Three days packed with international and Austrian highlights provide first insights into the direction TQW is going to take in the coming years. Doris Uhlich kicks off the reopening of TQW on 25 January. In her ensemble piece Every Body Electric she demonstrates what effective inclusion in dance looks like. Julius Deutschbauer serves sausages and encourages TQW to “grate its own horseradish again”. Right after visitors “remove” to the stairwell to take a look at Andrea Maurer’s object poetry before reaching the redesigned Studios – the heart of TQW. For the first time in the German-speaking world, Tamara Cubas from Uruguay presents the impressive second part of her Anthropophagic Trilogy, with which she has taken the South American performance scene by storm. The Romanian artist Alexandra Pirici and her group of performers recreate historical events that merge pop culture and politics in Kunsthalle Wien. Mark Tompkins goes on an anti-ageism trip, while Anne Lise Le Gac and Élie Ortis enchant the audience with an interpretation of trash dance videos. On the third day, Alexander Gottfarb sets up shop. From then on, there will be dancing in a retail outlet for a whole year. Philipp Gehmacher, in a joint performative concert with pianist Marino Formenti, might turn just about everything upside down that one would expect from that genre. Then Ankathie Koi serves up top-notch feminist pop. The closing party is in the able hands of the ON FLEEK DJ collective. And then TQW is definitely ready for the season!
with Franko B, Tamara Cubas, David & Jakob / Matches Music, Julius Deutschbauer, Philipp Gehmacher & Marino Formenti, Alexander Gottfarb, Margareth Kaserer & Simon Steinhauser, Ankathie Koi, Anne Lise Le Gac & Élie Ortis, Andrea Maurer, ON FLEEK, Alexandra Pirici, Mark Tompkins, Doris Uhlich