16 Members of the renowned Body Focus Group, a local formation of non professional dancers aged 26 to 70, give an insight to their work and a warm welcome to the festival.
Friday | 20h | OHO
How to stay yourself when you meet the Other? Francesca Foscarini and Andrea Costanzo Martini explore the tension between what divides and what unites, in the search for a possible Us. Fuelled with energy by Andrea Cera's music and unfolding a succession of playful solos and joined moves, this exhilarating duet will leave you breathless.
Choreography: Francesca Foscarini
Friday | 21h | OHO
Daniele Ninarello creates an uninterrupted flow of movements in dialogue with the live soundscape played by Dan Kinzelman, mixing improvised music with his voice and saxophone. Kudoku, a duet between two highly skilled artists explores the physical and sonic expression of the body, the visible traces it leaves in time and space. Daniele Ninarello’s hypnotic moves will slowly wipe your gaze clean and bring you to a state of peace.
Choreography: Daniele Ninarello & Dan Kinzelman
Friday | 22h | OHO
Artists, producers, scientists, students and the audience discuss the relevance, diversity, innovation and social awareness of contemporary dance in the context of Europe's changing societies.
Saturday | 12h | OHO
“Dreamers, they never learn, they never learn. Beyond the point of no return, of no return. When it’s too late, the damage is done, the damage is done. First goes, beyond me beyond you. A white room, by a window where the sun comes through. We are just happy to serve, happy to serve you.” (Thom Yorke)
Choreography: Emmanuel Obeya
Saturday | 14h | OHO
Georg Reischl has choreographed for the Scapino Ballet, the Ballett Frankfurt, Tanztheater Wien and the Volksoper Wien. In recent years he has created a series of works with dance universities to share his experience with young dancers. Nowness is his latest collaboration with 13 graduate students of the MUK University Vienna.v
Choreography: Georg Reischl
Saturday | 17h | Messe
A series of configured movements shows a dialog with a virtual figure that is influencing the performers, encouraging a new language to emerge and attempting to erase habitual practice in relationship to the figure and the human body in space.
Choreography: Esther Balfe
Saturday | 17:30h | Messe
Jump on an astral train taking you on a journey of transformations. Turning David and Goliath into a Centaur, climbing a mountain or singing a love song, Žigan Krajnčan and Gašper Kunšek invite dream-like images on stage. Alien Express is a disarming and gripping duet traveling from duality to unity, solidly anchored in a refreshing friendship.
Choreography: Žigan Krajnčan and Gašper Kunšek
Saturday | 18h | Messe
In her new piece Out of Life Liz King scrutinises diverse archetypes which are inherent in the power of today's media. 5 dancers play out characteristic symbols of power and persuasion in a permanently shifting physical narrative.
Choreography: Liz King
Saturday | 19:30h | Messe
A group of local electronic musicians and writers investigate Burgenland's different spoken languages in search for the Sound of Burgenland. Constructing and deconstructing melody, words, grammar and rhythm of the languages the collective gives a dadaistic insight to the bigger picture of Burgenland's Identity.
Saturday | 22h | OHO
Saturday | 23h | OHO
During the entire festival, a fine selection of contemporary dance photography and videos are shown at the OHO Gallery.
Fri - Sun | 11 - 24h | OHO
19h Festival & Exhibition Opening
20h Class on Stage
21h Vocazione all'Asimmetria
12h Dance Talks
14h Violent Shifts
17:30h Relayed Reaction
18h Alien Express
19:30h Out of Life
22h Babylon Burgenland
23h Tanztage Party
12h Hangover Brunch
Eat. Sleep. Dance.
Festival Pass € 69
Bus from and to Vienna, 2 nights at a hotel,
and all performances at the festival.
Festival Ticket € 32
Admission to all performances of the festival.
Single Day Ticket € 18
Admission to all performances for one day.
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About the festival.
How to get to Oberwart.
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The Burgenländische Tanztage bring together more than 100 choreographers, dancers and artists from across the world to share their work.
The programme presents outstanding international productions and premiers work from Austrian dance makers together with participative local community projects.
The Tanztage are known for their unique atmosphere that combines the local rural and relaxed setting with the freshest movement-based art.
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The easiest and fastest way to reach the Festival from Vienna by public transport is the Bus. (90 minutes)
Take the Dr. Richard Linie G1 from Karlsplatz (Vienna) to Hauptplatz Oberwart.
The bus stop is within short walking distance from all festival venues and hotels.
Oberwart is 120 kilometers south of Vienna. Take the motorway A2 (Südautobahn), take the exit Oberwart and follow the signs to the center.
A direct taxi transfer from the airport to the festival is available for € 120,-
If you would like to book a Taxi just fill out the form and a driver will pick you up at the arrivals.
Dr. Richard Line G1