Sunlight takes around eight and a half minutes to reach our planet. The sun works continuously to produce the light and warmth crucial for sustaining life on Earth. Despite its revered and beloved status, the sun is increasingly perceived as a threat or aggressive force. However, it lacks the power to prevent the overheating, fires, and droughts it causes during instances of anthropogenic climate change.
SONNE/ SUN is the second part of Doris Uhlich Melancholie-trilogy. Together with a child, the Austrian choreographer and dancer presents a sun performance dedicated to this celestial body, which illuminates almost all matter and can sustain and destroy existences. In this new work, Uhlich combines physical, artistic and cultural-historical dimensions.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY: Doris Uhlich
PERFORMANCE: Doris Uhlich, Romy Jing
DRAMATURGY: Sandra Umathum
STAGE DESIGN: Juliette Collas
STAGE COLLABORATION: Marco Tölzer
COSTUME: Zarah Brandl, Doris Uhlich
LIGHT DESIGN: Leticia Skrycky
SOUND: Boris Kopeinig
TEXT: Boris Kopeinig, Doris Uhlich
PERFORMANCE-COACH CHILD: Yoshie Maruoka
OUTSIDE EYE: Adam Czirak
COMPANY MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION: Margot Wehinger
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION: Something Great
PICTURE CREDIT: Alexi Pelekanos
In co-production with Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Volkstheater Wien, RAMPE, and insert Tanz und Performance GmbH / Personale Doris Uhlich co-production Innsbruck International. Biennial of the Arts 2024 (world premiere, version Tiroler Landestheater).
Supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and the Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport. (Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport) and DANCE ON TOUR AUSTRIA.