Independent companies and groups in Vienna
Not least with the founding of the Tanzquartiers Wien, a diverse and internationally acclaimed dance and performance scene has emerged, particularly in Vienna. This includes internationally acclaimed works by Florentina Holzinger and Doris Uhlich, groups such as Groups such as Liquid Loft founded by Chris Haring, the Choregraf:i:innen such as Florentna Holzinger, Philipp Gehmacher, Saskia Hölbling, Simon Mayer, Anne Juren, Christine Gaigg, Willi Dorner, Elio Gervasi, Ian Kaler, Alexander Goldfarb & Anna Novak, Alix Eynaudi, Georg Blaschke, Michikazu Matsune and the project Raw Matters.
The artists' initiative Im_Flieger offers an experimental field for dance, performance and media art.
The group God’s Entertaiment at the interface between performance, happening, visual art. Important artistic positions in this field are represented by the performers Amanda Piña, Akemi Takeya and Gin Müller. MAD (Mixed Abled Dance & Performance) develops inclusive dance and performance art for people with and without disabilities. The association Arbeitsplatz is an initiative of artists that provides working spaces for dance and performance.
Contemporary music theater in Vienna takes place almost entirely in the independent scene. Important producers here are the Sirene Operntheater, die Wiener Taschenoper and the Wiener Musiktheatertage.
In the field of figure and object theater, the Schubert-Theater and the Kabinetttheater have attracted attention with high artistic quality.
Likewise the schallundrauch agency as well as the interdisciplinary collectiv Theater Ansicht, Wiener Klassenzimmertheater, Theater foXXfire and makemake turn to formats for a young audience. Theater.nuu and Lilarum adress the "very youngest".
The theatercombinat, under the direction of director Claudia Bosse, conducts basic research into theatrical expression with its works, which are always situated in new urban contexts. The director Yosi Wanunu reflects in the performances of Toxic Dreams, mostly in English, the experiential space of a popular culture shaped by media. The collective Nesterval works with immersive theater installations. The Wiener Wortstätten work on the development of contemporary drama. Salon 5 appears regularly with performances in Vienna and at Thalhof in Lower Austria.
With Brunnenpassage, an open ArtSocialSpace in Vienna's 16th district, and the works of director Aslı Kışlal's diverCITYLAB Academy, the Viennese theater scene is beginning to face up to the demands of a modern contemporary metropolis shaped by migration.