da-nach: dossier

The world has gone off the rails. A group of people are stranded somewhere between the oceans. In her new piece Da-nach [Afterwards], the choreographer Saskia Hölbling has her ensemble DANS.KIAS dance at the border between dystopia and utopia.

A group of people find themselves somewhere on one of the world’s oceans between flotsam and remnants of a bygone era. It is unclear what has happened. It would also be irrelevant for the course of events. Now they are there, surrounded by all sorts of things. Do they remember what they were doing before? Rather not. Or do they? From somewhere, suspicions seep through.

In her current work, Saskia Hölbling draws a world on the border between dystopia and utopia. In Da-nach, Hölbling catapults her ensemble out of a world of abundance and permanent networking. Having arrived at this undefined place, it is now in their hands to reinvent themselves. Or not.


choreography, staging: Saskia Hölbling, dance, choreography: Ardan Hussain, Jan Jakubal, Leonie Wahl, Anna Hein, music, composition: Wolfgang Mitterer, assistance music: Moritz Cizek, costume, stage: Gudrun Lenk-Wane, lights: Reto Schubiger, management: Simon Hajós

A DANS.KIAS production.
Supported by the cultural department of the City of Vienna, the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria for Arts and Culture and
ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival. In co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.