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.


Volxfest in the context of Stadtlabor "Music finds city":


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

September 21, 2019, Gasthaus Landbier, Simmering


Performance Volxfest with Robert Steijn and Mario Sinnhofer aka Touched at the beginning Stadtlabor in Brigittenau

September 28, 2019, Brigittenauer Markt


Performance Volxfest with Mario Sinnhofer aka Touched and Manuel Wagner on 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 Feeling 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


  • 2019 Nov 15

Stadtlabor Brigittenau final performance

Stadtlabor "Musik findet Stadt"

  • 2019 Nov 8

Stadtlabor Simmering final performance

Stadtlabor "Musik findet Stadt"

  • 2019 Oct 24
  • 2019 Oct 31

Weird Sounds

Stadtlabor "Musik findet Stadt"

  • 2019 Oct 15
  • 2019 Oct 29

"dance floor"

Stadtlabor "Musik findet Stadt"

  • 2019 Oct 26

Salon der Heimatgefühle

Stadtlabor "Musik findet Stadt"

  • 2019 Oct 10
  • 2019 Oct 17

Workshop "Daheim in Mir – Daheim im Wir“

Stadtlabor "Musik findet Stadt"

  • 2019 Oct 12

Stadtlabor Simmering

Musik findet Stadt

  • 2019 Sep 28

Kick Off Stadtlabor Brigittenau

Stadtlabor "Musik findet Stadt"

  • 2019 Sep 21
Wien, Österreich

Kick Off Stadtlabor Simmering im Gasthaus Simmeringer Landbier

Stadtlabor "Musik findet Stadt"