_ 2014 _ performances : 40 RESULTS

© Tatsuhiko Nakagawa Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio

Akemi Takeya

Little Stories About S.O.S.

An emergency call comes in. Austrian artist Akemi Takeya from Japan sends out an S.O.S. Which means: Survival Of Solo. But it has 32 other meanings as well. Such as Stagnation Of System, Scan Our Shape,...
© Julian Röder - JU OSTKREUZ

Alain Platel / les ballets C de la B & Münchner Kammerspiele


Estamira is a crazy, dignified woman who converses with the ghosts inside her head in a fantasy language. Together with five creatures who are not penned in by the limits of civilisation, she lives on...
© Gernot Singer

Albert Quesada

Wagner & Ligeti

Young choreographer Albert Quesada combines most delicate through to ecstatic movements performed by five dancers with expectant silence and György Ligeti’s “Lontano” and Richard Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” overture to c...
[8:tension]  2014
© nadaproductions

Amanda Piña / nadaproductions


The body may easily be mistaken for a tool. This is generally the case in war, and happens quite a lot in dance as well. In war dance, for example, the body that formulates metaphors is turned into a...
© Roland Rauschmeier

Anne Juren

Pornography: A Trying-Out

Together with the stellar American dancer Elisabeth Ward, Anne Juren introduces her new work on Pornography. In this very first of a series of tryouts, the French choreographer deals with a survey of...
© Victor Cousin

Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud

Dub Love

What’s a small matter like gravity when shooting stars Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud become weightless together with gifted dancer Ana Pi while DJ HIGH ELEMENTS mixes dubplate sounds live! Fo...
© Michael Loizenbauer

Chris Haring / Liquid Loft

Deep Dish

Zooming in on every detail, a camera moves through the depths of an artful arrangement of fruit and vegetables. In extreme close-up the projection screen displays an exotic, eerie world of togetherness...
© Michael Loizenbauer

Chris Haring / Liquid Loft

Talking Head

A cool woman and a nonchalant man, both young, smart and totally trendy, doing their thing in the fancy world of social media. A world which would be totally authentic if these media did not play a practical...
© Karolina Miernik

Cie. Ismael Ivo & Grupo Biblioteca do Corpo


Under the direction of Ismael Ivo, co-founder of ImPulsTanz and former director of the dance section at the Biennale di Venezia, the Biblioteca do Corpo now opens a new volume, following its first dance...
© John Hogg

Dada Masilo / The Dance Factory

Swan Lake

“Swan Lake” is the ultimate classic of ballet romanticism, an icon of European dance and as exclusively white as best fitted some 19th-century ideals. Is the work therefore condemned to forever remain a m...
© Ian Douglas

Dana Michel

Yellow Towel

When Caribbean-Canadian artist Dana Michel was young, she liked to wrap a yellow towel around her head and over her black, frizzy hair. She wanted to see what she would look like with a long blond mane....
[8:tension]  2014
© Christian Glaus

Daniel Kok

Cheerleader of Europe

His past productions include “The Stripper’s Practice” and “The Gay Romeo”. Now Daniel Kok dances a few steps further to tend to the United Europe that is cracking at the joints. Born in Singapore and train...
[8:tension]  2014
© Valérie Archeno

David Wampach


David Wampach, co-mentor of this year’s danceWEB program, is highly appreciated for his extraordinary interpretation of Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps. Now once again he triumphs as the master of “de...
© Karolina Miernik

David Zambrano & Iva Bittová

Why Not!

Here come “Flying Low” and “Fiddling High”! The great dance improviser David Zambrano raised in Venezuela, Latin America, and the outstanding violinist and vocalist Iva Bittová originally from the Czec...
© Luis Martins

Dinis Machado

Black Cats Can See In The Dark But Are Not Seen

A bicycle is being repaired. The audience listens to fictional diary entries, letters, notes. Photos and live video images are projected onto a screen. In this setting three men are working, mostly quite...
[8:tension]  2014

Elio Gervasi & Roberto Zappalà

La Notte Italiana

With "La Notte Italiana" the dance companies Tanz Company Gervasi (IT) and compagnia zappalà danza (IT) launch an exchange project between Italy and Austria and present two world premieres in December ...
© Karolina Miernik

Florentina Holzinger


This woman is a fighter. Florentina Holzinger became famous all over Europe on account of her collaboration with Vincent Riebeek with pieces like “Kein Applaus für Scheiße” and “Spirit”. The young Aus...
© Zeno Graton

Gaëtan Rusquet


Humans and construction. Work and architecture. The built structure and its inevitable destruction. “Our ruins” was the working title of this piece by Gaëtan Rusquet before he changed it to “Meanwhile,”, which ad...
[8:tension]  2014
© Laurent Ziegler

Georg Blaschke / M.A.P. Vienna

The Bosch Experience

Dance in Paradise and in Hell. Two new pieces by renowned Austrian choreographer Georg Blaschke deal with the famous “Last Judgement” triptych (1485-1505) by Hieronymus Bosch. The way three women mov...
© Stanislav Dobak

Georgia Vardarou


Between conflict and harmony, isolation and togetherness, three young women examine a range of events that arise from the emergence of hidden stories or the outbreak of urgencies. In her new piece, “Phenomena”, Gre...
[8:tension]  2014
© Gajin Kim

