Amazing Yuria Knoll and me are happy to announce that we are part of Jugenklub 2021 at Festspielhaus St. Pölten, the Workshop-Festival for Teenagers and Young Adults
between 15 and 25 years of age.
Our workshop "Talking Bodies - Storytelling through Dance and Voice" explicitly invites self-identifying disabled folks to join.
We´re beyond excited!
Please have a look here for further details:
My current teaching schedule in my favourite dance studio beat1060 looks like this:
Thursdays from 19:40-21:10 at beat1060
Saturdays from 11:00-12:30 at beat1060
Also, there´s more news:
I will start working as a barre-workout-trainer at i_barre Vienna.
I will teach Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings.
You don´t know what barre-workouts are? Maybe now´s the time to find out!
I have the pleasure to co-facilitate together with Tanja Erhart the online-workshop "Senses and Sensuality as part
of digital collaboration» as part of the IntegrART conference at Gessneralle Zürich in September
2021, curated by amazing Nina Mühlemann.
Tanja Erhart and Katharina Senk invite to a digital workshop, in which they make their artistic practice of digital collaboration, access and care as well as multilingualism experienceable. How can collaboration over the screen open up different and new ways for us to see each other, listen to each other, perceive each other and communicate with each other? Through their multisensory work they explore senses and sensuality as tools that create access towards each other and allows their confrontations with the ableist world to transform. Workshop in English and German.
What a wonderful performance we had with our re-adapted version of [white hole]!
Thanks to our kind audience, to beat1060 for your support and to Kultursommer Wien for the invitation!
Go and get your tickets for our Theatre-Piece #schalldicht!
An interdisciplinary theatre-piece for Young Audience aged 13+. Written and directed by Sina Heiss, sound by Manu Mitterhuber and choreography by me.
Premiere on June 17th at Phönix Theater Linz in the frame of Schäxpir Festival 2021.
We are excited about creating something very special for you, your friends and families!
For details and tickets please have a look:
I´m delighted to invite you to my talk/lecture about Future Bodies - Körper der Zukunft in the frame of Kepler Salon in cooperation with Schäxpir Festival, hosted by Karin
Monday - 7th of June 2021
at Kepler Salon
The enry is free, spaces are limited.
The talk will happen in German.
For closer details and registration please have a look:
Amazing Claire Lefévre interviewed Tanja Erhart and me about our collaboration between analog and digital worlds and our upcoming performance j e n g a. It´s the three of us talking about multi-sensorial
connection, technological pleasures and the aesthetics of access
The interview is published in English in Springback Magazine.
Have a look and feel the pleasure!
Currently preparing a new Theater-Performance for Young Audience with Director, Writer and Performer Sina Heiss and Sound-Designer Manu Mitterhuber for SCHÄXPIR Festival 2021 and Phönix Theater
Very excited about this collaboration with a great cast!
Premiere planned in June 2021. Stay tuned!
"Ein Tonstudio mit Softwareproblemen wird für vier junge Menschen zum Absturz-Treffpunkt im Empfangsloch. Auf sich selbst zurückgeworfen sind sie gezwungen, sich mit den großen Themen des Lebens auseinanderzusetzen: Liebe, Weltmeere, Pizza. Und Warten ... auf ein neues, besseres System."
You can find more details here:
Very happy to announce that I am one of five artists who have the chance to be part of Luftpost by Spielwerk/ÖO Kulturquartier. I will share two pieces of interactive Art within
the next months. Luftpost is a format - curated by Katharina Lackner and her wonderful team - which brings Art for Young Audience to your home, because events and visits to the museums are not
Thanks for making Art for the youngest members of our society possible, even in these difficult times!
For closer details please have a look at the website:
UPDATE: due to covid19-regulations our performance had to be cancelled and postponed to 2021.
super[human] finally is back in the Public Space - this time in Salzburg in collaboration with "Kulturschiene Salzburg" - we can´t wait to cyborg you!
Come and watch us perform on Wednesday 21st of October at 15:00 and 16:00 right in front of the Salzburg Main Train Station.
