Together with the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich, every year since 1991 JOINT ADVENTURES has organized TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA – a workshop for new ideas and aesthetics in contemporary dance and performance and hot spot for choreographers, teachers and professionals – for all people who take great delight in dancing. The audience comes from Munich, Bavaria and the whole world.
During ten days TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA presents every summer current works by renowned trailblazers of contemporary dance in a top-notch performance program. Newcomers are also invited to present their works to the Munich audience.
Miet Warlop (BE) opened this year’s edition with a brilliant whirling dance. Louise Lecavalier (CA) already enthused audiences last year with her dance at the limits of the possible. Jefta van Dinther’s (SE/DE) rigorous work awakened the body’s animalistic qualities. Liquid Loft’s (AT) „Candy’s Camouflage“, a performance inspired by Andy Warhol, expanded the territory of dance. Anna Konjetzky (DE) explored the way society deals with fragile and inefficient bodies. The duo Matijević & Chico (FR) and Teresa Vittucci (CH) extended their bodies into digital space in a surprising way. Charlie Morrissey’s (UK) new work gave us insight into his artistic research: “What’s not there”.
Summer Dance Classes for professional & amateur dancers
This summer again, TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA offered a high-quality summer dance workshop program for professional and amateur contemporary dance enthusiasts.
Quim Bigas (ES)
Jefta van Dinther (SE/DE)
Louise Lecavalier (CA) & Frédéric Tavernini (FR)
Dominique Mercy (FR)
Contemporary Dance & Repertory
Iñaki Azpillaga (ES/BE)
Daniela Bendini (IT/DE)
Stephan Herwig (DE)
Charlie Morrissey (UK)
Bosmat Nossan (IL)
Virginie Roy (FR/AT)
Joy Ackwonu (AT)
Veronica Fischer (DE)
Daphne Strothmann (DE)
Chiang-Mei Wang (TW/DE)
The next edition takes place in July/August 2020 in Munich.
Bodies in transition
The migration of physical concepts between (escape) movement and digitalization
This time, theoreticians Arno Böhler (AT), Sandra Noeth (DE) and Sophie Wennerscheid (BE) discussed concepts of the “body” in relation to contemporary choreographic practice in the context of current sociopolitical and artistic developments. The background is marketing, self-optimization, digitalization, functionality, desire, love and sexuality.
If the body 2.0 was still science fiction a short while ago, its digital possibilities have become more concrete or even reality in many areas. Our present day is becoming more and more determined by digital technologies that change the human body and its relationship to time and place. Smartphones or VR glasses blur the borders between the digital and analogue more and more; they cause a fundamental change in our way of communicating. Robots, protheses and artificial intelligence may still be in an early stage, but in comparison, the human body already seems like an obsolete model. The constant increase in global mobility enables us to transcend borders that are determined by such parameters as nationality, sovereignty and normality – seemingly limitless in the digital net, for many limited only by geopolitical contexts. What do these digital delimitations mean for the human body in the context of contemporary choreographic practice?