The Tanzquartier Wien (TQW) is one of the most important dance houses in Europe when it comes to thinking ahead and promoting contemporary dance and performance and the related theoretical discourses and standpoints. Against the background of a transdisciplinary understanding of art that is also reflected in the location of the TQW at the centre of the MuseumsQuartier, the tracing of contemporary developments and pioneering tendencies in dance creation and the dialogic proximity with arts determine our actions as well as the formats.
An integral component of programme design and development is the theoretical knowledge of dance and performance, which the TQW has played a decisive role in extending since its foundation. The advanced and continuous development of theory will continue to be related to historical concepts and the interest will continue to focus on linking the articulated and the unarticulated in artistic and theoretical practice and on questioning.
Together with the artists and the audience, we would like to propose paths through the diverse topographies of the choreographic landscape. To turn upside down the contemporary and the historical, the existing and the still fictional, to turn it inside out and to set out on a journey and enthuse for the participation in the most exciting art form of the present and the future.