07. 03. 2014

On March 12, 2014 the French Consul Général Emmanuel Cohet will decorate Walter Heun, who was born in Munich, with the medal “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” for his special merits in the promotion of French artists, especially in the fields of contemporary dance and performance, in the framework of German-French relations at the Résidence de France in Munich.

Under his artistic direction, the Tanzquartier Wien became an important partner in the EU-supported projects modul-dance and EDN. In the year 2012, with support by the ministries BMUKK (BKA Arts) and BMeiA, he initiated the support network INTPA (International Network for Dance and Performance Austria) which promotes international guest performances of Austrian choreographers.
With his dance and theatre production company JOINT ADVENTURES Heun has promoted the networking of dance in Germany as well as internationally. With TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA, ACCESS TO DANCE, and numerous other projects and initiatives he played an important part in launching, he has brought international impulses to Munich. With projects such as TANZTAGE MÜNCHEN, BRDance, as well as NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ and TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND, Heun – in co-operation with other important dance and theatre organisations – has succeeded in considerably strengthening dance and its possibilities, and moreover to anchor it in political consciousness.
His post as artistic director of luzerntanz at luzernertheater (1999–2004) also gave him a chance to do important work for dance in Switzerland.
Heun has always brought internationally successful French choreographers and artists to Vienna and Munich, some of them long before they had their “artistic breakthrough”. Among them were, e.g., Jean-François Duroure, Hervé Diasnas, Mathilde Monnier, Jérôme Bel, Xavier Le Roy, Boris Charmatz, and Laurent Chétouane.
The medal is awarded by Aurélie Filippetti, the acting French Minister of Culture, to persons who have earned merit through their work in the fields of art and literature in France and the world.

05. 03. 2014

SCORES N°4: on addressing

With contributions by Nacera Belaza, Ulrich Bielefeld, Arno Böhler und Susanne Valerie, Fuckhead, Nedjma Hadj, Gérard Mayen, Lejla Mehanović, Ali Moini, Navaridas & Deutinger, Sandra Noeth, Will Rawls, Ritu Sarin und Tenzing Sonam, Elisabeth Schäfer, Oliver Sturm and Jalal Toufic.

With its own publication – SCORES– the Tanzquartier Wien is continuing its artistic-theoretical program in another, independent medium. SCORES takes artistic research one step further and opens a performative space within the discursive one – in order to facilitate the sustainability of the discourse practised in the house and to serve as an invitation to dialogue.

The SCORES are available, free of charge, in the TQW / Studios.

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