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    The Jewish Renaissance Boxing Club

    Boxing club, lectures, performances

    The Jewish Renaissance Boxing Club – Vienna revitalizes histories of Jewish cultural and community life through boxing, critical political discourse and performance.

    This project takes up the history of Jewish sports associations and social life in Vienna. The event locations reflect this interest in history: Café Sperlhof formerly contained a Jewish prayer room, and BRICK-5 was the gym of the Maccabi Sports Association. The Jewish Renaissance Boxing Club – Vienna uses these historical contexts to engage questions about what it means to be Jewish, queer, or to box in Vienna in 2015. What divergent and overlapping problems come up, and how can we build collectivity around these issues?

    The Jewish Renaissance Boxing Club – Vienna takes boxing as both an activity and a cultural, political metaphor. Boxing requires awareness of boundaries: taking responsibility for your opponents and for yourself. To its boxing lessons The Jewish Renaissance Boxing Club invites people who may not have had previous opportunities to try the sports (please see invitation politics further down below).

    A program of discussions and performances are open to all those interested in reframing Jewish cultural and social histories from a Jewish-queer-feminist perspective in present-day Vienna. The presentation and discussion led by Teri Szücs will address literary depictions of Jewish female bodies. Marty Huber's sporty lecture-performance will explore connections among Jewish and queer identities. In an open workshop The Jewish Renaissance Boxing Club – Vienna asks: What does a contemporary, pluralistic and open-minded Jewish community require? How can we facilitate it, how can we bring it forward?

    The project's final evening will reflect experiences of both participants and organizers during the week's events – both athletic and discursive – and will wrap up with a dance party.


    In cooperation with BRICK-5 and Café Sperlhof.

     

    detailed program

    Thu, 24. 9., 15:00 - 17:00

    Boxing lessons

    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    The boxing lessons are open to women, femmes, butches, trans*men, trans*women, intersex individuals, gender queers, women*, lesbians and gays, as of 16 years and older. Trainer: Tatiana Kai-Browne.
    No previous knowledge required. Limited number of participants. Registration 24 hours before the start of training respectively at: jrbc.vienna@gmail.com


    Thu, 24. 9., 20:00

    Grand Opening

    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    With the lecture/performance, First Public Statement of The Jewish Renaissance Boxing Club – Vienna (in German and English). Following this, party with DJ Fred Schmidt-Areanales


    Sun, 27. 9., 11:00 - 15:00

    Jewish Renaissance in Vienna - What Should Be Done?

    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Workshop and brunch, in English language accompanied by whispering interpreting (chuchotage) into German


    Mon, 28. 9., 09:00 - 11:00

    Boxing lessons

    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    The boxing lessons are open to women, femmes, butches, trans*men, trans*women, intersex individuals, gender queers, women*, lesbians and gays, as of 16 years and older. Trainer: Tatiana Kai-Browne.
    No previous knowledge required. Limited number of participants. Registration 24 hours before the start of training respectively at: jrbc.vienna@gmail.com


    Mon, 28. 9., 15:00 - 17:00

    Boxing lessons

    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    The boxing lessons are open to women, femmes, butches, trans*men, trans*women, intersex individuals, gender queers, women*, lesbians and gays, as of 16 years and older. Trainer: Tatiana Kai-Browne.
    No previous knowledge required. Limited number of participants. Registration 24 hours before the start of training respectively at: jrbc.vienna@gmail.com


    Mon, 28. 9., 19:00

    Female Bodies, Jewish Bodies, Weak Bodies and Strong Bodies - Representation in Jewish Literature

    Café Sperlhof, 1020, Große Sperlgasse 41 (barrier-free access)

    Lecture and follow-up discussion with Teri Szücs (Literature historian, freelance scientist, author), in English language accompanied by whispering interpreting (chuchotage) into German


    Tue, 29. 9., 09:00 - 11:00

    Boxing lessons

    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    The boxing lessons are open to women, femmes, butches, trans*men, trans*women, intersex individuals, gender queers, women*, lesbians and gays, as of 16 years and older. Trainer: Tatiana Kai-Browne.
    No previous knowledge required. Limited number of participants. Registration 24 hours before the start of training respectively at: jrbc.vienna@gmail.com


    Tue, 29. 9., 15:00 - 17:00

    Boxing lessons (Sparring)

    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    The boxing lessons are open to women, femmes, butches, trans*men, trans*women, intersex individuals, gender queers, women*, lesbians and gays, as of 16 years and older. Trainer: Tatiana Kai-Browne.
    No previous knowledge required. Limited number of participants. Registration 24 hours before the start of training respectively at: jrbc.vienna@gmail.com


    Tue, 29. 9., 19:00

    Exploring Alliances and Breakages Between Queerness, Jewishness and Sports

    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Athletic lecture/performance by Marty Huber (author, queer activist, academic), in English language accompanied by whispering interpreting (chuchotage) into German


    Tue, 29. 9., 21:00

    Conclusion

    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Following this, party with Hip Hop and Pip Pop by Weirdbeard


     

    Dates

    Thu, 24. 9., 15:00 - 17:00

    Boxing lessons
    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Thu, 24. 9., 20:00

    Grand Opening
    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Sun, 27. 9., 11:00 - 15:00

    Jewish Renaissance in Vienna - What Should Be Done?
    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Mon, 28. 9., 09:00 - 11:00

    Boxing lessons
    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Mon, 28. 9., 15:00 - 17:00

    Boxing lessons
    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Mon, 28. 9., 19:00

    Female Bodies, Jewish Bodies, Weak Bodies and Strong Bodies - Representation in Jewish Literature
    Café Sperlhof, 1020, Große Sperlgasse 41 (barrier-free access)

    Tue, 29. 9., 09:00 - 11:00

    Boxing lessons
    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Tue, 29. 9., 15:00 - 17:00

    Boxing lessons (Sparring)
    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Tue, 29. 9., 19:00

    Exploring Alliances and Breakages Between Queerness, Jewishness and Sports
    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

    Tue, 29. 9., 21:00

    Conclusion
    Maccabi-Turnhalle, BRICK-5, 1150, Fünfhausgasse 5, entrance located at Herklotzgasse 21 (barrier-free access)

     

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