With her 1974 novel The Dispossessed, author Ursula Le Guin created one of the great narratives of science fiction literature, revolving around life on the two fictional planets Urras and Anarres. In her detailed description of social practices and modes of relationship, Le Guin creates an ambivalent utopia that makes political ideas such as anarchism, socialism, and capitalism tangible.
Almost 50 years after the publication of the novel, HORIZON PROBLEMS dedicates itself to this multi-layered scenario and makes it tangible from a queer-feminist perspective using the means of contemporary dance: together with the dancers Rachell Bo Clark and Natasha Vergilió, the choreographer Judith Förster creates an energetic and at the same time sensitive dance piece consisting of powerful solos and moments of incomplete unison. The bodies of the three dancers coexist here in a minimal landscape that bears traces of different temporalities - it is unclear whether they are welcome and what rules apply.
Closely interwoven with Alexander Iezzi's haptic sound, the three dancers open up ways of relating to each other and to the space. In the process, they become each other's tools and materials through their movements: they challenge and nourish, play, use and exploit. Thus, together with luminous objects, technical artefacts, sounds and words, a microcosm is created in suspension:
endlessly in free fall or effortlessly defying gravity.
 choreography, dance, costumes, stage: Judith Förster
 dance: Natasha Vergilio, Rachell Bo Clark
 sound: Alexander Iezzi
 video Sculptures: Stella Horta
 dramaturgy: Isabel Gatzke
 lighting: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
 assistance: Jonna Carstensen
 outside Eye: Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Premiere: November 2022, Sophiensaele Berlin. Funded by Berliner Senate and Fonds DaKü.
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