Meeting Through Movement

💖 Our longterm Project Meeting Through Movement is taking place again this year! ✨

In summer 2024 we will be…

  • … in 5 different districts in Vienna (1020, 1150, 1160, 1170, 1200)
  • … for 8 weeks in total
  • … with 44 Dance and Movement workshops

Come and join us for our annual and seasonal participatory movement project in public spaces.
💙 Participation in the workshops is free of charge 💙

What is “Meeting through Movement”?

Through regular interventions in public places, we create a recurring space for individuals to playfully and non-verbally connect with themselves, their surroundings, and others. Experienced movement educators and co-facilitators responsible for communicating with space users collectively maintain a safe and inviting framework. The movement educator guides participants through playful dance and movement exercises designed to enhance self-awareness, rediscover the environment with all senses, and explore ways to connect with others despite language barriers or cultural differences. The extended duration and consistency of interventions establish a recognizable pattern, shifting perceptions toward connection, mutual curiosity, and acceptance, even for space users not actively participating.

What are the goals behind the project?

The overarching aims of the “Meeting through Movement” project are to promote community engagement, counteract social isolation and change the perception of public space. By promoting participatory art, the project aims to encourage people to actively engage with their own surroundings. The inclusiveness of the movement workshops creates opportunities for shared experiences that overcome language and cultural barriers and foster a sense of togetherness and connection among participants. By encouraging participants to explore and interact with public spaces in a new way, the project also aims to inspire a sense of ownership, pride and feeling home in these environments. 

Where are we in 2024?

We will be present in 5 different districts in Vienna this summer! Check out the locations and dates below.

📢 For better planning, we kindly ask you to pre-register by email: bdb[at]civilaction.net
But you’re also welcome to drop by spontaneously if you’re in the mood for movement, socialising or simply observing from the outside.

📍2nd district (Volkertplatz)

12 Workshops:
Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm |  2.07., 9.07., 16.07., 23.07., 30.07., 06.08.
Fridays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm | 5.07., 12.07., 19.07., 26.07., 2.08., 9.08.

📍15th district (Reithoffer Park)

10 Workshops:
Saturdays from 10 am – 12 am | 29.06., 9.07., 13.07., 20.07., 27.07.
Wednesdays from 6 pm – 8 pm | 3.07., 10.07., 17.07., 24.07., 31.07.

📍20st district (Sachsenpark)

11 Workshops:
Sundays from 6 pm – 8 pm | 30.06., 7.07., 14.07., 21.07., 28.07., 4.08.
Thursdays from 6 pm – 8 pm
| 4.07., 11.07., 18.07., 25.07., 1.08.

📍16th district (Stöberpark)

7 Workshops:
Saturdays from 6 pm – 8 pm | 20.07., 27.07., 03.08., 10.08.
Wednesdays from 6 pm – 8 pm | 24.07., 31.07., 07.08.

📍17th district (Dornerplatz)

4 Workshops:
Sundays from 6 pm – 8 pm | 11.08., 18.08.
Thursdays from 6 pm – 8 pm | 15.08., 22.08.

📢 For better planning, we kindly ask you to pre-register by email: bdb[at]civilaction.net
But you’re also welcome to drop by spontaneously if you’re in the mood for movement, socialising or simply observing from the outside.

More about “Meeting through Movement” 

For more information about this year’s project, dates and locations visit our Events.
Check out more about “Meeting Through Movement” from previous years here:

E-ZINE_BegegnungDurchBewegung.pdf
https://vimeo.com/753358673/15ef414a86
https://vimeo.com/753360153/6b8eb2cd83

Our partners and financial support

We are financed by the cultural commissions of the districts Leopoldstadt, Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, Ottakring, Hernals, Brigittenau as well as by the MA25 “Technische Stadterneuerung” with its fund “WieNeu+ Grätzlmarie – Förderung für innovative Stadterneuerungsprojekte”. 

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