Find more details here:
Summer with so many wonderful workshops is over, so it´s time to move back to regular dance classes at beat1060 or even online:
at your home:
Wednesday from 17:00-18:30
Thursday from 18:00-19:30
Saturday at beat1060, when possible after Lockdown:
Contemporary Basic 13:50-14:20
For more details please have a look at:
Looking forward to dancing with you!
Loads of Love,
Katharina, Tanja & The Two Crutches
Here the Link for more Details about Tanjas and my Collaboration:
We want to thank brut Wien for their support and for inviting us to „New Art on…line“. And we thank our collaborators and supporters METAL Culture UK, Im_Flieger KünstlerInnen-Initiative, Mollusca productions, beat1060 Wien, MA 7 - Abteilung für Kunst & Kultur, D.ID - Dance Identity and ImPulsTanz-Festival Vienna. DANKE!
I will be teaching a SATURDANCE exploring Contemporary Improvisation for "Tanz die Toleranz" online on 23rd of May. It will be online at 13:00.
Have fun and enjoy! I felt so vulnerable and strong after producing it, so I´m very excited how it will move you!
Here you can finde the link to their You-Tube-Channel:
And currently I am regularly teaching online Classes via Zoom for beat1060.
Closer Details you can find here:
Never not dancing!
Never not sharing the dancelove!
There´s a long list of amazing projects, which were cancelled and postponed due to the Covid-19-Virus. I´m curious what fall will bring and I send my good vibes and energy to all my friends and folks out there, who are struggling and suffering in these times.
Let´s stay strong and safe together!
Dance is always with us and it will be back on stage sooner or later! And until then let´s keep on dancing on our own and together with our dear friends and colleagues online.
Anjana MR and me are in the second part of our SHAKTI-project, traveling all over Kerala to conduct workshops and perform together. We are very grateful for the support of our SHAKTI in the frame of "Bilateral Artistic Exchange" by Bundeskanzleramt. And we also want to thank beat1060 and Hindustan Kalari Sangham for their support.
Our final report and many pictures will be available end of December in the "Portfolio"-Section of this Website.
Until then: Loads of SHAKTI to all of you!
We did it!
Our performance of "non_yielding"-Berlin-Bangalore-Version at "NO LIMITS"-Festival went well.
And Tanja Erhart and me had an interview with an Indian Newspaper. Check it out!
Thanks to "NO LIMITS"-Festival Berlin, Goethe-Institut Bangalore, Sophiensaele Berlin, Metal Culture and their amazing Team - who keep supporting us and allowed us to get all of this started in 2018. And also to beat1060, D.ID-Dance Identity and ImPulsTanz-Vienna who supported us with rehearsal and residency-space. And love to everyone who came and joined the performance.
"Habitat" is over. 120 performers. Over 1800 audience members. Sharing energies, vibrations, realities. A dream. And I haven´t woken up yet.
There are no words to describe how I feel about Habitat. There´s gratitude - my flesh is full of it - for being part of this project in the "choreographic realization".
Thank you. To the one and only Doris Uhlich, to her artistic Team, to Boris Kopeinig, my dear colleagues, to TQW and to all the amazing performers. You make my heart dance. Boom Tschak.
My first large-scale choreographic group-piece super[human] will have the last stop of its summer-tour at amazing "Front@ Festival" on the 30th of August in
Murska Sobota in Slovenia.
After performing at "Lange Nacht des Tanzes" on the 26th of July in Gmünd (Kärnten) for the "Choreographic Center Bleiburg" we can´t wait to perform the dancing cyborgs again!
For closer details please have a look here:
I am most happy and grateful to anounce my participation in the new performance "Habitat" by Doris Uhlich as part of the core-team for the choreographic
Vienna, get ready for 120 bodies boom-tschaking vienna at TQW and Halle E!
For closer details please have a look here:
Tanja Erhart and me had the opportunity to showcase a small part of our piece "non_yielding" at the "FCCC - Future Clinic for Critical Care"- Symposium hosted by
wonderful Nina Mühlemann, Jeremy Wade and the one and only Tanja Erhart next to many other great artists and most important discussions at the "ImPulsTanz"- Festival on
Tanja and me are very happy to continue our work on "non_yielding" and we´ll be back on stage in November 2019.
