Foto: Andrea Salzmann

Rising Swan

The solo "Rising Swan" takes Michel Fokine’s choreography „The Dying Swan“ as a point of departure. The revolutionary expressive ballet was first premiered in 1907 by Anna Pawlowa which made her a world-famous star. The up and down of the swan, the sheer force of its wings and its resistance to sinking, which Pawlowa expressed in her solo, take a new form in "Rising Swan". Doris Uhlich brings the choreography into the year 2010, combining it with personal memories of breakups and failures.

"Anna Pavlova is for me a popfigur at the beginning of the 20th Century. Her ‚Dying Swan‘ lasted only three minutes, it was shown in front of thousands of people in music halls. The swan stands for destruction, but also transition into new worlds, visions. The combination of pop and classical ballet brings me to the question: Which visions and zest for life are in popular songs that accompany me since my youth? Feel the city breakin´, everybody´s shakin,´ we are stayin´ alive! Maybe, maybe not.“ Doris Uhlich

Involved Peopel
Choreography and Performance: Doris Uhlich
Dramaturgy: Andrea Salzmann and Yoshie Maruoka
Artistic Advisor Judith Staudinger

Debut performance 29. 10. 2010, brut / Vienna
Additional performances 30.10., 02.,03.,05. & 06. 10. 2010

Rising Swan (Sketch) 10. 10. 2009, TanznachtVienna
Lipsi Swan (Sketch) 27. 06. 2010, play! LEIPZIG
Before Swanrise (Sketch) 09. 10. 2010, Tanznacht Vienna

Foto: Andrea Salzmann

Foto: Andrea Salzmann

Doris Uhlich