Laufzeit: Jan. 2020 bis Juni 2022

Noa & Snow

A gentle experiment between the everyday and the event

In den Museumsräumen eröffnet ein poetisches Labor, in dem Geschriebenes in allen möglichen Formen seinen Weg auf das Papier finden kann - als Gedichte, Listen, Zeichnungen oder kleine Kritzeleien. Choreografie und spontan entstehende Texte und Schriften des Publikums treffen aufeinander und schaffen einen fruchtbaren Boden für alltägliche poetische Erfahrungen.
Initiiert von Choreografin und Tänzerin Alix Eynaudi und angesiedelt an der Schnittstelle zwischen Kuratieren, Schreiben und Choreografie, öffnet Noa & Snow einen Raum, in dem Kunst auf andere, alltägliche Arbeiten trifft:

The project aims at exploring the capacities of poetry to ignite imagination across several writing modes and genres in order to shed some light on the possible articulations between performance practices, writing practices and poetry; it wants to spot the cultural and political stakes of practicing poetry-writingchoreographing collectively. As a result of radical juxtaposition, in Noa & Snow the spaces of dance and poetry will collapse into one another to simultaneously question and outline the contours of their (discursive) spheres, re-mixed. Choreographically the project questions the center of dance. When dance becomes a support and vector for something other it de-centralizes, it questions its potential as a social event. In this project, poetry is both an aim, as claimed above, and a method. Noa & Snow uses poetry as a generative tool for thinking, behaving, learning and choreographing in patterns different from those established by habit and inertia. We work with strategies such as domain-shift, compulsive writing, intense feedbacking, distracted attention to develop both choreographic and written material.

Noa & Snow fosters transversal thinking and living, by creating conditions/situations for dialogue between artists and/or theoreticians from different fields of knowledge, by implicating various sites of cultural experience/production, sharing and circulation, and by proposing the audience a different way of witnessing performances. In our view these “in-between” strategies are co-substantial to dance, for movement is always a state of transition, a form of embodied “in-betweeness”. This means we understand dance/choreography not only as literal physical movement, but also as a mindset for constantly reconfiguring a vast network of relationships between form, content, disciplines and references. The proposal puts forward not only an experimental artistic presentation but also an experimental mode of witnessing. It implies a specific mode of participation. The public eruptions of Noa & Snow are writing ateliers: the hosts/artists/team design notebooks, each of them unique, for their guests; as the performance unravels, the audience is invited to write, draw, doodle around, pen in hand, pen-siveness deployed - be it applications, e-mails, long forgotten instant messages, shopping lists, letters maybe. Everything taking place in the space is to be considered poetry.

project funded by FWF via PEEK, project AR 553
Projektleitung Noa & Snow: Alix Eynaudi
Mitarbeit: Paula Caspão, Quim Pujol, Lydia Mcglinchey
Zusammen mit: Cécile Tonizzo, Bruno Pocheron, An Breugelmans, Mark Lorimer, Han-Gyeol Lie / Verein a.kut, Mihret Kebede, Paul Kotal, Bruno Pocheron, Clara Amaral, Nuno Bizarro, Mette Edvartsen, Christian Kosmas Mayer,Robert Trappl, Mark Lorimer, Alice Chauchat, Jason Dodge, Joachim Hamou, Paul Kotal, Soeyon Park, Tom Pauwels, Jennifer Lacey, Jason Dodge
Meditationen: Anne Faucheret, Sabina Holzer, Samuel Feldhandler, Elizabeth Ward, Frida Robles
Kostüm & Objekte: An Breugelmans
Licht: Bruno Pocheron
Dokumentation: Ujjwal Kanishka Utkarsh
Produktion: mollusca productions / Eva Holzinger für boite de production
boite de production wird unterstützt von The Creative Europe Programme of the European Union through Life Long Burning, der Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien und der Kulturkommission Josefstadt.
Nationale Partner: Volkskundemuseum Wien, brut Wien, Wien Modern
Buchhaltung, Beratung: smart Austria

This project was made possible with the love and support of Quim Pujol, Paula Caspão, Agnès Quackels, Jennifer Lacey, Alice Chauchat, Jacopo Lanteri, Raimundas Malašauskas, Sarah Blumenfeld, Herbert Justnik, Caroline Madl.


Noa & Snow – Poem #1
Sa, 1.2.2020, 16.00 bis 18.00 Uhr
So, 2.2.2020, 16.00 bis 18.00 Uhr

Performance // Abgesagt
Noa & Snow – Poem #3
Sa, 13.6.2020, 18.00 Uhr
So, 14.6.2020, 18.00 Uhr

Performance (nicht öffentlich)
Noa & Snow – Poem #5
Sa, 21.11.2020, 16.00 Uhr
Sa, 21.11.2020, 16.00 Uhr

a film collection, a thank you dance, a publication, a good-bye-Noa & Snow cocktail party!
Noa & Snow – Poem #9
Di, 21.6.2022, 20.00 Uhr

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