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Rakete Festival

05.05.2023 to 27.05.2023 - Tanzquartier Wien

Rakete Festival


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sat, 27.05.2023
fri, 26.05.2023
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A new generation of choreography & performance

"Desire’s fundamental ruthlessness is a source of creativity that produces new optimism, new narratives of possibility." – Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Intrigued by different aspects of pop and subculture, sound, kitsch and camp, intimacy and transformation, the artists of the TQW emerging artists’ festival Rakete transform the stage into a "desire machine".

While Luca Bonamore is inspired by cruising, Magdalena Mitterhofer and Shade Théret explore rage in its physical and linguistic dimensions. Catol Teixeira dances at the intersection of poetry, queer discourses and decoloniality, followed by Lara Dâmaso, whose dissonant singing takes on the conditioning of the female voice in patriarchy. Also dealing with sound is Nana Dahlin, who sets out searching for a melody like an inhabitable body. Magdalena Forster and Milena Georgieva dedicate their performance between surrendering and letting go to a particular organ: the liver. Suutoo – invited in cooperation with Hyperreality – explores poetry as an audio-visual practice from which radically new myths can emerge. The Viennese duo maria mercedes sets out in the romantic light of dusk at the MQ Libelle in search of the picturesque, the frivolous and the artificial, looking for opulent gestures and some passionate moving. Snorre Elvin then delves into the fluid world of mermaids – at once mythical divas and queer icons – beyond Disney fantasies. A lecture by cultural philosopher and media theorist McKenzie Wark, a concert, a workshop, parties and much more round off the festival programme.

With: Luca Bonamore, Nana Dahlin, Lara Dâmaso, Snorre Elvin, Magdalena Forster with Milena Georgieva, maria mercedes, Magdalena Mitterhofer / Shade Théret, Suutoo, Catol Teixeira

Supporting programme: adO/Aptive Reading Group, Luca Büchler, Lau Lukkarila, Anna Rimmel, McKenzie Wark

Curated by Lewon Heublein

Programme: Programme - Tanzquartier Wien

Tanzquartier Wien

opening hours

mo-fri:9 – 19.30h
sat:10 – 19.30h


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