© by Quindell Orton.

TESTLAUF AND TESTLAUF-DURATIONAL

Anna Konjetzky

In TESTLAUF dancers are sent together with the spectators into a kind of test area. A sort of pilot project in which, the audience are the test persons for new space situations and new communities.

Working with an open space that does not give a clear direction from the beginning but that transforms little by little, always changing directions, creating closures and narrowing, creating always new spaces and situations for the dancers and spectators, new obstacles, and thus at the same time new associations and new narratives.

TESTLAUF is constructed like an active thinking about public space and community in urban structures.

TESTLAUF-DURSTIONAL (5 hours)

A brainstorming-playground. The set of TESTLAUF is a space, that invites people to hang out, lie down, chat, meet, dance, play, listen to music, etc…..and have a drink together.

After having done this work as a performance during SPIELART 2015, we continued questioning and developing it, and created a second, far more interesting version, as an ongoing installation: a brainstorming-playground:


In this set we will propose and let go. Think and explore together, around how we use the space together, (this space concretely and this space as a model of an urban setting) how we create communities, how we share….

We invite the people to tours through the space, dance sessions, concerts, discussion moments amongst us and with some invited experts from the field of urbanism and community.

The space is open the whole day shifting from guided to not guided momentums.

Choreography, set: Anna Konjetzky

Dance: Sahra Huby, Quindell Orton, Sara Sampelayo, Damiaan Veens, Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos

Music: Brendan Dougherty, Miguel Casaponsa

Project coordination: Laura Martegani 

Scene, technical director: Sophia Soehner

Premiered in November 2015, Spielart Festival

Further performances in 638 Kilo Tanz, Maschinenhaus, Essen, November 2015 
Muffathalle Munich, January 2017 


Testlauf-Durational, DAAD festival Bratislava, May, 2018