March 21, 2019 - February 10, 2020
Until the 1930s Vienna was one of the hot spots of modern dance. The exhibition attempts to inscribe trendsetting female dancers and choreographers ‒ like Grete Wiesenthal, Gertrud Bodenwieser and Rosalia Chladek ‒ into Vienna’s great historical narrative. It illustrates the variety and concentration of an inspiring dance scene and explores its historical development, Nazi dictatorship, persecution and exile of these artists. Threads are spun between a productive and socio-critical spirit of that time and today through movement techniques and diverse themes. Therefore the presentation, curated by Andrea Amort and designed by Thomas Hamann, won’t end in the past, but on the contrary with statements of Vienna based influential choreographers like Doris Uhlich.
A varied performative programme accompanies the exhibition.