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OFFTANZ Tirol: Die Grosse Sonja Ritz Show

Jelsa Art Biennial invites you to see the durational performance titled “The Great Sonja Ritz Show” by the Austrian artistic collective OFFTANZ Tirol, which will be held on July 13th at 9PM at St. John Square in Jelsa.

At the Jelsa Art Biennial, the collective presents the performance “The Great Sonja Ritz Show”, performed by three artists in nine choreographic sequences. The performance deals with the topic of brain functions in relation to individual and collective memories and experiences.

“The Great Sonja Ritz Show” is a durational performance that deals with the nature and capriciousness of memory and the fluidity of one’s own biography in a humorous and bizarre way. Echoes of memory are generated from fictitious or real narratives, moving images and manipulation of artefacts, and in an abstract, humorous way the intertwining of past, present and future is created. The performance plays with how we individually use our imagination and creativity to create our memories, in the form of an unusual journey through time seen through the lens of a fictional life. The audience is invited to watch or interact with the performers themselves.

OFFTANZ Tirol is an artistic collective that was founded in 2013 and is made up of professional contemporary dancers, choreographers and people interested in dance, art and culture. Many members are artists who have international professional experience, but are not permanently connected to the institution.

Fabian Lanzmaier was born in Hall in Tirol in 1991 and has been living and working in Vienna since 2017. He is currently studying at the Institute for Electroacoustics and Computer Music ELAK. As a freelance musician he works for film, theatre, installation art and is active as a solo musician as well as in numerous music and performance groups.

Eva Müller completed her education as a contemporary dancer and dance teacher at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and at the London Contemporary Dance School. After that, Eva danced in various international groups and toured Europe Canada and the USA with them.

Daniela Bjelobradić has been working as a freelance actress since 2013. After completing her education, she made her debut at the Tiroler Volksschauspiele in Heinrich von Kleist’s Das Käthchen von Heilbronn, directed by Markus Völlenklee, which was followed by annual engagements.
Organization in co-production with: LAB852, Sustainable Island association, Kružok association.
Support: Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, Jelsa Municipality, Jelsa tourist board, Austrian Cultural Forum.

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