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LABOR experimental field for aspiring choreographers and dancers
5. August - 11. August
After several years of preparation, the Center for Choreography Bleiburg/Pliberk organizes
the first edition of the LABOR in
cooperation with the DOMENIG STEINHAUS at Steindorf Lake Ossiach. From August 5 to 11, up-and-coming choreographers will meet dancers
and develop every day new short pieces at special places in the DOMENIG STEINHAUS.
During the LABOR, the artists will be accompanied by mentor Guido Markowitz.
On August 11, at 7 p.m., a final showing will take place, where selected short pieces
of the LABOR will be presented. After the showing there will be a round of talks with the artists.
LABOR serves as an incubator for the next generation of artists and supports them in developing their own
choreographic language and test different compositional tools.
compositional tools. The LABOR also strengthens networking and has been designed to promote
emerging choreographic and dance talents throughout Europe and worldwide.
Every day a new choreographic task.
Every day a new constellation.
Every day a new location.
Every day a new short piece.
A major focus is on site-specific work with the special conditions in the
DOMENIG STEINHAUS. At the end of the lab, the choreographers will have time to delve more deeply into selected
selected short pieces and to further elaborate them for the final public showing.
For the first edition of LABOR, 2 choreographers and 6 dancers were selected from the submissions of 2
choreographers and 6 dancers from 6 countries (Austria, Italy, Australia, France,
Israel, the Netherlands).
This intensive exchange is meant to provide both a choreographic proving ground with personal
mentoring as well as international networking. The Center for Choreography
Bleiburg/Pliberk also strives to establish a lasting collaboration with the artists
and to involve them in other CCB formats, such as the Long Night of Dance,
The LABOR will take place in DOMENIG STEINHAUS in 2023.
Statement Guido Markowitz, Mentor: “The new wild ones should set out and develop under my guidance and reflection, search for their dance language and strengthen it. The choreographers should
artistically, implement thematically given concepts and fill them with their own ideas.
The venue will play a very important role. The location inspires and
Statement by Mirjam Sadjak, production manager: “We deliberately want to make the location the focus of the program and to make the individual short pieces site-specific with
various unusual spatial experiences to emerge.”
An event of the Choreography Center Bleiburg/Pliberk (CCB) in cooperation with DOMENIG STEINHAUS.
Photo detail: Gerhard Maurer