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.
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.
After their performances, Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo will hold a five-day research lab at TQW to exchange views with a small group of local artists and theoreticians. An artistic encounter and collaboration on grotesque corporealities and the body as polyphony: an unfinished, ambiguous body, always in a state of construction and creation. A body that absorbs the world and is absorbed by it, and that frees itself of its limits.
The participation are Clélia Colonna, Anne Juren, Sara Lanner, Petr Ochvat und Julia Ostwald. Whether a public presentation takes place after the lab is open to the participants.