A U | 2015

AU is an idea for a performance developed by two choreographers; one from the old European empire (Austria AU -Christian Ubl) and the other from the ancient/new world (Australia AU- Kylie Walters).


28 JUIN 2019 | 19H 
A U | Centre national de la danse à Bucarest dans le cadre de l’année France-Roumanie (R)

Choreography and interpretation
Christian Ubl et Kylie Walters
Seb Martel
artistic collaboration- sound manager
Fabienne Gras
artistic collaboration- botanist / landscape architect
Gilles Clément (paysagiste, écrivain)
artistic advice
Ingrid Florin
Lighting design
Jean Bastien Nehr
Aline Courvoisier

Will the laws of “the nature of AU” be exotic ?
How can individuals from different cultures and places recreate a common landscape in which they can evolve and continue together?
What will we witness?
In which landscape will we be growing?
Who will we be, what shall we be?
What will remain in the collective and cultural memories?
In what form?
AU is not a “representation” of diversity nor the juxtaposition of cultures, but the result of an overhaul of Austrian and Australian roots. In AU, traces of ancient times, known codes and clichés residues remain but they will not be located in a conventional place. The clash of representations allows us to question the acculturation-adaptation dogma. By digging around the concept of ‘elsewhere’, new artistic foundations are built. It is elsewhere that the origin must be sought.
The writing of AU is protean,  polymorphic,  focused and set in motion by the imagining of situations and body states verging on the absurd; obsessions, inconsistencies, rooted traditions and diverted cliches – the Viennese Waltz and traditional Aboriginal dance co-habit.

CUBe association (FR) | production
KLAP Maison pour la Danse, Marseille (FR), Ballet National de Marseille (FR), Pôle Arts de la Scène-Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille (FR), CDC Le Pacifique – prix coproduction (Re)connaissance 2014, Grenoble (FR)
Support for residencies
Trois C-L Luxembourg (L) – CDC Le Pacifique, Grenoble (FR) – Théâtre de l’Olivier, Istres (FR) – Théâtre Paul Eluard, Choisy-Le-Roi (FR) – KLAP Maison pour la Danse, Marseille – résidence de finalisation 2015 (FR)

support (FR / AT / CR /CZ )
DRAC aide à la compagnie Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur | Département des Bouches-du-Rhône | Conseil régional PACA (CAC Danse) |  Ville de Marseille | Le Merlan scène nationale de Marseille (prêt de studio) |  Ambassade d’Autriche, Luxembourg | Forum culturel autrichien Zagreb | collaboration avec le forum culturel autrichien Prague
CUBe – Christian UBL est soutenu par le Forum Culturel Autrichien à Paris.

Cie Ornithorynque (CH)
Théâtre du Grütli, Genève (CH)
Pro Helvetia – Fondation Suisse pour la Culture | Organe genevois de répartition de la Loterie Romande | Ambassade d’Australie, Benelux / Luxembourg | CH


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CUBe association is based in Marseille (FR) and supported by the Minister of Culture, Art and Communication DRAC PACA,
the Conseil Régional PACA, the Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, the city of Marseille and the Culture Forum of Austria in Paris.