Tanzquartier Wien Theory and Media Center
Tanzquartier Wien is one of the foremost houses for contemporary dance and performance in Europe. Since its foundation in 2001 it has produced, presented, enabled, rethought, formed, and experimented together with contemporary artists. Tanzquartier Wien expands the concept of dance with a parcours through the world which surrounds us and gazes at us, in order to introduce art optics into political processes, and politics into artistic processes. We regard our world with the sharp eyes of contemporary dance, which again grants a precise fuzziness of forms and a keen permeability of content. In this sense, we ex-temporize contemporariness critically. We try to make our time talk choreographically, in order to make the movements in our society – in all their aesthetic, political, and social complexity – visible, movingly and through movement, and to reflect them choreographically.
Our weekly stage program features guest performances and co-productions by internationally renowned artists from Austria and abroad, which we present from September until the end of April mostly at Tanzquartier Wien / Halle G and Halle E, in May and June at the Tanzquartier Wien / Studios, as well as in public spaces. Our daily training and workshop program offers professional dancers an opportunity for further education and networking. Monthly lecture series on annually changing, aesthetically and politically urgent topics provide venues for intensive investigation and discussion.