Rykena & Jüngst ©Jean Marc Turmes

Carolin Jüngst & Lisa Rykena

work as choreographers and performers in the artistic duo Rykena/Jüngst between the cities of Munich and Hamburg. In their dance productions they roam through strip clubs, 1920s vaudeville theatres, Ovid’s Metamorphoses or queer comic conventions and let mermaids, she-hulks, expressive arias, velvet stages and marble down jackets meet. Their work engages queer feminist, intersectional and ableist body discourses and the transformation of normative categorisations of bodies. Drawing on classical, mythological and pop-cultural material, they create figures that defy the stereotypes and clichés of heteronormative attributions. Since 2020, as part of the research project SPOKEN DANCE (together with the choreographer Ursina Tossi), they have been intensively exploring the artistic and political potential of audio description. They regularly produce their pieces in co-production with Kampnagel Hamburg and HochX Munich (including SHE LEGEND 2019/2020 and ROSE LA ROSE 2021). Their works have been invited to various festivals, e.g. Outnow Festival Bremen or imagetanz Festival at brut Vienna. The production SHE LEGEND has also been invited to the Tanzplattform 2022 at HAU/Hebbel-am- Ufer Berlin, which took place in March.


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