​Invitation to the audience to get a little active themselves - 20 minutes of easy yoga in the tanz_house studio? Dance on the forecourt yourself? Yes.
Visit the photo exhibition? Yes.

Half an hour before the performances,

  open Yoga for everyone

Invitation to the audience to come half an hour early: Go to the tanz_house studio, take off your socks and move around a bit under the guidance of choreographer Birgit Mühlmann-Wieser. No previous experience necessary.


... kind of biographies of the people portrayed

A given gap text was filled in by all the people photographed and, lo and behold, they all wish for a different future than the one that is looming over us.

I was born (…). As a child, I lived (…). At that time I wanted to become (…). In fact, I became (…). Today I am (…). Now I am living (…). I love (…). For me, dance is (…). Sometimes I can't bear (…). Then I go (...). I find this world (…). I would like to be (…). If I could, I would (…).. We all should (…).

Helene Weinzierl choreograher
I was born in Salzburg in 1963. As a child, I always wanted to be a ballet dancer and play the piano. In my previous life I was an accountant. I like „Anti-Costumes". I love my garden. For me dance is authenticity, exchange, joy of life, feeling the body. I don't like pathos. I think humor is important and to be able to laugh at yourself. I am very self-critical, especially about my work. I find this world beautiful and scary at the same time. In my next life I would like to be an architect, under the motto "turn old into new“. If I could, I would improve certain things in the world and abolish Corona. We should all be more tolerant.

Jerca Rožnik Novak dancer, choreograher
I was born completely underweight and rather fragile. As a child, I lived on a beautiful country side full of nature. At that time, I wanted to become an owner of a salad stand on a market and a jazz ballet dancer. In fact, I became a professional contemporary dancer, performer and teacher. Today I am full of inspiration. Now I am living abroad in a concrete big city. I love movement. For me, dance is freedom. Sometimes I can't bear people and the directions we are taking as a society. Then I go to the forest and breath a bit. I find this world wonderful but so cruel at the same time. I would like to be calmer. If I could, I would take political power away from certain people. We all should tell each otter we love each other more often. 

Enya Belak choreograher
I was born in October. As a child, I lived in clouds. At that time, I wanted to become an actress. In fact, I became an act of artistic chaos. Today I am a human being. Now I am living my dreams. I love pink&green. For me, dance is freedom. Sometimes I can't bear clock-ticking noise. Then I go and paint everything green&pink. I find this world hard to understand at times. I would like to be at peace. If I could, I would dance to the moon. We all should laugh more.

Kirin España dancer
I was born as 3rd son, in Vienna. As a child I grew up mainly in Austria. At that time, I never thought much about what I wanted to become. In fact, I discovered dance and theater quite late. Today I am an independent artistic dancer/performer and choreographer. I love to earn my living with what I do and to define my limits again and again. Dance for me is a natural state that is accessible to everyone. When everything becomes too much for me, I consciously take the time to do nothing. I think this world is the greatest work of art ever and we should appreciate this more.

Martin Kilvady choreograher, dancer
 I was born into the arms of my dear parents. As a child, I lived a happy family life full of nature walks and play times with many kids around. At that time, I wanted to become, in fact I heard, who do you want to become? But I did not want to become anything in particular. In fact, I became precisely that. Today I am a family man. Now I am living in a new place wondering if it will become an old place. I love to stroll around Salzburg, I always did. For me, dance is something that I do occasionally and daily. Sometimes I can't bear something. Then I go out or just move around. I find this world particular. I would like to be, to be. If I could, I would, but I cannot, but maybe I will. We all should, well, maybe we should, but All ??

Christian Lorenz Müller writer, author
I was born in 1972. As a child I lived in Bavaria. At that time, I wanted to be a brewer, like all the boys in our village. Today I am a caretaker. I now live in Salzburg and constantly clean up after the artists of ARGEkultur. Dance is very important to me, but only in a figurative sense, because I mainly work as an author and then I have the best dance partner in the world – the language that always refuses to be used by me; it always leads me through a poem, a novel, and when it's time to revise, the caretaker in me takes over again and I persistently clean up a manuscript for months while my dance partner is thinking about something else.

