A dance installation by Marta Navaridas


Curated by: Katia Huemer
Price: Standard: 16 €, Reduced: 12 €
Venue: Space04

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In ONÍRICA, Marta Navaridas creates a physically intense and visually compelling play between three performers, in which emotional and physical statesmanifest themselves as live sketches.

The Spanish artist, born in San Sebastián, has been living in Graz for the last 10 years, working predominantly in collective artistic constellations such as Navaridas & Deutinger and The Loose Collective. Her concept for ONÍRICA, stems from a very personal and intimate impulse which she has been carrying inside herself since early childhood:

“Ever since I was a small child, I have been drawing in blue on all kinds of surfaces: From the wall in my room to schoolbooks, sneakers, magazine covers, t-shirts, underwear, furniture, boarding passes, cinema tickets, to the backside of important documents. The practice has been intuitive and continuous.”

Three dancers (Lau Lukkarila, Xianghui Zeng, Veza Fernández) move within a choreographic setting within the exhibition space. The space within the space is an open structure reminding us of an enormous picture frame. Within the frame, the dancers draw and move ceaselessly.

The circular motion, evoked by the space and the choreographic setting, is enhanced by the music and live composition: Manuel Riegler records the sounds of the dancers and mixes them with the live improvised harp music (played by Eduardo Raon), constructing an acoustic loop which encircles the three main elements of ONÍRICA – drawing, sound and dance.

Flanked on each side of the structure by a single row of audience, the dancers transform the intimacy typically associated with drawing into an empathic and epic public process.

ONÍRICA is a dance performance, but also an artistic installation, which can be visited outside of performance hours. The dancers’ lines remain as traces of movement in space.

Conzept/Artistic Direction: Marta Navaridas
Dramaturgy: Alexander Deutinger
Performance: Lau Lukkarila, Xianghui Zeng, Veza Fernández
Live-Music/Composition: Eduardo Raon, Manuel Riegler
Costumes: Johanna Lakner
Stage: Carlotta Bonura, Plan B
Outside Eye: Monika Klengel
Production- and Tour Management: Sophie Schmeiser
Coproduction: SZENE Salzburg

About the artist Expand Box

MARTA NAVARIDAS (*San Sebastián) studied Translation and Interpreting at UPF Barcelona, Choreography at ArtEZ College of Art in Arnhem and Mime at HKA Amsterdam Theater School. Together with Dani Brown she choreographed her first performances The Invitation und It´s Gonna Blow at Kampnagel Hamburg. Since 2007 she has been developing mostly text-based choreographies together with Alexander Deutinger. Selected works: Your Majesties, Speaking of Which, Queen of Hearts, Pontifex, I would like to be a better person, Octopus.

Since 2015 she also produces own Solo-Performances such as The Battle or I Swear. Her works are coproduced among others by Tanzquartier Wien and SZENE Salzburg and tour internationally. She has taught Dance and Movement Improvisation at Tanzquartier Wien, Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz, K3-Zentrum für Choreographie Hamburg, Duncan Dance Research Center Athens and Espacio Común Bogotá. Currently she can also be seen in Graz as part of the theatre production Vernon Subutex at Schauspielhaus Graz. Sie lives and works in Graz.,,


Friday, 21.02., 17:00, Space 04
Friday, 21.02., 20:00, Space 04
Saturday, 22.02., 17:00, Space 04
Saturday, 22.02., 20:00, Space 04
Sunday, 23.02., 11:00, Space 04

Duration:  50 min. approx.


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