best of the week (children): 1. NoExcuse! at Dschungel Wien«

falter.at
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»The new dance theatre piece of the group Körperverstand (director & choreographer Steffi Jöris) is merciless and courageous (...) a worthwhile plea for more tolerance.«

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»Like the last piece, ``NoExcuse!`` Encourages the critical reflection of our behavior and addresses our (un) conscious reactions within the respective society. The dancers (...) lead us, sometimes directly - razor-sharp public insults à la Handke -, sometimes indirectly or nonverbally - unmistakable, powerful movement language and choreography -, for the eye ' (and ear), where we personally draw our tolerance limit (...) a great dance theatre piece that I can (...) wholeheartedly recommend. See, be amazed, think, question.«

Annabelle Staudacher, dschungelwien.wordpress.com
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»Choreographer and director Steffi Jöris and author Anna-Luise Braune dedicate themselves in their jointly developed piece (...) stereotypes, prejudices and resentment, but also the search for cohesion and tolerance in society and explore the reason why both are not self-evident.«

wina-magazin.at
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»Körperverstand has developed a recognizable aesthetic that has already made an impact in KörperVerstand and BrainGame, the first two pieces. Not hiding from negativity and above all one thing: direct. (...) Please more of this!«

jungekritik.com
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»The dance theatre piece ``NoExcuse!`` (...) is merciless, brutal, courageously touching, and repeatedly funny. (...) a absolute worthwhile plea for more tolerance (...)«

falter.at
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»Exciting dance theater (...) with ``NoExcuse!``, choreographer and director Steffi Jöris and author Anna-Luise Braune are dedicated to cohesion and tolerance (...) and seek the reason why both are not self-evident«

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