Christine Gaigg / 2nd nature

Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer?

  • 11%dance
  • 69%lust
  • 20%reflection
Once upon a time, when desiring still helped ... desire was once a compliment, yet today we tend to interpret it as a threat. In “Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer?” Christine Gaigg asks how we should deal with the paradoxes of the current status of sexuality in society. In the age of the sexual revolution, the call was for freedom, political freedom, free sexuality, self-realisation and self-determination were all part of the same package. Today, on the other hand, hysterical debates and detailed regimentations define our relationship with love. Instead of freedom of expression there reigns a sterility guided by taboo. What’s stopping us from feeling desire? What’s making us limit ourselves? Passionate sex has fallen into disrepute, while the interest groups of fear and power are in operation.
Lascivious eroticism which is more or less visibly vanishing from everyday interaction finds a refuge in the interaction of the theatre space in “Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer?”. In the form of a staged essay, different moments – from the stimulating through to the unsettling, from the banal to the bizarre – are combined with unpredictable and sexually charged behaviour. The effect of erotic play, light, sound and text on the audience is immediate, near and direct: in real time and without the usual media filters.
Produced by 2nd nature
Co-produced by steirischer herbst & Tanzquartier Wien
Sponsored by Kulturamt der Stadt Wien


In more than one hour of the show, the scale bold visual and auditory presentation impact, the continuing challenges the boundaries between art and erotica. Dance Theater in the end, Christina stood before the microphone, do some serious monologue, which said:. "Desire seems to be taboo in today and threats, we are too cautious.", 21/10/2014
Christine Gaigg / 2nd nature: maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer

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Sat 04/10 & Mon 06/10, 19.30 & Sun 05/10, 17.30

Dom im Berg

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18 / 12 €
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Talk following the performance on Mon 06/10

No admittance to children under the age of 16

German language with English surtitles

Commissioned by steirischer herbst



Concept, choreography and text Christine Gaigg
With Christine Gaigg, Anna Prokopová, Eva-Maria Schaller, Petr Ochvat
Dramaturgical adviceWolfgang Reiter
AssistanceIris Raffetseder
Set design and light design Philipp Harnoncourt
Costumes Dorothea Nicolai
Music and electroacoustic consulting Florian Bogner
Sound direction Peter Plessas
ProductionEva Trötzmüller