The guest-performance is supported by Goethe Institut Bulgarien.
“Glory” was the first work that Jeremy Wade made as a young choreographer in New York City in parts starting in 2003 and reworking it in the last decades. A duet, brutal in its pursuit of personal and lived ontological questions, lashing out, all queer, at the seamless violent norms and social codes in society. A naked nauseous hybrid of emotional, physical and behavioral noise where morphing, crashing and ticking became the technical lexicon to shatter gestural polarities of shame, remorse and abjection. “A shimmering ecstasy at the precarious edge of collapse,” was the result. (Jenn Joy)
“Since then, my work as choreographer has evolved into a performance hybrid of body, object, text and sound mixed with curation as social practice. The practice at large embracing emancipatory frameworks of care brought forth by the intersection of queer theory and disability studies. It is with great pleasure that I come back to Glory, revisiting the piece in collaboration with Swedish Dancer/Choreographer/Trickster Sindri Runudde, and Sound Artist/Theorist Lou Drago. “The road is long and I am tired and small,” is the single phrase in “Glory,” which is repeated passing from one figure’s mouth to the other. This plea made at the start of my journey to frame future explorations of vulnerabilities performative political power.” – explains the artists.
Disruption, Excess, Hyper Vulnerability – Jeremy Wade is an extreme performer and performance maker with an extensive practice of curating and teaching. His works, also incorporating curation and social practice, are disturbing and thought-provoking: they revolve around queer and feminist strategies of impossible repair, relational ethics of care, zombie subjectivity, the violence of social norms and the persistent cultivation of a difficult hope for the complicated now. This practice runs through the body and is always entailing an intense socio-political critique. After graduating from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam in 2000 and receiving a Bessie Award for his first evening length performance “Glory,” at Dance Theater Workshop in New York City in 2006, he moved to Berlin and since then works in close collaboration with the Hebbel Theater as well as Gessnerallee, Zurich. Recently, Wade has created “Fountain,” “Together Forever,” “Death Asshole Rave Video,” “Drawn Onward,” and “Between Sirens,” exploring strange modes of being and feminist strategies of world making to undermine the social codes that define and oppress our bodies. His alter ego, The Battlefield Nurse, is the founder and a co-host of a disability allied project called The Future Clinic for Critical Care. Jeremy premiered a new solo multi episodic work of science fiction, titled “The Clearing”, in May 2019 with musician Marc Lohr at HAU2. “The Clearing is a hallucinogenic provocation where love, difficult hope, humor and perversity are all forces that weave a world together after incomprehensible loss.” Frank Schmidt