Lau Lukkarila

Nyxxx (14 & 15 March cancelled)

brut at Ankersaal
Performance / Dance World Premiere in English
imagetanz 2020
{Nightfall} {Post-xxx} {feeling in the doing}

Accompanied by a sentimental darkness, Nyxxx proposes an erotic dance for the night of the present day. Lau Lukkarila is inspired by the fierce character of Nyx, the Greek goddess of the Night, an allegory for the erotic. Clandestine dances, light, electronic music and video compose a post-romantic nightfall that brings on stage emotional choreographies and absurd live acts, all contributing to an atmosphere of a slightly scary arousal.

, © Azra Husanović

Lau Lukkarila – Nyxxx

, © Azra Husanović

Lau Lukkarila – Nyxxx

, © Azra Husanović

Lau Lukkarila – Nyxxx

INFO: The the age rating for this performance is from 18! 

On March 14th there will be an artist talk after the show.


As part of imagetanz we will still be showing Nyxxx by Lau Lukkarila on March 13th in the Ankersaal of the Wiener Brotfabrik at 8 pm.

The event will take place at a significantly reduced seating capacity in order to provide sufficient distance between visitors.

The performances of Nyxxx by Lau Lukkarila on March 14 th and 15th are cancelled. 

Already purchased tickets are automatically refunded by our ticketing system.

However, we ask for a little patience, this may take a few days. If you have any questions, please write to:

If you do not want to attend today's sold out event due to Covid-19, please write an email to tickets@brut-wien. at and the ticket price will be refunded.

Futher information here



Lau Lukkarila investigates the erotic through lived experience, movement qualities and the idea of the emotional body. They emphasizes the quality of feeling in the doing, beyond the mere act of doing itself. Why is erotic simultaneously so cruel and so nurturing? In a world of post-xxx, what does it mean to become an engineer of one’s own desires? What has happened to catharsis? Does erotic still have a chance?

Lau Lukkarila is a choreographer and performer currently based in Vienna. They studied theatre, acting, contemporary dance, voice and performance at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki) and the Royal School of Performing Arts (Madrid). In 2018 they received the Austrian Federal Chancellor’s Office’s START scholarship for music and performing arts as well as the danceWEB Scholarship at ImPulsTanz Festival. In 2019 they performed the solo work Trouble at Rakete Festival at Tanzquartier Wien.

The the age rating for this performance is from 18! 


Concept und Performance Lau Lukkarila Video Ju Aichinger Songs Rana Farahani aka fauna Sound Design and Composition Manuel Riegler aka raschel Dramaturgical and Artistic Advice Costas Kekis Outside Eyes Marta Navaridas & Mzamo Nondlwana Project Assistance Azra Husanović Aesthetic Advice Alex Franz Zehetbauer Outfit Özlem Teker

A co-production by not your babe and imagetanz / brut Wien

With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Austrian Federal Chancellor’s Office

Thank you to nadalokal, Studio Matsune, Chȃteau Rouge, Eleonora Ciani and Claudia Lomoschitz

Dates & Tickets

March 2020

Fri. 13.03.2020, 20:00
Sold Out

Sat. 14.03.2020, 20:00

Sun. 15.03.2020, 20:00

brut at Ankersaal
Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna


The the age rating for this performance is from 18! 

INFO: On March 14th there will be an artist talk after the show.


The current events around Covid-19 cause brut to programme changes:

This event will take place with significantly reduced seat capacity, in order to be able to offer visitors a sufficient distance from each other.

IMPORTANT: Tickets that have already been purchased or reserved remain valid!

Sold out events: There will be no waiting list for remaining tickets at the box office in the next few days.

For bookings of other events, please only use our online pre-sale at

Further information here:

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imagetanz Letters for later

Lau Lukkarila – Nyxxx

Mathea Magdalena, a transgender artist interested in creating interactive visual and performative spaces, situations and environments with an interdisciplinary approach, share their letter for later inspired by Lau Lukkarila's "Nyxxx".
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