Harald Gsaller Laozi in Vienna / Taiji ist diese Dinge

25/4 2015 8 pm

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“Der Gegner findet mein Gewicht nicht” (the opponent cannot find my weight): Taiji means showing or integrating opposites. In his lecture performance, Harald Gsaller introduces us to the world of Chinese Taoism, the principle of a unity of complementary polarities and the writings of Laozi. Rather than giving a historical account of the writings, Gsaller updates them in regard to current thoughts and actions. Through meandering movements, he enables us to take part in the search for traces of the effectiveness of “wu wei”, the guiding principle of Taoism attributed to Laozi, and other teachings of Taoism. He presents us with the central meaning of (the quality of) the emptiness of the mind. This he does through observations of daily life, through the propositions of Master Zhang from Vienna and also by means of a live show by Taiji adept and master student Anna Muck.

Admission EUR 2
Free with entrance ticket or annual ticket

The performance program of Destination Vienna 2015 will outline the vitality that this art form is currently experiencing in Vienna. Different artists and artist groups represent the bandwidth of the medium from critical to parodic and subversive approaches.