Alberto Cissello choreograher, dancer
I was born in a small town in the north-west of Italy. As a child, I lived in a green neighborhood in the suburbs. At the time, I wanted to be a veterinarian. In fact, I became a dancer (I realized that animals were more a childhood passion than anything else). Today I am still a dancer. Now I live in Vienna, the biggest city I can imagine living in. I like to search for quiet places. For me, dance represents such a place. Sometimes I cannot cope with the demands that today's hyper-connected world implies. So, I go and talk to the people closest to me. I find this world both puzzling and inspiring. If I could, I would choose to slow down (wait, maybe it's possible). We should sit down together and think about what it means all this today. 

Barbara Klein theater director
I was born in Vienna in 1954. As a child I continued to live in Vienna. At that time, I wanted to become a pope. In fact, I became an atheist. Today I still am. I live now, that is, in this moment. I love life. For me, dance is a starting point to stage a play. Sometimes I can't bear to see naturalistic stage plays. Then I prefer to go home. I find this world just wonderful, but possibly already on its last legs. I would like to be Putin. If I could, I would rid the world of me. We should all, but really all, take to the streets. 

Myrtó Dimitriádou theater director
I was born in Greece. As a child, I lived in Athens. At that time, I wanted to be a dancer or an astronaut. In fact, I became a theatre woman... and a dog lover. I now live in Salzburg and a little in Hydra, Gr. I love theatre and art in every form and expression; I love nature and the cosmos, especially the sea, some people and life. Dance is the only way for me, to express emotions that are so incredibly big, that I have no more words for them. Sometimes I can't stand the way, the world is now. Then I dance extensively in my living room, until I can bear it all again. Although I like to live very much, I think the world is pretty shitty right now and it would be so beautiful. I would like to be a bird …but before the climate crisis. If I could, I would just change the world. Hence, we should all get more involved with arts.

Astrid Weger-Purkhart scientist, teacher
As a child, I lived in Salzburg, like now. At that time, I wanted to become Pippi Langstrumpf. In fact, I became a dance teacher at Musisches Gymnasium, creating a world of dance experiences for the students. I love to motivate young people to explore their movement ideas, to find unusual impulses, tasks or scores for dance movement, to discover the quality of a detail, the energy of a dancing flock and I enjoy coaching or puzzling out a choreographic work during the process of its development.  For me, dance is an adventure while watching, a pleasure while moving, a communicative scape of feelings while reflecting, a creative merge of ideas, personalities, moments and spaces during composition.

Editta Braun choreographer, curator
I was born in 1958. As a child, I lived more in Lake Attersee than on its shore. At that time, I wanted to become a dancer or a veterinarian. In fact, I became a dancer, choreographer and University lecturer.  Today I am no longer young, but not really old either. I now live in Rif near Hallein, which used to be in the countryside, but is now the banlieu of Salzburg. I love Thierry. Malou too. For me, dance is about letting go and opening doors - behind them are landscapes that cannot be described in words. Sometimes I can't bear it. Then I go into the garden. I would like to be my own cat. If I could, I would freeze some domineering old white men and shoot them to the moon. I think this world is so wonderful it makes me cry sometimes.  We should all change almost everything right now.

Iris Heitzinger dancer, choreograher
I was born in Linz/Upper Austria. As a child, I lived in Waizenkirchen. At that time, I wanted to become a schoolteacher until I realized I wanted to teach something where people would come willingly and with joy. In fact, I became a dancer, choreographer, teacher and recently a Cranio Sacral practitioner. Now, after many years abroad, I am living in Haibach ob der Donau. I love the quiet. For me, dance is an opportunity to explore myself and the human condition in general. Sometimes I can't bear the To-Do list getting too long in my head. Then I go into the forest. I find this world needs simple things, which aren’t focused on a goal, rather than enjoying. We should all take more time to do nothing and listen to ourselves and others. 

Maja Mirek dancer, photographer
I was born when the world needed me most. As a child, I lived a life picking mushrooms. At that time, I wanted to become president. In fact, I became a journalist. Today I am putting my hopes in art. Now maybe I am naive? I love to love. For me, dance is not a sport. Sometimes I can't bear that people think that dance is sport. Then I go on. I find this world annoying due to the fact that people perceive dance as sport. I would like to be financially secure. If I could, I would discuss this with animals. We should all be Kinder.