Stay tuned - this is hot!
Migrant Bodies - Moving Borders had its final symposium this weekend.
Oh, what a journey this has been. So far.
I’d like to borrow the words of my dearest colleague Andrea Rampazzo:
“This is not the end. This is just the beginning of something I can’t imagine yet.”
I’m bursting with gratitude. I’m moved. I’m connected. To myself. To the world and to a community which believes in the power of Dance.
Thanks and all my love to every body participating in this project!
You´ve got my love.
I will be offering three workshops as part of the beat1060-summer-schedule. And I can´t wait to share, shake and sweat with you!
In the week of 29.07. - 01.08.2019:
18:00-19:30 Contemporary Basic
19:35-21:05 Contemporary meets Martial Arts (based on Kalari)
In the week of 05.08. - 08.08.2019:
19:35-21:05 Contemp. Improvisation
For closer details and your registration please go to:
Maartje Pasman and me had a wonderful premiere and amazing shows at SCHÄXPIR-Festival 2019.
We are more than grateful for having the chance to turn Kulturtankstelle Linz into a [white hole].
Thanks to the great SCHÄXPIR-team and their technical-crew, to Laurent Ziegler for his photography and his light-design and to Patrick Gutensohn for his sound-design. And thanks to every body -of all ages- in the audience!
The trailer is in the making. Stay tuned!
The great Maartje Pasman and me will create a Performance for Schäxpir-Festival in Linz. Schäxpir is THE Dance- and Theatre-Festival for Young Audience. We are very grateful for this opportunity and the support of our fellow-artists Patrick Gutensohn and Laurent Ziegler.
Please find all the Details and Dates here:
[white hole] ist eine bewegte, inter-aktive und multi-sensorische Expedition in eine neue Wirklichkeit.
Die Kulturtankstelle Linz wird in ein „weißes Loch“, in eine Begegnungszone mit den Körpern der Gegenwart und Zukunft verwandelt. Es entstehen (Möglichkeits-)Räume für Menschen, Maschinen, Cyborgs und allem was dazwischen existiert.
SCHÄXPIR - Koproduktion
Von & mit: Katharina Senk, Maartje Pasman
Sound: Patrick Gutensohn
Photografie & Lichtdesign: Laurent Ziegler
D.ID - Dance Identity and their "Choreografisches Zentrum Burgenland" will move to "Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt". They will inaugurate this great change with a top-dance-festival:
this years edition of Burgenländische Tanztage.
And I´m happy as can be to be part of it. With two productions.
Our final presentation of the EU-Project Migrant Bodies - Moving Borders and super[human]. Both performed on June 1st. Liz King and Max Biskup are such strong supporters of my work. It´s great to be part of their Perspektiv-Gruppe zur Förderung von NachwuchschoreografInnen. I value their effort and dedication and how much energy they put into the Austrian dance scene.
So come and join the festival! It will be most awesome!
Here the link with all the infos:
Premiere of the new production by Georg Blaschke and Jan Machacek at February 21st. Go and get your tickets!
Choreograf Georg Blaschke und Video- und Medienkünstler Jan Machacek machen das Werk des britischen Jahrhundertmalers Francis Bacon zum Ausgangspunkt ihrer neuen gemeinsamen Arbeit. Der Körper als zentrales Motiv Bacons bildet dabei auch die Basis ihrer Annäherung.
A Production by M.A.P. Vienna and brut wien
Choreografische Leitung: Georg Blaschke
Choreografie, Performance: Katharina Senk, Tomaž Simatović
Musikgestaltung: Christian Schröder
Kostümgestaltung: Hanna Hollmann Lichtgestaltung: Sabine Wiesenbauer Videoprogrammierung: Oliver Stotz Bühnenbau:Leopold Kessler
Fachliche Beratung: Barbara Steffen Produktion: Raffaela Gras
Eine Koproduktion von M.A.P. Vienna 2018 und brut Wien.
