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A stage with a dark background. On it three men running. One of them carries a sign with the inscription "Fuck Poor People".
Copyright: Franziska Strauss

In YESTER:NOW by Munich choreographer Moritz Ostruschnjak, Nazis and hippies, peace signs and Bluetooth symbols, demonstrations and state authority, religion, pop culture and politics, punk and musicals meet on the same terms in the same space to experience their “15 minutes of fame”. Signs with slogans tag the present; the revolt becomes a lifestyle, the content turns into a catchphrase. Six dancers create a swarm, a cluster of sampled movements, from which individual bodies continuously manage to escape. The attempt to cope with the vast complexity of world affairs produces a mixture of simplifications and showbiz attitudes: subtlety is a thing of the past – it’s showtime, baby!

In YESTER:NOW by Munich choreographer Moritz Ostruschnjak, Nazis and hippies, peace signs and Bluetooth symbols, demonstrations and state authority, religion, pop culture and politics, punk and musicals meet on the same terms in the same space to experience their “15 minutes of fame”. Signs with slogans tag the present; the revolt becomes a lifestyle, the content turns into a catchphrase. Six dancers create a swarm, a cluster of sampled movements, from which individual bodies continuously manage to escape. The attempt to cope with the vast complexity of world affairs produces a mixture of simplifications and showbiz attitudes: subtlety is a thing of the past – it’s showtime, baby!

A production by Moritz Ostruschnjak in cooperation with Gasteig München GmbH

  • Choreography: Moritz Ostruschnjak
  • Choreographic collaboration: Daniela Bendini
  • Dance: Dhélé Agbetou, Guido Badalamenti, Daniel Conant, Miyuki Shimizu, Roberto Provenzano, Magdalena Agata Wójcik
  • Video & set design: Moritz Stumm
  • Lighting design: Tanja Rühl
  • Dramaturgy: Armin Kerber
  • Music mixing & editing: Jonas Friedlich
  • Costume: Daniela Bendini, Moritz Ostruschnjak
  • Production management: Susanne Ogan
  • Touring: Pascal Jung
  • Management: Alexandra Schmidt
A stage with black background, on it a dancer carries a canvas on the head of a stick figure is to be seen. You can see only the feet under the screen.
Copyright: Franziska Strauss

Restaging supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of Neustart Kultur. Production supported by the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich and the BLZT, Bayerischer Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz, with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts. Streaming premiere 2021 realised in cooperation with Theater Freiburg. Realised through a residency at TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois and POLE – SUD / CDCN – Strasbourg in the framework of the Grand Luxe network. Moritz Ostruschnjak is a member of Tanztendenz München e. V.