Maja Mirek dancer, photographer
I was born when the world needed me most. As a child, I lived a life picking mushrooms. At that time, I wanted to become president. In fact, I became a journalist. Today I am putting my hopes in art. Now maybe I am naive? I love to love. For me, dance is not a sport. Sometimes I can't bear that people think that dance is sport. Then I go on. I find this world annoying due to the fact that people perceive dance as sport. I would like to be financially secure. If I could, I would discuss this with animals. We should all be Kinder.

Ulrich Gruchmann-Bernau photographer
I was born small. As a child, I lived happily. At that time, I wanted to become tall. In fact, I became 1.93. Today I am happy about my life. Now I am living mainly in Vienna. I love. For me, dance is something very beautiful and strong to watch. Sometimes I can’t bear ignorance. Then I go. I find world’s nature beautiful. I would like to be none other than myself. If I could, I would do it.  We all should do it!

Olivia Mitterhuemer dancer, choreograher
amals wollte ich Psychologin werden. Tatsächlich wurde ich Künstlerin. Ich liebe Lavendelduft. Ich lebe jetzt als selbstständige Tänzerin. Tanz ist für mich Lebenselixier und Herausforderung zugleich. Ich wäre gerne ein Orcawal. Wir sollten alle mehr zuhören.
At that time, I wanted to become a psychologist. In fact, I became an artist. I love the smell of lavender. Today I am a freelance dancer. For me, dance is my elixir of life and my biggest challenge. I would like to be an orca whale. We all should listen more.

Farah Deen dancer, choreograher
I was born in Salzburg. As a child, I lived with my two siblings in Mayerwies. At that time, I wanted to become a flower picker. In fact, I became an artist. Today I am happy, that I followed my intuition many times. Now I am living in Vienna in a flat with a balcony. I love that I can see a tree from every window. For me, dance is healing and a way to an unapologetic dialogue with myself and others. Sometimes I can't bear not being heard. Then I go out into nature. I find this world needs equality. I would like to be a wealthy person. If I could, I would redistribute resources. We should all listen to each other more.

 Juliana Vargas Rodríguez dancer, choreograher
I was born from my mother, Jeannette Rodríguez. As a child, I lived in the moment. At that time, I wanted to become a cowgirl, a hairdresser, and a football player. In fact, I became older. Today I am away from my family, but somehow at home. Now I am living, thankfully. I love to feel the wind through my toes. For me, dance is an endless discovery through movement. Sometimes I can't bear the long winter. Then I go and try to accept that the weather is out of my control. I find this world wonderfully nonsense. I would like to be more patient, now! If I could, I would eat pineapple without having an allergic reaction. We all should go to therapy. 

 Júlia Borbála Farkas dancer, choreograher
I was born at home in the living room. As a child, I lived in the same room with my three older brothers. At that time, I wanted to become a cooler girl than the boys with whom I hung out. In fact, I became a person who understands that there is no such thing as being cool. Today I am more confused than ever. Now I am living a very intense life. I love poppyseeds very much. For me, dance is the most honest way of communication. Sometimes I can’t bear to hear people swallow. Then I go and play some Balkan music. I find this world restless. I would like to be in peace with myself. If I could, I would lick my elbow. We all should let the sunshine in. 

Rosana Ribeiro choreographer
I was born in Portugal. As a child, I lived by the ocean. At that time, I wanted to become an artist and in fact, I became a multi-tasking self-employed nomadic worker in the arts field. Today I am breathing. I am living in Austria. I love food, wine, good company and engaging conversations. For me, dance is a universal source of communication in constant flow, ephemeral and ethereal. Sometimes I can’t bear the lack of contentment in society. Then I embark on a journey of body and mind and find this utopian world where all possibilities of the imagined realm can come to life. I would like to be exactly what I am, where I am. If I could, I would become a bacterium for a day in order to witness the functioning of my organs from within. We all should take a deep breath, smile and slow down our lives.

Tomaž Simatović dancer, choreograher
I was born in 1978. As a child I lived in socialism and communism. At that time, I wanted to become an astronaut and a teacher. In fact, I became an artist. Now I am living in a house at the foot of a mountain. (Sometimes) I can't bear injustice, violence, oppression, abuse of power, negligence and hatred. Then I go to nature. I find this world to be complex. I would like to understand it better. If I could, I would live in a cabin near water. We all should keep our souls aloft.

