July, 2009

On style, investment, sexual preferences and various heavens. In dance, of course.

"Maybe I'll be 48 and die in the gutter in Paris."

Some people can't even think of themselves dying miserably without style... Anyway, she is 62 now and still thriving. More later.

Someone who also never lacks of style despite of her dedication to experiment and innovation, is not only presenting her newest creation at ImPulsTanz09 as of today and presenting her cinematic collaboration with Peter Greenaway from 1992 within the festival's movie line Dancing Pictures, but she is also giving interested dance artists the rare opportunity to be in class with her. Application for the master class of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker on July 26 is still open 1,5 more days at:

To learn more about Rosas' further presence within the festival, to get excited about the opening of the young choreographers' series [8:tension] with the delicate "Porcelain" by Preethi Athreya and the prosthetic "The Making Of Doubt" by Colette Sadler, to look at culture through the eyes of an investor conceived by a man of culture (Davis Freeman "Investment), and the other stage gems to come, check out:

"No, my work does not reflect my sexual preferences, it reflects the fact that I feel total freedom as an artist."

"As far as I'm concerned, being any gender is a drag."

Not only said rock'n'roll icon has identity issues, also the contemporary dance world has. And invites you to contemplate on them together. With Ibrahim Quraishi starting July 20 ("Sexuality_Self Censorship_Extremities"), with Keith Hennessy as of July 27 ("Queer!") or with Katherina Zakravsky & Anne Juren from August 3-14 ("Lab/p Dance") - these and also several other research projects & workshops still have slots available - please check with the Workshop Office directly at Arsenal or at:

And remember: all present teachers will give some basic insight in their work at ImPulsTanz09 at "impressions" - the opening lecture of the workshop festival this Sunday, July 19, at 4pm.

"Rock n' roll is dream soup, what's your brand?"

If contemporary dance is your (upcoming) favourite dish, you might dig the still growing possibilities for feeding this hunger also post-festival: Meanwhile, Christine Gaigg & 2nd nature, Colette Sadler, Sebastian Prantl/Tanzatelier Wien, Condance, Arsenale della Danza/Biennale di Venezia and Institute for Dance Arts are offering auditions within ImPulsTanz09. There's more here:

"Mohammed personally mapped out seven heavens. If he got to seven, you know there's more."

Patti Smith, obviously a valuable human being to turn to for all kinds of questions in life, is currently on tour in Europe, stopping in Wels, Austria of all places this Saturday. Maybe she'll be wise, certainly she will be precious serious loud fun. And she will be supported there by electronic band Lampe, who will share their sound (and maybe also some Pattigossip) with us at the ImPulsTanz festival lounge the day after.

"Do you like the world around you? Then change it." (Patti Smith)



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