International ChoreoLab Austria
The International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) was initiated in 2009 by the choreographer Sebastian Prantl and the pianist Cecilia Li, who are artistic directors of Tanz Atelier Wien. Its objective is art-based research in the interface of body, mind and nature. The ICLA aims to lift choreography out of the confines of stage production and to expand it to the field of quotidian sequences of movement, knowledge production and cultural techniques of body and mind.
Protagonists from various fields of arts and sciences are being invited to step in an active exchange with one another. The ICLA is designed to stimulate the exchange of expertise beyond the confines of single disciplines and to create a space where new synergies can emerge.
Art-based research in the interface of body, language & nature in
St. Margarethen/Burgenland and at Tanz Atelier Wien/Vienna.
In cooperation with the Institute of Language Art of the University of the Applied Arts (die Angewandte) the ICLA 2017 investigates body language and narrative of various kind and context at the Art and Nature Sanctuary of St. Margarethen from 20 to 24 September 2017 and at Tanz Atelier Wien from 27 to 30 September 2017.
Folder ICLA 2017: ICLA 2017 engl.
24 July – 5 August 2016 in St. Margarethen/Burgenland and Vienna
The International ChoreoLab 2016 titled ‘BODYHOOD_NARRATIVE & composition’ focuses on the universal stories born of immanent stillness and their implementation into performance.
“BODYHOOD” stands for contemplation, anchorage and origin. The ChoreoLab opens a discourse concerning the multiplicity of storytelling and its return to a corporeal origin; whether as diverse idioms of dance vocabulary or as manifold forms of verbal expression (speech, poetry, song) – a narrative is always present.
4 – 17 July 2015 in St. Margarethen, Burgenland and Vienna
The Tanz Atelier Wien will conduct project management and act as the office and CityLab for the ‘new MOVING_FRONTIER’ study. Central to this research is an expanded interpretation of the term choreography – a nexus of different art forms on the basis of performance and theoretical excursions. The CountryLab will operate at the Art and Nature Sanctuary of the Symposium of European Sculptors in St. Margarethen, Burgenland. [Details…]
Art-based research on dance (performance), music and space.
The ICLA 2014 fosters art-based research by means of sounding bodywork, dance and theory. Protagonists of all generations are invited to step into an active exchange program, featuring thematically inscribed issues on “memory” and “freedom” – thus commemorating the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the “Iron Curtain” in 1989. International experts from the field of art and science (theory and practice) will be lecturing, integrating the generated materials and structuring performances of various kind. [Details…]
The International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) was initiated in 2009 by the choreographer Sebastian Prantl and the pianist Cecilia Li who are artistic directors of Tanz Atelier Wien. Its objective is art – based research in the interface of body, mind and nature. The ICLA aims to lift choreography out of the confines of stage production and to expand it to the field of quotidian sequences of movement, knowledge production and cultural techniques of body and mind.
Art-based research in the interface of body, mind & nature in St. Margarethen/Burgenland
August, 27th – September, 2nd 2012
As a new transdisciplinary artistic field work in nature this ChoreoLab combines performative training, lecture, demonstration & discussion with experts from the fields of choreography/dance, body-mind techniques, architecture, land art & botany. [Details…]
In its third project module “(E)MOTION FREQUENCY_deceleration” (August 27th to September 4th, 2011), the International ChoreoLab Austria dealt with the desire for deceleration in the interface of motion and emotion. Japanese butoh doyen Yoshito Ohno, former co-director of Folkwang studios Henrietta Horn, social scientist Fritz Reheis and media theorist Soenke Zehle were among the renowned guest faculty. [Details…]
After the great interest shown in the CARTOGRAPHY bodymemento seminar, the International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) continued its cycle of interdisciplinary project modules with MEMBRANE motion_phonotope (July 9th to 17th 2010). Among the teaching staff were Sound Artist Lawrence Casserly (GB), choreographer Patricia Bardi (US), medical scientist Dieter Falkenhagen (A) and architect Renate Hammer (A). [Details…]
With great success and substantial international participation the first module entitled CARTOGRAPHY bodymemento took place from September 5th to 12th 2009 at the Danube University Krems. Lecturers like choreographer Gill Clarke (GB), dancer Gus Solomons (USA), neuroscientist Michael Brainin (A) and performing arts expert Johannes Birringer (GB) taught the first module. [Details…]