Research Project 2019 – Steven Cohen – Body Scenography – Ghost
Research Project 2019 – Steven Cohen – Body Scenography – Ghost

Die TURBO Research Residencies richten sich ausschließlich an aufstrebende Künstler*innen, die ihren Arbeitsmittelpunkt und Wohnort in Österreich haben, um junge lokale Tanz- und Performance-Schaffende zu unterstützen und die österreichische Szene zu stärken.

Die Residencies beinhalten Proberaum-Nutzung für zwei Wochen und optional ein Studio für ein finales Showing, zwei Workshops, ein Research Project sowie fünf Performance-Tickets pro Person und individuelles Coaching durch erfahrene Künstler*innen. Jede Residency wird individuell im Dialog mit den Beteiligten definiert.

TURBO Research Residencies 2021

William Briscoe – Notions of Beauty
Yoh Morishita & Christa Wall – Dance Hall Project Vol.02
Carmen Pratzner – We riot


William Briscoe – Notions of Beauty

“Notions of Beauty: Mone’ah Leezah Smile”, a 10-minute dance installation through which I explored my own notions of beauty, both self-imposed and imposed upon me by society. If given the TURBO Research Residency for two weeks, I would use this opportunity to further research/develop this work-in-progress on the themes of beauty, queerness, gender-nonconformity, my Blackness, and physicality; while existing on the margins of these intersectionalities of Western standards of art and beauty. To reimagine the iconic “Mona Lisa” as alive not static. As, not only an object of intrigue but accessible, vulnerable, mobile and human. Choosing to personalize this work of art allows me closer proximity to it. My hope is to eventually perform this work for a live audience, using a projector, a customized life-size picture frame and video, to encourage questions and stimulate debate. The eventual goal is to develop a dance film that can be used to facilitate conversations and discussions at dance film festivals, gender identity workshops, museums and performance spaces.


Yoh Morishita & Christa Wall – Dance Hall Project Vol.02

The first ideas spawned in 2019 with the prospect of Brexit and therefore a limitation of free movement. As things got much worse than expected, for a different reason, the concept developed into Dance Hall Project Vol.1 during the 2020 RawMatters Tender Step residency program, and was performed at Le Studio and VBKÖ in Vienna. In the creation process of Vol.01, we focused on “dance archive” in terms of sharing dance with others on a virtual platform, and transformed this online process into an offline stage performance.(photos below are from vol.01) This time with TURBO RESEARCH RESIDENCIES, I’d like to focus on the community dynamic in isolated situations with a more experimental and challenging method, in order to reach to an unpredictable result. To achieve this goal, Turbo research residency would be a perfect program for me to work on the project by getting inspired by the great workshops, research project, performances and artistic mentors. 

1. where do you like to dance? inside? outside? place? 2. when do you feel like dancing? 3. do you like to dance alone? or with somebody? 4. do you have music you like to dance to? if yes, then what kind of music? 5. do you have a favorite movement when you dance? if yes, can you describe it without referring to body parts? 6. what do you like to wear when you dance? 7. what’s your favorite animal? and why? 8. what’s your favorite color? and why? 9. for your last dance in your life, what would you wish most? 10.why do you dance? 


Carmen Pratzner – We riot


As a political person, I have always been touched and fascinated by the participation in demonstrations and free expression of opinion. The movement currents of this mass of people additionally arouses choreographic curiosity; drawing boundaries (metaphorically), becoming loud and visible, the alternation of rhythmic and arrhythmic movements, and much more. 

A particularly exciting aspect is the differentiation of individuality and community or society. To what extent is it possible for the strong individual to integrate into a large group in order to gain strength as a mass? Where does the individual get lost in the mass and where or at what point is the border drawn to individuals and groups outside of it? I find many points of reference for this in the music genre of heavy metal and its followers/fans. Rock and metal are often political; at any rate, the focus is on loudly evading and opposing social conformity. This is done by people who present themselves as strong individuals, but are still considered a sworn group that rejects social conventions. This oxymoron of the communal individual is also to be further contrasted and worked on in the choreography. The group movements in a mosh-pit at a metal concert are one of the cornerstones from which the choreography is to develop and which represents a connecting surface to the mass movements at demonstrations. 

A full-length dance piece is planned, with a large cast of diverse dancers. The residency would be used for a first practical research. In the research I would like to focus on a first short work that would explore gender roles and the question of the individual in the mass; planned as a solo or if possible a duet. 



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