Interdisciplinary, interuniversity post-grad forum on the subjects of choreography, performance, body, art and politics at TQW. In the...
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.
Giulia Palladini’s lecture focuses on the idea of foreplay, a theoretical framework she has been developing in her...
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.
Me & You
In Christine Gaigg’s lab on the Me & You theme, a group of artists from various fields and different generations meet to exchange views on their respective artistic approaches to intensities and sexuality. The idea is to explore one’s own way of living, sexuality and art in the context of contemporary society. Florentina Holzinger, Robert Jackson, Thomas Kasebacher, Florian Lenz, Roberta Lima and Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe will be taking part. The participants will decide in the course of the lab whether or not there will be a public presentation afterwards.