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Labs & Workshops

Tanz Graz


Professionelles Trainingsprogramm für zeitgenössischen Tanz und Performance

Tanz Graz bietet zur Weiterbildung, Vernetzung und Professionalisierung

der freien Szene in der Steiermark Labs und Workshops an.

Kosten für einen Workshop (2 Stunden): 30,- / 25,- für Tanz Graz-Mitglieder

Kosten für einen Workshop (1,5 Stunden): 25,- / 20,- für Tanz Graz-Mitglieder

– bei Buchung von zwei Workshops an einem Tag (3 Stunden): 45,- / 35,- für Tanz Graz-Mitglieder

Kosten für ein Lab (8 Stunden): 90,- / 80,- für Tanz Graz-Mitglieder

Kosten für ein Lab (15 Stunden): 160,- / 150,- für Tanz Graz-Mitglieder

Informationen & Anmeldung: kontakt@tanz-graz.at

Das Trainingsprogramm findet im Tanzhaus Graz in der Lagergasse 57, 8020 Graz statt.

WORKSHOPS (1,5 – 2 Stunden)

Contemporary Choreography-Workshops // 15. Mai 2022

11:00 – 12:30 Uhr I 13:00 – 14:30 Uhr

Nimrod’s Workshop I 11:00 – 12:30

Following an improvisation, sensory-based warm-up, we will dive into some choreographic material from my latest solo piece – „Aftermath“. By trying to deconstruct and break down the solo into its different components, I hope you’d all find individual, personal ways to connect to the physicality and the notions that helped shaping this piece.


Xianghui’s Workshop I 13:00 – 14:30

The class builds on technical skills. Emphasis is placed on centering, core support, breath support, dynamic and rhythm as well as full articulation of the body.

LABS (8 Stunden)

„The Permeable Touch“- Instant Composition Lab // 20. – 21. Jänner 2023

I touch while feeling touched.

I recognise myself

while sensing the other and the exchange between us.

Touch is an intimate expression,

a manifestation of curiosity.

It is the desire to sense that creates

and acknowledge a connection,

a synchronisation and a change.


  • What is your tone, your fundamental vibration?
  • How does your tone influence the environment, and how this influences you?
  • How can you create the elements of trust on a preverbal level?
  • How does this awareness in-form you, suggesting ways to move, connect, and place yourself in time and space?


I am interested in exploring the qualities that each specific touch carries within to initiate and

develop dialogues, dances, and healing pathways.

This Lab explores the relationship between the tactile sense and the nervous system, the

immediate sense that allows us to acknowledge ourselves and the world around us, and the

connection between the two.

A sensorial kinesthetic journey, exploring the continuous dialogue between our inner and outer

landscape. Assuming that the body is porous, transforming with its environment, the students will

be refining their awareness, listening through their ears and entire skin, while the body will begin

to talk about „this very moment“ – as Barbara Dilley reminds us.

Space, time and structures play with us all the time, and even simple gestures or expressions

manifest these relationships.

Focusing on the „in-tensions“, we become aware of the active operating system, which changes

each time with our context, shaping and supporting the tone of our muscles, of our skin, the

position of our bones, the function of our organs, the experience of moving, touching and being


We will explore our attractions, repulsions, ranges and qualities through movement and sound.

Developing scores and games inspired by my Contact Improvisation, Body Mind Centering, Butoh,

and Voicework experience, we will investigate the double-way action of touch, experiencing the

rhythms, shapes and qualities of our responses and actions.

This workshop was developed in a series of encounters to continue and deepen my research and

repeat the homonymous participatory performance – Permeable Touch – at Lendwirbel in May


Freitag, 20. Jänner 2022 I 17:00 – 19:00 Uhr
Samstag, 21. Jänner 2022 I 11:00 – 18:00 Uhr

Jadi Carboni 

Jadi Carboni (geboren 1981 in Bologna) ist Tänzerin, Choreografin, Körperarbeiterin und Praktikerin darstellender Künste und Heilkünste, in denen Klang und Bewegung zum Medium für Kommunikation, Entdeckung und Schöpfung werden.

Jadi hat in ganz Europa, Südamerika und den USA studiert und mit Künstler:innen wie Kirstie Simson, Kathleen Hermersdorf, Stephanie Maher, Katie Duck, Toula Limnaios, Julyen Hamilton, Barbara Wachendorf, Scottish National Theatre, Djalma Primordial Science und Sasha Waltz gearbeitet.

