Volxfest on Tour

Volxfest is a proposal for a new ritual, a universal folk dance. It manifests as a folk dance ball, embedded in ritual practices. The Volxfest takes the form of a permanent event, party or celebration, bringing a strong social dimension to the work, a sense of togetherness in which the audience also takes an active role and becomes part of the performative whole.

The project spans a long period of time and encompasses various formats that achieve local continuity, anchorage and audience through participative, preparatory events: workshops (on self-empowerment, national identity and trauma, universal folk dance, exploration of customs and traditions, celebrations as letting go) and devotion), salon and Stammtisch of home feelings (workshop-like events to deal with home-based relationship through discursive, musical and dance elements), Volxfest and ball of home feelings (Volxfest as rural, the ball as urban version), occasion-related celebrations and events (national holiday, festivals ) and "folktrance party" (trance and universal folk dance). The concrete contents are redefined and artistically shaped with the respective partners and regions.

The specific contents are redefined and artistically curated with the respective partners and regions.

Volxfest events in the context of Stadtlabor „Musik findet Stadt“:

Performance Volxfest with Simon Mayer, Teresa Distlberger and Mario Sinnhofer aka Touched at the Stadtlabor kick-off in Simmering

September 21, 2019, Gasthaus Landbier, Simmering


Performance Volxfest with Robert Steijn and Mario Sinnhofer aka Touched at the Stadtlabor kick-off in Brigittenau

September 28, 2019, Brigittenauer Markt


Performance Volxfest with Mario Sinnhofer aka Touched and Manuel Wagner at the market Stadtlabor Brigittenau and Simmering 

October 12, 2019, in public places in Brigittenau and Simmering


Salon of Home Feelings 

On National Day we invite you to explore your own relationship with Austria, to another homeland or to be at home. Anger, shame, love, homesickness and more - all feelings are welcome. Well-groomed Viennese salon culture is reinterpreted in a cozy ambience: Here, tradition meets contemporary expression, performance with apple strudel, hearty dancing with meditation and so many inspirational input with finely detailed discussions.

The Salon of Home Feelings is open to people of all backgrounds, sexes, sexual (non-) orientation, living in any (non-) relationship form and with any form of physical particularity.

October 26, 2019, Aktionsradius Augarten


Workshop "At home in me"Volxfest workshop with dance, music and talks
Are you curious about the complexity that opens up when you trace your own homeland? Have you always wanted to explore what dance, song and home have to do with each other? Based on the home in one's own body and the exploration of different spaces, Simon Mayer and Teresa Distelberger are organizing two workshop evenings. Inspirational impulses, crazy shoe-plate improvisations, the search for a universal folk dance and discussions about being at home provide for inner and outer movement. 

October 10 and 17, 2019, Brigittenau


Workshop "Tanzboden" 
Do you like to dance and sing? Want to learn more about ritual dances, folk dances and songs? Would you like to bring the folk dances from your home country and share them with others? Have you always wanted to explore what dance, song and home have to do with each other? If any of these questions apply to you, then you're in the right place at this workshop. The search for the universal folk dance leads us past the Schuhplattler, to circle and couple dances, Gstanzlsingen, yodels and international dances and songs - or to those you bring with you. 
October 29, 2019, Simmeringer Amtshaus

Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
15.11.2019 Vienna Stadtlabor Brigittenau Austria
08.11.2019 Vienna Stadtlabor Brigittenau Austria
26.10.2019 Vienna Salon of Home Feelings Austria
24.10.2019 - 31.10.2019 Vienna Schräge Töne Austria
17.10.2019 Vienna Stadtlabor Brigittenau Austria
Workshop "At home in me"
15.10.2019 - 29.10.2019 Vienna Tanzboden Austria
12.10.2019 Vienna Stadtlabor Simmering Austria
10.10.2019 Vienna Stadtlabor Brigittenau Austria
Workshop "At home in me"
28.09.2019 Vienna Stadtlabor Brigittenau Austria
21.09.2019 Vienna Stadtlabor Simmering Austria