In the midst of a Viennese shopping mall, an ANTI-FASCIST BALLET SCHOOL opens for us to gather, dance and consequently awaken our activist bodies. It proposes a space of imagining, dancing and questioning what is ‘right’ – and will certainly break expectations.
Did you know that in the 17th century the French courtiers turned away from the sword and their fencing skills became ballet? Ballet carries the rigid, hierarchical, imposing social orders associated with courts and monarchies of past centuries but it also has roots of self-defence.
We will practice ballet as a martial art, as a way to empower our bodies and celebrate pluralism. We will work with the historical pas de deux of ballets and find ways of supporting one another. To extract ballet from its traditional mode, we will work together on the ballet of the future.
Pass by our peaceful oasis in the midst of Lugner City. The school is open for all! No ballet experience necessary! The school is a process, it is free, it needs YOU to exist!
To ensure your spot in the class, please sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September. Drop-ins will be taken based on the number of spots left!
Languages: English, Deutsch
Participation also possible without language skills. People with disabilities welcome!
Photo: Daniel Jarosh