Doris Uhlich

Born 1977 in Upper Austria, Degree in „Paedagogy for Contemporary Dance“ / Conservatory of Vienna, Member of theatercombinat 2002-2009, own projects since 2006, "Remarkable Emerging Choreographer“ in the Yearbook of Ballettanz 2008, dance prize of the ministery of education, art and culture (bm:ukk) for "SPITZE" 2008

include (among others) insert.eins / eskapade (premiere imagetanz 2006), 00331452553201 (premiere Tanzquartier Wien 2007), und (premiere imagetanz 2007), Auf den Tisch! (Improvisation Tanzquartier Wien 2008), SPITZE (premiere brut / Vienna 2008), Uhlich (Sketch, premiere Tanzquartier Wien 2008), Plus qu´il n´en faut ("more than enough", premiere Les Subsistances / Lyon 2009), Glanz (premiere brut / Vienna 2009), Loggia (premiere Burgtheater / Vienna 2009), Johannen (premiere 15. Internationale Schillertage in Nationaltheater Mannheim 2009), Lipsi Swan (Sketch, play! Leipzig 2010), Before Swanrise (Sketch, Tanznacht Vienna 2010), Rising Swan (premiere brut / Vienna 2010), Uhlich (premiere Wiener Festwochen 2011)

Guest peformances
include (among others) BAC / London (2008), Bregenzer Festspiele (2009), brut / Vienna (2007), Centre Pompidou / Paris (2009), Chelsea Theatre / London (2009), Choreographic Platform Austria (2009), Dampfzentrale Bern (2011), Festival Impulse / Bochum, Düsseldorf, Köln, Mülheim (2009), Gessnerallee / Zurich (2011), Hebbeltheater / Berlin (2011), Inbetween Time Festival / Bristol (2010), ImPulsTanz / Vienna (2008), Les Halles de Schaerbeek / Brussels (2010), Les Subsistances / Lyon (2008), Mousonturm / Frankfurt (2009), LOFFT / Leipzig (2010), Österreich tanzt / St. Pölten (2008), play! LEIPZIG (2010),  Politik im freien Theater / Cologne (2008), Rencontres 02 / Marseille (2009), Sommerszene Salzburg (2008), Southbank Centre / London (2011), Tanz! Heilbronn (2010), Tanzquartier Wien (2009)

of the island "ALLREADY“ at Tanzquartier Wien 2008

include (among others): Austrian Cultural Forum / NYC, Les Subsistances / Lyon, ImPulsTanz / Vienna, brut / Vienna, Tanzquartier Wien, k3 / Tanzplan Hamburg

include (among others) Tanzwerkstatt Wien, ImPulsTanz / Vienna, Academy Of Fine Arts / Vienna, Conservatory of Vienna, k3 / Tanzplan Hamburg, Festival Herzrasen / Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Tanzhaus Zürich

Performer in "Ganymed Boarding" in "Kusthistorisches Museum" in Vienna 2010

© Ingo Pertramer


Doris Uhlich

Choreography: Doris Uhlich
Dramaturgy: Andrea Salzmann
With: Harald Baluch, Susanne Kirnbauer, Doris Uhlich

– an examination of classical ballet, its hierarchies, body images, illusionary worlds and the people involved it.
The source of origin is the romantic ballet, the emergence of toe dance in the 19th century and its idealisation of the ballerina.
The interest in the subject developed from Doris Uhlich´s last piece of work und, in which the gestures, the robustness and fragility of the performing older people´s bodies were the centre point. Contrary to und, SPITZE lays emphasis not on everyday gestures or moving patterns but on the codes of classical stage dance, which have been fixed for centuries.
Susanne Kirnbauer - retired first solo dancer of the Vienna Opera meets Harald Baluch – solo dancer and Doris Uhlich who started to toe dance when she was thirty years old.
The performers leave their habitual means of representation and stage presence behind and find new access to their own dancing biographies.