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Be spectACTive!

Be spectACTive!

Be SpectACTive! is a large-scale European cooperation project – co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union – which operates in performing arts through artistic productions and participatory practices aimed at involving the citizens and spectators in creative and organizative processes. Its members are European festivals, theatres, cultural organisations, universities and a research center.

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FREISCHWIMMEN

Platform for performance and theatre

FREISCHWIMMEN

Freischwimmen is a production platform for performance and theatre, supported by brut WienFFT DüsseldorfGessnerallee ZürichSchwankhalle BremenSophiensæle Berlin, and Theater Rampe Stuttgart.

FREISCHWIMMEN

Festivals

imagetanz 2020

postponed but not cancelled

03.10.2020 - 28.02.2021

image Herbst

Four imagetanz premieres will also be rescheduled in October and November - another four festival projects, which should have originally taken place in March 2020, will follow in winter and spring 2021.

imagetanz 2020

imagetanz 2020

07.03.2020 - 28.03.2020

imagetanz 2020

From March 7th to 28th, 2020, the imagetanz festival organized by brut Wien will again present a diverse program with new positions from choreography and performance. Five world premieres by local artists, five Austrian premieres, studio visits, discussions, parties and an open workshop ensure a varied festival program.

Featuring: Ingrid Berger Myhre & Lasse Passage, Inga Huld Hákonardóttir, Malika Fankha, Lau Lukkarila, Dominik Grünbühel & Charlotta Ruth, Asher O’Gorman, hannsjana, Inge Gappmaier, Claudia Lomoschitz, Alex Franz Zehetbauer & Guests and others.

imagetanz 2019 – dancing 30 years ahead

30 Years of News on Choreography and Performance

08.03.2019 - 30.03.2019

imagetanz 2019

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.

Writing workshop imagetanz 2018

imagetanz 2018

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.

imagetanz 2018 – Reflections

What’s New in Choreography and Performance

02.03.2018 - 24.03.2018

imagetanz 2018

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.

FEEDBACK 4th edition

Platform of the current dance and performance scene in Austria from the perspective of Tanzquartier Wien and brut Wien

24.04.2017 - 27.04.2017

FEEDBACK 2017

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.

imagetanz 2017

What’s new in Choreography

03.03.2017 - 25.03.2017

imagetanz 2017

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. 

Freischwimmer

02.12.2016 - 07.12.2016

Freischwimmer

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.

imagetanz 2016

What's new in Choreography and Dance

03.03.2016 - 18.03.2016

imagetanz

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

Projects

Literary think tank "Politics and Sentiment" as an online event

Lectures, performances and concerts featuring Kübra Gümüşay, Stefanie Sargnagel, Enis Maci, Andreas Peham, Pascal Richmann, Kathrin Röggla, et al.

23.04.2020 - 25.04.2020

Denkfabrik „Politik & Gefühl“

Burg Hülshoff's Center for Literature (CfL) literary think tank "Politics & Sentiment" will take place online from April 23rd to 25th this year. Together with brut, the CfL will investigate why feelings seem to increasingly determine politics again.

irreality.tv – Exit Ghost II

07.04.2020 - 28.05.2020

irreality.tv – Exit Ghost II

“We need to fundamentally re-imagine the co-existence of humans and ghosts.”

 (Amelia, former ghost hunter, Hantological Congress, Vienna 2019)

Shooting for irreality.tv’s ghost show Exit Ghost continues picking up where the Hantological Congress that took place in October 2019 left off. To facilitate new encounters between humans and ghosts as part of the next season, irreality.tv will install new production offices in Vienna in April and May, since ghosts are about to take over the city. Workshops, excursions and other events will accompany the shoots for season two. As usual with irreality.tv, anybody who is interested is invited to participate. It’s not a script that determines how the story of the ghost continues, but the desires and ideas of those involved.

Freundliche Mitte – Sportplatz Europa

(Europe, a Sports Field)

Freundliche Mitte – Sportplatz Europa

Europe as a sports field: The collective Freundliche Mitte (“friendly centre”) opens the very middle of the European playing field for visits. It’s all about encounters, resistance, and competition, about negotiating our friendly co-operation. At various spots around the sports field – the locker room, the stand, the cafeteria or the court –, the audience are invited to immerse themselves in narratives about resuscitating and occupying public spaces, stories about the creation of democratic spaces and their dissociation.

Open Call: In the Field

A festival excursion with brut Wien and the Wiener Festwochen

22.02.2019 - 31.03.2019

Wiener Festwochen

In the Field is a format that is directed primarily at students and artists starting out in their profession and invites them to experience a theatre festival at first hand.

season start 2018/19

Save the date: October 11

Season 2018/19

With Gin Müller, irreality.tv, Nesterval, Claire Lefèvre, Fanni Futterknecht, Simon Mayer, Die Rabtaldirndln and many more!

All over Vienna has been the motto of the last months. Thanks for joining brut on a tour through 15 districts and 30 venues. The next season is coming up and here is a sneak preview on what is going to happen in and with brut this autumn. Our nomadic journey will continue a little longer – the renovation of Künstlerhaus is still lasting – and besides venues all over Vienna we will open the studio brut at Zieglergasse 25 as a permanent venue this autumn.

The Inheritance

Re-enacted works from the imagetanz archive 1989–2017

The Inheritance

The imagetanz festival has existed in Vienna for more than 25 years now. It represented an important first step for many artists who are well-known in the Austrian dance scene today – it was here that some performers presented their very first pieces to the public. With The Inheritance, the upcoming imagetanz festival takes a look back at more than 25 years of dance history, creating a link to today’s young generation of artists.

