Project: Let's Go Dance
A project by Österreichisches Volksliedwerk, Tanzquartier Wien and Interface GmbH
Target group: adolescents with a migrant background; that they attend a language course at Vienna Interface.
Based on a personal approach to dance, specific cultural characteristics as well as mutual expressions of dance will be presented in traditional dance forms and performed together. Ultimately, the intention is to create new, individual expressions of dance within the group and establish a connection to contemporary dance. Attending the performance I Love Vienna gives participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in the topic from an audience’s point of view. Together with a group of six adolescents with a Turkish migrant background, the French choreographer Philippe Riéra has conceived a production in which the performers develop their approach to contemporary dance on stage.
The workshop series aims to give adolescents of different origins a chance to develop a new sense of belonging through dance and performance. In this way, they get to know the two cultural institutions involved and specific cultural characteristics of Austria through various disciplines, while communicating with each other through dance. At the same time, they learn how to use the two cultural institutions, the interdisciplinary exchange ultimately also contributing to the work of the latter.