_ 2012 _ performances : 56 RESULTS

© Ella Esque

A Tribute to Franz West

in memoriam

in the night of Sunday, August 5, to Monday, August 6 with participation of: Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud, Ivo Dimchev, Clara Furey, Chris Haring, Trajal Harrell, Benoît Lachambre, Philipp Q...
© Fengran Zhou

Angela Schubot & Jared Gradinger

What they are instead of

Breathing, panting, pressing and rubbing more and more vigorously against each other – Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot from Berlin have choreographed a duet that has caused quite a stir. In “...
© Winnie Mahrin

Angela Schubot & Jared Gradinger

is maybe

They stay really close to each other. After their success with the duet “What they are instead of”, Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot attempt once more to reach the blurring of physical boundaries. Thi...
© Christoph Lepka

Anne Juren


A magic trick is the epitome of the bourgeois concept of entertainment. – Whether this is true or not, the Viennese choreographer born in France, Anne Juren, takes the audience to the magic realm o...
CPA*  2012
© Kaja Brezocnik

Azra Ibrahimovic & Aleksandar Georgiev & Jovana Rakic Kiselcic

Concerto for three bodies

How does communication work between music as a system of sound and the performative body as a system of movement? That was the question Azra Ibrahimović from Croatia, Aleksandar Georgiev from Bulgaria ...
[8:tension]  2012
© Laurent Paillier

Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud

Danses Libres

An amazing travel through time to Paris during the interwar years. Deeply impressed by Isadora Duncan’s aesthetics, François Malkovsky, who has almost faded into oblivion, created his “free danc...
© Alexandra Richter

Christine Borch

the body that comes

New venue: The performance of Christine Borch takes place at Schauspielhaus! A woman plays about with a long worm made of thick natural wool – a protection but at the same time an impediment. She g...
[8:tension]  2012
© Rodolphe Martin

Cie. I.D.A. / Mark Tompkins

Opening Night – a vaudeville

There are Mr T and Junior, an aged professional dancer and a young outsider. They have brought a few songs with them, which they put together into a good old variety show. Mark Tompkins and Mathieu...
© Ismael Ivo

Cie. Ismael Ivo

Francis Bacon

A naked sphinx, with her legs in a white sack and a butcher’s knife for crutches. A body hanging from the ceiling like a carcass. And Ismael Ivo convulsing, gasping for breath. Johann Kresnik, w...
© Bengt Gustafsson

Cie. Trajal Harrell

Antigone Sr.

Trajal Harrell’s series “Twenty Looks – Paris is Burning at The Judson Church” was presented in the formats (XS), (S) and (M) at last year’s ImPulsTanz. And its success on the New York dance scene has...
[WildWalk]  2012
© Claudia Bosse

Claudia Bosse

your energetic democratic body!

Claudia Bosse (AT/DE) & Choreographers' Venture Group "your energetic democratic body!" Can a body be democratic? Are bodies political or antidemocratic? Or are democratic bodies “anti-bodies”? Que...
© Reinhard Werner

DANS.KIAS / Saskia Hölbling

body in a metal structure

This structure must always seem a little out of place, because for Saskia Hölbling from Vienna it is a means to squat public spaces. Together with French artist Laurent Goldring the choreographer ...
CPA*  2012
© Valerie Archeno

David Wampach


An extreme experience: a man and a woman nearly breathe the life out of each other. This is how French choreographer David Wampach opens up a new perspective on Vaslav Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring in h...
[WildWalk]  2012
© Andrea Salzmann

Doris Uhlich

Rising Swan

The swans have changed. They wear boots, black leather jackets and full visor helmets, for example. A swan may be a strong woman, mincing on (demi) pointe while recounting the ambitious and/or absurd...
CPA*  2012
© Laura Vuoma

Eeva Muilu & Milja Sarkola

In Human Disguise

Nudity is bewildering. All too often, it is publicised in connection with violence. Anyway, this is how it seems to the two Finnish choreographers Eeva Muilu and Milja Sarkola, and their joint work...
[8:tension]  2012
© Jean Luc Tanghe

Fabian Barba

A personal yet collective history

Young choreographer Fabián Barba has conquered very many hearts on the European dance scene with his “Mary Wigman Dance Evening”. Now the artist from Ecuador presents his next solo. It is about danc...
[8:tension]  2012
© Agathe Poupeney

Faustin Linyekula

Le Cargo

Until now, Faustin Linyekula has been the teller of stories from his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He developed ten pieces with the Studios Kabako, a company with which he established...
© Anna van Kooij

Florentina Holzinger


A strong young woman in a very blonde wig dances in a white dress with light red stains on it, and she propels a wheelchair on stage: Florentina Holzinger between dream and reality, between fakes as...
[8:tension]  2012
© Clive Jenkins

François Chaignaud


Two god-like figures in frames of light. Bathed in mystical light and naked like Greek marble statues, François Chaignaud and Marie-Caroline Hominal do something that the old Hellenes would have ...
[WildWalk]  2012
© Stanislav Dobak

