Where Do You Wanna Go Today (Variations)
Performance, 70min, 2017
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© Karolina Miernik / MUMOK, ImPulsTanz Vienna Austria, 2018

The performance Where Do You Wanna Go Today (Variations) works with a Pop Musical Audiobook (2017). The album is comprised of different acts, songs and stories but is treated as a single work rather than a collection of individual pop hits of perfect length, structure or quality, and adopts a playful approach to comment on the ways music is perceived today. The title hints to the music’s composition in relation to the acts’ structure, length, melodies, words and themes of geography, texture and, most importantly, the contemporary disorientation of identities.
By restructuring pop songs and zapping through different architectural worlds, this album evokes feelings of dislocation, instability, fear and the struggles involved in love and relationships. It advances a queer anonymity freed from any fixed cultural identity in an age of accelerating media exposure fixated on fame.

© Karolina Miernik / MUMOK, ImPulsTanz Vienna Austria, 2018

Where Do You Wanna Go Today (Variations) is performed by the voice and body of PRICE, who in this work welcomes the audience to experience something ‘in between’ rather than accepting pre-labeled differences. It’s a piece that purposefully lacks direction, triggering nostalgic moods that remind us how to start all over again.

© Senta Simond & Jenna Calderari 

© Karolina Miernik / MUMOK, ImPulsTanz Vienna Austria, 2018

Music and performance PRICE
Dramaturgy & character coach Mira Kandathil
Movement research Ivan Blagajčević

Voice coach Katarzyna Sitarz
Music production Alban Schelbert, Modulaw
Costume design in collaboration with BARRAGÁN
Photo Senta Simond

Co-production Arsenic – Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Lausanne
STUK – House for Dance, Image & Sound, Leuven

This project is supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Cultural Foundation, the City of Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Ernst Göhner Foundation