Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Michael Turinsky


Dance, performance
Duration: 1u20
English spoken, English audiodescription


Let’s think back to the very beginning. There lies man. Dirty, stranded, full of nostalgia for his origin in the slippery water. What happens when we penetrate this image, if we want to catch a glimpse of the precious life in the ‘lower’ layers of our experience that are now sealed under the concrete of civilisation ?

Based on personal experiences that are connected with his physical handicap Michael Turinsky sketches a human utopia beyond the anthropocene. In it a body that is sterile, erect and endlessly productive is contrasted with a body that is close to the ground – it’s porous, unclean, unproductive. In the performance SOILED that body is recognized as deeply human. With three performers drenched in pumpkin seed oil, Turinsky opens a highly imaginative space in which the outlines of a new community become visible. At NEXT the Austrian performer also presents his solo Precarious Moves.

Play dates

  • Soiled
  • Soiled
  • Soiled
Choreograpic direction Michael Turinsky
Choreographic collaboration David Bloom, Sophia Neises, Liv Schellander
Performance David Bloom, Liv Schellander, Theresa Steinecker
Music Tian Rotteveel
Concept audio description Monique Smith-McDowell, Michael Turinsky
Audio description Katharina Senk
Stage / costume Jenny Schleif
Lighting Benjamin Maier
Dramaturgical advice Gabrielle Cram
Creative collaborator Tanja Erhart
Production Anna Gräsel
A production by Michael Turinsky Verein für philosophische Praxis
Coproduced by Kampnagel Hamburg, Tanzquartier Wien, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, PACT Zollverein Essen, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm and Hessisches Staatsballet as part of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main
Supported by Stadt Wien

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