Lau Lukkarila (Wien)
Lau is a choreographer and performer born in Oulu, Finland. They studied theatre and contemporary dance in Finland and Spain between 2008-2013. Since 2016 they are based in Vienna. In 2018 they received the Austrian Federal Chancellor’s Office’s START scholarship and the danceWEB Scholarship at ImPulsTanz Festival. In 2019 Lau was granted a Training Scholarship and they performed the solo work Trouble at Rakete Festival in Tanzquartier Wien. In 2020 they premieres the solo NYXXX at imagetanz with brut Wien.
KNEADING TO THE 3RD MILLENNIA is a possibly emotional expedition that begins as a research in 2020 an escalates to a performance in 2021. The title is inspired by the feline energy field dynamics described in Dancing with Cats (2014) by Burton Silver and Heather Busch. The project research starts from the from notion of emotional body in the act of dancing and performing, following a core research question: How acutely and fully can we feel in the doing? (Audre Lorde, 1978).