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien und der Kulturabteilung des Bundeskanzleramts Österreich.
Catch me perform "Luzifer" and my reenactment of Chladeks "Tanz mit dem Stab". I´m beyond excited. This intergenerational Project is huge!
Im Zuge der von Andrea Amort kuratierten Ausstellung "Alles tanzt. Kosmos Wiener Tanzmoderne" im Theatermuseum Wien stellen TänzerInnen der MUK sowie der freien Wiener Szene Rosalia Chladek Reenacted historische Soli in neuem Gewand vor.
Der Anfang der Ausstellung Alles tanzt. Kosmos Wiener Tanzmoderne in der Schau als auch im Eroica-Saal des Theatermuseums gilt Rosalia Chladek (1905, Brünn – 1995, Wien). Die Choreografin hat in den 1980ern einige ihrer Werke auf junge TänzerInnen übertragen. Deren Kenntnis macht es möglich, dass 2019 eine neue Generation das Potential der Erb-Stücke untersucht. Getanzt werden historische Soli, darunter Luzifer (1938), aber auch Rekonstruktionen und Neubearbeitungen.
Mit Farah Deen, Cäcilia Färber, Eva-Maria Kraft, Katharina Illnar, Eva-Maria Schaller, Katharina Senk sowie Martina Haager und anderen.
"Stretching the possibilities of human connection."
The duett "non_yielding" premiered at UNLIMITED-Festival at Southbank Centre in London at September 6th.
"non_yielding" is a live video-dance performance. Interrogating the topic of human, physical, "objectified" and digital connectivity.
We mused on questions arising from the themes exploring physicality across space, time and everything in-between.
Special thanks to Tanja Erhart for her invitation to co-operate and for the CHANGE MAKER-residency, that made this dancy encounter possible.
This was just the first step of a wonderful and very exciting collaboration. More to come!
This summer I was lucky to dance and spider around for Florentina Holzinger and Cecilia Bengoleas "insect train" in the frame of my favourite dance-festival ever - the ImPulsTanz-Festival. Touring dates coming up soon!
The next couple of months I´ll spend more time in Austria and I´ll go back to teaching and sharing the dance on a more regular basis.
together with the wonderful Christina Böhm
More Details here:
at Tanz die Toleranz
More Details here:
"Contemporary meets Martial Arts"
more details to be announced!
On April 25th the audience of "Tanz als Kunsterfahrung" - a public-learning-experience set up by D.ID and the Galerie "Wienerroither und Kohlbacher" - gave us the opportunity to share some of our
ideas and research for our upcoming piece
super[human] with a great audience at Palais Schönborn-Batthany, one of the most beautiful spaces in Vienna in the midst of Art-Works by Arotin & Serghei.
What an evening! We are most grateful for every body who showed up and supported us with their presence and feedback.
Together with D.ID - dance identity and many great partner-organizations and (dance-)artists I will be engaged in the EU-Project "Migrant Bodies - Moving Borders".
Migrant Bodies develops a shared international research, focusing on identifying, developing and testing new and relevant actions for the inclusion of refugees and migrants with dance and movement based initiatives.
This is moving. Bodies. And Borders.
I am happy to announce my engagement as choreographer for super[human] - a dance-performance for four dancers produced by D.ID-dance identity.
My wonderful dancers and me are already busy rehearsing.
Premiere will happen in fall 2018! Stay tuned!
Production: D.ID - dance identity
Dancers: Robyn (Hugo le Brigand), Maartje Pasman, Harmen Tromp, Laureen Drexler
Costumes: Gera Graf
Photo and Video: Max Biskup
I was lucky to teach and choreograph the inclusive project "BewegungsBegegnung" for a most wonderful group for "Tanz die Toleranz" and "BBA Laa" at Laa an der Thaya
in Lower Austria. Thanks so much to Sophie, Veronika, my assisstant Mike and all the participants!
