Performance

Veza Fernández: Amadora Llama

© Martina Lajczak

Apr 11 2019 to Apr 13 2019
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 581 35 91
19:30
20/15/10
Thursday, April 11, 2019 to Saturday, April 13, 2019
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In Veza Fernández’s latest ensemble piece Amadora Llama, the dancers, a congregation of nuns, passionately and yearningly embrace the mystic union. These ecstatic experiences of the religious order comprise polyphonic dances and texts. Inspired by poems written by 16th century Spanish nun, mystic, reformist and poet Teresa of Ávila, Veza Fernández examines queer-feminist embodiments in religious contexts. The profound emotionality of saints and mystics holds emancipatory potential – and might even enable erotic self-empowerment. An awakening from blind lethargy, putting one’s trust into unfamiliar, emotional, mysterious, intuitive chaos.

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