Stress, breathlessness, exhaustion – these are the symptoms of our post-modern lifestyle, pursued by most people around us. Our life is determined by the ticking of the clock or the slavery imposed by electronic ‘tags’ most beloved by those who still consider stress to be a kind of status symbol.

Dealing with the desire for deceleration, the lab proposes a new outlook on choreographic framework conditions, applying trans-disciplinary, eclectic perspectives – in not only the distinctive field of choreography and the performative arts but also interrelated fields such as architecture, sociology, pedagogy, movement studies, communication and media theory. Among other things, lectures, discussions and bodywork raise the issue of how substantial changes, in dealing with time which can be achieved in the sense of deceleration, and what role the (performing) arts can take.

In its third edition, the International ChoreoLab Austria dealt with the desire for deceleration in the interface of motion and emotion in August/September 2011. Japanese Butoh doyen Yoshito Ohno, former Co-director of Folkwang Studios Henrietta Horn, Social Scientist Fritz Reheis and Media Theorist Soenke Zehle were among guest faculty. The configuration of participants and lecturers – coming from Taiwan, Singapore, Denmark, Malaysia, Australia, Israel, Japan, England, Spain, Poland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany and Austria – was as equally diverse as the programmatic design of the ICLA.

Folder: Folder_TANZ_DUK PDF
Performances: icla-3_icla_performances2011
Documentation: Documentation – International ChoreoLab Austria Trilogy