In the second part of the three-part cycle GE-FÜHL-LOS different artistic views on emotions and their representation are meeting each other. Five artists and four performers devote themselves to the emotions of shame, humility, boredom, vanity, guilt, envy and lust. + – develops aural, physical and verbal emotional worlds, which are brought together in a deliberately heterogeneous held stage experience. These staged parallel worlds of intimacy are meeting and dissociating from each other. It creates a kind of experimental arrangement for the audience empathy.
Regie/Choregraphie: Barbara Fuchs
Performance: Odile Foehl, Regina Rossi, Ursula Nill, Pietro Micci
Music: Jörg Ritzenhoff
Text: Charlotte Fechner
Stage: Gonzalo Barahona
Light: Horst Mühlberger
Techncian: Wolfgang Pütz
Speaker: Stefan Kraft
Photo: MEYER ORIGINALS
A production of tanzfuchs PRODUKTION/Barbara Fuchs
Sponsored by: Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Kunststiftung NRW
Co-produced by Barnes Crossing – Freiraum für TanzPerformanceKunst
Thomas Linden, Kölnische Rundschau, October 2013
Eroticism and cool distance
Excellent dance production performed by Barbara Fuchs
[…] The bodies intertwine, the dancers’ attractiveness is consciously played out, and yet the Cologne choreographer always emphasizes the distance between the eyes. Barbara Fuchs finds appropriate images for the intimate and she doses her choreography strictly according to the function of her subject. Nothing is given away here, and at the same time a compact, eventful production is created.
Perhaps the best work that this experienced choreographer has succeeded in doing so far[…]
Klaus Keil, aKT – The theatre newspaper Cologne – November 2013
aKT production of the month: Choreographer Barbara Fuchs opens up an unusual way of dealing with feelings and moods in her piece “PlusMinus” – and thus puts the audience’s capacity for empathy to the test.
[…] The enthusiastic final applause showed that the “message” had been received. It is only a small area in our brain. But it is responsible for the big emotions: the amygdala, the so-called almond core. In “PlusMinus”, the second part of the three-part dance cycle “GE-FÜHL-LOS”, choreographer Barbara Fuchs challenges the centre of emotions and drives as emphatically as she does consistently. This time feelings such as shame, guilt, humility, vanity, envy and lust are at the centre of the production. A choreographic mammoth task, which is solved by Barbara Fuchs and her team in a content-rich and artistically impressive way […]