In March, the imagetanz festival once again presents a diverse three-week programme with new positions in choreography and performance. Five world premieres by local and international artists, an Austrian premiere at the festival opening, studio visits and artist talks ensure a varied festival programme.
Presenting international guest performances, dance premieres by young artists from Vienna and across Austria, studio visits, workshops and talks, the imagetanz festival marks a beloved March highlight of brut’s programme. Even though planning is not the easiest thing to accomplish at the moment – for reasons known all too well –, we hereby declare that imagetanz 2021 will take place! While it will be somewhat different in shape and duration, its way of being experimental, young, new, international and exciting will be unaffected. We called this instalment the Emotional Support Festival because we know how hard these times are – for many of us, all over the world. That’s why we’re here, that’s why we keep going: We will be improvising, we will be digital and we will use hybrid formats to actually get involved with this present in order to shape it instead of just leaving it to itself.
Four imagetanz premieres will also be rescheduled in October and November - other festival projects, which should have originally taken place in March 2020, will follow in winter and spring 2021.
The year 1989 marked major political changes, the legendary David Hasselhoff concert in Berlin and the invention of the world wide web. But did you know it was also the year imagetanz was established? For its 30th anniversary, the festival presents a colourful three-week programme presenting new takes on choreography and performance. World premieres featuring local artists, international guest performances, studio visits, talks and parties will make up an exciting festival programme. This year’s festival centre with the main venues will be located at Atelier Augarten in Vienna’s 2nd district. Additional venues include Dschungel Wien and studio brut.
By a diverse three-week programme this March, the imagetanz festival will present a variety of current takes on choreography and performance. Five premieres by local artists and two international guest performances will be completed by a multi-faceted outreach programme including twelve occasions on which festival artists invite the audience to join them for studio visits, workshops, talks and parties.
During the imagetanz festival, students in their 4th year of the bachelor course dance at MUK university will leave their familiar terrain and will become observers and critics of the imagetanz productions. Selected texts will be published here during the festival.
In March, imagetanz Festival is back at brut, with a diverse, three weeks long program presenting new artistic works in choreography and performance! Many exciting premieres and cooperations with local artists, outstanding international guest performances and an outreach program with studio visists, discussions, warm-ups and regulars' table is awaiting the audience! The artists invited this year propose alternative ties with the past and alternative strategies of staging it.
It’s March again, and it’s time for imagetanz! The 2016 edition of the festival focuses on a fundamental question: how can artists initiate a change in their own communities, neighbourhoods, cities? Do they have this power only through their artworks, or can the artists themselves induct a positive change just through their presence? >>>More
This year’s edition of FEEDBACK is again also collating the various positions from the previous season of the Austrian dance and performance scene into a festival. In cooperation between the Tanzquartier Wien and brut Wien this provides the chance to admire outstanding works from the local performance scene afresh and also to make them accessible to an international expert audience in concentrated form.
The Freischwimmer Fesitival is an international platform for new-comers, presenting contemporary artistic approaches by young artists from the independent theatre, dance and performance scene every other year. The festival is mutually organised and curated by brut Wien, Sophiensæle Berlin, Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main and Gessnerallee Zurich.
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