A dancer holds her body under a microscope and observes, summarizes. Elbows, knee and bum explain anecdotes not in a tragic but rather in an amusing way.
Dance and Choreografy: Barbara Fuchs
„The Voice“: Andrea Kramer
Lightdesign: Marco Wehrspann
Nominated for Kölner Tanzpreis 2003. Supported by Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.
Photos: © Wolfgang Weimer
Kölner Stadt- Anzeiger, 17th/18th of April 2003
An unconventional point of view at wounds
“Bumps or: Everyone has a cross to bear” – A dance night at Stollwerck
by Klaus Keil
In the play which is called “double exposed” (“durchleuchtet”), Barbara Fuchs is presented as the product dancer with a limited date of expiry. In a loving but critical way she dances according to instructions for use which are given by the Off. In a comedic manner she performs the prototypes classical dance, modern dance and new dance. This is the best opportunity for her to show her distinguished dancing qualities. When then the safety information announces the danger of arthritis and night shift premiums the piece curdles to real satire which is succeeded in terms of dancing skills and content.
Kölner Rundschau, 12th of April 2003
By Nicole Strecker
The product is compromised just of bio-degradable materials, says the user manual, but therefore the commissioning is extremely complex. The “widget” is its own human body that the woman has just acquired. Now a voiceover resonates with the most fanciful instructions. But the choreograph and dancer of this solo, Barbara Fuchs, somehow gets her “product” activated in a curious but admirable flexible slapstick – this alone is a great directed piece of art. But when she gets the pattern to conduct pirouettes, arabesques or modern-dance-expressiveness with crazy calculations, a very successful choreography delights in this lunatic dance-theatre. Not any second of this tight oblique and far too short solo (“durchleuchtet”) should be missed. It is an odd climax at this triple-evening of the series “tanzhautnah”.(Str)