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Lakni Prasanjali Kumarasiri & Transcultural Emancipation - Cocoon - Powerful Liberation

27.05.2024 to 27.05.2024 - MQ Main Courtyard

Lakni Prasanjali Kumarasiri & Transcultural Emancipation - Cocoon - Powerful Liberation



mo, 27.05.2024
19.00 h

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Lakni Prasanjali Kumarasiri & Transcultural Emancipation – Cocoon – Powerful Liberation

Mon 27.05.2024, 19h l MQ Summer Stage, Main Courtyard l Free entry

Unfortunately the performance of Lakni Prasanjali Kumarasiri has to be CANCELLED. Instead, the DJs from Fireflyclub, Musik Inklusiv will start at 7pm and play until around 8.30pm.

The cocoon, a symbol of metamorphosis, serves as a powerful allegory. By wrapping ourselves in lengths of fabric, we are confronted with the complexity of existence, the transitions we undergo, and the inevitable transformations that shape our being. An exploration of change and stasis that encourages us to reflect on our stages of growth and the cocoons in which we may be trapped. The cocoon will stretch across the MQ in various formations and choreographies.

Lakni Prasanjali Kumarasiri: “The pulse of my art is an innate curiosity about social performance, an area I have always been drawn to. I am fascinated not only by the obvious movements, sounds, and images, but by the often overlooked: the nuances of the body, the roles of the participants, and the vast, interconnected web of social dynamics.”

Lakni Prasanjali Kumarasiri, *1989, Performance Artist, Lecturer in Aesthetic Studies, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Lecturer in Dance, Department of Ocean Engineering, Ocean University, Sri Lanka, Lecturer in Dance, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka, Dance Therapist for Adolescents under Psychological Counselor Sanhya Jayetileke, Sri Lanka; Television Producer, Bachelor of Art in Performing Arts, Sri Palee Campus University Colombo, Sri Lanka

Transcultural Emancipation: emerged in 2013 from cooperation projects with KulturKontakt Austria and is now dedicated to transcultural activities through artistic projects as an association. Performers from Southeast Asia are involved in the projects.


DJ-Acts. Fireflyclub, Musik Inklusiv
Monday 27.05.2024, 20 Uhr

The DJs from the Fireflyclub play a colorful musical mix from charts to techno and look forward to celebrating with you! The Firefly Club trains people with disabilities to become DJs and uses music as a means of inclusion to break down prejudices against disadvantaged people.

Free from exclusion, Fireflyclub wants to make it possible for people with and without disabilities to party together without fear. Firefly means firefly. The choice of this mascot is no coincidence. Fireflyclub shines a light into a world where it doesn't matter who you are.

The DJs conquered their audience with pulsating rhythms and rousing melodies. Visitors to the Firefly Club Party 2024 at the Kunstwerkstatt were immediately drawn to the dance floor.

Since 2012, Fireflyclub has been training people with disabilities to become DJs and organizing inclusive parties. 2013 Sozial Marie social prize. 2014 Respekt.Net Award “Austria is looking for places of respect”. 2015 Finalist in the European ideas competition Advocate Europe. 2016 Respekt.Net Award “Austria is looking for places of respect”. 2017 Get Active Social Business Award. 2018 PWC Social impact Lab (international competition). 2019 Foundation of the Firefly Agency. 2020 Radio Ö1 initiative “Repairing the Future” and participation in the European Forum Alpbach.

Photo: © Lakni Prasanjali Kumarasiri & Fenia Kotsopoulou

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