Nikolaus Adler

“You can be moved by death if you don't show it, if you just suggest it. If you show it, it's finished. The same thing goes for love.” (Robert Bresson)

A donkey dies in the midst of a flock of sheep – dazzlingly beautiful, lonely and sublime. A key scene of a film classic:  Bresson's “Au hasard Balthazar” is the departure point. The dancers become the interface of our own (hi)story. A performance evolves, in which wishes, desires, and hope are buried, and the grief about our lost innocence steps to the fore.

Nikolaus Adler, b. in Vienna, received his dance education at the Ballet School of the Austrian Federal Theatres. Until 2007 he was a member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet Company. In 1995 he started creating choreographies: amongst others for the Vienna State Opera Ballet, Bregenz Festival, Dance Europe (Tel Aviv), Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Da Dong Art Center, (Kaohsiung / Taiwan, Brucknerfest Linz, Tiroler Landestheater , Oper Graz. His pieces have been shown in America, Taiwan, Israel, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and Germany and were internationally awarded.

Concept, choreography, artistic direction: Nikolaus Adler

Performance, choreography: Laura Fischer, Katharina Illnar, Florian Pizana, Pal Szepesi, Xianghui Zeng

Dramaturgy of space and image: Sarah Haas

Music, composition: Martin Klein

Costume: Moana Stemberger

Light design: Markus Schwarz

Choreographic assistance: Ardee Dionisio, Pauline Stör

Production: Roma Janus/ROCONCEPT

Funding: Wien Kultur, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich

Thanks to: Elio Gervasi / Raum 33, Wolfgang Urban



60 min

29.10. - ARGE Saal – 8.15 p.m.