HEXEN are nominated in the category of "Most outstanding Production for Children" for a STELLA-Award by ASSITEJ Austria this year.
We feel very honored and can´t wait for the big Gala on October 6th in Linz!
Also: Soon we´ll be able to announce new HEXEN-Touring dates. And we will be back at Dschungel Wien in January 2024. Loads of magic waiting for you!
New and exciting collaborations with communale oö - happening in Peuerbach this year - are in the making.
I´m so happy about this beautiful festival, happening in a different part of Upper Austria each year and allowing Art in all it´s beauty to unfold! And there are so many projects involving local art-initiatives, which is amazing!
So much can be said about our piece "Glückselig. War gestern, oder? Eine Aneignung" by Lebendiges Tanzarchiv Wien and initiated by Andrea Amort- an
absolutely amazing dance-project involving so many different generations of dance-artists, tracing Grete Wiesenthals heritage, dealing with pasts, presents and futures.
I´m so grateful for having had the chance to be part of it and for three sold-out performances at brut Wien.
Announcing beautiful premieres and projects for 2023:
30th of March at brut Wien: Karnutsch/Pichler/Schaller and Senk in "Bliss. A thing of the Past?" inspired by historic Grete Wiesenthal and initiated by Andrea Amort, who brought all of us artists together. Find more Details about Bliss here.
27th of April at Dschungel Wien:
SCHREI by Kollektiv kunststoff
in a choreography by Raffaela Gras
And I´m very happy to continue working with the Alexandri-Sisters: Austrias amazing Olympic Athletes in Synchronized Swimming! And supporting them in their dance-routines outside of the water.
This was one of the most awesome projects of 2022:
Together with amazing colleagues I got to co-direct an artistic research lab for RED NOSES Clowndoctors International investigating the connections of Clowning, Music and Movement in Healthcare.
I´m so amazed by the outcomes and I hope to share more of it soon with you. Thanks to Maggie Rössler and her team for making this possible. And big Senkilove for each and every participant!
Check out RED NOSES´ work here:
After my trip to India in December 2022 and with big gratitude for my gurus and colleagues who share with me their knowledge of the beautiful Martial Arts of
Kalaripayattu, I can´t wait to share it all back wit you in the frame of the upcoming Contemporary meets Martial Arts Workshop at beat1060 on
28th and 29th of January, 2023. Few spots left!
For more details and the registration, please follow this link:
Very honoured to announce I was awarded the Arbeitsstipendium-Scholarship by the MA7 - Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien - for
2023. I will focus on Audio-Description and it´s connection to Dance - and the fact this practice is not yet established in Vienna - and how to change this for the better! Access is Love!
Can´t wait to deep-dive into my research next year. Danke, Stadt Wien!
One month ago we premiered HEXEN at Dschungel Wien. HEXEN is a dance-theatre-piece by tanz.sucht.theater for young Audience (8+) and translated into Austrian Sign Language on stage.
Thanks for the best team ever to make this magic possible!
Idee, Choreografie, Performance: Maartje Pasman, Yuria Knoll, Iris Omari Ansong, Katharina Senk
Kostüm, Bühne: Julia Trybula
Licht: Hannes Röbisch
Zauberkunst: Thomas Thalhammer
Produktionsleitung: Dušana Baltić
Dolmetscher:innen: Elke Schaumberger, Georg Marsh
Film/Trailerschnitt: Benjamin Skalet
Musik im Trailer: „Peeping Thom“ von TWEAKS
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Verein Moritz, MA7 - Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien und BMKÖS
Huge gratitude for the collaboration with amazing Schmusechor and Verena Giesinger in the past years and the
next step of it: Our collective performance at communale OÖ in Eferding - with choreographies from me expanding
You fill my heart with all the feelings - thank you, Schmusechor!
Our new piece HEXEN - a dance performance for young audience with translation into Austrian Sign Language - is about to premiere at September 22nd at Dschungel
What a pleasure to work on this performance together with my fellow witches Yuria Knoll, Iris Omari Ansong and Maartje Pasman. We can´t wait to bewitch you!
Find closer details here:
Tickets are selling fast.
