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. In addition, Tanzquartier Wien promotes a new way of engaging with the performances. Experts from various disciplines will write a text to accompany every work shown at TQW, which will provide both artists and visitors with additional material for analysis. The texts will be collected and published atour Newsblog and, moreover, as a print magazine once a year.
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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.
An improvisation laboratory initiative by Alix Eynaudi & Frans Poelstra
unreal time composition
„Friendship in this sense is both a set-up for working and a dimension of production.“ — Céline Condorelli
“All we want is the impossible!”, Frans Poelstra and Alix Eynaudi postulate. Together with a group of artists they will indulge in an unreal time composition for two weeks and will share a performance with the audience at the end of the improvisation laboratory.
We are all experts in friendship. We all know how to dance. Friends in action: we will practice friendship as a form of solidarity, a way of committing ourselves with The Things — be it readings, dances, writings, smells, each other. During the second week of the lab we will take the chance to make The Things public, thus befriending the odd situation of dancing in front of people.
With Claire Lefèvre, Karine Blanche Emmanuelle Séror, Alex Bailey, Mzamo Nondlwana, Alix Eynaudi, Frans Poelstra
Lab in the scope of TQW Magazine – With Franz Anton Cramer
Talking about writing
“We shy away from enthusiasm.” — Frantz Fanon
Writing about dance is more than writing a review. In that sense, TQW’s Magazine initiative is not a journalistic counter-public but a reaction to the various expectations held by artists, authors, scholars and readers relating to dance coverage, which cannot be met by way of mere review journalism. The lab enquires into the politics of writing and the way in which we use criteria, viewing habits, prejudices, the failure to understand, power. Is non-coercive criticism possible and desirable? Which forms of writing do we enjoy reading? Which standpoints can we take in writing? Can these be changed? Are we aware of how we write? The lab takes the experiences gained in the first months of the present season into account. The participants Jette Büchsenschütz, Christoph Chwatal, Theresa Luise Gindlstrasser, Magdalena Hiller, Anna Kromer, Gianna Virginia Prein, Sara Schausberger, and Michael Franz Woels will work on texts of their own, discuss texts written by colleagues and ponder over future models of writing.