The Runner  ***  lonely lonely  ***  Die Klette  ***  Kids A

11th, 12th and 13th of April 2014 at 7.30 p.m
Tanz*Hotel | Resort 1020, Zirkusgasse 35, 1020 Vienna
Tickets: € 10,- / 7,- (limited seats available, please make a reservation)
Booking:, 01 6026945

        ‘Artist at Resort’ is a successful residence/ coaching/ mentoring-project, the chosen dance-artists are supported with input of dramaturgy, choreography and organization by Bert Gstettner & team. For several weeks the performing artists are creating their new choreographies/performances. The final showings are taking place at the studio, they symbolizes the end of the projects. We warmly invite you to the presentation of the coproductions:  


Fri, 11.4.2014
The Runner | Matthias Mollner & Anna Nowak
lonely lonely | Sööt/Zeyringer
Kids A | Matan Levkowich & Kanako Sako
Sat, 12.4.2014
The Runner | Matthias Mollner & Anna Nowak
Die Klette | Andrea Maria Handler & Arnulfo Pardo Ravagli & Adriana Torres Topaga
lonely lonely | Sööt/Zeyringer

Sun, 13.4.2014
The Runner | Matthias Mollner & Anna Nowak
Die Klette | Andrea Maria Handler & Arnulfo Pardo Ravagli & Adriana Torres Topaga
Kids A | Matan Levkowich & Kanako Sako

Coaching, artistic director: Bert Gstettner | Costume advice, Co-director: Devi Saha | Stage lighting: Klaus Greif | Assistent: Claudia Bürger | Tanz*Hotel/Art*Act in coproduction with: Matthias Mollner (A), Matan Levkowich (ISR), Sööt/Zeyringer (EE/A), Andrea Maria Handler (A)

The Runner
Concept, direction, performance: Matthias Mollner
Performance: Anna Nowak

I am running forward. I am running on the spot. The clock is my competitor. Tick, tack. I am running and I am spinning. My court is burning, that’s why I am running naked. Beeing naked makes me feel vulnerable. You are walking slowly. You are observing. I don’t observe. I don’t see. I don’t want to see. I am automatic. You want to put me off my step. I ignore that. I am running forward on the spot. Out of my territory you push me into an open field.

Pics: Ernst Grünwald

Matthias Mollner – born in Gmünd, 1984. 2000-2004, school for metal-design in Steyr. Since 2005 freelance performer and visual artist. 2010-2012 living and working together with Gerda Schorsch, dancer/performer. Creating an interdisciplinary oeuvre with performances and objects in public space, pictures, films ... After Gerda Shorsch’s death, further development of their work, together with other artists. 2013 founder of “Masters of Paradise“, an expedition team of art. Centres of his life and work are Vienna and Lower Austria.

Anna Nowak – born in Vienna, 1980. Actress/Performer. Art studies and acting training. Intense pursuit of dance, movement and voice. Since 2001 theater productions and performances: Kabelwerk, festival of Scenography Prague, Wiener Festwochen, Tanz*Hotel. Kosmos Theater, dietheater konzerthaus, Theater Drachengasse. 2007 performances in Tokyo with ButohDanceCompany MayuKan. Cooperations with director Sandy Tomsits (from theaterhimmel) in “Lady Macbeth“, Schauspielhaus Vienna, 2005 and 2010-2013 Solo “Josefine Mutzenbacher“ and “Countdown Schneewittchen“, including Theater Brett Vienna and Festwochen Gmunden.

lonely lonely
Choreography, performance: Sööt/Zeyringer

The artist duo Sööt/Zeyringer transforms their performative research about desired and undesired loneliness into a rhythmical dialogue of simple movements and speech. Two cardboard boxes and two bodies on stage propose possiblites to deal with the need to be together and the need to be left alone. The performers overcarefully carry out a complex pattern of visual and audible fragments of loneliness in a nearly ridiculous manner.

Pics: Ernst Grünwald

Sööt/Zeyringer – is an artist duo that collaborates since 2012, working with performance on the edge of fine arts and dance. Sööt/Zeyringer likes to explore simple everyday movement, mundane events and casual actions. Their first performance Never Name the Shelf was shown at Raw Matters, Schikaneder (Vienna), Wir lassen es einfach angelehnt, at VBKÖ (Vienna) and Adapt Special, at Palais Kabelwerk (Vienna) in 2012 and at Imagetanz Festival 2013 at brut Wien. In 2013 Sööt/Zeyringer was granted TURBO Residency at ImPulsTanz, they participated in performative month In-Formation at Künstlerhaus Passagegalerie (Vienna) and showed a performance at gallery Ve.sch (Vienna).

Dorothea Zeyringer – 1989, Vienna. Since 2010 studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna – Performative Art (Prof. Carola Dertnig). 2012-2013 Dance, Context, Choreography at the Inter University Centre Dance Berlin. 2009-2011 University of Vienna – Theatre, Film and Media Studies.

