Dance until we die

Student project
Dance until we die | © Mitzi Gugg

The Applied Theatre project digs for stories hidden in the Rainberg. By overlaying the different uses in different periods of time, contrasts but also commonalities become visible: "Dance until we die" examines how temporary communities function, according to which criteria they are created, which rules they are subject to.

Documentary Project of the Master's Programme Applied Theatre by

22 & 24 June 2022
Rainberg Cellar Salzburg


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For the first time, the Sommerszene and the master's programme Applied Theatre Arts Theatre Practice & Society, newly founded in 2019 at the Thomas Bernhard Institute of the Mozarteum University, are cooperating. In 2022, the festival will present two documentary projects conceived and realised by the students: Five international students come together with their individual perspectives and form a temporary pro forma collective in a laboratory-like setting. They take a look at their surroundings and search for the omnipresent stumbling blocks that are otherwise so skilfully circumnavigated. What documents lie by the wayside? What stories do they tell? Which ones do they hide? And how can the hidden be made visible? At the end of the summer scene, the first class presents its project: The pressure of the rock creates holes under mountains. Like in Salzburg, where people hid in these so-called air-raid shelters during the Second World War. Later, some of these bunkers became hiding places for people trying to get rid of the pressure of society and - just like the rocks - they created holes. Holes to ventilate. One such place was the legendary "Cave Club". Even though Salzburg's surface seems to be unchanging, the new generation found its way to transformation: underground.


Eszter Horváth, Viktoria Horváth, Johanna Mayrhofer, Sofiia Nimak, Leonora Peurböck, Mark Sonkin, Mariia Soroka, Yuk Yu Wan - Mentors: Kathrin Herm, Judith Franke