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Tuesday 8 / 9 / 2020

Moving lab "touch/ed" @ KLIKER festival Varaždin

Varaždin 28 September – 3 October 2020

by Dejan Košćak

This year’s topic and title of the Moving lab is „touch/ed“ – the first lab was organized in Dschungel Wien in Vienna with invited artists from an artistic pool of six Generator partner organizations. The artists were then divided into pairs and started to develop their artistic ideas which they will continue to develop during the second Moving lab in Varaždin, under the mentorship of Corinne Eckenstein from Dschungel Wien.

What is essential in life?

Food, clean water, air to breath and people who love you. But there is one thing that has always been a way to connect: Touch. But there are different ways of touch - touching - be touched - being touchy, or it can also hit you like a rock. We challenge ourselves to focus deeply into different aspects of touch to find out what children and youngsters dealing with.

CORINNE ECKENSTEIN
Artistic Director of DSCHUNGEL WIEN since 2016/17.
Trained in New York as an actress and dancer and in San Francisco at the Dell'Arte School of physical theatre. She started to work in theatre at Junges Theater Basel, where she later on worked as director.
Corinne Eckenstein has been working as a freelance director and choreographer since 1995. She directed and choreographed as well at Junges Theater Basel, Theater der Künste, Zürich, Theater der
Jugend, Schauspielhaus Wien and Junges Schauspielhaus Hannover. In 1995 she founded the Off Theatre Company: TheaterFOXFIRE together with the author and director Lilly Axster. Creation and world premieres of several pieces performed at various theatres in Vienna. When DSCHUNGEL WIEN Theatre for Young Audience opened in 2004, an intensive and successful cooperation with TheaterFOXFIRE started. Corinne Eckenstein’s work is characterized by the fact that she develops pieces in writing labs together with the performers, as well as working with teenagers and children together with professional dancers and actors.