Performance by Jule Flierl
Saturday, 4 June 2022, 3 – 4pm
Rathausvorplatz / Town Hall Square
To touch the ground is to massage the earth and to speak with the soles of one's feet. Faux-Pas is an anti-march, a research into patterning rhetorics and experimental announcing. Faux-Pas is an integral part of the artist's study for the “School of Attunement and Tactlessness”.
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© Marc Andrea Bragalini
Jule Flierl is an artist from Berlin/Germany who works with choreography and the voice. Using choreography and somatic singing methods, her scores unsettle the relationship between seeing and hearing: what you see is not always what you hear, and what you hear is not always what you see. She revives and continues the legacy of Valeska Gert, avant-garde dancer from 1920's Berlin, who first conceptualized the genre "Tontanz": to dance with one's voice.
Jule is fascinated by the many ways how concepts of a body change over time, how the voice, when applied as a technology of the self, always creates new relationships with the body.
She investigates how the baroque Bel-Canto voice could inhabit the gestures of romantic ballet (Operation Orpheus, 2016), how the anti-propaganda of Valeska Gert’s dancing tones in the Weimar Republic would have sounded (Störlaut, 2018) and how to choreograph the separation of body image and vocal sound in Katalin Ladik’s avant-garde performances during the Cold War (U.F.O., 2021).
Her work was featured at Impulstanz Vienna 2021, 2018 and 2016, Tanzplattform Munich 2020, Steirischer Herbst Graz 2019, NEXT Valenciennes 2018, Legs/La Raffinerie Brussels 2018 and Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Seine-Saint-Denis 2018, La Panacée Montpellier 2016, Tanztage Berlin 2016 amongst others.
She worked with Meg Stuart, Tino Sehgal, Martin Nachbar, Gintersdorfer/Klassen and Anna Nowicka a.o.
She is currently in collaboration with choreographer Antonia Baehr on “Die Hörposaune / the hearing trombone”, which will be exhibited as a film installation and a live performance in 2022.
2015 she received the DanceWeb Scholarship for Impulstanz/Vienna. In 2016 she was introduced as “newcomer” and in 2018 she was nominated as “hope for dance” in the German “Tanz” Magazin. In 2019 she received the award for best choreography at the Solo Choreografico Festival Frankfurt am Main for “Dissociation Study”.
Jule graduated from SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, holds an MA in choreography from EXERCE Montpellier and continually studies the somatic voice method “Lichtenberger Methode”. She initiated and co-hosts the voice performance series FROM BREATH TO MATTER in Berlin since 2017 and recently co-published a podcast of interviews with artists who interweave voice and choreography as a continuation of the live event series.