The Salzburg choreographer Helene Weinzierl studied dance in Paris, Munich and Salzburg. In 1995 she founded CieLaroque/helene weinzierl after dancing for over ten years professionally withtthe choreographers Bruno Genty, Jean-Yves Ginoux, Robert Wechsler, Hubert Lepka and Roxane Huilmand. Now, she is touring with CieLaroque/helene weinzierl world-wide at national and international festivals.
Her work has been honored with numerous international awards. In addition, she was awarded the Prize for Art and Culture of the city of Salzburg and the production democrazy received a premium by the bmu:kk.
"For me as a dancer and choreographer the white space is the carte blanche for my work.
As soon as people start to fill the space with their presence, it starts to breathe. It is filled with images and motives and the connection with one person suddenly creates a connection with everything that makes us human. While trying to create abstract images that are related to the architectural design, the individual and this individual uniting with others becomes the focus. Therefore social and political issues are always interesting. I also think that it is the task of art to make grievance visible in this context, although I prefer to show the viewers my point of view. I prefer to leave it up to the audience to wonder about the reason why. If this happens I know that I have used the room and my language of movement in the ideal way."