SCORES N°5: CHÁOS

An artistic-theoretical parcours on societal-choreographical dis/orders

WED. 11 APRIL – SUN. 15 APRIL 2012
in Tanzquartier Wien, Semperdepot and
in the public space

Whether it is cháos that holds our worlds together? Since time immemorial the regulations and conditions that underlie our living together have been the subject of controversial political considerations and models, and they have recently acquired a shocking relevance in the debate about the condition of our democratic societies under the influence of terrorism and rightwing and xenophobic movements. Under these impressions, the political scientist Chantal Mouffe challenges us to take the distinction between politics and the political seriously again and not to seek the aim of democratic politics over-hastily in consensus and reconciliation, in empathy, reciprocity or transparency. Rather, in her analysis she points to the necessity of the antagonistic form and the affective dimension as a basic precondition for every community and all its agreements.

Precisely these agreements and their aesthetic preconditions, with and according to which our real and imagined communities function, are also the focus of SCORES N°5: CHÁOS. They thereby point to the history of contemporary dance and performance art, which has always sought its contemporaneity in the examination and confrontation with its historical and current political surroundings. How can freedom and equality be thought, if our individual and collective spaces and decisions – like chaos (from the  Greek χάος (cháos)) – leave traces of confusion and disorder; if the striving for a societal, for a performative contract opens up increasingly divergent spaces? How, out of the heterogeneity of positions and experiences and opinions, can a dynamic be created that develops a capacity for action out of the momentum of the contradictoriness of parallel worlds? That, out of the momentum of cháos, creates singularity instead of universality – as the opposite of the cosmos?

In their performative and discursive works and practices, the invited artists and theoreticians concern themselves with the relationship between theatrical, social and societal processes of the formation and failure of community.  Based on different concepts from the fields of empathy and kinaesthesia, of science or of technology, they examine our perception of the possibilities of participation and having a part in them. In the interferences of order and disorder, of light and dark, which open up as chaos, the choreographic reveals itself as the praxis of grasping and understanding, as a structure-creating and  structure-abolishing gesture, as a non-linear, multi-polar and disparate movement of resistance, which penetrates society and challenges and re-creates our utopias and models of co-existence, our agreements. As a praxis that develops in changing constellations and dynamics and into which the tension of the regulatory and irregularity, of the laws, the laid down and the permeable is inscribed. With their works and drafts, the invited artists and theoreticians challenge us to give up the comfortable distance between stage and spectators, between private and public ever anew, and to become an audience again in the sense of becoming a publicly noticeable and effective agent of civil society that precisely then can properly reflect the aesthetic distance: and thereby to understand our perception and attention also as described by Alva Noë as the ability to act and to think: “Perception is not something that happens to us, or in us. It is something we do.”

WITH, a.o.: Alexandre Achour, Daniel Aschwanden, BADco., Aïcha M’Barek, Laurent Chétouane, CREW, Adriana Cubides, Hafiz Dhaou, Jefta van Dinther, Sybrig Dokter, Brigitte Felderer, Alain Franco, Katharina Greimel, Michael Hagner, Anna Huber, Margarete Jahrmann, Miriam Jakob, Eric Joris, David Kiers, Ivan Krastev, Barbara Kraus, les gens d’Uterpan, Ellinor Ljungkvist, Krisana Locke, Ana Laura Lozza, Lee Meir, noid, Paz Rojo, Eszter Salamon, Annegret Schalke, Peter Stamer, Ali von Stein, Minna Tiikkainen, Johanne Timm, Kat Válastur, Anatoli Vlassov and Frank Willens

 

Festival programm in overview:

Training with ALI VON STEIN (D) / KRISANA LOCKE (AUS/D)
Active Mediatation
TUE 10 APRIL - SAT 14 APRIL
10.45 - 12.45 in TQW / Studios

Workshop with PETER STAMER (D)
Der Unfall der Darstellung
THUR 12 APRIL - SAT 14 APRIL
13.30 - 16.30 in TQW / Studios

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ANNIE VIGIER (F) / FRANCK APERTET (F) / LES GENS D'UTERPAN
Topologie (Austrian première)
THUR 5 APRIL - SAT 14 APRIL in the city space
Discussion in TQW / Studios

Interactive Performance
CREW (BE)
C.A.P.E (Austrian première)
WED 11 APRIL – SAT 14 APRIL
13.00 -18.00 in MQ Haupthof


WED 11 APRIL

Introduction & Welcome to SCORES N°5: CHÁOS
18.00 in TQW / Studios

Performance
PETER STAMER (D) / SYBRIG DOKTER (SWE) / FRANK WILLENS (USA/D)
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (Austrian première)
18.30 in TQW / Studios

Performance
ESZTER SALAMON (HU)
TALES OF THE BODILESS
Musical Fiction without Science

20.30 in TQW / Hall G


THUR 12 APRIL

Two lectures and a dialogue
MICHAEL HAGNER (D) Science and Democracy
& LAURENT CHÉTOUANE (F/D) Dance and Democracy
18.00 h in TQW / Studios

Performances
SONG BOOKS
Choreographic Project on Scores by JOHN CAGE
20.30 h in Semperdepot / Prospekthof

Lecture
ALAIN FRANCO (BE)
Composing out of the centre
22.00 in Semperdepot / Prospekthof


FRI 13 APRIL

Two lectures and a dialogue
BRIGITTE FELDERER (A) / MARGARETE JAHRMANN (A) Play and Prosume
& ERIC JORIS
(BE)
16.00 in TQW / Studios

Danced conference
ANATOLI VLASSOV (RU/F)
Outside IN – a danced conference (Austrian première)
18.00 h in TQW / Studios

Performance
HAFIZ DHAOU (TU) / AÏCHA M’BAREK (TU)
Do you believe me? (Austrian première)
20.00 in Foyer / Hall G

Performance
JEFTA VAN DINTHER (SE/NL) / MINNA TIIKKAINEN (FIN/NL) / DAVID KIERS (NL)
GRIND (Austrian première)
20.30 in TQW / Hall G


SAT 14 APRIL

Pratice-Experiment
ADRIANA CUBIDES (A/COL)
Experiment vol.1: Collective performance-practice
14.00 h in TQW / Studios

Lecture
IVAN KRASTEV (BG)
Is It Tomorrow, Yet?
Visualization of Politics and the Crisis of the Democratic Institutions

16.00 in TQW / Studios

Lecture Performance
PAZ ROJO (ES)
"I dont't like community in the same way I hate contact improvisation"
17.30 in TQW / Studios

Discussion
LES GENS D’UTERPAN & DANIEL ASCHWANDEN (CH/A)
Discussion in the context of Topologie
19.00 in TQW / Studios

Performance
BADco. (HR)
Black and Forth (Austrian première)
20.30 in TQW / Hall G


SUN 15 APRIL

Outdoor / Opening performance
BARBARA KRAUS (A)
about leaving
9.30 Meeting Point: car park Kahlenbergerdorf

 

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