Michael Turinsky

Precarious Moves


English / approx. 70 min.

How does a body set itself in motion when its surroundings are fundamentally precarious and harmful? In “Precarious Moves” Michael Turinsky continues his investigation of resistant choreographic positionings. At the centre of the biographical solo lies the questioning of his very own personal as well as urgent collective needs and necessities. The perception of temporality is different when you are in a wheelchair or have another kind of mobility, everyday life has to be structured differently. “Crip Time” is a term that refers to this and develops resistance potential against prevailing mobility concepts. After all, slowness also has a quality that should not be lost sight of in a society that is constantly in the fast lane. Including the experience of disability, Turinsky works with the concept of “crip time” and by doing that he revolts against the imperative of the integration of disabled or any body into the existing hegemonic cultures when it comes to mobility. At the same time he recognizes the ambivalent needs between speed and/or slowness. “Precarious Moves” unfolds as an ironic and filled with humor performance that explores the connection of body with the sensual world through which it moves. Turinsky sensitively demonstrates these boundaries and limitations to the audience, as well as opportunities to change the status quo.


Performance, choreography, text, lyrics: Michael Turinsky / Music, lyrics: Tian Rotteveel / Stage, costumes: Jenny Schleif / Lighting: Sveta Schwin / Photo, video: Michael Loizenbauer / Dramaturgical advice: Gabrielle Cram / Production: Anna Gräsel (


  • Past
    Thu 7.4.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 8.4.2022, 20:00 / HAU2


Production: Michael Turinsky Verein für philosophische Praxis. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Tanzquartier Wien. Supported by: Stadt Wien, BMKOES.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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