Dance of Urgency

Every type of dance is based on an underlying symbolism. Dance can be a form of socialising, an art form or an expression of ritualistic practices. How do the Rave-o-lution of 12 March 2018 in front of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi and anti-fascist protests in Berlin relate to ancient Dionysian rituals, and why does the soundtrack to these events come from the drums of African Americans? And to what extent does dance club culture reflect the current socio-political situation and the struggle of individuals or of groups? The exhibition, curated by Bogomir Doringer, aims to find a definition of 'Dance of Urgency' that is based on those emotions arising out of personal and collective crises.


Exhibition Graphics,
Print design, 2019

Made for

Q21 - Museumsquartier Wien


Curator: Bogomir Doringer
Art Direction frei_raum Q21 exhibition space: Elisabeth Hajek, Esther Brandl (Assistant)
Curatorial Assistant: Aleksandra Pejovic
Exhibition Design: Sam Beklik
Exhibition Trailer: Rafael Kozdron
Press: Irene Preißler

Sujet photo: Dato Koridze

Photos exhibition views: Sam Beklik