Participation is free of charge.
What is training? What is learning? What is un-learning? Those questions refer to modes, skills and activities, dance professionals consider as natural, self-evident and necessary to stay in a state and shape to reach a goal: a body and personality that can convince at auditions, perform on stage, and can in the long run be used for earning one’s living. However, it is strange and actually quite amazing that human beings with all their flaws are well aware of these things, and benefit from a humble practice such as “training” in emergent ways. Even more so if entered in the humble yet festive spirit of the “beginner”.
Let’s honour those practices as goals within themselves. ViennaSchoolOFF – Be/Well/Come is both serious and playful and offers a full day programme at TQW free of charge. Guests can join at various points to share experience, including physical exercise, one-on-one encounters, games, a cultural political crash course, an excursion, a meal and the watching of a movie. Maybe even dancing.
Therefore we’d like to welcome everyone, who is into learning and un-learning, to participate in this hybrid of conversation-game, training and ritual.
11.00–15.30, One-on-one Speed Dates & information desk (Wiener Perspektive) at TQW Foyer
11.00–12.15, Session 1: Jump, Run, Sweat
12.30–13.30, Session 2: May Include Music
13.30–14.30, Lunch for all participants
14.30–15.30, Session 3: What is Training?
15.30–17.00, VSOff We Go (Part 1): The Long Walk
17.00–19.00, Be/Well/Come Reception (with champagne) for all participants
19.00, VSOff We Go (Part 2): The Final Walk Off
20.00–23.00, Dinner & Psychedelic Double Projection Lounge (venue to be announced)
For further information on the event please contact: email@example.com
emerged in 2017 as a working group within Wiener Perspektive (WP), at first to provide for self-organized training options during the closing period of TQW. Wiener Perspektive is a broad platform of dance, theatre and performance artists of the Vienna free scene doing active work for the improvement of working conditions in the field and beyond. In fluctuating constellations the T&E Group investigates into the needs, dreams and wishes of dance and performance practitioners on how education could be re-designed.
Research is approached through peer-to-peer learning, games, training and interviews. Also, the T&E group has hosted a training session within the IDOCDE symposium at ImPulsTanz in July 2018.
ViennaSchoolOFF at TQW, an experimental project within the T&E group, is organised by Iris Julian, Charlotta Ruth, Sara De Santis, Alina Tretinjak, Laura Unger, K.T. Zakravsky
To join the T&E Group or WP, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org