The new performance piece by Tanja Bombach sets out to explore the state of being a prisoner of one’s own symbolic inflation – a study on how masculinity is presented through the traditional dance of Schuhplattler. The folklorist ritual was an exclusively male display of courtship behavior and seduction, believed to be rooted in the mating rituals of birds.
Broadening this theme, the title refers to the term in biology explaining the rapid evolution of specific traits in male species. Some traits – such as long feathers – are so strongly preferred by females to such an extent that they will mate only with those individuals possessing the greatest expression of the trait.
Inspired by topics of evolutionary theory, decay and fashion, hypnotic courtship rituals are staged whose mechanism and codes stay mysterious.
Tickets: 7€ at the door (first come, first serve)