*NoExcuse!*
Awarded the STELLA19-Performing.Art.Prize as the best piece for teenagers in Austria

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Mind and Body

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…combined on stage is what Körperverstand is about. A dance theatre company from Vienna: An multidisciplinary team of young crazy artists, who face the challenge to create new forms of theatre for a young audience. Their versatile talents create a symbiosis of movement, sound and words – to touch your heart and mind.

About

The team of Körperverstand

Who are we?

To us “Körperverstand” means to combine body and mind on stage, represented by movement (dance) and text. We don’t think of these disciplines as contrary, but complementary. They form an entity on stage. We focus on contemporary dance and expressive writing, the latter sometimes affirming, sometimes antagonizing the movement of our dancers. 

We want to engage with a young audience, therefore we pose questions and conflicts of importance to young adolescents: How do I make the right decision? Where is my place in this world? Where do I want to go and who will be with me?

Because emotion sometimes involves confrontation, we often put those topics with expressive movements, performative skills and emotional force on stage.

Therefore we depend on a third essential element for reaching our audience: music. It supports the message in our performances and steps into a dialogue with text and movement.

Steffi Jöris
Steffi Jöris
chairwoman, direction & choreography, production manager
Steffi Jöris (*1987, Geldrop NL) graduated in contemporary dance at the Fontys Dance Academy (NL) in 2009. Among other projects, she worked as a...
Anna-Luise Braune
Anna-Luise Braune
deputy chairwoman, lectorate
Born (*1986) in Bergen/Rügen Germany. From 2007 to 2013, Anna-Luise Braune completed her studies of journalism and communication sciences at the University of Vienna...
Maartje Pasman
Maartje Pasman
dancer
Maartje Pasman (1988) is a Dutch performer and artist based in Vienna. She performed in the works of Florentina Holzinger, Renate Graziadei, Wies Merkx, Keren Levi and many more...
Moritz Lembert
Moritz Lembert
dancer
Moritz Lembert (* 1993) grew up in Vienna and devoted himself to the hip-hop dance as a teenager. From 2011-2013 he graduated a private dance education with focus on urban dance styles...
Rino Indiono
Rino Indiono
dancer
Rino Indrawan Indiono (*1987) was born in Depok, Indonesia. He studied Contemporary Dance Pedagogy at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität, is a three-time prize winner of the Fidelio Competition of...
Kirin España
Kirin España
dancer
Born 1990 in Vienna (Austria) with Guatemalan roots, he lived from ages sixth to eighth in Mexico. From an early age he discovered his passion for dancing. Kirin España gained his first dance experience in...
Markus Jakisic
Markus Jakisic
musician, composer
Markus Jakisic (* 1975) grew up in St.Pölten, Lower Austria. As a child and teenager he learned to play the piano. From 1998 to 2002 he studied jazz piano at the Vienna Conservatory with Karl-Heinz Leschanz. Since...
Patrick Dunst
Patrick Dunst
musician, composer
MA MMus, born (*1983) in Graz and raised in England and Austria. Studied Saxophone Jazz at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, with Karlheinz Miklin, Don Mensa and Gerald...
Cornelia Voglmayr
Cornelia Voglmayr
dramaturgy
Cornelia Voglmayr was born in Vienna in 1988 and graduated in 2006 at the Vienna Music High School. In 2012 she graduated from her studies in "Dance Theater" at the "TrinityLaban...
Claire Blake
Claire Blake
equipment, costume designer
Claire Blake (* 1985), born in Dublin (IRL) is a costume designer and prospective director with an experimental approach to opera and musical theater. After completing her training as a costume designer...
Marianne Huber
Marianne Huber
production and director's assistant
Marianne Sophie Huber (*1996, Austria) is studying theatre, film and media studies and Romance languages and literature at the University of Vienna. In 2017 she was employed at the WUK in Vienna...
Eva Bauriedl
Eva Bauriedl
actress, production and director assistant
Born in Bavaria, (* 1984) she grew up in Garmisch - Partenkirchen. After gaining some experience as an actress in the independent scene in Berlin, she studied acting at the music and art private university of the...
Michael Pöllmann
Michael Pöllmann
dramaturgy, language coach
Born in Burglengenfeld (Bavaria), he studied acting at the Akademie der Darstellenden Künste (AdK) Ulm and at the Vienna Conservatory. This was followed by engagements at the Reichenau Festival...

