Learning, unlearning, re-learning, training, teaching – in SCHOOL, choreographer Krõõt Juurak and the PARASOL participants devote themselves to learning as an artistic and performative practice. Among other things, the dance group practices stand-up comedy and a notoriously complicated dance form: the Argentinian tango. A dance group is expected to dance, so what could be more natural than learning to tango?
With SCHOOL, Krõõt Juurak focuses on the educational aspect of the PARASOL project where the given institutional setting and the performative research process are integral to the artistic result a.k.a. the performance. The relationship between learning and teaching, choreographing and dancing is also taken up in tango, where these roles are dealt with in a (micro-)performative way.
born in 1981 in Tallinn, Estonia, is an artist, performer, stand-up comedian, and dancer based in Vienna. They studied choreography at ArteZ and Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions and performances include the Baltic Triennial 14, Vilnius 2021; You’re So Busy at Shedhalle, Zürich, 2021/2022; Thinking Like an Octopus, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, 2021; Art for Animals: A Perspective Change, Opelvillen Stiftung, Rüsselsheim, 2020/2021; Cohabitation, Silent Green, Berlin 2021.
Starting in 2022, two choreographers will continuously work with a select group of five young dancers on a TQW Halle G production for three months each year. A hybrid artistic training project for the dance scene in Vienna and beyond, but also a mobile network of relations, an experimental setting with a focus on the vital needs of ensemble productions: solidarity, collective experience, conviviality. More
2023 participants: Lens Kühleitner, Nadine Mathis, Julia Müllner, Oneka von Schrader, Yuwol June C.
Concept Krõõt Juurak By and with Lens Kühleitner, Nadine Mathis, Julia Müllner, Oneka von Schrader, Yuwol June C. Dramaturgy Ralo Mayer Artistic assistance Luca Büchler Tango teachers Martin Maldonado, Maurizio Ghella Light design Leo Kuraitė