Sommerszene 2022

Applied Theatre

Dance until we die

  • SZENE Salzburg

For the first time, the Sommerszene and the master's program Applied Theatre artistic theater practice & society, newly founded at the Thomas Bernhard Institute of the Mozarteum University in 2019, cooperate. This year's festival presents two documentary projects conceived and realized by the students: With their individual perspectives, five international female students come together and form a temporary pro forma collective in a laboratory-like setting. They take a look at their surroundings and search for the omnipresent stumbling blocks that are usually so skillfully avoided. What documents lie along the way? What stories do they tell? Which ones do they hide? And how can the hidden be made visible? At the end of the summer scene, the first-year class presents its project:

The pressure of the bedrock forms holes under mountains. Just as it happened in Salzburg where people were hiding in these, so called “Luftschutzstollen” (Air raid shelters) during the Second World War. Later some of these bunkers became hiding spots for people who tried to release the pressure of the society, and - just as the bedrocks – they created holes. Holes to ventilate. One place like that was the legendary “Cave Club”. Even though Salzburg’s surface seems to be unchangeable, the new generation found their way to transform: under ground.

Applied Theatre's project digs for these stories hidden in Rainberg. By overlaying the different uses in different time periods, contrasts become visible as well as commonalities."Dance until we die" investigates how temporary communities function, according to which criteria they develop, which rules they are subject to.

ATTENTION! STROBELIGHT and HIGH VOLUME LEVEL. Due to the special venue we recommend warm clothes – even when it's sunny.

Dance until we die (2022)
Artists: Eszter Horváth, Viktoria Horváth, Johanna Mayrhofer, Sofiia Nimak, Leonora Peurböck, Mark Sonkin, Mariia Soroka, Yuk Yu Wan • Mentors: Kathrin Herm, Judith Franke