9 – 19 June 2022 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Düsseldorf, Cologne + Essen

Michael Turinsky
Precarious Moves

This solo requires patience. Michael Turinsky cannot and will not use his body at the tempo the present day demands. Instead, he playfully and humorously outlines the image of a political movement with scope for individual needs. Such as those his resistant body always has.

10.06.22 20:30–21:40 Film screening Schedule 17.06.22 21:00–22:10 Film screening Schedule 18.06.22 19:00–20:10 Ticket Schedule

Ringlokschuppen Ruhr
Language: English with German and English surtitles

On 10.06. and 17.06. PRECARIOUS MOVES will only be shown as a film screening (on site at Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, not online). The film screening is free of charge.
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© Michael Loizenbauer
© Michael Loizenbauer
© Michael Loizenbauer

Slowly, and with intense concentration, Michael Turinsky builds a wooden model railway while philosophising about the limited options open to contemporary political resistance movements. Based on his experience of physical disability, he advocates protesting against making bodies conform to the prevailing structures of mobility and mobilisation.

The production follows the choreographer’s tempo, thereby showing the relationship between his body and what surrounds it as something fundamentally fragile: as one that can lose its balance all too easily and thus run up against many boundaries, but also overcome them, either in moments of rapid acceleration or of rapt slowness. Turinsky celebrates both these states in PRECARIOUS MOVES and uses dance to connect his body with the sensory world and thus also the audience in an entirely new way.


Performance, choreography, text, lyrics: Michael Turinsky
Music, lyrics: Tian Rotteveelstage
Stage design, costumes: Jenny Schleif

Lighting: Sveta Schwin

Photo, video: Michael Loizenbauer
Dramaturgical advice: Gabrielle Cram
Production: Anna Gräsel


A co-production by Michael Turinsky with Tanzquartier Wien and HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin. With support from the Culture Department of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport.


Michael Turinsky lives and works in Vienna as a choreographer, performer and theoretician. His interests focus on an ongoing analysis of the specific phenomenon of the body marked as “disabled” and also on a rigorous analysis of discourses around the productive tenson between politics and aesthetics.