United sorry is a collaboration between Mister United (Frans Poelstra) and Deejay Sorry (Robert Steijn). United sorry wants to bring semi-intellectual/semi-sentimental and rudimentary-conceptual events in the field of arts. Originally coming from dance, now they want to make work which mixes dance with theatre, music and visual arts in a way which makes people think: ”Do I dream, is this really possible or at least acceptable?”
Their first public appearance as united sorry was in “I am in concert”, a nostalgic disco-event, which they made especially for a jazz club in Oslo ( Coda festival/ October 2003). For the theatre stage they introduced themselves as theatre people with a long history in the performance “Frans Poelstra, his dramaturge and Bach” (Vienna, Impulstanz 2004). They still tour this performance intensively to show the public where they come from. The first time they mixed dance, live- music and visual arts concert happened with the Viennese musician Martin Siewert. Together they made a six hours long “The Intensifiers”-project, in the context of the exhibition ”Model architecture” of Matt Mullican in the Lentos-museum (February 2006, Linz). The second theatre performance of united sorry, the dance-musical “feminine delight”( premiered in the festival Steirische Herbst in Graz) is also in collaboration with Martin Siewert. A pilot for this piece was the one-off performance “Dan, Martha, Trisha, Frans and Robert” in the context of Wieder und Wider (TQW/Mumok November 2006).
They started an on-going collaboration with the visual artist Roland Seidl, which will lead to the community art project for the public space: “Marie Therese entdeckt die zeitgenössiche Kunst” (September 2008, also with the dancers/choreographers Anne Juren, Pieter Ampe and the theatre company Theater im Bahnhof).
Frans and Robert also give workshops, make solo’s and collaborate with other artists under their own name but always with each other’s support.
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