In the final presentation of Chris Leuenbergers two-week residency he wants to share his research on intimacy with audience members. He is interested in the intersection of ritual, performance and therapy.
Besides sharing traces of the “Intimate walk” he made in Residence Botkryka, Chris will show excerpts of the solo works “Masculinity” and “Chanson triste” and try to place them in a post-feminist discourse. Moreover the audience will be invited to participate in some exercises based on shamanic rituals. Starting out from performative situations, moving on to interactive experiences and ending up in an open discussion, Chris will guide the public through the evening assuming the roles of performer, lecturer, facilitator and host. The aim is to experience and reflect on private and shared intimacy.
The residency presentation will be in Studio 2. The presentation is approx. 90 min.
(Concept: Chris Leuenberger. Supported by Pro Helvetia, Residence Botkyrka.)
- About Chris Leuenberger
Chris Leuenberger studied theater in California and choreography at the SNDO in Amsterdam. He is based as a freelance performer and choreographer in Bern, Switzerland. In his work he uses elements of autobiography, of staged therapy and of choreography to create ambiguously intimate experiences addressing the power relationship between audience and performer. He founded the collective White Horse with Lea Martini and Julia Jadkowski in 2007 and is an active member of Sweet & Tender Collaborations. Chris is artist-in-residence at Residence Botkyrka and MDT from August 27 to September 10, 2012. Leuenberger is also presenting his solo work “Masculinity” (2008) at the vernissage of the exhibition “Lonely Allegiance” and will go for “Intimate walks” with several individuals. Masculinity, Mångkulturellt centrum presentation during the opening on 6 September 2012, 7 p.m.