Geumhyung Jeong

Oil Pressure Vibrator

Geumhyung Jeong tells us of the pursuit of the subject of her desire in the form of an extremely unique lecture that becomes a meta-performance of her existing work. While explaining her love affair...
[8:tension]  2014
© Claudia Bosse

Hannes Wurm

Far Away So Close

“Moments of a rational touch“ is how Hannes Wurm calls his solo with a little help from Sigmund Freud, Cornershop and Andreas Hamza’s accordion. As a child, he used to peer down at his left foot ... a...
© Chris Van Der Burght

Hans Van den Broeck / Cie SOIT

The Lee Ellroy Show

This is not your regular mother-and-son story but a piece about a real trauma. When James Ellroy, who was later to become the famous mystery writer, was ten years old, his mother Geneva was killed in...
© Tommy Hui Shui Cheung

Ian Kaler


Five dancers, five directions in space. Setting off and tilting away. Tipping, dropping – all that is possible even when the figures are lying on the floor. An Kaler, the young, highly talented choreographer b...
© Maximilian Pramatarov

Ivo Dimchev


A curator and an artist negotiate the price for performing a piece. Since the artist’s name is Ivo Dimchev who is portrayed by Ivo Dimchev himself, the act of negotiating turns into an extraordinary s...
© Ivo Dimchev

Ivo Dimchev


If healing is a choice then why not make this choice while being in the theatre?” Considering that it’s radical Bulgarian performer Ivo Dimchev of all people who poses such a question it’s to be expec...
© Herman Sorgeloos

Jérôme Bel

Jérôme Bel

Jérôme Bel is now regarded as having initiated a paradigm shift in contemporary dance: the great deconstructionist who reduced the art form to its basic elements, thereby providing a whole new point o...
© Gernot Singer

Jillian Peña

Polly Pocket

New York choreographer Jillian Peña nimbly navigates between capitalism and Marxism. Her latest epic dance drama, “Polly Pocket”, was inspired by the latter as well as by queer theory, psychoanalysis and ...
[8:tension]  2014
© David Jagerhofer

Julius Deutschbauer

Schon wieder eine Aufführung, die ich nicht gesehen habe

Julius Deutschbauer watches every performance of ImPulsTanz, but only in his imagination. Loosely based on Jerofejew, he doesn’t actually watch any of the performances. Only by pure will power. Instead, h...
© Marta Ankiersztejn

Karol Tymiński


Oscillating between masculinity and femininity or doing entirely without gender definitions, Polish choreographer Karol Tymiński relies on a body which acts like a receptacle that may be filled with ...
[8:tension]  2014
© Bozzo

Ko Murobushi

Enthusiastic Dance on the Grave

Three men beautiful enough to die for are dead. Their skin shines silver-metallic while they keep falling to the ground, accompanied by the magic-like, solemn sounds of “Baïlèro” from the famous Chant...
© Takeshi Sakai

Ko Murobushi

Faux Pas

Where to go? What happens beyond the steps when feet are falling away from themselves, when the idea of striding becomes absurd? The “potential of impotence”, the “possibility of the impossible”, the bal...
Performer Hannes Langolf © Ben Hopper

Lloyd Newson / DV8 Physical Theatre


In 1983, Lloyd Newson founded the multi award-winning DV8 Physical Theatre and has been its director since then. Widely considered among the most outstanding British dance companies, the audience in...
© Max Biskup

Magdalena Chowaniec & The Rechnitz Crew

Attan bleibt bei uns

Eight Afghan refugees dance with Magdalena. And what those young men perform on the Western stage is a far cry from folklore. It is about the visibility of the past and the present and about their memories...
© Iris Janke

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods


Breaking with convention, tearing down barriers and crossing boundaries – Meg Stuart cannot and doesn’t want to do it any other way. So her piece for five dancers with a total of 12 people on stage, bea...
© Georg Scheu

Michael O'Connor


Who knows what’s really going on in the perpetual torrent of our perception? This is a subject enthusiastically explored by scientists and increasingly by choreographers, too. Such as Michael O’Connor fro...
[8:tension]  2014
© Maria Baranova

Rebecca Patek

ineter(a)nal f/ear

The trauma of rape is the subject of New York choreographer Rebecca Patek’s performance. In it, she tells a sad story: the protagonist, a young female dancer, works in a bar. She is raped on her way h...
[8:tension]  2014
© Anders Lindén

Rosalind Goldberg


The Norwegian-German choreographer Rosalind Goldberg presents the reinvention of the human body in her dance solo “MIT”. MIT is a female character developed by Goldberg together with the stunning dan...
[8:tension]  2014
© Joana Patita

Teresa Silva & Filipe Pereira

What Remains Of What Has Passed

A woman in a colourful suit is standing there, with her eyes goggling and her mouth opening in a silent cry like in Munch’s painting. An apparition. Possibly an illusion. What remains of what has passed? A...
[8:tension]  2014
© Caochangdi Workstation

Zhang Mengqi

Self Portrait and Sex Education for Myself

A woman’s gotta do what a woman’s gotta do. In the case of young Chinese dancer and choreographer Zhang Mengqi this means taking responsibility for herself and risking a process of “self-education”. Her sol...
[8:tension]  2014


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