Tiina Sööt –1986, Tartu, Estonia. 2013 Internship at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main (dramaturgy assistant). 2009 - 2013 Estonian Academy of Arts (MA) - performing arts. 2012 Internship at brut, Vienna (assistant of Oleg Soulimenko). 2010 - 2011 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna - performative art. 2005 - 2009 University of Tartu (BA) - ecology/theatre research.

Die Klette
Performance: Andrea Maria Handler & Arnulfo Pardo Ravagli
Visual Arts, Costume- & Stagedesign: Adriana Torres Topaga
A cooperation with Cie. Off Verticality Linz / Austria

Do you know the feeling of discovering little burdocks attached to your clothes after coming back from a walk in the mountains? They hook quietly and without you noticing it. This way of contact to the burdocks can be annoying for us but it is their natural way of survival. “Die Klette” served us as an inspiration to create a specific setting, which makes us deal with a different reality on our way of establishing physical contact. As burdocks invade our privacy, the performers have to cope with conditions like the lack of intimacy and physical and emotional distance.

Pics: Ernst Grünwald

Arnulfo Pardo Ravagli –dance artist, researcher, performer and pedagogue. Together with Adriana Torres Topaga, Arnulfo developed in 2013 the project “lab on stage”, which is a performative research lab. As a performer Arnulfo has worked with renowned choreographers, such as Rose Breuss, Stephan Rabl, Juan Dante Murillo Bobadilla, Francesco Scavetta, Snjezana Abramovic Milkovic and Bruno Genty. Arnulfo studied at the Anton Bruckner University where he received a Master degree as a “zeitgenössischer Bühnentänzer” in 2012. In the pedagogical field, Arnulfo is teaching at the Anton Bruckner University and the Landestheater Linz.

Adriana Torres Topaga –visual artist, designer and researcher. She has shown her art among other exhibitions at: Afo (Linz), Recycling Festival (Berlin); CCCB Barcelona. Adriana studied „Industrial Design“ at the Pontificia Javeriana University in Bogotá, “Digital Arts” in Barcelona at Pompeu Fabra University and received a Masters degree at the Art University of Linz for “space& designstrategies”. She was member of the “public space 2.0 researchgroup” of the same faculty and the lab for electroaccoustic music and new media in Linz. Together with Arnulfo Pardo Ravagli she developed their project: ”lab on stage”. She is also part of the board of directors of the migrant association “maiz“.

Andrea Maria Handler –is a dancer and pedagogue. She studied at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz where she graduated with a Master degree in performance. In the year 2012 Andrea received the STARTstipendium from bm:ukk and one year later she was invited to participate in their “mentoring-program” with Sabine Parzer as her coach. As a dancer Andrea was working with choreographers such as Rose Breuss, Johannes Randolf, Liz King und Editta Braun. Her work as a pedagogue took her amongst others to Serbia and Ukraine and since 2013 she is teaching at the Anton Bruckner University.

Kids A
Concept, choreography, dance: Matan Levkowich
Choreography, dance: Kanako Sako

Two companions for a journey. Invisible compass reveals us the way.
Two bodies become no-body. Getting a sense of a lost direction.
I reach beyond what can be reached. I grab fragments from a broken story.
This piece explores the field of physical non-verbal communication.

Pics: Ernst Grünwald

Kanako Sako – born in Japan. Founder of "fifoo.program", Freelance Dancer, Choreographer and Organiser. Graduated from Konservatorium Privatuniversität Wien. Obtained a scholarship from Tanzquartier Wien in 2008 and Bachelor of Arts in 2010. Co-founder of the dance company “Mars Bambis”.

Matan Levkowich –is a dancer, choreographer and graphic designer. Born in 1983 in Jerusalem, Israel. Matan started his physical education in Rene Cassin high school for sport. Until the age 18 he was trained to be a basketball player. His first encounter with dance was at 2007 in The Group in Jaffa school for contemporary dance, later continued his studies at Salzburg experimental academy of dance (SEAD). He danced in works of David Zambrano, Martin Nachbar, Marco Torrice, Tony Vezich and others. His first choreographic work "Point of contact" was presented in Israel at 2010 as part of the "New dance project" – a platform for emerging choreographers. Currently he is based in Austria and he keeps on presenting his work in festivals in Europe


AAR T*H-Team
Director, Coaching: Bert Gstettner | Co-Director, Costume advice: Devi Saha
Stage lighting: Klaus Greif | Webdesign: Kornelius Tarmann | Assistant: Claudia Bürger | Production: Art*Act Kunstverein


T*H | Artist At Resort - sponsorship:
Wien-Kultur, Wien-Leopoldstadt, Bildrecht