Opening WILLIAM FORSYTHE: Choreographic Objects

in cooperation with ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival

In cooperation with the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, this summer the MAK will become the venue for an extraordinary exhibition by renowned choreographer William Forsythe.
Thu, 11.7.2024 8 pm11 pm
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
The center of the course in the lower MAK Exhibition Hall will be the installation Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, Nr. 2, which consists of hundreds of swinging pendulums and engages the visitors’ bodies with the exhibition space. The ImPulsTanz Festival 2024 will officially open at the MAK with the exhibition WILLIAM FORSYTHE: Choreographic Objects on Thursday, 11.7.2024, at 8 pm.

William Forsythe is one of the most influential choreographers of our time. With his dance works, he has freed the practice of ballet from its identification with the classical repertoire and turned it into a dynamic art form of the 21st century. He has also been developing Choreographic Objects since 1989, which cannot merely be understood by looking at them. It is the audience’s reaction and the movements these reactions induce that create a comprehensive, genre-transcending overall choreography and thus complete the work.

Since 1984, ImPulsTanz has grown to become the largest European festival for contemporary dance and performance. For almost ten years now, ImPulsTanz has been enriching its program with synergies in fine arts, thus blurring the boundaries between performing and visual artistic expressions. This summer, the festival will visit the MAK for the first time.

On the exhibition
Lilli Hollein, General Director, MAK  
Karl Regensburger, Director, ImPulsTanz
Free admission to the opening  

DJ set by Lucia Kagramanyan (NTS Radio)

Exhibition Dates  

A cooperation between ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival and the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

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