With FUX, Ursina Tossi and her ensemble is developing a dance piece for young and older disabled and non-disabled audiences that for the first time makes accessibility an artistic tool in her own choreographic practice. FUX is inspired by George Saunders’ book »Fox 8«, which tells the survival story of a fox trying to come to terms with human destructiveness. FUX is an obituary for all the living beings we have already lost and those we are yet to lose. There will be mourning. There will be laughter. How do we want to live together? asks FUX. Ursina Tossi understands the methods of accessability as artistic means and thus goes to the core of a new orientation in inclusive dance and theatre. The artist thus combines her political as well as artistic claim to break with traditional visual habits and replace them with new, fresh arrangements and aesthetics.
»Every generation confronts the task of choosing its past.« Saidiya Hartman
Stop worrying, says fux!
We all experience the same storm, but we are not in the same boat!
FUX is a dance piece for young and mature audience with- and without visual impairments and disabilities. In FUX we’re practicing integrated #artistic_audio_description and one of us is a performer with visual impairments. FUX is a dance piece about climate crisis and puts the question on the table: how to live with the dead? FUX is an #obituary on all #beings that we’ve lost so far and that we’re about to loose. It’s a dance ritual for surviving beings. There is space for grief and laughter, for mourning and rage!
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE
Amanda Romero Canepa, Sophia Neises, Girish Kumar. Rachappa, Cliff Huen Yeung, Damini Gairola
DRAMATURGY AUDIO DESCRIPTION
ASSISTANCE; SOCIAL MEDIA
PRODUCTION, COMMUNICATION; PÖA
Dorothee de Place
Decemer 2021 | Kampnagel Hamburg
April 2022 | Dschungel Wien
Juni 2022 | Hart am Wind Festival | Theater Bremen
Decemer 2022 | TanzFaktur Köln
April 5/6 2023 | Gessner Allee Zürich
Supported by: Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg – Behörde für Kultur und Medien, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste and Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Supported by Huckepack Removals.
In this way, Ursina Tossi conquers new territory: what is generally only offered individually in theatres as audio description via headphones from time to time, here goes far beyond the pure service function and is upgraded to an artistic component of the performance. This makes all the more sense because the content of “FUX” is also about what is visible or no longer visible because it is extinct.