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In Performance – Cie. Willi Dorner – fitting (Vienna, Austria)

Cie. Willi Dorner
Vienna, Austria

Cie. Willi Dorner – fitting © Lisa Rastl

With his choreographic works on the relationship between the body and city space Willi Dorner has already guest-starred worldwide in artistic and urban contexts.

Between performance and installation, fitting continues these explorations against the background of increasing limitations and changes in our cities: How can one make urban spaces experienceable? How is the city changing, how are its inhabitants reacting to that and to what extent can these transformations be influenced?

fitting intervenes in the urban landscape performatively, connects with it and constructs in it. In ever new acts of assembling and analysis, the dancers show the course of events of the manufacturing of (city) space and appropriate it.

In the process, with the resulting temporary installations they not only challenge the conception of public space as a formation available for building and the construction principles of stability, symmetry and straightness. Rather they multiply the ordering principles that underlie (city) architecture and create the opportunity also to rediscover our perspectives of familiar public space.

About Cie. Willi Dorner:

Vienna/Austria based Cie. Willi Dorner was founded by Willi Dorner in 1999.

Besides his international touring dance performances Willi Dorner is keen on creating events that give the audience the opportunity for new experiences, insights and a different perception of every day’s life. His interdisciplinary works are developed in cooperation with artists and scientists of different fields.

His work was co-produced by festivals and venues like Tanzquartier Wien, ImpulsTanz, Wiener Festwochen, Wien Modern, Musica Strasbourg, NottDance UK and presented at international venues such as springdance NL, Kampnagel Hamburg, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Festival Paris Quartier d’été, Dansenshus Stockholm, Madrid En Danza, Dance Umbrella London, Tanz in Berlin and others.


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Christian Margol is an interdisciplinary artist working in the areas of contemporary dance, performance, acting, photography, music and sound. Intensive artistic collaboration in different formats with Futurelove Sibanda (ZM) and the band "Future and The Lovers". Currently based in Vienna (Austria).

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