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JOHANNA FIGL & MARTINA RÖSLER
Power Animals (8+)
Dieses tolle Tier steckt in dir und mir
Who would not like to have an indestructible, loyal buddy? In this workshop, we are looking for nothing less than our power animals, expecting them to be at our side in various life situations and exploring their (and thus our own) uniqueness. Before we meet our individual animal, we make a journey through the elements and their qualities, different abilities, colours, practising in close observation and refined dance work. Through kinesiological exercises, we find inner balance and poise and find our own strength. A bird is not just a bird, just like a child is not just a child. How exactly does the eagle, and how the albatross? What are the special abilities of one and the other? How exactly does the movement language of a hedgehog look like? Which music could be suitable? The different forms of movement and body shapes inspire us to improvisations and choreographies. At the end of the week, albatross, bark beetles and friends will be celebrating in the spectacular power animal Cypher!
ARTISTBIO: Johanna Figl
Between 2006 and 2012 she worked at SZENE BUNTE WÄHNE (performing arts for young audiences), where she took over the artistic direction, dramaturgy, concept development and direction of the mediation after two years in the programming team. In 2012, she founded together with Julia Tauber-Lewisch TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC, a funding platform, which in her view has long been due, for choreographers and performers for young audiences. Between 2012 and 2015 she took over touring and PR for the Belgian dance companies Kabinet K and Nevski Prospekt. Between 2013 and 2018 she worked at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival in the video, social media and web editorial department. Further she is organising and supporting initiatives, which create free access to the cultural life of Vienna for refugees.
Since 2016, she has been completing her 3-year training as a psychosomatic, academic kinesiologist for the ÖAKG.
Her most recent performance project: "Under Cover" (concept and dramaturgy) with choreographer Ulduz Ahmadzadeh will premiere in May 2019 at Tanzquartier Wien.
Another project she is planning is the construction of a healing art centre for children.
ARTISTBIO: Martina Rösler
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