Can´t wait to move, sweat and shake with you this summer!
13. & 19.7.2022: "Contemporary meets Martial Arts" with me at Public Moves at ImPulsTanzFestival 22
1.-4.8.2022: "Contemporary Basic"-Workshop from 18:00-19:30 at beat1060 Wien
8.-11.8.2022: "Floorwork Intermediate"-Workshop from 19:40-21:10 at beat1060 Wien
So you better book your spots! :)
With a sad heart we have to anounce that due to an injury and much needed recovery-time in our j_e_n_g_a-team we won´t be able to perform our two shows at Kultursommer Wien. Thanks to
Kultursommer for the invitation! We so would have loved to perform our piece this summer!
We hope to bring j_e_n_g_a back on stage at another occasion!
super[human] is back in a new and exciting version for communale oö in Eferding curated by amazing Julia Ransmayr!
Performances on 29th, 30th and 31st of July with Yuria Knoll, Iris Omari Ansong, Maartje Pasman and myself.
The cyborgs are back - and dancing!
Check out the details here:
Very happy I got to choreograph the most amazing Schmusechor-Coverversion of Backstreet Boys´ "I want it that way". More great music and movement is in the making!
What a big pleasure working with Schmusechor was to me and how deeply they make my heart dance with their voices! Danke.
Very happy to announce my return to HABITAT by Doris Uhlich, her team and the always amazing performers bringing this experience to live. If you are around - don´t miss your
chance to enjoy this unique performance!
I am happy to be part as a coach/rehearsal director at HABITAT Domenig Steinhaus in Kärnten in June.
And as coach and performer at HABITAT Marseille at Plexus Rouge-Festival in May.
Please find more infos and details here:
We had a wonderful time and a big success with our performances of Homo Deus Frankenstein - a performance by Sara Ostertag & Johan de Smet with Music by Frederik Neyrinck and I Solisti.
Performed by Sheva Tehoval and me. And we got good critiques:
Thank you, to everybody who made this possible and to all the kids and schools and families who came to experience this amazing piece of art!
I am so grateful for having had the possibility to perform and share on stage. Especially in these dark and challenging times for Europe and the whole World, I believe in the Power of Art. Make Art not War!
Looking forward to performing at Grand Theatre Geneve in Homo Deus Frankenstein by Sara Ostertag, Johan De Smet and music by Frederik Neyrinck as a substitute for amazing Martina Rösler. What a
blessing to dance for young audience together with singer Sheva Tehoval in this outstanding production!
Find all the details and dates here:
Tanja Erhart and me are very happy about our j_e_n_g_a-Premiere in January 2022. Thank you, for everybody who joined and supported us! All our love for you!
In case you have missed out on the live performance, there is an interactive film version by amazing Lorenz Tröbinger. Best to enjoy with PC or Laptop and a good internet connection. We wish you loads of pleasure!
After so many year it´s here:
The premiere of our j_e_n_g_a on January 20th at brut nordwest!
We warmly invite you to join us in the theatre and/or to join the online-premiere of our interactive film-version of j_e_n_g_a.
Tanja Erhart, her two crutches and me can´t wait to experience this performance with you!
Tickets und Infos hier!
Theaterstück von Sina Heiss frei nach "Iwanow" (von Anton Tschechow). Mit choreografischen Elementen von mir. Und dem großartigen TAG-Ensemble!
Herzliche Einladung ins wunderbare TAG-Theater in Wien.
Tickets und Infos hier!
I had the pleasure to perform and choreograph for the Duo Zeiner and Schlögl in their new music video The Argument.
Most special collaboration with:
Verena Zeiner - piano, synthesizers I-Wolf - all other instruments
Vifill Prunner - Video
Enjoy sound and picture and movement! And please listen to their Album "Magic Wall" - it´s pure magic!
It finally happened! And in front of an almost sold-out audience!
Thank you so much to ARGE-Kultur for their support and for making this possible - This performance together with Richard Eigner was one of the most intimate and most special ones in 2021!
What a wonderful performance Maartje Pasman and I 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
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:
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.
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.
Details und Tickets:
"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!
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.
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