6 November to 16 December | brut im Künstlerhaus, brut im Konzerthaus, Andere Orte
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CLOSER explores the transformation of intimacy in contemporary society, between the poles of proximity, attraction and alienation. brut’s November-December focus tackles questions of gender equality, emancipation and oppression, the mediatization of intimacy, and the extremes of phobias and desires that color the subjective psychologies of how we deal with proximity. Freischwimmer Festival gives the topic a kickstart, showcasing seven performances that embrace the festival focus INTIMATE. After the festival a series of premieres continue this investigation.

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20 to 22 November, 8 pm | brut im Künstlerhaus
Michikazu Matsune & Maxim Ilyukhin

The unique Japanese-Russian duo Michikazu Matsune and Maxim Ilyukhin is back on the brut stage! In their new work OBJECTIVE POINT OF VIEW, they focus on the issue of proximity and alienation. They playfully and humorously juggle cultural ascriptions, social identifications and (un)true stories.

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27 to 30 November, 8 pm | brut im Künstlerhaus
notfoundyet/Laia Fabre & Thomas Kasebacher

In THIS IS SO F*** DANCE!, the artist duo notfoundyet deals with the community-forming function of folk dance and try out a new kind of symbiosis between touching, moving and socializing. In the end, the biggest challenge is to remain still on your seats. Let THIS IS SO F*** DANCE shake your ground!

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1 December, 9 pm | brut im Künstlerhaus
Ja, Panik

LIBERTATIA is the name of the new album of the band Ja, Panik, and it seems that their remaining core has found themselves in a new utopia of sound: soul basses, post-punk rhythms, New-Wave guitars, synthesizer pads and singing that sounds constantly intimate and familiar. This is how Ja, Panik moves around within the atmosphere so typical of the band: between candlelight and disco ball.

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4 to 6 December, 8 pm | brut im Künstlerhaus
She She Pop

THE RITE OF SPRING focuses on the sense and meaning of female sacrifice in family and society. Based on Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps She She Pop superimpose the religious sphere of ritual human sacrifice with the ethical issues of personal self-denial both between women and men and between mothers and daughters.

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+++ MALEFIZ - It's a TINY Issue!, 28 November, from 10 pm, brut im Künstlerhaus/Foyer/Bar  +++