The CPA, Choreographic Platform Austria, will be relaunched this year as a biennial event presenting outstanding dance and performance productions from Austria to national and international audiences on a regular basis going forward.
A group of leading institutions in the fields of dance, choreography and performance comprising brut, Tanzquartier Wien, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, ImPulsTanz, Osterfestival Tirol and SZENE Salzburg jointly curated this year's programme of the CPA. The selection was made unanimously after a comprehensive review of the choreographic works from recent years by all members of the curatorial team. In October 2023, the houses brut, Tanzquartier Wien and Festspielhaus St. Pölten will carry out the joint choreographic platform in the form of a three-day event with a dense programme. An online platform is also being developed to continuously provide representation and accompaniment for a selection of dance events across Austria.
The CPA takes place from Thursday, 19 to Saturday, 21 October 2023 at the following venues: brut, Tanzquartier Wien, Volkstheater Wien, the space Der Betrieb and Seestadt Studios in Vienna as well as Festspielhaus St. Pölten. The three-day programme includes 13 productions. The Choreographic Platform Austria 2023 presents a wide range of Austrian dance and performance art, showing thirty artistic positions on three consecutive days. The programme was selected jointly, following discussions among representatives of all six institutions involved – brut, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Tanzquartier Wien, ImPulsTanz, Osterfestival Tirol and SZENE Salzburg. The issues examined in the works cover the ravaged state of our planet, pressing social considerations, reconciliatory-in-the-sense-of-legitimate remembrance, alternative versions of the future as well as virtual worlds. In the process, we step out of line, try to adapt, lose our balance, set things in motion, advance to the outer fringes, reach limits, grow melancholy, develop a sense of caring and conjure up another world. In a nutshell, consider it an invitation to collectively reflect on our relationship with the world.
Several larger works by renowned choreographers will be shown alongside smaller formats and pieces by newcomers. The artistic programme will be complemented by a pitching session, providing another 12 artists with the opportunity to present their work before a panel, as well as a screening of choreographic films, some of which were created during the pandemic lockdowns.
The CPA is funded in equal parts by the Federal Ministry of the Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sports and the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Furthermore, the CPA is financially supported by Province of Lower Austria, Province of Burgenland, Province of Salzburg, Province of Styria, Province of Carinthia, Province of Upper Austria, Province of Tyrol and Province of Vorarlberg.