Anne Juren and Annie Dorsen
Anne Juren (1978, Grenoble, France) is a choreographer and dancer based in Vienna. After her diploma of dance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Lyon and her studies of French literature at the Sorbonne, she finished her apprenticeship at the Trisha Brown Company in New York in 2000.
She founded the association Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung in Vienna and created several choreographies like the solo “A?” (2003), “J’aime” (2004) in collaboration with Alice Chauchat, the solo “Code Series” (2005), “Look Look” (2007) in collaboration with Kroot Juurak, and the group piece “Komposition” (2008). In 2008 she was also artist in residence at the Tanzquartier Wien and took part in the two European artistic programs IDEE and APAP in which she developped a series of works called “Patterns of Sport and Dance”. 2009, she worked as a choreographer for the Burgtheater and co-curated the festival “Quick Change” at the Tanzquartier Wien in Vienna. In 2010 she presented with DD Dorvillier and Annie Dorsen “Pièce Sans Paroles”, a Tenessee Williams’s piece for two characters performed without words, and premiered in collaboration with Annie Dorsen and her magic piece “Magical” at the Impulstanz Festival. Her latest work “Tableaux Vivants” was a collaboration with the fine artist Roland Rauschmeier and the Austrian composer Johannes Maria Staud which premiered in November 2011 in the TQW in cooperation with Tanzquartier Wien and WIEN MODERN. In the moment she works on “Lost and Found”, a choreographic work reflecting upon the interplay of memory, projection and factual events which is going to be on stage by the end of 2012. Recently Anne Juren is a Feldenkrais® practitioner. www.wienertanzundkunstbewegung.at
Annie Dorsen works in a variety of fields, including theatre, film, dance and, as of 2010, digital performance. Most recently, “Hello Hi There” premiered at the steirischer herbst festival (Graz), and was presented at Black Box Teatre (Oslo), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) and PS122 (New York). She is the co-creator of the 2008 Broadway musical “Passing Strange”, which she also directed. Spike Lee has made a film of her production which screened at various film festivals before being released theatrically by IFC in 2010. Also in 2010, she collaborated with choreographer Anne Juren on “Magical” (ImPulsTanz Festival) and with Ms. Juren and DD Dorviller on “Pièce Sans Paroles” (brut Künstlerhaus, Vienna and Rencontres Choréographiques Internationales Seine-St-Denis, Bagnolet). In 2009 she created two music-theatre pieces, “Ask Your Mama”, a setting of Langston Hughes’ 1962 poem, composed by Laura Karpman and sung by Jessye Norman and The Roots (Carnegie Hall) and ETHEL’s Truckstop, seen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. Her pop-political performance project “Democracy in America” was presented at PS122 in spring 2008. Her short film, “I Miss”, originally the centerpiece of “Democracy in America”, has screened at American Film Institute Festival (AFI Fest), SXSW Film Festival, The New York Film Festival’s 'Views From the Avant-Garde' and the Nantucket Film Festival. Upcoming: “Spoken Karaoke” within The Truth is Concrete at steirischer herbst festival 2012 and a new algorithmic work, “The False Peach” at On the Boards in February 2013. www.anniedorsen.com