the quite empty stage enables the audience to experience a very clear look on the choreography and how johannes wieland understands how to change tempo, to change between quiet and confusing moments and the 16 dancers to navigate fluently through new constelllations again and again is magnificent.
to a special degree and relatively frankly johannes wieland's tanztheater is telling the story from the lost and confused. surely that is not a new approach he owns exclusively. but his choreography has a certain, remarkable "vigilanceoverflow"
we inhabit this body, evolved over seven million years. it hosts us and provide us with a place to exist. to decipher that ancient existence, physical and mental, is a dangerous road: the survival resources we pull from today are hidden far beneath the premise to stay put together, to keep up appearances. and they are wild. we have no clue what is really going on with us and we are prisoners of our instincts, wanting to see what we want to see, wanting to know what we want to know, wanting to feel what we want to feel. yes, there is an evolution, but there is no escape. we are primal, survival is crucial and reproduction a must. charles was so, so right!