(Un)intentional encounters in city subways
With PASSAGIEREN, the public space of Vienna is explored in seemingly random music-theatrical encounters. A contemporary composition by Michael Tiefenbacher is transformed in a spatial choreography by Anna Knapp for musicians and performers into an artistic space for encounters with passers-by.
PASSAGIEREN plays with the different movement rhythms and patterns of all those present, whether by chance or intentionally. The encounters of the "intentional" artists with the seemingly unintentional passers-by and those interested by chance create interactions in the course of the piece and silhouette-like patterns in the subdued light of the subway.
The musicians' paths through the space are planned and composed, those of the passers-by are reactive - do you stop and be curious or better move on quickly? Take out your mobile phone or just observe? Finally, the performers connect these dynamics and refer to the events in their physicality.
A co-production of Studio Dan and MUSIKTHEATERTAGE WIEN.
Composition: Michael Tiefenbacher | Choreography: Anna Knapp | With: Anna Viktoria Zesakes (performance), Ardan Hussein (performance), Anna Knapp (performance), Fabian Tobias Huster (performance), Maja Karolina Franke (performance), Ensemble Studio Dan (music) | Conception: Georg Steker, Daniel Riegler | Production assistance: Isabella Andrlik |Production: MUSIC THEATRE DAYS VIENNA, Studio Dan