urgent, in bodies (acab)
„Obedecemos sin siquiera hacer el esfuerzo de decir que si. (We are obedient without even bothering to agree.)“ – graffiti in Santiago de Chile
urgent, in bodies is a movement instruction, a rejection of deferrals and a call for collectives to form an opposition to state authority and institutions. A dance that encourages to become complicit and form alliances, to create autonomous networks and organisms.
urgent, in bodies explores moments in which bodies meet, encounter each other, gather and form fluid formations of temporary and collective action. The five dancers view agency as a participatory attribute of social interaction, as opposed to an asset belonging to specific or representative individuals. Music from the album Manual For Successful Rioting by French DJ collective Birdy Nam Nam serves as basis for the physical statements, subversive gestures and resulting temporary alliances of bodies.
completed her dance studies at Anton Bruckner Universität in Linz, after several semesters abroad, in London and Leeds. She has worked with choreographers Francesco Scavetta, Evangelos Poulinas and Jarek Cemerek as well as with Austrian dance companies Hungray Sharks and Ich bin OK, among others. She was awarded a TQW training scholarship in 2019.
is a dancer, choreographer and musician based in Vienna and Biel/Bienne. His artistic work is situated at the intersection of political activism, anarchistic practice and contemporary dance, and examines chiasms and conglomerates from the realms of movement, music, language and immediate action.
is a dance artist based in Vienna. Born in Canada, she started her career by attending the Université du Québec à Montréal, before completing a professional dance training at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. In 2020, she was awarded a TQW training scholarship and a TenderSteps Residency at Raw Matters.
is a dancer and choreographer. She completed her studies at the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen in 2019. She was awarded a TQW training scholarship as well as a ImPulsTanz danceWEB scholarship.
is a dancer and freelance dance educator who completed her studies in Contemporary Dance Pedagogy at Musik und Kunst Universität Wien.