WUK performing arts

Welcome to WUK performing arts!

Performing arts have played an important role in the cultural programme of the WUK since its beginnings in the 1980s. Back then, the WUK was almost the only space for free experimentation for the Austrian dance, dance theater and performance scene, then still in its infancy; and it continues to be a special venue and trusted partner to a lively and internationally established professional scene in the field of contemporary performing arts for a Vienna audience.

WUK performing arts showcases interdisciplinary formats that oscillate between dance, theater, performance, fine art, choreography, text and video. WUK performing arts has a reputation for risk-taking, for experiment, for trust in the unknown. Whether through co-productions, guest performances or formats created specifically for WUK performing arts, it offers local and international artists time, space, publicity and support to develop and realise their projects.

WUK performing arts also cooperates with various institutions in Vienna, eg with the University of Music and Performing Arts (University Course of Applied Dramaturgy), with the autonomous area of ​​dance theater performance (ttp) within WUK, with the Kunstvolkshochschule and with brut Wien.

Through its WUK performing arts club, WUK performing arts invites anyone interested to a continuous, theoretical and practical engagement with the diversity of performative art.

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We are looking forward to seeing you!

Esther Holland-Merten (Artistic Director)
and Ulli Koch (PR & Marketing)


Performance, Dance, Theaterperformance

Toxic Dreams: The Bruno Kreisky Lookalike

Critical Mass is a leading Austrian ad agency that eagerly seeks to expand its market share. Their commissioned survey about Austrian personalities with the highest popularity ratings delivered a clear result: Bruno Kreisky. The agency staff develops a strategy with a Kreisky doppelganger as the centre of several ad campaigns.

Next date: Su 18. November 2018, 7.30 pm

Performance, Dance, Theaterperformance

Ewa Bańkowska: Piccole Conversazioni

“Piccole Conversazioni” is a solo performance that deals with our daily conversation culture. It is a monotalk for many potential voices and texts. From chatting to empty talk, table talks and fictional conversations in outer space.

Next date: Tu 20. November 2018, 6.00 pm

Performance, Dance, Theaterinformation / counsellingperformance

WUK performing arts vorgestellt

Wir laden Sie zu uns ein und bieten einen Einblick in unser künstlerisches Programm, stellen Ihnen den Ort vor, kommen mit Künstler_innen backstage ins Gespräch und schauen gemeinsam eine Vorstellung.

Next date: Th 22. November 2018, 6.00 pm
, WUK Areal

Performance, Dance, Theaterperformance

God's Entertainment: Neue Europäische Tragödie - Teil III

Was ist Sicherheit? Die bloße Abwesenheit von Furcht und Migration, oder vielmehr die Teilnahme an demokratischen Entscheidungen und politischer Gestaltung jenseits des Nationalstaats? Sind diese Rechte gesichert, und kann man sie uns auch wieder wegnehmen? Teil 3 der Neuen Europäischen Tragödie zeichnet die aktuelle Entwicklung des Sicherheitsbegriffs aus realpolitischer und künstlerischer Perspektive nach. Dabei berücksichtigen God’s Entertainment insbesondere die akute innenpolitische Sicherheitslage und die daraus resultierende Unsicherheit der österreichischen Bevölkerung.

Next date: We 05. December 2018, 7.30 pm
, WUK Areal

Performance, Dance, Theaterperformance

PCCC #8: 2018 – ANY GOOD?

When & Where: Mo 17. December 2018, 7.30 pm

Performance, Dance, Theaterpartyperformance

Fearleaders Vienna: #YOLO_forever!


Mit Strandselfies und den richtigen Hashtags propagieren wir den schicksten Lifestyle des No-carb-Ages, auch wenn wir unsere nicen Bodies dafür eventuell ein bisschen verkaufen müssen. Hauptsache ist, die Message sitzt. Wie ein türkises Spandex-Höschen. Und jetzt: bitte folgen, because You Only Live Once forever!

When & Where: Sa 22. December 2018, 9.00 pm
, Saal und Foyer

Performance, Dance, Theaterinstallationperformance

onemorequestion | JOONAS LAHTINEN: R.I.P. SERVICES

Due to the enormous progress in medicine during the last decades, our lives can be prolonged in ways that were unimaginable for previous generations. However, we are also forced to take more control over life and death than ever before in history.

What are the limits of our self-determination today, as members of a technologically advanced consumerist society obsessed with optimization and individualism?

Next date: Sa 05. January 2019, 7.30 pm


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