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Second Skin - turn the beat around

Premiere: 25th of May 2016

Tanzquartier Wien 


What if our most idiotic dark twisted pleasures were not something superficial and deceptive but would rather contain the deepest grains of our own history, our troubles, individual and collective, present and past. What if the commodified pleasures offered by popular culture turned around the beat of a collectively felt sense of injustice and oppression? What if the shared pleasures of popular culture would envelope our collectively shared sense of oppression like a fancy semi-transparent dress envelopes a body that is at the same time veiled and revealed? And what if Rihanna and Puff Daddy could teach us something smart about capitalism and disability? Messing around with concepts of visibility and invisibility, affect and representation, labor and capital, boredom and excitement, Second Skin – Turn the beat around decomposes the format of the (hip hop) music video into its various surfaces, engages slowness, repetition and pauses and thereby proposes a crip temporality which embraces at the same time negativity as well as pleasure.


Concept/Choreography/Performance: Michael Turinsky
Music: Ulrich Troyer
Production management: Angela Vadori
Stage Design: Jenny Schleif
Costumes: Hanna Hollmann
Light: Andreas Lendais
Photography: Raffael Stiborek
Assistance: Paula Galimany
Co-production with Tanzquartier Wien. Supported by Culture City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery. With the friendly support of Tanz*Hotel.