Paul and Sunny perform a series of actions according to a pre-described order
talking building throwing
drumming hanging looking
The Ballet of Paul Ace and Sunny Lovin is the 3rd stage work by Raul Maia and Thomas Steyaert. As in all of their previous works, non-representational physical communication plays an essential role in the performance. Their artistic practice aims to develop forms of physical behaviour without the use of recognizable gestures.
This 3rd work introduces objects as mediums that mediate the communication and become animate as a result of the physical dialogue. Maia and Steyaert perform their dialogues within static and restricted physical configurations. Each configuration seems to impose a new form of language. The sum of these different physical languages outlines an absurd and puzzling experience.
concept and performance: Thomas Steyaert / Raúl Maia
sound: Peter Kutin / Raul Maia / Thomas Steyaert
stage design: Raúl Maia / Thomas Steyaert
light design: Sabine Wiesenbauer
costume design: Irma Saje
production: Clélia Colonna
Financed by: stadt Wien (MA7) and bundeskanzleramt österreich kunst und kultur
Co-produced by: WUK and Im-Flieger
Supported by: Wild Card programme as part of Life Long Burning project
Residencies: Jatka 78 (CZ) Tala Dance Center (HR), Espaço do Tempo (PT), Sítio / casa do Pombal (PT), Rivoli Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT), Im Flieger (AT).