31. 03. 2013

How would you describe the work of William Forsythe or the performances by his company to someone who has not seen the work before?
Perhaps when going to see a creation of William Forsythe, it is not only a show, it’s an experience as soon as you enter the space. Whether it is the traditional theatre setting for Second Detail or the more contemporary use of space such as Heterotopia or the dark confined space of Angoloscuro, you are most definitely entering a world of new landscape with a new set of rules or language. Dance as we understand it takes on new form and very particular to the Forsythe Dancer is the language in which they are engaged is inscribed on the dancers body as though ingrained in their DNA. You will leave knowing that your perception of Dance has been challenged.

What’s the intention of this work also referring to Samuel Beckett’s quote “Try again. Fail again. Fail better”? How did William Forsythe, the choreographer, start making the work?
In the beginning of the working process we were very much engaged with the idea of the unsustainable act, whether portrayed in an activity or purely manifesting an indeterminable movement. We tried to explore the realm of movement where one should not go. Hence the term ‘Unsustainables' which then became the start or point of departure in which to investigate.  We were infact putting ourselves in a predicament where we didn’t know the outcome. The work was very tiring and took the body to its limit causing other tensions through ones physical being. I think the Beckett quote met the work at some point but I don’t know if it was there from the get go? Perhaps it was there from the beginning for W.F. In my mind it was more of a realization that the two worlds should meet. Beckett meets Forsythe. Bill’s work is exactly that - Try again. Fail again. Fail better! 

Does the title Yes we can’t refer to Barack Obama as this slogan became very popular in 2008, the same year, the first version of this performance premiered? I don't believe for a second that Barack Obama’s slogan had anything to do with the work. As I recall the election slogans were thrown about after Bill announced the title of the work. Coincidence or maybe Mr Obama caught wind of it! But seriously, to be honest what goes around comes around.

21. 03. 2013

An excerpt from the current dance and performance scene in Austria in the view of Tanzquartier Wien
WED 24 APRIL – SAT 27 APRIL

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 Vienna will become the centre of international interest of the experts. Presenters, festival directors and multiplicators are coming to the city to find inspiration for their programme planning. Four days on which you can think with us in the afternoons, experience the art of dance in the evening, celebrate until late into the night, and still spend nights dancing in your dreams. Four days in which you should take a holiday and stay with us. 

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Calendar

WED 24 APRIL

19.30 in Josephskapelle/Hofburg
CHRISTINE GAIGG / 2nd nature
DeSacre!
 

THUR 25 APRIL

17.00 in TQW / Studios
DOMINIK GRÜNBÜHEL / LUKE BAIO
ohne nix

18.00 + 19.00 in TQW / Studios
STEFANIE WILHELM
Lumen – Raum sehen II

20.30 in TQW / Hall G
ROLAND RAUSCHMEIER & MILLI BITTERLI / PHILIPP GEHMACHER / ANNE JUREN / PAUL WENNINGER
MASH UP – a readymade performance

 

FRI 26 APRIL

13.30 – 16.00 in TQW / Studios
FEEDBACK Excursus

17.00 in Dschungel Wien
ELISABETH B. TAMBWE
Golden Baby

18.00 in TQW / Studios
ALEX DEUTINGER / MARTA NAVARIDAS
Your Majesties

20.30 in ehemaligen Zollamtskantine
CLAUDIA BOSSE / theatercombinat
designed desires

 

SAT 27 APRIL

13.30 – 16.00 in TQW / Studios
FEEDBACK Excursus

19.00 + 22.00 in TQW / Studios
AN KALER
On Orientations | one place after

20.30 in TQW / Hall G
THE LOOSE COLLECTIVE
The Old Testament According to the Loose Collective

20.30 in ehemaligen Zollamtskantine
CLAUDIA BOSSE / theatercombinat
designed desires

up from 22.00 in TQW / Studios
Film-Screenings / sixpackfilm
MICHAEL PALM / WILLI DORNER
body trail (A, 2009)
JAN MACHACEK
in the mix (A, 2008), show ghost (A, 2013)
PAUL WENNINGER
trespass (A, 2012)
MARA MATTUSCHKA / CHRIS HARING
Burning Palace (A, 2009)

22.00 in TQW / Studios
SEBASTIJAN GEČ / OTTO KRAUSE / MILAN LOVIŠKA
After this, therefore because of this
& followed by the FEEDBACK [2nd edition]-closing party
with Dressing For Beats'
by Tomate Van Monte and The Clicks