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Doris Uhlich

Every Body Electric

25. Jan –26. Jan 2020

Store scene 25.01.2020 19:00

Store scene 26.01.2020 14:00

“Beautiful because it has not been beautified.” – Leipziger Volkszeitung

“Had the invitation been there, the entire sold-out auditorium would have joined the floor to continue partying to the final track, Depeche Mode’s ‘People Are People’ (1984) until the end of the world.“ – Sean Burns, Frieze Magazine on Every Body Electric. 

“Every limit is overcome.” – La Biennale Di Venezia

We open our spring season 2020 with Doris Uhlich, and her message is clear: dancing is for everybody.


There are specific forms of music that will make us move our bodies. Certain beats will make us nod our head or pump our fists. There have been studies on this matter. A Norwegian professor wrote a doctoral thesis on the danceability in a specific beat known as the “poum tchak” beat. Its onomatopoetic title refers to the drum-set. The bass drum as “poum” and the hi-hat as “tchak”. The thesis shows that our bodies will move down on “poum” and up on “tchak”. Beats do not communicate to our intellect. Neither to our emotions. Beats don’t care who you are, how your body looks like, if you are tiny or robust, if you need a wheelchair or crutches. Danceability ignore disabilities. Electronic music makes every body dance. It makes everybody dance.

  • For this particular performance you may book wheelchair spaces online via ticketmaster. Otherwise, please contact us in advance by phone if you need assistance or to use our wheelchair lift.
    We encourage you to show up at least 45 minutes before the show if you are bringing a wheelchair.


  • Dance workshop: Energetic Icons
    With the Every Body Electric team
    Saturday, 25 January, 16.00-16.40
    Lille Scene. Free admission.
    Children +8 and adults
    Join a workshop with the team behind Every Body Electric.
    Read more information here.


  • Season Opening Celebration: Presentation of the program & DJ set with Doris Uhlich
    Saturday, 25 January, 20.00,
    Foyer. Free admission.
    We celebrate the opening of a new season with, among other things, DJ-set with Doris Uhlich from Every Body Electric!
    Read more information here.


  • Aftertalk
    Sunday 26 January, 15.00, Foyer, after the performance
    Aftertalk with the performers of Every Body Electric.
    Read more information here.

Koreograf / Choreography: Doris Uhlich. Dramaturgi / Dramaturgy: Elisabeth Schack. Utøvere / Performance: Adil Embaby, Thomas Richter, Vera Rosner-Nógel. Lys, rom / Light, Space: Gerald Pappenberger. DJ: Boris Kopeinig. Kostyme / Costume: Zarah Brandl. Feedback: Yoshie Maruoka, Theresa Rauter. Produksjon / production: Margot Wehinger, Theresa Rauter. Internasjonal distribusjon / International distribution: Something Great. Co-produksjon / Co-production: Tanzquartier (Wien), Schauspiel (Leipzig), insert (Theaterverein).

Austrian Doris Uhlich is one of Europe’s leading choreographers at the moment, and through her work she keeps questioning the performing body as we traditionally know it. Tanz magazine named her  “Choreographer of the year” 2018 and 2019, Ravemachine won the Nestroy Special Award “for inclusion on an equal footing” in 2017 and Every Body Electric received the audience award at Our Stage Festival in Dresden 2019. This particular work has gained international interest and was presented at the two most prominent art biennials in the world, the Venezia and the Sao Paulo biennale.