In April 2019 SZENE Salzburg launched a new series of events: YOUNG VIBES. This focuses on choreography, dance and movement in all its facets and manifold forms of expression, offering a way of engaging with this art from that is easily accessible, enjoyable and intelligent. Its concept is based on producing and presenting stage pieces whose thematic content as well as formal language and aesthetics are aimed at a young audience. Alongside newly-created works by professional dancers there will also be some that are created with the young people participating. What YOUNG VIBES has to offer goes far beyond simply watching – with specially conceived workshops, rehearsal visits and talks with artists it also includes space for young people’s own creativity. There are plenty of opportunities to delve deeper into the pieces and what they are about and to learn more about the forms they take in relation to aesthetic education and artistic production. This supplementary programme allows YOUNG VIBES to link experience and thinking in an intelligent way.
Potpourri Dance / Olivia Mitterhuemer & Farah Deen are currently working on a new project as part of YOUNG VIBES: Voices & Choices will offer workshops in schools in December 2023 in which the two choreographers will work with young people on the topics of house dance, community & empowerment, posture and voice. The input from the school workshops will serve as source material for a professional dance production to be shown at SZENE Salzburg on 28 & 29 February 2024.
A presentation of the current project Voices & Choices can be found here.