The three theory curators bring different perspectives to the table: in addition to a choreographic-analytical approach, a pop-culture outlook critical of society and a queer/feminist perspective are increasingly taken into account as well. Some of the theory programme is thematically linked with TQW’s performance programme, but besides that it also investigates essential issues in the fields of choreography and performance, or, more generally, major concerns of our time.
The three theory curators at Tanzquartier Wien, Thomas Edlinger, Janez Janša and Janine Jembere, will host a curated...
The lab programme regularly held at the TQW Studios is dedicated to exploration and exchange between local as well as international artists and experts.
Unhampered by the customary pressure to produce and present, the participants can explore general topical, specific or utterly unusual aspects of contemporary choreography and performance. Some of the subjects addressed relate to the contemporaneous performance programme at Tanzquartier Wien to enable a closer examination.
However, the labs also provide those interested with a platform to inquire into urgent issues of our time, irrespective of TQW’s programme. Experts or artists curate and run the labs.
down to earth – lying around – a very gentle strike
low energy bodies, striking bodies, sleeping bodies, resting bodies, receiving bodies, lazy bodies, emotional bodies, dreaming bodies – down to earth.
During this lab, participants will address the ‘radical’ body position that lets the human spine run horizontally to the ground, imitating an animalistic posture.
The decision to simply lie around triggers positive as well as negative connotations. It is easily associated with relaxation and serenity as well as lethargy and idleness. But perhaps it might also represent a politics of resistance. What level of attention (also in the sense of ‘woke’) can a relaxed, ostensibly passive body sustain?
This interdisciplinary lab drawing on theoretical as well practical knowledge will examine the artistic potential of the more or less voluntary, ostensibly aimless and seemingly idle position of a reclining body. It will also consider states of lying down while sleeping, or being confined to bed.
down to earth – lying around – a very gentle strike (in reference to the article “A Very Careful Strike – Four Hypotheses” written by the collective Precarias a la Deriva) will focus on questions regarding states of consciousness and processes of (self-)perception which arise while being in a reclining position.
Participants: Anne Glassner, Lisa Hinterreithner, Anne Juren, Astrid Kaminski, Bojana Kunst, Linda Samaraweerová, Esther Strauß
Within the framework of the lab Bojana Kunst will hold the lecture The Labour of the Perfomance Artist.
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