The Wrestling Club is a workshop and a performance. The artists gather to wrestle together with local workshop participants, to prepare participants’ bodies for the performance. Audiences are invited to follow the pre-written but unrehearsed performance, featured by a loud bass-driven DJ set, and feel the bodily experience of the wrestlers in their own bodies.
Wrestlers fight by holding and pushing instead of by hitting, kicking, or punching. Wrestlers try to pin each other to the ground – twisting, grappling and pressing against the opponent. Wrestlers of The Wrestling Club create wrestling anew, as a shared activity without history or predetermined trajectory. This kind of wrestling is not bound to numbers or embodiments – age, size or gender.
Wrestling feels like something – intensely. Feeling is the starting point of the sound design of the performance: the audience is surrounded by the lowest frequencies of the bass range, the ones that are felt rather than heard.