2013, 4 Dancers, 70 Min., 14 x 12 Meter
Women are increasingly active in ring-wing movements. For a long time, they were merely treated as subordinate companions, as insignificant housewives and mothers. But today every fifth neo-Nazi is female and every tenth radical right-wing offence is committed by a woman. "RechtsRadikal” addresses this development and explores various forms of physically expressing the extreme drama of the radicalized right-wing female body. For ring-wing ideology truly is extreme, both on the surface and in the soul. This show is suitable for English speakers. Trailer: http://www.tanzforumberlin.de/trailer583.php
Concept: Christoph Winkler | By and with: Mercedes Appugliese, Emma Daniel, Shiran Eliaserov, Claire Vivianne Sobottke | Costumes: Lisa Kentner | Tech: André Schulz | Production: ehrliche arbeit - freelance office for culture | Photos: Heiko Marquart/ frischefotos.de.
A Christoph Winkler and ehrliche arbeit production. Co-produced by LOFFT - Das Theater, Leipzig. In collaboration with the Heinrich-Böll Foundation and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the City of Leipzig.
…an austere, puristic and impressive study. Berliner Zeitung
Winkler doesn't succumb to the temptation of a blatant message, to merely provide images for the daily news. The quartet of four strong female dancers makes the one-hour piece well worth watching. tanznetz.de
"RechtsRadikal" is actually more a question than a statement. The piece refuses to deliver sociological explanations for right wing radicalism. Instead it describes phases of self-fabrication and adolescent defiance, which serve as fertile soil for ideology. What if right-wing extremism is simply what happens to be at hand as a sure bet for attracting attention? - taz
What is so effective (and gut-retching) here are the spasms of fanaticism, the power-contractions of aggressive ideology. Physical radicalization, strangely captivating, precisely because these bodies are female in their movements, their hierarchical demarcation of boundaries, the gestural selections, the quick successions of appropriation and exclusion […] disturbingly absurd. - Leipziger Volkszeitung
- TecRider_-_Rechtsradikal_-_engl.pdfTech Rider