Residency 22 August – 17 September, 2023
9 September Kulturnatten
7.00-8.00 PM Residency showing at Köttinspektionen with Mzamo Nondlwana
Free admission, no booking required
Dates to be announced shortly
During August- September we have the pleasure of meeting Vienna-based choreographer Mzamo Nondlwana in residence at Köttinspektionen with their movement research practice ’Turning point’, in collaboration with performer Evandro Pedroni and musician Lens Kühleitner.
Turning point is a choreographic process that investigates the overly expressive through the mediums of body, movement and sound. The movement materials spring from memories, experiences and imagination and their deep authentic connections. Using naivety as a performative tool these materials are adapted into different practices of dance and invocation. A research and process reminding of the deep joy that exist in experience and expressions.
Mzamo Nondlwana a queer non-binary performing artist originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. Their work focuses on marginalized bodies and an attempt to subvert colonial fantasy. In 2006 they completed their dance education at MID (South Africa) and in 2014 SEAD (Austria). They worked with Michikazu Matsume, Doris Uhlich, Magdalena Chowaniec, Needcompany and Michael Turinsky. They are also one half of a dj collective Bicha Boo which is an audio-visual performative collective since 2017.
Lens Kühleitner is a non-binary musician and performance artist, engaging with sound, video, and movement. Works are created in spontaneity, with growing choirs and in networks of friends.
Recent works include Sound Design/ Music and performing with Shabnam Chiamani/Lisa U. Tschanz, Lau Lukkarila/Luca Bonamore, Sunggu Hong/Soyoung Park, Olivia Hild, Veza Fernández, Mzamo Nondlwana, Claire Lefèvre, Luís Murillo, Negin Rezaie and Laura Nitsch. As Lan Rex they have played concerts at brut, ImPulsTanz Festival, Popfest Wien, presented a commissioned work at Hyperreality Festival 22 and released 2 EP’s with the label Tender Matter and a first song with the Duo TEARING (Ventil Records).
They are part of the PARASOL Dance Company of Tanzquartier Wien 2023 and chair member of Pink Noise, organization for feminist pop-cultural activities, and have formerly worked in youth work.
Evandro Pedroni is a brazilian performer and choreographer based in Vienna. Recently he is featured in productions by Cocoon Dance, Akemi Takeya, Elisabeth Tambwe, among others.
Evandro’s work or collaborations have been showcased in festivals such as Impulstanz (AT), Imagetanz (AT), PAD – Performance Art Depot (DE), FAKI 18 (HR) and has been supported by Tanzzentrale Nuremberg, Wien Kultur, WUK, Brut Wien, Im_Flieger, Bears in the Park, HochX Theater und Live Art (DE) and EinTanzHaus (DE).