Eigensinn (The Wilful Child)
Antje PfundtnerPresented in Season 1 2007
Presented by Arts House and Chunky Move
7.30pm, Fri 22 Jun
7.30pm, Sat 23 Jun
5pm, Sun 24 Jun
$20 / $15
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Contains adult concepts
With her first full-length evening solo eigenSinn – the title, a pun on “wilfulness” and “one’s own sense/sensuality” – the young dancer and choreographer Antje Pfundtner has graduated from Hamburg, Germany to international scene.
The Grimm brother’s tale of The Wilful Child, in which a little girl pays bitterly for insisting on having her own way, provides the point of departure for Antje Pfundtner’s solo. eigenSinn becomes a metaphor for the desire to experience oneself sensually and to have one’s own identity accepted by others.
Antje Pfundtner’s dance proffers a surprising theatrical expressiveness which speaks directly to her public. The simple, clear images crystallize the various motifs of the artist’s self-interrogation on the themes of self-perception and the perception of the Other.
Image by – Melanie Bedford