András Meszerics dancer, choreograher
I was born in Budapest, Hungary. As a child, I lived in a big city, in a mix of industrial and natural sounds and social activity. Now I am living in Fürstenbrunn, near the Untersberg. I love the sounds and textures of nature. I find this world to be full of underappreciated wonders. I would like to be a person who can give attention to those things that are disregarded as insignificant. We all should spend more time with the seemingly mundane, until they reveal their gifts to us. 

Anna Müller dancer, choreograher
I was born quite a long time ago. As a child, I lived happily. At that time I never wanted to grow up very fast. In fact, I never really grew up. Today I am still not very grown up. Now I am living very stressed most of the time. I love to sleep in! For me, dance is communication. Sometimes I can't bear the cold. Then I go to the sauna. I find this world a bit like a stage. I would like to be a real superhero. If I could, I would wish for real superpowers.. We all should celebrate more!

Eva Müller dancer, choreograher
I was born as a proper naked baby. As a child, I lived with many dreams. At that time, I wanted to become someone special. In fact, I became me. Today I am sometimes more me - sometimes less me.  Now I am living still with me. I love my hair, my skin and my fluid moods. For me, dance is a possibility to become whole. Sometimes I can't bear not dancing. Then I go and put on some crazy music and start dancing.

Stefan Ebner musician, light designer
I was born in Salzburg in 1984. As a child, I lived in beautiful Ebenau. At that time, I wanted to become a jungle explorer, a wrestler or an actor. In fact, I became a street cat. Today I am a light designer, musician artist and cook. I love empathically attentive places. Sometimes I can't bear how much ignorance prevents beautiful solutions. Then I go to a running water in the forest. I find this world demanding, because only rarely do I find it as I imagine it without intervention. I would like to be more continuous. If I could, I would be neater! We should all go swimming more often.

Clemens Ansorg actor
I was born in the Westerwald. As a child, I lived in the small village of Salzburg in the Westerwald, which has 200 inhabitants. At that time, I wanted to become a garbage man. In fact, I became an actor. Today I am an actor and also a speaker. I now live in my adopted home Salzburg in Austria. I love hiking and biking. Dance is special to me because it breaks the visual habits of ordinary theater. Sometimes I can't stand to be in the home office for so long. Then I go to a coffee house. I find this world mysterious. I would like to be with my family more often. I agree with Stefan: We should all go swimming more often.

 Eva Zagorova PR & dramaturgy
I was born in Sofia/Bulgaria. As a child I lived in Maiduguri/Nigeria. At that time I wanted to become an architect like my mother. In fact, I became a cultural mediator. Today I still enjoy being that very much. Now I live in the village in the city of Salzburg. I love our garden and cats. For me dance is a versatile means of expression; a tableau vivant; painting with bodies. Sometimes I can't bear when I open the news pages. Then I go and make myself a coffee. I find this world beautiful, complex and incomprehensible. I would have liked to be a doctor after all. If I could, I would stop the destruction of our planet and establish world peace everywhere and forever. We should all try to see the good in each other.

Klaudia Gründl de Keijzer finances
I was born quite some time ago. As a child, I lived in the countryside in Golling. At that time, I wanted to become a sports reporter. In fact, I became a freelance production manager in the cultural sector. Today I am very happy about that. Now I live in Salzburg. I love my terrace apartment, cooking for guests, culture, sports, game nights with friends and much more. Sometimes I can't bear if I don't get enough exercise. Then I go up the mountain or go cycling. I find this world very okay, just very difficult at this time. I would like to be exactly where I am. If I could, I would save the world. We should all save the world. 

Michaela Eichhorn production managment
I was born in 1979 in S-Africa. As a child I lived in S-Africa and in Austria, always full of love and security. At that time I wanted to be on stage. In fact, I became a dancer, trainer, choreographer and manager. Today I am a proud mom of 2 boys. Now I am living in Salzburg. I love to enjoy an ice cream with my 2 boys in the sunshine. For me, dance is freedom, a way to express the deepest emotions and pass on my passion to others. Sometimes I can't bear how people treat each other. Then I approach them with a smile - sometimes it helps. I find this world unique and fragile. If I could, I would protect my children from any harm. We should all treat each other with more respect and humanity. 

Eric Pratter graphic design
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