Works

"The moving body had amazed me since my first breakdance class. Through years of research and education my mind and body opened up more to connect with various dance fields and approaches to contemporary art forms.

During the exchange studies in Valencia I got strongly in touch with contemporary choreographing. I discovered that conceptual work was the missing link to my dance.

I is dragging me to dig deeper than just the physical motion. The most interesting approach for my work appeared to be the combination of different dance forms. Urban and contemporary styles are playing my main elements but also folk dances are examined. I am researching what they have in common where their distinctions are and especially how they are influenced and restricted by their cultural contexts.”

 

 

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ELIAS CHOI-BUTTINGER

(Foto by Pepe Zalba)

PROJECTS

INTER-DANCE-PROJECT (I.D.P.) LINZ-KALKUTTA

 

"The I.D.P. was an interdisciplinary dance project that connected very different dance styles introduced together with their cultural backgrounds.

We worked with dancers from break dance, classical Indian dances (bharatanatyam and odissi), waacking, contemporary dance, popping and salsa.”

 

Funded by LinzEXPOrt

 

 

 

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BEYOND THE BROKEN HOOP

 

"This is an experimental dance film project that was realized in the Austrian Alps (Nationalpark Kalkalpen), which uses dance in the context of land-arts. The dancers worked with movement languages which originated in an urban environment, like Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop and Bboying. This movie is an approach to reflect through the physical experiences of the dancers the relationship between humans and nature.”

 

Programmed at the following Filmfestivals in 2017:

 

  • Crossing Europe
  • Tanzhafen Festival
  • Festival Internacional VideoDanzaBA Buenos Aires
  • International Meeting on Video-dance and Video-performance Valencia
  • Opening of Austrian Filmfestivals Jahresausstellung

 

 

 

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A FLURRY TALE

 

"Is a collaborative dance production with three other artists under the name - Narrators Lowdown. The collective consisted of three dancers (Anni Taskula, Weng Teng Choi Buttinger and Elias Choi Buttinger) and one photographer (Paul Vincenth Schütz).

The work arouse questions about our realities and fantasies and challenges the viewer to rethink their points of view.

The piece was created through two residences overcross Europe and Asia in RedSapata Tanzfabrik (Austria) and Bulareyaung Dance Company (Taiwan). Premiere was on the Taipei Fringe Festival 2016 and won best dance production of the year.”

 

Supported by Linz Kultur

 

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