LARA takes the pixelated movement patterns of early computer game characters as its starting point to explore digitally altered physicality. Mirjam Sögner translates the unnatural qualities and glitchy image errors of digital avatars back onto her own body, creating an uncanny hybrid. Imitating the imitation, she creates a physical body seemingly trapped in the digital realm. As our digital and physical realities grow together, this solo offers a bodily response to our changing experience of the world.
Choreography: Mirjam Sögner
Friday | 20h | OHO
AL13FB<3 rethinks rituals and questions social codes: formed, deformed and transformed by the body. The audience is lead through a poetic and futuristic landscape, where there is potential for magic. A lightsaber, dripping dye and crumpled foil become elements of Fernando Belfiore’s constantly renewing and transforming environment. As he shifts from sacred to profane, from pop to sci-fi, the physical experiences he constructs translate into surprising emotions for the audience.
Choreography: Fernando Belfiore
Friday | 21h | OHO
Dance meets sculpture meets garden shed. Douglas shares the the spotlight with simple objects in a choreography of cause and effect. Douglas arranges objects - usually carefully. Objects arrange Douglas - sometimes spectacularly. In this surprising, vulnerable and humorous solo, the audience has the privilege to enter the world of a solitary character. He makes connections the best way he knows how - through trial, error and boundless curiosity.
Choreography: Robbie Synge
Friday | 22h | OHO
A_Body Construction operates as an entanglement of elements from the visual arts and contemporary dance. Plastic material is associated with different areas of the body. It results in a transfer, which shifts information from the sculptures to the bodies of the performers and initiates movement. Bodies and objects are conceived as part of a connection, which reinvents the space of the body between anatomical reality and space of possibility.
Choreography: Iris Dittler
Saturday | 14h | OHO
The changing outline of society brings disorder. At the same time it opens opportunities for reshaping the geography of human co-existence.
In a 4 month process, 20 Burgenländers and 10 Refugees created a micro space for sharing the challenges of re-settlement.
Weltstück is a choreographic landscape seeking to redefine old orders of habit and to discover a world of shared differences.
Choreography: Liz King
Saturday | 17h | Messe
In-sis-tencia is a choreographic research of the poetry of Gertude Stein.
The vertiginous rhythm of her work is transformed into a phonetic base and choreographic score for Marco de Ana’s percussive and very personal style of flamenco.
Choreography: Marco de Ana
Saturday | 18h | Messe
Silver Blue is the highly physical and expressive choreographic answer of the Slovakian Milan Tomasik Company to their environment.
In a world that is increasingly dominated by mistrust, fear and hopelessness, the performers create a critical antithesis of true happiness.
Choreography: Milan Tomasik
Saturday | 19h | Messe
In their new work, translators and performers Navaridas & Deutinger take a closer look at the myth of Princess Diana. Style-icon, pop-princess, media whore, jet-set diva, hedonistic playgirl, rebel, uber-fundraiser, conspiracy victim, voice of the oppressed, mother, saint, goddess. Navaridas & Deutinger revive Diana as a modern day projection surface, questioning the manipulative display of private and public affairs and the symbolic value of inherited power structures.
Choreography: Navaridas & Deutinger
Saturday | 22h | OHO
Sons of Sissy explores the universe of traditions, folk dances and music from Austria. In an experimental, humorous and radical manner, four performers and musicians deconstruct traditional alpine practices.
Simon Mayer liberates rituals from all conservatism and conventions and puts them in context with today's society.
Choreography: Simon Mayer
Sunday | 12h | OHO
Dancing museums brings together choreographers from 5 countries with renowned museums to explore the role live performance can play in enhancing our understanding and engagement in Art. During a 4 hour happening the artists invite you to participate in choreographic tours through the Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste Vienna.
Choreography: Tatiana Julien, Dante Murillo, Fabio Novembrini, Connor Schuhmacher, Lucy Suggot.
Thursday | 16h | Akademiegalerie Wien
Artists, producers, scientists, students and the audience discuss the relevance, diversity, innovation and social awareness of contemporary dance in the context of Europe's changing societies.
Saturday | 12h | OHO
During the entire festival, a selection of international and regional dance films and videos are shown the OHO Gallery.
Fri - Sun | 11 - 24h | OHO
14 - 18h Dancing Museums EU Project
19h Festival Opening
20h LARA Mirjam Sögner
21h AL13FB<3 Fernando Belfiore
22h Douglas Robbie Synge
12h Dance Talks
14h A_Body Construction Iris Dittler
17h Weltstück Liz King
18h In-sis-tencia Marco de Ana
19h Silver Blue Milan Tomasik
22h Queen of Hearts Navaridas & Deutinger
11h Sons of Sissy Simon Mayer
Eat. Sleep. Dance.
Festival Pass € 69
Bus from and to Vienna, 2 nights at a hotel,
all performances and free food at the festival.
Festival Ticket € 32
Admission to all performances of the festival.
Single Day Ticket € 16
Admission to all performances for one day.
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About the festival.
How to get to Oberwart.
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The Burgenländische Tanztage bring together more than 100 choreographers, dancers and artists from across the world to share their work.
The programme presents outstanding international productions and premiers work from Austrian dance makers together with participative local community projects.
The Tanztage are known for their unique atmosphere that combines the local rural and relaxed setting with the freshest movement-based art.
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The easiest and fastest way to reach the Festival from Vienna by public transport is the Bus. (90 minutes)
Take the Dr. Richard Linie G1 from Karlsplatz (Vienna) to Hauptplatz Oberwart.
The bus stop is within short walking distance from all festival venues and hotels.
Oberwart is 120 kilometers south of Vienna. Take the motorway A2 (Südautobahn), take the exit Oberwart and follow the signs to the center.
A direct taxi transfer from the airport to the festival is available for € 120,-
If you would like to book a Taxi just fill out the form and a driver will pick you up at the arrivals.
Dr. Richard Line G1