corps suspendus: dossier

In "Corps suspendus" Saskia Hölbling stretches, exposes, combines, gathers, hinders or networks four dancers through a mesh of ropes.

Looking into the world is urgent; it leaves behind an unquiet, almost worrying impression: the many people who are on the move there, the many people in the quicksand between success and superfluousness, the many Trumps, the non-faces, the many ideologically raw, the many egos between consumer oases and rubbish dumps.

These many people are always others. Far enough away in order to speak of the other but close enough to feel “threatened”.

With Corpus suspendus Hölbling produces a little world machine in which the bodies mutually surrender themselves.

A “new” body emerges that develops in relationship to and dependence on one another.


choreography, staging: Saskia Hölbling, dance, choreography: Ardan Hussain, Jan Jakubal, Leonie Wahl, Anna Hein, music, composition: Wolfgang Mitterer, assistance music: Moritz Cizek, costume, stage: Gudrun Lenk-Wane, lights: Gerald Pappenberger, management: Simon Hajós

A DANS.KIAS production.
Supported by the cultural department of the City of Vienna and the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria for Arts and Culture.
In co-operation with ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.