Vienna has probably never before experienced a summer like this.
The interventions around the COVID 19 virus have brought the cultural sphere of the city almost to a complete standstill. Theaters are closed, the „Wiener Festwochen” could not take place as planned and also the “ImPulsTanz Festival”, which normally animates the city from mid-July to mid-August, could not take place as usual this year.
Still the thirst for cultural activities seems to be even bigger these days.. this fortunately has been noticed by the City of Vienna as well and so a quite representative festival of Viennese art was put together in a very short time to make cultural life possible again – open air and free of charge!
Together with its partners, the City of Vienna is organizing the “Kultursommer 2020 – Wien dreht auf” for the first time in July and August of this year at 25 locations throughout Vienna, varying from park concerts for children to court concert in Viennese pensioners’ homes.
In addition to almost 800 other acts, we are pleased that some of the artists represented by GROUNDWORKERS are also part of this unique program:
31.07.2020: THE CHANGING SAME* in Vienna – nïm company
20 – 21h Modular Space + Public Moves Kaiserwiese beim Riesenrad Oswald-Thomas-Platz, 1020 Wien
01.08.2020: THE CHANGING SAME* in Vienna – nïm company
19.30 – 20.30h – Modular Space Muthsamgasse 1, 1140 Wien
no registration required
#dance/ performance/ jazz
“What is Jazz-apprehension of time- How can the heartbeat of Jazz Music function in Dance?” Three dancers and two jazz musicians come together to communicate based on a shared rhythmic language.
Mode: A Position Of Trust Tempo: ♩ = Let Yourself Be Surprised By The Results
“The Changing Same” from Black Music by Amiri Baraka
13.08.2020: DeSacre – Christine Gaigg/ 2nd nature
17.30h – Main Stage, Danube Island, Floridsdorf Bridge, near the training ship, 1210 Vienna
15.08.2020: DeSacre – Christine Gaigg/& 2nd nature
19.30h – Mainstage, Oberlaa, Kurbadstraße, 1100 Vienna
Dates may still change, please stay informed via the website of the Kultursommer
free online reservation required, capacity: 500
#performance/ dance/ theatre
The complexity of an art action is high, even or especially if the action lasts only 40 seconds. If the complexity exceeds the possibilities of a society, a sore point has probably been hit. In DeSacre! choreographer Christine Gaigg interweaves the latest Pussy Riot art scandal of February 21, 2012 with scenes from Le Sacre du Printemps, which was premiered in Paris in 1913 by Igor Stravinsky and Vaclav Nijinsky. The clash of the two works of art sheds light on the motifs of the works as well as their social implications.