May, 2006

Newsletter May 20, 2006

"Because this Austrian musician has consumed cocaine big time, our country keeps on suffering." (Evo Morales)

"There is no 'because'!" (Luc Bondy)

"The spring, the full moon and the Danube in Vienna make it hard not to fall in love.“ (Hugo Chavez)

"Don‘t look for orgasm among your political forces." (Vaira Vike-Freiberga)

Culture, politics, society ... May once again got it all. Somehow soothing here that the artsy young folks are hardly ever out there, where May berserks: there's the US band with the close-to-romantic name "I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness" and their encouraging new album "Fear Is On Our Side"; there is also choreograoher Martine Pisani, advertising her latest creation "Hors Sujet (2)" with the lucid dialogue "Are you the shadow?" - "No, I'm lost".

Yep, no movement without countermovement.

Hell yeah, movement! Lot's of it! Both in the loin fields as well as in the cocktail dresses as to be seen in's current Feature Video "Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies". Extremely moving also the Research Department: Marco Berrettini cries to Charles Aznavour, Philippe Riera recontextualiszes with The Streets and Spike Jonze, Xavier Le Roy is looking for adventure and Charmaine LeBlanc & Sandy Silva finally give Appalachian Buch Dance the merits it so long had to wait for over here. ImPulsTanz research ... Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

"Working with high fidelity after having lowered one’s torso." ... "The rooms are like a body." In 2005, ImPulsTanz finally did the discourse disco, too, invited dramaturg Peter Stamer, he developed a talk format (At Home), again invited some other eloquent ones (e.g. Meg Stuart, Jan Ritsema and Paz Rojo) ... and promptly out there came movement, physicaliry. Touching, no? Find the full report at home at

Radically non-irrelevant for all workshop aficionados, finally: the timetable for ImPulsTanz 2006 ... it is online! Right on that recently tuned & revamped! From Adamson to Ykanji via Dorvillier and Bitterli, from Contemporary Dance to Yoga via 2-3 year olds and 55+ ... voilà:

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory." (Ingrid Bergman)



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