Great fun, beautiful, entertaining
— Der Falter
Unconventional, fresh and exciting: the style of the young Austria-based collective The Loose Collective has already caught the attention of European audiences. The group is composed of international artists, with diverse backgrounds - dance, performance, electronic music and visual arts. They display an eclectic attitude, which rejects hierarchical structures; mixed with scenic energy, humour and unconventionality, it generates fun, entertaining performances. In The Old Testament According To The Loose Collective, they approach the biblical text with philological rigour (or thereabouts...). They offer a translation of the holy book that, by mixing dance with chorus scenes, post-punk music with beat-boxing, restores its creativity and utopia, human ambition and frustration.
concept and performance Alex Deutinger, Alexander Gottfarb, Thomas Kasebacher, Marta Navaridas, Anna Maria Nowak - music composition Guenther Berger, Stephan Sperlich - costumes Hanna Hollmann - lighting design Peter Thalhamer - sound Stefan Ehgartner - thanks to Jacob Banigan, Frans Poelstra, Marlene Wolfsberger - coproduced by Tanzquartier Wien, Kunstverein Archipelago Wien, Performanceinitiative 22 Graz - in cooperation with D.ID / Dance Identity Burgenland, The EU Culture Programme, Modul-Dance, DanceIreland Dublin, Dansenshus Stockholm, Dansescenen Copenhagen and Co-Festival, Kino Siska Ljubljana - supported by MA 7 – Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, Stadt Graz Kultur, Kultur Land Steiermark und BKA – Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kultur
This event is made possible by INTPA - INTERNATIONAL NET FOR DANCE AND PERFORMANCE AUSTRIA of Tanzquartier Wien with funds by BKA and BMeiA.