Tanzquartier Wien

EDN Roadshow

19.30 in TQW / Halle G
Austrian première
Choreographer Iztok Kovač, and director, theatre theoretician and performer Janez Janša, now, in their fifties, return to the cult solo performance by Kovač How I Caught a Falcon from 1991 – one of the performances of the new Slovenian contemporary dance that made it possible to integrate it into the European context. After this performance Kovač founded the EN-KNAP dance company and production organisation and developed his own choreographic and dance language.

It is impossible to step into the same river twice, and they don’t even try to. The original solo is just a frame for their contemporary ideas about art and ageing, and a basis for their honest testimony about human limits. Falcon! is a never-ending struggle for perfection, for the effort to keep on moving and never stop.

from 18.30 in TQW / Studios
Première Viennese Version
In 15th Extraordinary Congress, six women sit at a table, exchanging stories and anecdotes, facts and rumours, reflections and thoughts about a country in which all of them grew up but which no longer exists. Sifting through their shared memories as well as through versions of events remembered and understood differently, they try to unpack the story of Yugoslavia from a range of different perspectives.
Through an improvised exchange over several hours, they recount events large and small, excavating bits of shared history from realms both political and personal. The piece unfolds a complex narrative in which contradictions and inconsistencies sit side by side – decidedly unresolved and open – in a state of tension, dialogue and play.
mit Anamarija Batista, Jana Dolecki, Jelena Kaludjerovic, Maja Damnjanovic, Natasa Mackuljak, Vlatka Horvat
Moderation: Noit Banai
from 11.00 h in TQW / Studios
— free admission
In the face of recent political developments on a European and global scale the question emerges of what “the Balkans” or South-Eastern Europe means or potentially could mean today and what questions contemporary artists/choreographers pose themselves in relation to it. How can the space that is given this name now be defined? Does it still exist? Currently it mainly crops up in relation to migration movements along “the Balkan route” which define this borderland between Fortress Europe, the centre of “the Western world”, and the now heavily repressed and war torn countries (Turkey, Syria, i.a.): Assuming that a “West” no longer exists, according to Jean-Luc Nancy’s thesis, how we can look at the “Balkans” from different sides and what perspectives are there?

In the EDN Roadshow the invited artists from diverse cultural contexts of South-Eastern Europe discuss positions and developments in contemporary dance, its structures, aesthetic strategies and practices.

With i.a. Patricia Apergi, Marijana Cvetkovic, Dessy Gavrilova, Vlatka Horvat, Janez Janša, Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski, Euripides Laskaridis, Ani Vaseva.


(c) Miha Fras(c) Vlatka Horvat
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