Categories
Allgemein

Project in Transnistria

Today I came back from a two weeks project in Transnistria. I am full of inspiration, touched by beautiful humans, and moved by unforgettable memories.

The first rehearsal in Tiraspol was quite challenging for me and my team. We worked with children and teenager who live in a protectory. Many of them come from a violent surrounding. Among the children was also a lot of agression. After the first rehearsal I could really frame my aims for the following week: creating a choreography where the kids experience different way of touching. We worked a lot with non-touching exercises and later we initiated carefully and voluntary touching. After five days the violence among the children didn’t completely disappear, but we all saw a big change. The manager of the children’s home told me after the end of project (after working five days together with a sharing in the end) she really saw a change in the children.

I am very thankful for Caritas Moldova and Tanz die Toleranz Vienna for putting this beautiful project together, and to trust me with this assignment. As one teacher said: ‘This is not our work, it is our vocation!’

It was such an honor to create pieces together with the children from Rascov and Tiraspol. I will never forget these days in Transnistria, and will keep the memory forever in my heart!

Categories
Allgemein

Am Ende ein Anfang

Von Februar bis Juni 2016 erarbeitete ich gemeinsam mit meiner Assistentin Tina Rauter und den TänzerInnen der Dance Class Youth von Tanz die Toleranz das neue Stück “Am Ende ein Anfang”. Nach mehreren Performances in der Brunnenpassage, beim Demenzkongress und dem Filmfestival dotdotdot im Wiener Volkskundemuseum schaue ich auf ein wunderschönes inspirierendes Semester zurück.

Das Stück widme ich meiner langjährigen Mentorin Chandiru Mawa, die leider bei einem tragischen Unfall ums Leben kam und eine fünfköpfige Familie hinterlässt. Ich wäre heute nicht da, wo ich bin ohne sie. Dafür und für vieles mehr möchte ich mich von ganzem Herzen bedanken.

Dieses Foto entstand nach dem letzten Auftritt! Danke den wunderschönen Tänzerinnen und Tänzern! Wer miteinander tanzen kann, kann miteinander leben!

youth

Categories
Allgemein

Performance Voguing Tanz die Toleranz

After 6 rehearsals we shared a little Voguing performance in the community context. Thanks to Tanz die Toleranz for giving this beautiful opportunity. Magic happened, beautiful dancers moved fierce to the Vogue beats.

Categories
Allgemein

Traiskirchen Refugeescamp Workshop

Tanz die Toleranz offers dance workshops in the refugeescamp Traiskirchen. Today was the third time that I came here! I always meet motivated, inspiring people, willing to push their limits. #Communitydance

(c) Cristina Blodek/Tanz die Toleranz

triaskirchen

Categories
Allgemein

Musicvideo FRAMED with Romy

Romy dances in the latest musicvideo from wonderful Austrian Band Cler & Klainer.

Bandsite: https://www.facebook.com/clerklainer/

Categories
Allgemein

Trailer of my latest Piece ‘Inside’

Choreography: Romy Kolb

Assistance: Moritz Lembert

Dancers: Dance Class Youth

Video: Diana Rosu

A project by http://www.tanzdietoleranz.at

We rehearsed this piece once a week for four months, and performed it in Vienna and Belfast at the BelFest2015 International Dance Festival.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY INVOLVED!

 

Categories
Allgemein

Let me introduce you to… Voguing in Vienna aka the VIVIS

Categories
Allgemein

Let me introduce you to…

https://romyandschneider.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/new-video-up-away/

This is my collaboration Romy&Schneider with wonderful Miss Marlies Schneider. We shared many dances; e.g. commercial for Raiffeisen Bank, Performances with Soulosophy, working together on a piece for Tanz die Toleranz .

Categories
Allgemein

Latest Project: RUNWAY EXTREME

airplane runway is an example for the Video contest I am running together with Ryina. Everyone can participate by sending a Video.

“Runway Extreme” is about imposing the idea of walking the runway onto everyday situations. Unsuspecting bystanders become the guests of a momentary fashion show that starts and ends without warning. Runway in the aisle of an airplane or the grocery store, the plaza… public spaces are transformed into a stage by both the performer and the spectator.

Origin: The highly stylized way of walking the runway is not only part of the fashion world, but also of the Voguing ballroom. This subculture evolved out of the oppression of queer men and women, many of them transgender and most of them of color. Still alive and evolving to this day, Voguing and especially Runway can serve as a tool to make the performed self-confidence and pride a reality through the experience of inhabiting body language.

thank you for the great Support Ryina, La Draganda und PLENVM