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May 11 to May 12, 2023 / 9 pm
DANCE 2023
Moritz Ostruschnjak
Rabbit Hole


In Wonderland: Moritz Ostruschnjak's Rabbit Hole leads us down into the dark depths of the fantastic and the digital, through tunnels, ramifications, aberrations, final fantasies, no end in sight. Seduced by algorithms, we stumble, like Lewis Carrol's Alice, into ever more bizarre worlds, following the maelstrom of links, references, clicks and pics into a marvelous and crazy alternate reality. We lose ourselves in the shallows of the Internet, the wonderland where the impossible becomes possible. The white rabbit of the 21st century consists of those bits and bytes that propose endless chains of content - everything belongs together, nothing fits together, there is no beginning and no end. It's beautiful here. And terrible.

Based on his genuine interest in the complex interactions between humans and digitality, Ostruschnjak's works question who we are in this second, putting his finger in the wounds and the wonders. Have we arrived at a time when all rules can be turned upside down and simply overwritten, beguiled by bittersweet media strategies and ideological echo chambers? Yet it is precisely the very fleshy movements that seem strangely different and at the same time so familiar to us, mutating from grotesquely deconstructed scenes into dance-like whirlpools and sweeping away everything that was. A language that unfolds its own beauty from second one.

Moritz Ostruschnjak
Originally from the sprayer and breakdance scene, Moritz Ostruschnjak received his dance training in Munich and in Lausanne under Maurice Béjart. He has been living and working as a choreographer in Munich since 2013, and he traveled with works such as AUTOPLAY, TANZANWEISUNGEN, YESTER:NOW, and TERMINAL BEACH to numerous international festivals and hewas awarded the sponsorship prize the City of Munich in 2020. In 2022 he opened the German Dance Platform festival in Berlin with TANZANWEISUNGEN.

DANCE 2023
The 18th International Festival of Contemporary Dance of the City of Munich under the festival director of Nina Hümpel will take place from May 11 to 21. More than 20 productions - including five world premieres - from countries ranging from Canada to Taiwan will be shown on Munich's stages, along with performances and actions in public spaces, exhibitions, films and discourse events.
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Choreography: Moritz Ostruschnjak / Choreographic co-operation: Daniela Bendini / Dancers: Guido Badalamenti, David Cahier, Daniel Conant, Roberto Provenzano, Miyuki Shimizu, Magdalena Agata Wójcik / Video: Mikko Gaestel / Set design: Mikko Gaestel, Moritz Ostruschnjak / Lighting design: Sascha Zauner / Music: Jonas Friedlich / Costume design: Daniela Bendini, Moritz Ostruschnjak / Dramaturgy: Carmen Kovacs / Outside Eye: Armin Kerber / Production management: Susanne Ogan / Management: Alexandra Schmidt / Touring: Pascal Jung / PR: Simone Lutz

Venue+ Tickets
Muffathalle| Zellstrasse 4 | München
Tickets: 25,- / 12,- erm.
VVK: München Ticket

A production by Moritz Ostruschnjak in co-production with the festival DANCE 2023 as well as Theater Freiburg. Sponsored by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich, Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR as well as BLZT, Bayerischer Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz, with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art. In Co-operation with Muffathalle Betriebs GmbH. Realized by a residency at O Espaço do Tempo. Moritz Ostruschnjak is a member of Tanztendenz München e.V.

DANCE 2023 is organized by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich / Artistic director: Nina Hümpel

Tanztendenz Munich e.V. is sponsored
by the Munich Department of Arts and Culture