Photo: Barbara Pálffy

With PASSAGIEREN, the public space of Vienna is explored in seemingly random music-theatrical encounters. A contemporary composition by Michael Tiefenbacher is transformed in a spatial choreography by Anna Knapp for musicians and performers into an artistic space for encounters with passers-by.

PASSAGIEREN plays with the different movement rhythms and patterns of all those present, whether by chance or intentionally. The encounters of the “intentional” artists with the seemingly unintentional passers-by and those interested by chance create interactions in the course of the piece and silhouette-like patterns in the subdued light of the subway.

The musicians’ paths through the space are planned and composed, those of the passers-by are reactive – do you stop and be curious or better move on quickly? Take out your mobile phone or just observe? Finally, the performers connect these dynamics and refer to the events in their physicality.


Composition: Michael Tiefenbacher
Choreography and Performance: Anna Knapp
Choreographic Collaboration and Performance: Maja Karolina Franke
Performance: Ardan Hussein, Fabian Tobias Huster, Anna Viktoria Zesakes
Ensemble Studio Dan: Michael Tiefenbacher (accordion), Thomas Frey (flute), Viola Falb (saxophone), Leonhard Skorupa (saxophone), Martin Ohrwalder (trumpet), Simon Schellnegger (viola), Philipp Kienberger (double bass), Hubert Bründlmayer (drums)
Concept: Georg Steker, Daniel Riegler
Production assistance: Isabella Andrlik

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