With their roots in America, it was in the 1980ies – at the latest – that Authentic Jazz Dance and Culture went international.
One of the earliest goals of the IG Hop was giving the Viennese scene the possibility to participate in the artistic and creative process of dancers from abroad and to learn from innovative teachers for a longer period of time than just during a few hours at weekend-workshops.
In 2012, we started to implement our plans for an artist residency by curating and organizing the “Dancer in Residence” program. With this at the time completely new and by now well-established and copied concept we invite interesting artists from the field of Authentic Jazz Dance and Culture to come to vienna for a two-month stay so that they can …
# share their knowledge, their expertise, their ideas …
# and last but not least their joy in dancing with the local scene.
# get time and space to work on their own artistic development as dancers.
With this program, the IG Hop supports specifically those dancers who have an individual and contemporary approach to topics related to Authentic Jazz Dance and Culture.