Encounters #3

Encounters is a series of dance pieces placed in rooms and spaces related to work. It departs from the idea that dance is work and sets out to expand the notion of work and to re-place contemporary dance from a theatre situation to an activity and occupation with which we can practice being with each other – performers and audience alike. After Encounters #1 in an abandoned factory space during the COVID- lockdown and Encounters #2 in the office spaces of Tanzquartier Wien after hours, Encounters #3 will explore the working environment of an agricultural field.

This new edition of Encounters will be performed by some of Gottfarb’s long standing collaborators, who will be joined by the participants of the ImPulsTanz Pro Series workshop. In the workshop Gottfarb is joined by Clélia Colonna who will integrate voice explorations in the movement practice.

The performances will take place on a field and will be available for audiences, free of charge.

For mor info and application to the workshop:

Concept, production development Alexander Gottfarb 

Choreography, performance Alexander Gottfarb, Soraya Emery, Katharina Illnar, Martyna Lorenc, Raúl Maia, Anna Maria Nowak  

Dramaturgy Guy Cools 

Music Stephan Sperlich 

Voice coaching Clélia Colonna 

Production mollusca productions 

Administration, accounting

— Encounters #3 is an Archipelago production, co-produced by ImPulsTanz. With kind support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs Vienna, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport and Arbeitsplatz Wien.