Irina Müller´s ‚On pleasure and fear‘ investigates the productive tension between these two emotions. When does a condition turn into its opposite? When do we suddenly perceive something as completely altered? What does the transformation from something enjoyable to something frightening look like?

„My pulse begins to race, my breathing grows quicker and I start to tremble slightly. There is nothing about these physical changes alone that indicate it is precisely fear I am feeling right now, because other emotional states can be accompanied by exactly the same physical phenomena – sexual ecstasy for example. What makes my emotion in this situation one of fear is my perception of being in a dangerous situation.“ Lars Svendsen „A Philosophy of Fear“

Concept: Irina Müller / With: Therese Markhus, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Irina Müller / Sounddesign: Jeff McGrory / Lightdesign: Sandra Blatterer / Artistic Collaboration: Martin Nachbar / Production Susanne Ogan

Supported by: regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin- Senatskanzlei- Kulturelle Angelegenheiten,  Tanzwerkstatt Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Südpol Luzern, Stadt Luzern, Städtepartnerschaftsverein Luzern-Potsdam

Premiere: 2010 Tanz im August Berlin

further Shows: 2010 Südpol, Luzern / 2011 Something Raw, Amsterdam

Duration: 45 min.