Georgia Vardarou

Hardcore Research On Dance

The solo by the young Greek choreographer Georgia Vardarou is not exclusively addressed to absolute dance specialists among the audience. Quite the contrary. While the title announces “Hardcore Research O...
[8:tension]  2012
© Eva Würdinger

Ian Kaler

Insignificant Others (learning to look sideways)

Three young people dance beside each other. They avoid getting into closer contact with each other. Their eyes meet a couple of times, but that’s about as emotional as they get. Only the tempo and t...
[8:tension]  2012
© Marian Ivanov

Ivo Dimchev


„Concerto“ He had his breakthrough with the solo “Lili Handel”, and with four featured pieces – “Som Faves”, “I-ON”, “” and “X-ON” – he was one of the main protagonists at ImPuls...
[WildWalk]  2012
© Ivo Dimchev

Ivo Dimchev

the P project

„the P project“ P can stand for anything, says the Bulgarian performance artist and choreographer living in Brussels, Ivo Dimchev, and this is why his P project could be about “a policeman or a pro...
© Ivo Hoftse

Jefta Van Dinther & Minna Tiikkainen & David Kiers


It’s heavy labour, at least in the beginning. A figure is trying hard to move in the semi darkness of the stage but doesn’t get far. Whatever is about to happen, the path is not going to be an eas...
[8:tension]  2012
© Ian Douglas

Jennifer Lacey


It’s not hard to look into the future, provided you have enough humour: like Jennifer Lacey, who sits down at a table between two candles and makes predictions in her solo “Gattica”. For example, about...
© Kurt Van der Elst

Joke Laureyns


A group of eight to twelve-year-old dancers will have finished an exciting exploration into the realms of the unspeakable, a search for the “colours” of movement in dance and the stories of the bod...
© Herman Sorgeloos

Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion

Counting To One Hundred

Counting To One Hundred is part of an ongoing body of duets by Burrows and Fargion, which build with non-spectacular elements but arrive often at a deception virtuosity, radiating delight even as...
© Mirolto

Ko Murobushi

quick silver

“The first dancer was a smith”, Kô Murobushi claims. “The first dancer was a traveller.” And: “He had one eye, one leg, one arm.” But even before you may start to feel misplaced pity for him, the Jap...
© Arnaldo J.G. Torres

Koffi Kôkô

La beauté du diable

„La beauté du diable“ The Devil’s got style, he is the master seducer on the back of the mirror of morality. And it’s left to Koffi Kôkô to unveil the beauty of evil. The legendary pioneer of modern ...
© Chris Haring

Liquid Loft / Chris Haring

The Perfect Garden: ODEON

A room, with a form like a block and a consistency like a breath, is patiently waiting for occupants. It is liquid loft’s “Mush Room”: another masterstroke – after “Wellness” – from Chris Haring’s crit...
CPA*  2012
© Judith Lutz

Manuel Legris

Il faut qu'une porte...

"Il faut qu'une porte..." Contemporary Ballet Gala with kind support of Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris & Vienna State Ballet with choreographies by Nacho Duato, Jirí Kylián, John Neumeier, An...
© Ian Douglas

Miguel Gutierrez


A flamboyant figure unpacks an awful lot of knick-knack and a few books while speaking his mind. The heavy make-up on his face with a stubble is crowned with a pompous rococo wig. US American choreographer...
© Naoko Tanaka

Naoko Tanaka

Die Scheinwerferin

„Die Scheinwerferin“ The flare of a small flashlight. The sound of a moving train. A table, under which Naoko Tanaka has set up a landscape on a black carpet with skewered cutlery, empty biscuit jar...
[8:tension]  2012
© Arno Bouvier

Olivier Dubois


Three years ago, he danced his wild, passionate and threatening faun in Vienna. Now the French dancer and choreographer Olivier Dubois is a lonesome hero once more. A man who revolts. Caged like an...
[WildWalk]  2012
© Carl Anders Nilsson


Programme I

An extraordinary rendezvous between the Old Viennese ballroom tradition and contemporary diversity. In the former “Grand Etablissement Gschwandner”, one of Vienna’s largest and most popular wine taver...
CPA*  2012
© Carl Anders Nilsson


Programme II

An extraordinary rendezvous between the Old Viennese ballroom tradition and contemporary diversity. In the former “Grand Etablissement Gschwandner”, one of Vienna’s largest and most popular wine taver...
CPA*  2012
Gschwandner, der große Saal © Carl Anders Nilsson


Programme III

"Programme III" - Special formats, surprises and "Perfektion" - An extraordinary rendezvous between the Old Viennese ballroom tradition and contemporary diversity. In the former “Grand Etablissement G...
CPA*  2012
© Michael Slobodian

