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 2014 / 2015 
 Wiener Festwochen 2015
 imagetanz 2015 - Festival for Choreography, Performance and uncanny Bodies
 Secret Ingredients
 2014 / 2015 

Happy New Year in a BRAVE NEW WORLD! The dystopian visions of a world battered by crisis are in the centre of our January/February programme. But the artists not only turn their attention to the near future, but equally to the blind spots of history, the consequences of unresolved conflicts and the very real fetters of humans caught in the web of a world of mass surveillance. Lise Lendais delves into French colonial history in Algeria and its consequences. Based on personal narratives and historical documents from the “Pieds-noirs”, Algerians of French descent who left the country after it gained independence, she traces frictions and remaining gaps. The story of the twins from Ágota Kristóf’s novel The Notebook is particularly grim: Tossed into an inhumane end-war period, two boys develop equally inhumane strategies of survival. Forced Entertainment, the undisputed grandmasters of theatrical storytelling, attend to Hungarian-born Ágota Kristóf’s equally simple and sober language on stage to unfold an absurd scenario of survival in the absence of warmth in a minimalistic, straightforward manner. The Vienna-based Finn Joonas Lahtinen develops the ideal situation in a bunker after an ultimate MCA (maximum credible accident) for his piece YOYO – You are On Your Own. The performance takes place in the air-raid shelter underneath the University of Music on Seilerstätte. It sheds light on the relationship between future scenarios, fear and an individual’s options to act against the background of today’s affluent society.
Darkness is the new light! Video artist Chris Kondek and editor Christiane Kühl use the legend of Prometheus to deal with total surveillance of people in digital communication technologies. In Anonymous P., they immediately make visible the digital footprint left by the blameless average consumer of smartphones and guest at brut during the actual time of their visit. In view of spots of escalating political crises and looking at the renaissance of approaches of political activism in the arts, this is an issue that cannot be left uncommented in the programme. Headed by the title WHAT IS TO BE DONE?, the sociologist and philosopher Oliver Marchart, the artist Jonas Staal, who is known for his alternative world summits, and the Ukranian curator Vasyl Cherepanyn discuss the role art could and does play today in organising the public sphere based on current case examples.
Treats for the artistic, culinary and critical palets are found in the series Secret Ingredients, in which artists spice up the programme with a few delightful additions. Forced Entertainment, for example, invite to an English Breakfast, where they revive unrealised project ideas from their 30-year career over baked beans and all kinds of fried stuff. The Rabtaldirndln delight the audience by presenting songs from their splinter band Marianna and Sonja’s Schlager-Wurlitzer (Smash-Hit Jukebox) at the bar. As part of the production Anonymous P., the company and the audience are joined by web activist and game developer Wolfie Christl to reflect on digital data surveillance in our everyday lives. Also the audio visual installation Prologue…Epilogue will be shown following Lise Lendais’s performance at the Institut français, dealing with the issues of memory and history. And admission to all of this – is free!

 Programme  21 January to 21 February 2015 
Forced Entertainment
Theater/Performance in englischer Sprache
Lise Lendais
Salon Rouge im Institut français, Währinger Straße 30, 1090 Wien
onemorequestion / Joonas Lahtinen u. a.
mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Seilerstätte 26, 1010 Wien
Chris Kondek & Christiane Kühl
 Freischwimmer 2014 - INTIM
 2013 / 2014 
 Everything must go! 2014
 Village People
 imagetanz 2014 - Festival for Choreography, Performance and Care
 Nachhaltig scheitern
 The Power of Voice
 2012 / 2013 
 Everything must go! 2013
 A Ballet Trilogy by Doris Uhlich
 imagetanz 2013
 Don't look back
 Out of Order
 Freischwimmer 2012 • Exploit yourself!
 Freedom of Speech
 2011 / 2012 
 Everything must go! 2012
 Community works!
 imagetanz 2012 - Festival for Choreography, Performance and Work
 Alles Uhlich!
 Baltic Games
 Video gehört auf jede Bühne!

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