Veronika Riz, choreographer and dancer

Festival BOLZANO DANZA 2010



Receiving an upbring and learning manners are acts of becoming human. The body is disciplined; it is subjected to countless techniques of power. Manners are authoritarian, they are non-negotiable, you either have them or you don’t. They must be learnt, practiced and mastered. An individual’s “visible forms” always represent more than he himself is. He represents his family, his class, his faith, his country. For centuries, manners have constituted a set of rules intended to make human coexistence trouble-free and pleasant.

“Hens & Forks” explores what remains of the good old rules of conduct. The performers track down manners in the real life of different cultural communities. Oscillating between nature and physical discipline they present an exciting and entertaining picture of the occidental way of life.

Premiere July 20th, 2010, 9 pm
Stadttheater Bozen

Coproduction Compagnie Veronika Riz with TANZ BOZEN – BOLZANO DANZA 2010


Funded by:

In cooperation with Ökoinstitut Südtirol

Direction / Choreography
Veronika Riz

Christof Dienz

Stage / Light
Mario Airò

Barbara Weigel

Johanna Barski

Ehud Darash
Kiriakos Hadjiioannou
Hwan-Hee Hwang
Anna Schmidt

Assistent to the director and repetitor
Nadia Cusimano

Melchior Hoffmann

Production management
Ehrliche Arbeit – freelance office for culture

Technical Director
Barbara Westermann