Michael Turinsky

Thu. 10.11. | 7.30 p.m. - Meet the Artists after the performance

Fri.    11.11. | 7.30 p.m.
Frankfurt LAB - Halle 1

Thu. 10.11. & Fri. 11.11. english audio description, 6.30 - 7  p.m. touch tour in German

Duration: 70 min.


Touch tour
At 6.30 p.m. there will be a touch tour in German. This is an introduction to the piece for the visually impaired, with samples of the costumes, a walk through the set and a description of the visual elements.

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There lies the human being. Dirty. Stranded on the ground. Rays of sunlight tickling the stomach. There is a longing for the origin, which is somewhere beneath the concrete of civilization, perhaps in the slippery water.

In Soiled the Vienna-based choreographer and performer Michael Turinsky counters our sterile, endlessly productive, clearly delimited, always upright and linearly advancing body with another body that asserts itself in a deeply human way. A porous, unclean and unproductive body, in playful proximity to the ground.

In his new group piece Turinsky continues his examination of the phenomenology of the body marked “disabled.” His themes are being-in-the-world, temporality and rhythm, visibility and invisibility. Soiled opens up an imaginative space that doesn’t deny the presence of dismay, but nonetheless seeks for the contours of a new community and a joyfully inhabitable future.

Choreography: Michael Turinsky
Performance, choreographic collaboration: David Bloom, Sophia Neises, Liv Schellander
Music: Tian Rotteveel
Audio description: Monique Smith-McDowell
Set, costumes: Jenny Schleif
Lighting, technical management: Benjamin Maier
Dramaturgical advisor: Gabrielle Cram
Creative collaborator: Tanja Erhart
Production: Anna Gräsel


A production by Michael Turinsky / Verein für philosophische Praxis, in co-production with Kampnagel Hamburg, Tanzquartier Wien, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, PACT Zollverein Essen, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm and the Hessisches Staatsballett in the frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, supported by the city of Vienna.