Als Choreografin hat sie u.a. ein EU-gefördertes Science-Art-Forschungsprojekt mit dem Titel On the Way to Immortality und die Tanztheaterproduktion Areja im Auftrag der Ruhrfestspiele realisiert. Weiters ein interdisziplinäres Quintett, Suspension Study for Trisha Brown, gefördert von der Stadt Graz, dem Land Steiermark und dem Bundesministerium für Kultur Österreich, sowie eine Reihe von Duetten und Soli, die auf mehreren Festivals in Berlin, Moskau, Köln, Paris, Athen, Rom und Venedig präsentiert wurden. Seit 2016 arbeitet sie mit der Theaterregisseurin Barbara Wachendorff in verschiedenen Produktionen in Deutschland zusammen. Seit 2018 hat sie die drei Tanzfilme Gravity Well, Dancing my Hero und Maya’s Faces produziert, die mit 17 Filmpreisen ausgezeichnet wurden.

Neben ihrer Arbeit im Tanz ist Jadi zertifizierte Yogalehrerin, Reiki-, Klang- und Zen Body Therapy-Praktikerin und preisgekrönte Schauspielerin („El Rey“, Barcelona Film Festival).

Sie studierte an der National Dance Academy in Rom, an der School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam und an der Isola Danza Academy auf der Biennale von Venedig unter Carolyn Carson. Jadi absolvierte einen Master in Choreografie am HZT Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin. Sie studierte außerdem Kampfkünste (Tai Chi, Qi Gong und Aikido), Stimmbildung (Grundausbildung in Gesang, Drupad und experimentellermGesang), Körpertheater und Body Weather.

„The Ordinary and the Unspectacular – A Psychophysical Training“-Lab // 14. – 15. Jänner 2023

In the training of dancers and actors, we are often prompted to move/act. But what is the psychophysical basis of, or connection to, that movement? What does it mean to Listen, instead of Moving? How is Listening a Movement or an Action? How does a simple shift in this Listening changes what the audience can see?
This workshop seeks to serve both Dancers and Actors by introducing a psychophysical approach to movement as well as performance. It is based on Phillip Zarrilli’s Psychophysical Approach to Actor Training for actors and also includes exercises inspired by Butoh.
This training is considered as a “pre-performative” training because it does not begin with the technical/creative skills of acting or performing. Instead, it seeks to develop the ability of self-awareness and the deployment of energy, which can be expressed in all physical or dance forms. It prepares participants to be more effective and efficient to engage in the technical/creative level of acting or performing. An analogy for this process is that of a violinist tuning his/her instrument before practicing or performing a piece of music. As the body-mind (or psychophysicality of the body) is a performer’s instrument, it is also important to “tune” the body-mind before stepping into any secondary training, rehearsals and performance.
For dancers and actors, working with particular dance aesthetics or form of acting, this workshop can offer insights into the potential expressivity embedded within the learnt form of performance. It is also a conducive working process for those who are interested in developing their movement/physical/dance works.
The workshop is suitable for Dancers, Actors and Performers of any level (18 years and above), as well as those who are interested in creating works through movement, dance or physicality.
Samstag, 14. Jänner 2023
10:00 – 13:00 Uhr
14:00 – 17:00 Uhr
18:00 – 21:00 Uhr
Sonntag, 15. Jänner 2023
10:00 – 13:00 Uhr
14:00 – 17:00 Uhr

