Daphna Horenczyk (Vienna, Austria): Above&Beyond

  • 7 Apr 2022 7 pm UTC
  • dur 60 min

We want to “re-program” the body. We are “upgrading” multitasking skills and challenging our attention. The exhausted body represents the gap between the things we have to keep track of in the everyday life of the 21st century, and what our bodies and consciousness are actually designed to handle. Inspired by surrealism, 60s sci-fi cinema and hipster culture of the last two decades, we deal with themes based on attributes of everyday digital life: randomness, speed and that which is instantaneous, in a scenery of an experiment. Two enigmatic characters are on stage: a scientist and the subject of experimentation, which is neither a human nor a digital/mechanic/virtual being. Premiere: January 2018, National Theatre of the Faroe Islands and Facebook Live.

Daphna Horenczyk is a dance artist based in Vienna. After graduating from the professional dance training program in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel, she moved to Salzburg to study in SEAD both in the performance and choreography programs. During her studies, she created 3 pieces which toured in Germany and Israel. Since 2012 Daphna has been choreographing independently for stage and film. Her work was presented in various venues and festivals in Israel and Europe, such as MASH, Intimadance and Suzanne Dellal Center (IL), No Ballet, PAD Mainz and Schwere Reiter (DE), MAAT (PL), the National Theater of the Faroe Islands (FO) and more. In addition, she is performing in pieces from choreographers such as Ceren Oran (TR/DE), Amanda Piña- Nadaproductions (CN/MX/AT), Andrea Bozic (HG/NL), Anne Juren (FR/AT), Ariel Cohen (IL) as well as many other collaborations. Daphna is the recipient of Startstipendium from the Austrian Federal Chancellery (2019) . Since June 2020 Daphna is also a mother. ARTIST’S WEBSITE