Beginning of season 2017/18

Season 2017/18

Featuring Barbara Ungepflegt, Simon Mayer, Nesterval, notfoundyet/Laia Fabre & Thomas Kasebacher, Michikazu Matsune, Monsterfrau & Crystal Distortion, Gin Müller, Jan Machacek, Tiosha Bojorquez & Edwarda Gurrola, Alix Eynaudi u. v. m.

Doris Uhlich: All Machines Welcome!

A co-operation between brut and WUK performing arts

12.10.2016 - 24.10.2016

All Machines Welcome!

All Machines Welcome! presents new works by Doris Uhlich and takes place at both WUK and brut. Part of the co-operation are the premiere of Ravemachine at brut as well as the workshop Every Body Electric and the performance Ravemachine all over + Every Body Electric + Rave at WUK. 

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The Capitalism Tribunal

Is Capitalism a crime?

01.05.2016 - 12.05.2016

Kapitalismustribunal

The Capitalism Tribunal is about the alleged crimes of European capitalism. From 1 to 12 May 2016, brut Wien will be transformed into a court of law, where charges will be presented on European capitalism - about its impact on people, society and the planet.

The Ineffable Me

Concert series featuring Bianca Casady & the C.i.A., Gazelle Twin and Mirel Wagner

19.11.2015 - 21.11.2015

Ineffable Me

„Can’t catch me, I’m syntax free, I’m preconceived, preternaturally […]“ Sonic Youth – The Ineffable Me

Three utterly different musicians visit brut for the concert series The Ineffable Me: Bianca Casady, one half of the artsy folk music duo CocoRosie, includes video art and choreography in her new solo project; electropop musician Gazelle Twin confronts the terrors of puberty in a hoodie; and Finnish artist Mirel Wagner plays gloomy blues music with a sub-pop touch. All three of them refuse to submit to the still male-dominated dictate of the pop industry, like to play with attributed identities and amaze by their ineffable, intractable musical creations.

19 November: Bianca Casady and the C.i.A.

20 November: Gazelle Twin

21 November: Mirel Wagner

Series

BRUTTO

brut Reihe

BRUTTO is a concert series juxtaposing various artistic formats, styles, approaches and methods. A team of curators (Rania Moslam, Lisa Kortschak and Gregor Mahnert) presents small, fine shows of experimental music. But they don’t arbitrarily say ‘anything goes’, they ambitiously combine opposites and seeming opposites.

Guests at brut

brut Reihe

One guest, two tables, 110 questions. A genially merciless interviewer provides insights into a country’s mentality. Guests at brut is a new regular series created by Graz-based company Theater im Bahnhof. In each episode, three different local personalities are thoroughly probed in 30-minute interviews. Pia Hierzegger asks them randomly drawn questions ranging from the current political situation to personal issues, thus unfolding a vivid selection of greatly varying insights, views and perspectives.

Co-operations

Wiener Festwochen

Wiener Festwochen

This year as well, brut is one stage of the Wiener Festwochen, which take place in May and June and combine cultural events with relevant goals and topics of the society.

Kooperation Kunsthalle Wien

The Promise of Total Automation

11.03.2016 - 29.05.2016

Kooperation Kunsthalle Wien

brut und Kunsthalle Wien kooperieren inhaltlich im Rahmen der Ausstellung The Promise of Total Automation, die vom 11. März bis 29. Mai zu sehen ist. Im Rahmen der Kooperation zeigt brut eine Performance des französischen Künstlers Philippe Decrauzat mit dem New Yorker Musiker Alan Licht sowie eine Arbeit der koreanischen Performancekünstlerin Geumhyung Jeong. Neben den beiden Performances gibt es ein Gespräch mit Philippe Decrauzat in der Kunsthalle Wien, eine Kuratorenführung durch die Ausstellung The Promise of Total Automation für brut-Publikum sowie gegenseitige Ermäßigungen.

Szene Bunte Wähne 2016

International Dance Festival for young audience

Szene Bunte Wähne

Ziel von SZENE BUNTE WÄHNE ist es, einem jungen Publikum die Vielfalt verschiedenster Theaterformen näher zu bringen. Das Festival wurde gegründet, um ein anspruchsvolles und abwechslungsreiches Programmangebot im Bereich Kunst und Kultur für Kinder und Jugendliche zu entwickeln. Seither hat sich das Theaterfestival zu einem der bedeutendsten jährlichen Treffpunkte für Theatermacher aus der ganzen Welt entwickelt.

Szene Bunte Wähne 2017

International Dance Festival for young audience

Szene Bunte Wähne 2017

Ziel von SZENE BUNTE WÄHNE ist es auch in diesem Jahr, einem jungen Publikum die Vielfalt verschiedenster Theaterformen näher zu bringen. Das Festival wurde gegründet, um ein anspruchsvolles und abwechslungsreiches Programmangebot im Bereich Kunst und Kultur für Kinder und Jugendliche zu entwickeln. Seither hat sich das Theaterfestival zu einem der bedeutendsten jährlichen Treffpunkte für Theatermacher aus der ganzen Welt entwickelt.

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brut at Schwendermarkt

Schwendergasse 41, 1150 Wien
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October 2020
Season Start 2020/21

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

studio brut

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)