International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA)
The ICLA, initiated by the choreographer Sebastian Prantl and pianist Cecilia Li (directors of Tanz Atelier Wien) in 2009, provides continuous art-based research in the context of performance studies. The focus is based on an interdisciplinary discourse through an expanded concept of choreography.
After a three-year successful collaboration with the Danube University Krems (DUK), the ChoreoLab is extending its theme and place in conjunction with the distinguished organisation Symposion of Europaen Sculptors (SEB) and other future cooperation partners.
The project fosters theoretical excursions and contextual performativity across the disciplines. It creates an interface for transdisciplinary positions through research, thus conducting a vivid, innovative, communicative discourse with architecture, botany, film, medicine, social sciences, psychology, anthropology and other fields of study.
The ICLA is characterized by a high level of internationality and a unique quality, in regard to the professional diversity and strong motivation among the participants and contributors. Each ChoreoLab raised and enhanced a specific time relevant topic and placed a special focus on a specific world region (Europe and North America; Africa and South America; Asia).
On a European level there is an objective to develop joint venture programs and productions through art based research that take place in various countries (in cooperation with different universities and institutions).