Tanzquartier Wien

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 which the artists in this country are passionately and skilfully expanding the possibilities of choreography. Four days of fresh ideas, touching moments, political commitment, surprising spatial experiences, deep insights into society, the human, into what he thinks and what he would like to convince others. Four days of artistic feedback on current events and feedback for the artists. For four days ...

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, language, architecture, music and technology, has left traces going far beyond in the field of contemporary art. With Sider, the exceptional choreographer and his outstanding company, who captivate through their movement technique and improvisation, are showing one of their latest performances at the Tanzquartier Wien. The rhythmical inflections of Elizabethan theater, like those of classical dance, ha...

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 on human utopias can also be seen at the Tanzquartier Wien. In a strictly reduced set with few props, the ‘enfant terrible’ of the dance scene shows an emotional play of opposites: an outline of society, its superficiality and its deficiencies; a work about humans themselves, in which he drives his 25, mostly naked dancers and his themes over the pain threshold to the extreme and makes the immediac...

In Performance: Laurent Chétouane – Sacré Sacre du Printemps (Vienna, Austria)

Sacré Sacre du Printemps Laurent Chétouane Tanzquartier Wien 12.10.-13.10.2012 Vienna, Austria One of the most influential works of music and dance history, Le Sacre du Printemps, is the theme of the latest work by Laurent Chétouane. Igor Stravinsky’s composition, which initially met with incomprehension and harsh rejection at its première in 1913, has since inspired numerous artists. Understood as a musical epochal work of modernism, the stramge is placed at the core of our society, adapted through this integration and as a result robbed of its strangeness. Laurent Chétouane picks up on these considerations: how can one leave the strange as strange? He shifts the view from the ritual sacrificial victim of spring to the choreographic and visual »sacrifice« of the work, Le Sacre du Printemp...

In Performance: Forced Entertainment – The Coming Storm (Vienna, Austria)

The Coming Storm Forced Entertainment Tanzquartier Wien 5.10.-6.10.2012 Vienna, Austria     In this new work Forced Entertainment – international innovators of contemporary theatre – tangle and cross-cut multiple stories to make a compelling and unstable performance. From love and death to sex and laundry, from shipwrecks to falling snow, personal anecdotes rub shoulders with imaginary movies, and half-remembered novels bump into distorted fairytales. Using a method as inventive as it is absurd, six performers create, collaborate, ambush and disrupt this epic saga that is resolutely too big for the stage. The result is comical, contradictory and poignant; full of wrongheaded tricks, broken dances, sleazy drum interruptions and perfunctory piano accompaniment – featuring live musi...

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

fitting Cie. Willi Dorner Europaplatz/Langauergasse 29.-30.9.2012 Vienna, Austria   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 appropria...