In September 2019 Anna Konjetzky opened her own studio – PLAYGROUND – in the LABOR ATELIERS on the grounds of the creative quarter in Munich. For Anna Konjetzky and her team, PLAYGROUND is a laboratory and sketchbook, a homestead, an archive, a dialogue space. Through the obligatory pause of the pandemic, it has become even more urgent to connect, so the PLAYGROUND-team (with the main players Anna Konjetzky, Sahra Huby, Susanne Schneider, Quindell Orton and Rat&Tat Kulturbüro), proposes a range of different formats and settings mixing theoretical and practical approaches for practice and knowledge sharing and artistic research with other artists, as well as with all kinds of citizens. A combination of regularly and irregularly occurring settings, the PLAYGROUND opens is doors with its own program, but also hosts rehearsals and meetings of Anna Konjetzky & Co and other Munich based artists and initiatives.
Training for Everybody
Monthly / Independent of age, dancing experience or physical condition / It is not just a physical training, but a training for imagination, for critical thinking, collective experiences, breaking the norms, creating dreams and visions.
every second month / Discussions, talks, lectures, concerts, exhibitions, film evenings, readings etc. / The Gatherings center around the topics of care, alliances, queerness and connection as a continuation and link to the NOMADIC ACADEMY / Until now Claire Lefvre with her Radical Softness, Martin Schick with radikant artistic working, and Bim n from the queerfeminist Dj collective WUT, were invited for a Gathering / The discussions round For the Experts, during the first year of lockdown, around the question of the role of art, happen in this frame. Three discussion rounds were held with artists, with politicians, and with “citizens”.
Is an umbrella for professional dance makers to exchange practices and enter into a dialogue with each other. Either through a One-on-One/Blind Date format. Or through the invitation of an artist to share they’re practice (such as Caroline Jüngst, Daphna Horenczyk, Claire Lefvre and others).