"We can no longer go back home. The old civic, state, and national groupings have become unworkable. The spirit of the new technology prevents things from remaining as they are...". (Marshall McLuhan)
The beach can also be a terminal. In "Terminal Beach", six dancers create an image of our speechlessness in the face of future times. In an inscrutable, night-black world, they cling to the familiar: they flex their muscles as casual cowboys. They wave their flags as revolutionaries. They lose themselves in armoured duels, grimace in frozen glee and glide through space on inline skates. And when Satan appears, they stay cool, move closer together and dance formation in the salon. In "Terminal Beach", time levels, genres, styles and techniques are collaged choreographically, visually and musically. Monty Python paints Breugel, Futurism embraces the Middle Ages and Verdi features Johnny Cash. Moritz Ostruschnjak's principle of Copy&Paste, Cut&Mix allows a narrative of our reality to emerge from the most heterogeneous elements and linkages: do we actually see the horizon or do we look for the way out in reverse...?
The second performance of "Terminal Beach" on Thursday, 22 February 2024 will be presented with live audio description.
Note: Strobe lighting is used in this production.
Choreographic collaborator: Daniela Bendini
Dance: Guido Badalamenti, David Cahier, Daniel Conant, Robero Provenzano, Miyuki Shimizu, Magdalena Agata Wójcik
Light design: Michael Peischl
Dramatic adviser: Armin Kerber
Costume: Daniela Bendini, Moritz Ostruschnjak
Music mixing & editing: Jonas Friedlich
Production management Premiere: Lara Schubert
Production management: Susanne Ogan
PR: Simone Lutz
Production: Moritz Ostruschnjak
Funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and by the BLZT, Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance, with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art. In collaboration with Utopia UG. Moritz Ostruschnjak is a member of theTanztendenz München e. V.