"Hikikomori" is the Japanese term for a strange phenomenon. Young people withdraw from their social contacts to the point of total denial of all outside contact. They hole up in their rooms, often for several years. The day/night shift is suspended and they develop a idiosyncratic rhythm of life. This rhythm to be found, provides the structure for movement, sound and light in Moritz Ostruschnjaks solo piece „Island of Only Oneland“. Sometimes it is bright for a long time, sometimes briefly dark, sometimes we find ourselves in the world of thoughts and maybe another time in a room. It's never quite clear where imagination stops and reality begins, what is fact and what is fiction.
Choreography: Moritz Ostruschnjak together with Daniela Bendini and the dancer
Dance: Mirko Guido
Music: 48nord (Siegfried Rössert u. Ulrich Müller)
Light design: Charlotte Marr
Video on stage: Jasmine Ellis
Technic: Claudio Zeeb, Charlotte Marr
World premiere: November 26th 2015, schwere reiter Munich
A production of Moritz Ostruschnjak in cooperation with schwere reiter MUSIK and 48nord. Supported by the Department of Art and Culture of the City of Munich, the BLZT, Bayerischer Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz, aus Mitteln des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kunst and the Richard-Stury Stiftung. Moritz Ostruschnjak is a member of Tanztendenz München e. V.
The video images overlap, live scenes with feeds as a multiplication of the stage action. The man glides, controlled and obeying gravity, in slow motion down the steps of the grandstand, completely passive. Only when he reaches the bottom, energy awakens in him and electric guitar, bass and percussion start rocking. He pumps himself up, concentrated muscle power, playing his rib keyboard with his fingers. (…) The dance is great, as is the sound of 48nord, Ulrich Müller and Siegfried Rössert. One remains spellbound.
Eva-Elisabeth Fischer, Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 29th 2015