Kisses in public are close, intimate, obtrusive, fleet­ing, passionate. We watch and observe ourselves: spontaneous empathy, voyeurism, shame, defence, smirking. We are touched, inter­pret postures, suspect feelings, get left be­hind with our guesswork and ambiguous reactions. In the foyer of Kino REX, Bill­inger & Schulz show a shortened version of their performance “Romantic Afternoon *”.

Billinger & Schulz deal with society and public life. For the artistic modelling and staging, they focus on the role of the body in their archetypes and themes. They see its movement as a carrier and sign of life with which they create images, effects, and areas of affective tension. The international journal tanz chose Billinger & Schulz as the “New hope for dance” in the 2015 yearbook.

Credits

Konzept, Choreografie: Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz. Kurzversion von und mit Julia Blawert, Sheena Brunhart, Ludvig Daae, Magdalena Dzeco, Robert Redmer, Uri Turkenich. Produktion: Billinger & Schulz.

«Romantic Afternoon *» wurde gefördert durch die Crespo Foundation, Kulturamt Gießen, Stiftung van Meeteren, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Die Performance wurde produziert im Rahmen von «FREISCHWIMMER 2011 – Neues aus Theater, Performance und Live Art. Rückzug ins Öffentliche».