WUK performing arts
Impulstanz as guest at the WUK
It is with great pleasure that we welcome one of the most important international festivals for contemporary dance to WUK this year: Impulstanz. This year, from July 15 to August 15, 2021, you can once again expect a diverse program, which you can find in full on the Impulstanz website.
In cooperation with WUK performing arts, Impulstanz will present five artistic positions of contemporary dance and performance art in the hall. Browsing through the program, which takes place in the hall of WUK, it becomes apparent that the Corona pandemic has found its expression in the artistic positions of Impulstanz. In "Trough Touches" Saskia Hölbling | DANS.KIAS, together with Ardan Hussain and Leonie Wahl, develops a dance for that basic human need that had to be suspended due to the pandemic: touch. Willi Dorner deals in his choreography "figure" with an analog and at the same time digital existence. Embodied by the dancer Esther Baio, it explores how social media produce loneliness. Mermaid & Seafruit, aka Magdalena Chowaniec & Markus Steinkellner, respond with a loud chant against being locked away with the choreographic concert "Screens Are My New Clothes".
For "POINTS OF DEPARTURE Hyphen" Ian Kaler has embarked on an experiment and asked long-time companions to develop choreographies for him. In constant exchange with rRoxymore aka Hermione, who is responsible for the sound, hypnotic dance passages emerge.
Meg Stuart invites to a "matter lab" and opens a discussion about listening and the need to speak. The result is a collective experiment that focuses on the question of how a person can articulate themself through and with the body.