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" She is the Grande Dame of contemporary dance theatre 'Made in Salzburg'. For the past ten years we have been awed and touched by the stunning work of forty-two year old dancer and choreographer Editta Braun. Her curiously peeking behind the façades, her ability to luring the audience into a poetical parallel universe, with a boisterous and effervescent fantasy plus a wry and witty shot of social criticism here and there..." (Heidrun Hofstetter in tanz affiche)


 

This guest performance is supported by the Austrian Embassy in Bulgaria.

July 21 /Wednesday/, pm

Chamber Hall – Plovdiv Drama Theatre 

Paula

Editta Braun Company - Austria

by editta braun company & Iris Heitzinger

 

dance, creation, performance: Iris Heitzinger

composition: Thierry Zaboitzeff

light design: Thomas Hinterberger

stage-set: Arturas Valudskis

dramaturgy: Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau

artistic direction, choreography, idea: Editta Braun

photos: Bettina Frenzel, Leo Fellinger

Inspired by Marlen Haushofer's „Die Wand“ and Sten Nadolny's „Ein Gott der Frechheit“, the choreography immerges a woman into a world of absolute solation, captured with herself, in a struggle against loneliness.

 

Paula is loneliness, constriction, an unhoused existence - and the attempt to remember, to bethink one’s origins, the essentials. Being on one’s own, a human among metallic items, life among lifeless materials. At times, the limitations hurt, at times there is a kind of self-sufficient pleasure, then fury bursts out and suddenly the borders seem to disappear by force of evocation. Fantasy blasts everything that confines the quest for what really counts.

Editta Braun, is a choreographer with an expressive theatrical style. She is a pioneer of
contemporary dance in Austria, and lately, has also been working as a producer and director.

 She founded editta braun company in 1989, located in Salzburg.
Her company has been presenting productions on a yearly basis. She has been touring the world
since and was invited to well-known festivals in Europe, Africa and Asia, she has produced joint
works with Jean Babilée and Jean-Yves Ginoux in Paris and Mahmoud Abodama in Alexandria.
Since 1996 she has been working closely with the musician Thierry Zaboitzeff, whose
compositions have become the basis of her works.
Editta has also been teaching at Linz and Salzburg universities, during the International Dance
Weeks in Vienna, she worked as a Festival Curator (e.g. at the St. Pölten in Austria at their
Festival Hall, at the KosmosTheatre in Vienna and at the tanzhouse Festival in Salzburg.

She was awarded the International Price for Art and Culture by the City of Salzburg in 2014.
 

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