OUR PRODUCTIONS

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DATES

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Experience Körperverstand

February

8.   February I-object  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
10. February I-object  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
11. February I-object  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
12. February I-object  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
13. February I-object  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30

March

9.   March NoExcuse!  Alaunpark Dresden  16:00
10. March NoExcuse!  Projekttheater Dresden  20:00
11. March NoExcuse!  Projekttheater Dresden  20:00

April

14. April I-object  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
15. April I-object  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
15. April I-object  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
16. April I-object  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
17. April I-object  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30

March

 

30. March NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna CANCELLED
31. March NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna CANCELLED

April

1. April NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna CANCELLED
2. April NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna CANCELLED
2. April NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna CANCELLED
26. April NoExcuse!  Alaunpark Dresden CANCELLED
27. April NoExcuse!  Projekttheater Dresden CANCELLED
28. April NoExcuse!  Projekttheater Dresden  CANCELLED

January

10. January NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
11. January NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
12. January NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
14. January NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
15. January NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
15. January NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
28. January NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
29. January NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  11:00
30. January NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
31. January NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  11:00

March

15. March NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  11:00
15. March NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
16. March NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
18. March NoExcuse!  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  11:00

September

13. September NoExcuse!  Theaterinsel Rosenheim  18:00

November

27. November NoExcuse!  STELLA19, Klagenfurter Ensemble  10:00

February

13. February BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
14. February BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
15. February BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
16. February BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
16. February BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30

November

16. November BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
17. November BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
19. November BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  11:00
20. November BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  11:00

January

11. January KörperVerstand  Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:30
12. January KörperVerstand  Dschungel Wien, Vienna 10:30
13. January KörperVerstand  Dschungel Wien, Vienna 10:30
13. January KörperVerstand  Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:30
14. January KörperVerstand  Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:30
24. January KörperVerstand  Dschungel Wien, Vienna 10:30
25. January KörperVerstand  Dschungel Wien, Vienna 10:30
25. January KörperVerstand  Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:30
26. January KörperVerstand  Dschungel Wien, Vienna 10:30
27. January KörperVerstand  Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:30

March

20. March KörperVerstand Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:30
21. March KörperVerstand Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
21. March KörperVerstand Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30

June

19. June KörperVerstand Szene Bunte Wähne Festival, Vienna  19:30
27. June KörperVerstand Schäxpir Festival, Linz  18:00
28. June KörperVerstand Schäxpir Festival, Linz  10:00

November

27. November BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30
28. November BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
29. November BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
30. November BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
30. November BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30

December

18. December BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
19. December BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
20. December BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
21. December BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  10:30
21. December BrainGame  Dschungel Wien, Vienna  19:30

January

12. January
Ich gegen mich
 Dschungel Wien, Vienna 10:30
12. January
Ich gegen mich
 Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:00
13. January
Ich gegen mich
 Dschungel Wien, Vienna 10:30

March

2. March
Ich gegen mich
Szene Bunte Wähne Tanzfestival 19:00
3. March
Ich gegen mich
Szene Bunte Wähne Tanzfestival 10:30

May

22. May
Ich gegen mich
Dschungel Wien, Vienna 11:00
22. May
Ich gegen mich
Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:30

September

4. September
Ich gegen mich
Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:00
5. September
Ich gegen mich
Dschungel Wien, Vienna 10:00
5. September
Ich gegen mich
Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:00

December

3. December
Ich gegen mich
Dschungel Wien, Vienna 10:30
3. December
Ich gegen mich
Dschungel Wien, Vienna 19:00
4. December
Ich gegen mich
Dschungel Wien, Vienna 10:30

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