Par B.L.eux / Benoît Lachambre

Chutes Incandescentes

A truly rare experience, an enchanting piece – Canadian choreographer Benoît Lachambre and singer, dancer and author Clara Furey have evoked rather enthusiastic reactions to the “shining downfalls” they h...
© Chistine Rose Divito

Par B.L.eux / Benoît Lachambre


„Snakeskins“ Benoît Lachambre looks like an old fighting dog, like a vagabond or an avatar, as the protagonist in his solo work about the shedding of skin. Which is not a “fake solo”, as the reno...
© Eva Würdinger

Philipp Gehmacher

solo with Jack

In his new work Philipp Gehmacher takes the idiosyncrasy of his movement language as a starting point to examine together with performer Jack Hauser the promises and the failings of language between...
CPA*  2012
© Hasan Kuyucu

Raul Maia & Thomas Steyaert

The Ballet of Sam Hogue and Augustus Benjamin

Raul Maia (AT/PT) & Thomas Steyaert (BE) Two young men enter the stage, put down their backpacks, take off their jackets and all the rest of their clothes except for their incredibly unsexy...
[8:tension]  2012
© Herman Sorgeloos

Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Drumming Live

“Much of my work in the past five years has been about spirals. They are basic forms – as a growth process, as a development in space... I see spirals everywhere.” This is what Anne Terese de Keers...
© Arne Schmitt

Sebastian Matthias


Colours of the body that consist exclusively of qualities of movement and choreographic elements that overlay each other get Sebastian Matthias’ dancers into a “Tremor”. The result is not meaning, i.e. ...
[8:tension]  2012
© Tanz Atelier Wien

Sebastian Prantl / Tanz Atelier Wien

Prélude Walk In - 150 Jahre Claude Debussy

A spatial installation with Cecilia Li (piano solo), Sebastian Prantl (concept, dance) and Alexsandro Araujo Guerra (dance) with compositions by Claude Debussy and installations by Walter Kaitna “Music i...
Special  2012
© Studio 5

Studio 5 / Andrea Maurer & Thomas Brandstätter

The Short Cut

Oversized graphic apparatuses and fantastic flight experiments, magical effects and rationalistic analyses of movement let Andrea Maurer and Thomas Brandstätter’s Viennese Studio 5 take off. In th...
CPA*  2012
© Superamas



TALK-SHOW: Perspective & Representation / Painting & Politics in Western and Islamic Societies with Jeffrey Ruda (Prof. of Art History at the University of California, Davis), Olga Hazan (Associate...
CPA*  2012
© Fernanda Nigro

Tanz Company Gervasi


"Tracce-in" To leave behind a trace, to cover it up, to lose it. People want to leave their own trace behind, one having different aspects. Concept and choreographic direction: Elio Gervasi Dance...
Special  2012
© Fernanda Nigro

Tanz Company Gervasi

Erinnern und Vergessen

"Erinnern und Vergessen" What happens to feelings when the memories of the event that caused those feelings fades? A popular theory suggests that memories and emotions are inextricably linked. Is this...
Special  2012
© Michael Strasser

The Bandaloop


A concert is both a performance and a dance. But for ImPulsTanz the Austrian electropop band The Bandaloop go one step further for the first time in their history, presenting “Stardoom”. The smoky, dre...
[8:tension]  2012
© Johannes Gellner

The Loose Collective

Here comes the Crook

„Here comes the Crook“ We all want to know what the future holds. It takes a lot of confidence and imagination, spot-on props from the present and selected memories of the past to speculate about it ...
[8:tension]  2012
© Filip Vanzieleghem

Thomas Hauert & Scott Heron

Like me more like me

Their approaches are very different, but Swiss choreographer Thomas Hauert, who lives in Belgium, and New York performance artist Scott Heron still found each other. In their intimate duet “Like m...
[WildWalk]  2012
© Whitney Browne

Trajal Harrell

Antigone Jr.

The queer New York choreographer Trajal Harrell strikes a blow for tragic-dramatic dance, as once embodied by US American expressionist Martha Graham, in this part of his series “Twenty Looks or P...
[WildWalk]  2012
© Wonge Bergmann

Troubleyn / Jan Fabre

The Power of Theatrical Madness

"The Power", is a historical performance, not only in Fabre’s body of work - this production signified his definitive international breakthrough – but it also reveals the end point, where the economy of ...
© Wonge Bergmann

Troubleyn / Jan Fabre

This is theatre like it was to be expected and foreseen

The title’s tautological structure (it is as it was) is essentially a double negation. This production is not theatre, and certainly not as was foreseen. What could have been expected was fiction, a...
© Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker

Ula Sickle

Light Solos

Lighting equipment from nightclubs is used to alter the movement of the dancing body. In her two solos "Atomic 5.1" and "solo #2", Ula Sickle provides an unusual dance experience. Not only does the...
[8:tension]  2012
© Wim Vandekeybus

Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus

booty Looting

For their new production, choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and his company Ultima Vez have worked on life in the sea of images and about the memory that creates or destroys this flood of visual material....


© Karolin Miernik


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