Time out of Joint is a grotesque variety about the spoken and the unspoken in the business of female* politicians. The performance dissects historical speech acts, shifts rhetorical virtuosity to the dancing body, and choreographs the voice as a battleground for political representation.
Even listening is not neutral or objective. In Western political history, the female body has to this day been equated with dangerous tendencies such as rulelessness and irrationality, and has been resented as a threat to the patriarchal order (Anne Carson). All the more reason to celebrate the female speakers who did not engage in artificially constructed oppositions between language and voice, order and chaos, restraint and sprawl, masculine and feminine, or mind and body, and who developed rhetorical strategies that defied binary listening habits.
With hoofed foot dances, the performers delve into the absurdity of Western political history, gathering word ammunition for ongoing battles and exercising destabilizing tone. With its rhythmic dances and noisy-musical speeches, Time out of Joint mobilizes Rosa Luxemburg's "tactics of tactlessness" as a choreographic principle.
JULE FLIERL wants to shake up the relationship between seeing and hearing: What you see is not always what you hear, and what you hear is not always what you see. Jule is fascinated by how notions of the body change context-specifically, and that the voice as a technology of the self is always finding new relationships to the body. Jule graduated from SEAD-Salzburg, EXERCE Montpellier and is continuously studying the "Lichtenberg Method". As a dancer she has worked with Meg Stuart, Tino Sehgal, Martin Nachbar, Gintersdorfer/Klassen and Anna Nowicka among others.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Jule Flierl CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Sonya Levin, Parvathi R., Maria Walser, Mariagiulia Serantoni DRAMATURGY Luise Meier SOUND, RESEARCH Edka Jarząb STAGE DESIGN Vera Pulido PRODUCTION Alexandra Wellensiek
A production by Jule Flierl in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, ICI-Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo in the framework of the residency program accueil-studio (Montpellier), Maison de la culture d'Amiens (Amiens), Theater at CFB (Berlin). Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin and Fonds Transfabrik, a German-French fund for the performing arts. Jule Flierl is supported in the program apap – FEMINIST FUTURES co-financed by the Creative Europe Program of the EU. Media partner: taz.