Encounters is a series of dance pieces performed in spaces and at locations related to work. Whether daily, for a whole year, in a retail outlet in Vienna or in an abandoned factory building during the COVID lockdowns – Gottfarb’s point of departure is the idea that dance is work, and he wants to share this work as a joint activity with the performers and the audience. Together with Clélia Colonna and the participants of the ImPulsTanz Pro Series, Encounters #3 he explores the working environment of a farm. The performances take place on a field and the audience can attend them free of charge.
Concept, production development: Alexander Gottfarb
Choreography, performance: Alexander Gottfarb, Soraya Emery, Katharina Illnar, Martyna Lorenc, Raúl Maia, Anna Maria Nowak
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Music: Stephan Sperlich
Voice coaching: Clélia Colonna
Production: mollusca productions
Administration, Accounting: smART.at — Encounters #3 is an Archipelago production.
With kind support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs Vienna, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport and Arbeitsplatz Wien.