Jing Hong Okon-Kuo 

Born in Singapore, she started training in Classical Ballet with Goh Lay Kuan since she was 4 years old. Later she graduated with BFA Dance and BA Psychology from the University of Iowa (USA). From 2006 – 2008, she trained with Phillip Zarrilli at the Exeter University (UK) and graduated with an MFA in Theatre Practice.
Since 2019, Okorn-Kuo teaches at the School of Dance with the Taipei National University of the Arts teaching Choreography, (Creating) Performance through Active Imageries, Movement Research and Improvisation. From 2001 to 2016, she worked a guest teacher at the Acting Department of Shenzhen University. There, she has also researched psycho-physical training for student actors and created works for the department. For 4 years, she was the Vice Principal of Practice Performing Arts School in Singapore. There, she taught ballet, modern dance and creative movements to children, teenagers and adults and choreographed full-length dance dramas for their performances. For 5 years, she was the Movement Teacher at The Theatre Training and Research Program (presently called Intercultural Theatre Institute) in Singapore. One of her focuses in her work involved the research of the implications of traditional Asian art forms in contemporary theatre-making and performing.
Okorn-Kuo creates performance and her productions have toured different countries and presented in festivals such as International Theatre Festival in Shanghai, Darwin Festival in Australia, Japan Asian Arts Festival and Bangkok Fringe Festival amongst others. She has collaborated with different theatre companies such as The Theatre Practice (Singapore), The National Theatre of China, Nordland Teater (Norway), Theatre P’yut (Korea), The Llanarth Group (UK), Fatbird Theatre (China), The Necessary Stage (Singapore) and Theatre Works (Singapore). She also works with dance companies such as Meimage Dance and The Fevervine Dance Theatre in Taiwan and Raw Moves in Singapore. From 2009 to 2010, she was the Resident Director for The Theatre Practice in Singapore.
As a performer, she works in different forms ranging from contemporary dance, physical theatre and drama (in both Mandarin and English). Most of her performances are devised pieces and some are scripted such as Water Station, 4:48 Psychosis, Line and Oleanna. She has also been exposed to Asian traditional art forms such as Beijing Opera, Javanese Wayang Wong and Indian Bharatanatyam.
Presently, Okorn-Kuo is performing for Melyn Chow who is invited to Welcome to the Guesthouse Program at Theatre Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She is also working with Seniors to co-create a movement work to be presented in December at Forum Stadtpark.

„From Desire To Action“ Choreographie-Lab // 4. – 5. März 2022

In diesem Lab für Menschen, die Tanz- oder andere Arten von Performances machen wollen, wird Marta Strategien vermitteln, wie man vom ersten kreativen Wunsch zu konkreten Bewegungen und Aktionen gelangt. Zuerst werden die Teilnehmer*innen mit einfachen Experimentiermöglichkeiten vertraut gemacht, die sie zu Hause oder in einem Tanzstudio ausloten können. Die Ergebnisse der Experimente werden dann in der Gruppe geteilt, um eine gemeinsame Basis für weitere Überlegungen zu haben. Meistens sind die ersten Ideen die besten, der knifflige Teil ist, was man mit ihnen machen soll?

In this Lab for those who want to create dance or other types of performances, Marta will share some strategies about how to go from the first creative desire to concrete movements and actions. First, the participants will get familiar with some tools for experimentation which they can explore at home or in a dance studio. The outcomes of their experiments will be shared to have a common ground for further reflection. Most of the times, first ideas are the best, the tricky part is what to do with them?

Marta Navaridas


Marta arbeitet als Performance- und Visual Arts-Künstlerin. Aufbauend auf ihrem Hintergrund in zeitgenössischem Tanz, arbeitet sie transdisziplinär und nutzt den Körper als zentrales Element um Ideen, die das Private mit dem Politischen verbinden, zu erforschen.


Marta hat in Barcelona Translationswissenschaften studiert sowie Choreography am ArtEZ College of Art Arnhem und Mime an der HKA Theater School of Amsterdam. Als Darstellerin hat sie unter anderem mit Sarah Vanhee, Dani Brown, Sofia Mavragani, The Loose Collective, Christine Gaigg und Veza Fernández gearbeitet. Sie hat am Tanzquartier Vienna, an der Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, am K3 Zentrum für Choreographie in Hamburg, am Duncan Dance Research Center in Athen, im Espacio Común in Bogotá und bei Impulstanz Festival Vienna unterrichtet.


Seit 2008, entwickelt sie eigene choreografische Werke mit Alex Deutinger und 2015 begann sie auch alleine zu arbeiten.



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Academia flamenca „Las Hermanas“



Astrid Seidler



Irmi Simecek I Ballettschule Irmi



Ballettschule Oper Graz



Sigrid Glatz I Ballett Akademie Graz



Conny & Dado



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Dance Production



Dance & Yoga by Alice I Alice Daschkiewicz



Emese Horti


Ekaterina Christou-Lewin I Fachakademie für Ballett und Tanz



Hanna Rohn



Ida Pernthaler



Internationale Bühnenwerkstatt



Jadi Carboni



Jagati I Verein zur Förderung, Erforschung und Gestaltung kreativer Tanz- und Bewegungsformen



Katrin Oberrauner



Kompanie Ferrer



Monika Schabus-Steffen I Verein Praxis Pirouette



Yvonne Groß I Rhythm and Dance



Ruth Pichler



Soma Hierzer


Tanzschule Schweighofer



Ursula Graber



UTSC Dance Unity



Veronika Fritsch I Zentrum für Ausdruckstanz und Tanztherapie


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Astrid Seidler


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