Tanzquartier Wien – Centre for Contemporary Choreography and Performance




Tanzquartier Wien – Centre for Contemporary Choreography and Performance

Since its inception in 2001, Tanzquartier Wien has counted among the most influential dance centres in Europe. Initiated by local artists, it was one of several cultural institutions that were given premises at MuseumsQuartier. The first artistic director, Sigrid Gareis, was succeeded by Walter Heun in 2009. As of the beginning of 2018, Bettina Kogler is in charge of the establishment. Tanzquartier Wien presents various events in its three Studios from October to June, and in MuseumsQuartier’s Hall G from October to April.

The goal and purpose of Tanzquartier Wien is ongoing collaboration with local artists active in the fields of choreography and performance. This may take the form of various formats and isn’t afraid to take risks or experiment. Another focus is on the presentation of selected works by international artists. In addition, Tanzquartier Wien continues to work tirelessly in the fields of rehearsal & exploration, theory & research as well as training & workshops. Visitors have a library at their disposal that holds a selection of specialist literature and a media library which also serves as an archive.

Tanzquartier Wien is a place for artists to work and exchange ideas, at the same time it is a venue where visitors can engage in contemporary choreography that takes up sociopolitical and/or artistic discourses. By integrating practices and formats from other genres, like visual art, theatre, film, etc., and due to the immediate physicality of dance we can address even the most complex phenomena of our time in a nuanced manner and make them manifest by way of sensory experience. The educational work of Tanzquartier Wien promotes a more thorough examination and investigation of dance as an art form and intends to counteract any reservations about it.

In terms of content, Tanzquartier Wien’s programming is in line with, among other things, Donna Haraway’s considerations. The US American theoretician has postulated that a future “more worth living” is only possible if we finally stop passing on and thereby continue to write the same destructive narratives. In that sense, Tanzquartier Wien sees itself as a creative space for new narratives and a “better” future.

© Paul Bauer 



Bettina Kogler –

Artistic Direction & Programme

Ulrike Heider-Lintschinger –

Commercial Director

Office Management

Barbara Hochreiter


Christa Spatt

Training & Workshops

Olive Schellander

Library & TQW Magazin

Christina Gillinger

Mediathek & Video Archive

Lejla Mehanovic

Theory Curators

Thomas Edlinger

Janez Janša

Janine Jembere


Sophie Pachner – Head of Production

Bernhard Seyringer – Production


Helma Bittermann – Head of Marketing

Lewon Heublein – Marketing

Franz Jud – Press

Theresa Rauter – Audiencing


Lejla Mehanovic


Ela Piplits —

Head of Ticketing

Florian Hohl

Lisa Ribar

Sebastiano Sing


Monika Gruber — Head of Technique

Johannes Fürst

Roman Streuselberger

Lisa Schwarzenbacher

Financial & Personnel Administration

Monika Kirchlechner —

Head of Financial & Personnel Administration

Fariba Karimi —

Financial & Personnel Administration

IT Support

Carsten Rocklage

Evening Service

Martin Brandner

Carina Netzer

Audience Service

Eva-Maria Scholz —


Mira Bogner

Emma Derntl

Lisa Frantz

Sebastian Gangl

Verena Heterich

Maximilian Hohlweg

Nehemie Lello da Costa

Vetscheslav Seniugov

Marie Schneider

Isabela Voicu

Hanna Wimmer


Jelica Cerimovic

Gorica Stankovic


TQW Studios
TQW Halle E+G
TQW Studios
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training & workshops
Mon–Fri 9.00–19.30
Sat 10.00–19.30
except holidays
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TQW rents out the newly renovated and very bright Studios for rehearsal work.

The relevant rental information is available for download as a PDF file here. Rental is always subject to availability, so we kindly ask you to contact us as early as possible. A rented Studio can only be used during the opening hours of TQW’s box office. All Studios have a sprung wooden floor.

The stage setups of TQW’s Studios and of Hall G are available for download here.