When it comes to recognising the apparent nature of a good many opposites so as to stimulate more complex thinking, these are great times to live in. And this piece, which has been completely reworked for an entire floor of mumok Vienna, is a perfect example of this. Philipp Gehmacher has expanded his unique movement vocabulary to six dancers in a plea to regard urgency and slowness as being interrelated. The relationships between understanding and the urge to take action are explored in cleverly sophisticated, sensuously refined passages.
Choreography, Text: Philipp Gehmacher
Performance, Text: Abigail Aleksander, Juan Pablo Cámara, Roni Katz, Renato Miskolczi, Andrius Mulokas, Elizabeth Ward
Composition, Sound direction: Peter Kutin
Objects, Installation: Liesl Raff
Costume, Object: Anna Schwarz
Artistic Assistance: Lukas Kötz
Production, Management: Stephanie Leonhardt
Production: Philipp Gehmacher/ Mumbling Fish
The Slowest Urgency (an environment) is based on The Slowest Urgency, a co-production by Philipp Gehmacher / Mumbling Fish, Wiener Festwochen and PACT Zollverein (Essen), with the support of SZENE Salzburg.
Funded by the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, and the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
A special thanks to Anne Juren, Krassimira Kruschkova, Edgar Lessig, Gudrun Büsel, Florian Kindlinger.