Check out the facebook-page from "Tanz die Toleranz" for updates and infos about their great projects:
"Give your ego a circle II" November 2017 at UNTEN Linz, I am very happy to announce my next performance "glitter" premiering March 2nd at
For closer details about UNTEN and breathtaking pictures of
"Give your ego a circle" taken by Florian Voggeneder at the last performance have a look at the official UNTEN facebook-page.
I will have the pleasure to intensely engage in my study of the Martial Arts of Kalaripayattu in beautiful Kerala from late November 2017 until beginning of February 2018.
During this time I am best available through mail or whatsapp.
I will document my adventure here through weekly video-posts on Instagram. I look forward to sharing this big experience with you.
#senki goes #indiyeah
You can either find my Instgram-profile connected on my website or with this link:
Performing for and creating with Georg Blaschke, the wonderful team of M.A.P.-Vienna and my beloved fellow artists Manaho Shimokawa and Tomaz Simatovic was such a pleasureful experience.
Thank you - You give me life! Big Thanks also to such a generous audience!
See here what the dance critcs wrote about "Antonio´s imaginary workshop". Short Spoiler: They liked it. ;)
Helmut Ploebst in "Der Standard":
Ditta Rudle in "Tanzschrift.at":
Edith Wolf Perez in "tanz.at":
My next upcoming project is "Antonio´s imaginary workshop" a contemporary dance-performance by M.A.P.-Vienna and Georg Blaschke premiering on November 3rd at WUK Museum Vienna.
I am so much looking forward to dancing this wonderful Trio-work together with my two colleagues Tomaz Simatovic and Manaho Shimokawa.
Checkt out the links and reserve your tickets!
Der offizielle Trailer für "amor hereos" von c h o r e i a ist online. Viel Spaß beim Anschauen!
Choreographie Barbara Ebner, Daniela-Katrin Strobl
Tanz Katharina Senk Textcollage Sophie Steinbeck Regieassistenz Dagmar Tröstler Licht/Technik Andreas Zemann Bühne/Kostüm Anne Schartmann Produktion Susanne Rosenlechner
I was invited as a lecturer at the conference "tanz-körper-erweiterung" in berlin to talk about my thesis and discuss how "difference" could be taught in dance-educational institutions with
my fellow lecturers Corinna Mindt, Susanne Schneider and Silke Schönfleisch and many wonderful participants and colleagues.
Thanks so much to "tanzfähig", Evelyne Wohlfahrter und Bernhard Richarz, to HZT Berlin, Dachverband Tanz and to all the wonderful humans who joined the conference. I am grateful for your energy, warm heartedness and dedication!
Let's keep on stretching the physicality of dance!!!
You can download the transcript from my Lecture below. More infos about this wonderful conference you can find here:
I´m extremely thankful, moved and touched from getting the chance to take part in this years danceWEB-scholarship-programme, which will happen in the frame of ImPulsTanz-Festival
in Vienna. This is a once-in-a-lifetime-experience and I can´t wait to finally get started!
Find closer details about the danceWEB-Programme here:
And there are still more good news to come - but this time in German:
Ich freue mich sehr das österreischische Startstipendium vom Bundeskanzleramt für Kunst und Kultur erhalten zu haben. Die Endergebnisse meiner sechsmonatigen künstlerischen Arbeitsphase darf ich Ende April 2018 in Wien präsentieren. Ihr dürft gespannt sein! Ich bin es auch!
Nähere Informationen zum Startstipendium findet ihr hier:
Ich werde diesen Sommer wieder ein paar mal in Wien unterrichten und freue mich auf viele bekannte und unbekannte Gesichter. Und Körper. Und Herzen. Und Menschen. Let´s move together!
Im beat1060 darf ich mich am 19. und 20. August gleich auf zwei Workshops freuen:
"floor work" - 14:00-15:30
"contemporary intermediate" - 15:35-17:05
Mehr Infos und Anmeldung bitte unter:
Und für Tanz die Toleranz gebe ich am 28. August von 19:00-21:00 einen kostenlosen Zeitgenössischen Tanzworkshop in "Die Fabrik" in der Seestadt Aspern. Just mon_dance!
Nähere Infos zu diesem tollen Projekt unter: