Artist: Johanna Nielson

singing our lovings overall
an open rehearsal with Johanna Nielson

Dienstag, 30.1.2024 um 18:00

Free entrance

Johanna has been practicing a lot of metta-meditation recently. The Pali word metta is a multi-significant term meaning loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship, amity, concord, inoffensiveness and non-violence. It’s a bit like doing kitschy wishing from the heart.

This evening will be a mainly improvised performance with voices and bodies moving.

Johanna is playfully struggling with words such as opposite. She doesn’t want to reproduce and contribute to the trend that there are only oppositions everywhere. ohppohsition.
pohlarity. dichohtomy. And the supposed either/ohr. Either left or right, either male or female, either Israel or Palestine, either either either, fucking either or.

Vanessa Machado de Oliveira puts it very beautifully: „Forget being either/or, be both and more, and moving.“

Let´s practice.

Image credits: Reiner Riedler (Foto 1) // Johanna Nielson (Foto 2)

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and now
An experience of a flow of sculptures of voices of sounds of dances.

By Johanna Nielson & Marina Poleukhina
Guest: Agnes Schneidewind

22.8.2023 // 20.00

Marina and Johanna met in Vienna. They fell in love with what each of them does and decided to play together. Within a series of improvised performances they are searching for weightless but tangible sculptures, full of sensibility. Unknown, vulnerable and transparent, yet strong and sometimes irritating are the stories they compose live and in the moment.
Allowing spaces to become a shared playground with the audience for the awkward, the failure and for the magic of sensing the here and now.

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