Farah Deen and Olivia Mitterhuemer are linked by a long-term, intensive friendship, which has been and is strengthened in particular through many shared experiences in dance. For many years, the two Austrian women have combined their physical and mental connection with their passion for house dance. Above all, the house step “Chase”, also known as “Hurdle”, inspired them both in terms of movement and in the literal sense for their common work which is based on consonance, harmony and blind understanding. 

In their piece "Friend.shift" they embark on a journey through diverse (life) positions and numerous movement patterns. In doing so, they keep on finding new perspectives and expressions.

Dance & Choreography: Farah Deen & Olivia Mitterhuemer
Music: Kwamé Ba
Light: Stefan Ebner
Outside Eyes: Tina Rauter, Khoudia Touré, Philippe Riera

The piece was supported by POOL - Raum für Kultur St. Gallen (CH), Tanz*Hotel Vienna, CND Pantin (FR) & Bears in the Park (AT). The artists had the opportunity to work on the piece in 4 artists residencies. The one at Tanz*Hotel Vienna was also artistically supported by Bert Gstettner. 

Funded by Stadt Salzburg & Land Salzburg Kultur and Bildrecht.

Photos: Raphael Mittendorfer, Andreas Schneider, Martina Stapf

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Past shows:
Tanz*Hotel Vienna (Work-in-progress 2021)
DanceHall Dakar, Senegal (Work-in-progress 2021)
Sommerszene Salzburg (Work-in-progress 2022)
Tanz_house Festival Salzburg (Premiere 2022)
Unfolding Forms Berlin (2022)
Kultursommer Vienna (2023)
Hip Hop goes Theatre Salzburg (2023)