Author: Christian Margol (Vienna, Austria)

In Performance: Gob Squad – Western Society (Vienna, Austria)

Western Society Gob Squad 30.11.2013 & 1.12.2013 brut Wien Vienna, Austria In Western Society, Gob Squad zoom their camera directly into the centre of the western home. By exploring the internet’s remote darkness, Gob Squad have brought back a tiny satellite, a fairly unspectacular unwatched video of an anonymous living room, of a family gathering somewhere at the edge of the western world. A ...

Opportunities: Chunky Move Audition (Vienna, Austria)

Australian contemporary dance company, Chunky Move seeks experienced dancers with high level performance skills for a new project by Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk and writer/director Falk Richter. After their successful productions “Trust” (2009), “Protect Me” (2010) and “Rausch” (2012), van Dijk and Richter will collaborate on a new Chunky Move production du...

Highlights: ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival #30 (Vienna, Austria)

ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival #30 11.7.2013 – 11.8.2013 Vienna, Austria What does an over-sized blue elephant and an Oscar winner have in common? How does a contemporary “Schuhplattler“ open new perspectives on folk dance? Who sings of nature, standing half naked in a chilly leafy forest? And to which beats does Harlem actually shake, why is Greenwhich Village not mo...

In Performance: FEEDBACK (2nd edition), Tanzquartier Wien – (Vienna, Austria)

FEEDBACK [2nd edition] Tanzquartier Wien, Dschungel Wien, Hofburg, ehemaligen Zollamtskantine 24.4. – 27.4.2013 Vienna, Austria FEEDBACK [2nd edition] An excerpt from the current dance and performance scene in Austria in the view of Tanzquartier Wien. Four days of dance and performance from Austria. Four days in which you can gain a concentrated experience of the inspirational power with whi...

In Performance: Annie Dorsen – A Piece Of Work (Vienna, Austria)

A Piece Of Work Annie Dorsen brut Wien 5.4.2013 & 6.4.2013 Vienna, Austria   A Piece of Work uses a 21st century Hamlet machine: a congenially programmed network is fed Hamlet texts. The technology produces ever-new scenes, songs, scores, and pictures. In this Hamlet of the post-humanist age, the connection between human and machine is reversed and a mix of data, language, algorithms, and inte...

In Performance: Michael Clark – come, been and gone (Vienna, Austria)

come, been and gone Michael Clark Festspielhaus St.Pölten 4.5.2013 St.Pölten, Austria The incredible dancers of the Michael Clark Company from London present revolutionary contemporary dance in which the worlds of classical ballet, modern dance and explosive rock music meet and coexist in perfect harmony in their work “come, been and gone”. The choreographer Michael Clark, a highly acc...

In Performance: Hofesh Shechter – Political Mother (St.Pölten, Austria)

Political Mother Hofesh Shechter Festspielhaus St.Pölten 16.2.2013 St.Pölten, Austria The Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, who recently received a variety of talent and newcomer awards, continues his string of successes with his work “Political Mother”, which premiered in 2010. The piece follows on from the works “Uprising” and “In your rooms”. In 2008, critics described Hofesh Shecter as so...

In Performance: KAT VÁLASTUR / adLibdances – Oh! Deep sea – Corpus III your whole life passes before your eyes

Oh! Deep sea – Corpus III your whole life passes before your eyes Kat Válastur/adLibdances Tanzquartier Wien 1.2.2013 – 2.2.2013 Vienna, Austria                                                        Oh! Deep sea – Corpus III –  Kat Válastur   Oh! Deep sea – Corpus III is part of a longer cycle by the Greek choreographer Kat Válastur, inspired by Homer’s Odyssey – in pa...

In Performance: Doris Uhlich – Come Back (Vienna, Austria)

Come Back Doris Uhlich Brut Wien 16.1./18.1./19.1./22.1./24.1. – 26.1.2013 Vienna, Austria Choreographer Doris Uhlich’s Come Back brings five former ballet dancers from Vienna’s State Opera and People’s Opera back to the brut stage long after the end of their dance careers. The dancers spent a year working with Uhlich on a futuristic archaeology: based on internalised hierarchy and ballet’s ...

In Performance: The Forsythe Company – Sider (Vienna, Austria)

Sider The Forsythe Company Tanzquartier Wien (TQW) 12.07.2012 – 12.08.2012 Vienna, Austria Between avant-garde and virtuosity, between the zest for dance and movement research, William Forsythe’s choreographic works in the last two decades have not just renewed the codes and possibilities of classical ballet. Rather his artistic work, in its very characteristic combination of movement, langu...

In Performance: Dave St-Pierre – New Creation 2012 (Vienna, Austria)

New Creation 2012 Dave St-Pierre  Tanzquartier Wien 15.11.2012 – 17.11.2012 Vienna, Austria    The Canadian choreographer Dave St-Pierre is regarded as someone obsessed with the body. As a skilled provocateur, he creates images of movement that irritate but also touch his audience – sensitive, wild, entertaining and ruthless. In his new creation the last part of his celebrated trilogy o...

In Performance: Joonas Lahtinen – EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU (Vienna, Austria)

EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU Joonas Lahtinen brut Wien 9.11.2012/10.11.2012/12.11.2012/14.11.2012 – 17.11.2012  Vienna, Austria    Life, cooking, working, a home: the fitted kitchen. EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU [A.KITCHEN.CONSTRUCTION] is simultaneously an installation, a performance, and a place of discourse. How do people live, cook, and work in fitted kitchens, and how do their inhabitants make them their home...

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