Styrian Autumn

Styrian Autumn (Steirischer Herbst)

Dedicated to the avant-garde in music, drama, literature, and the fine arts, this month-long festival in Austria celebrates spontaneity and experimentation. Founded in 1968, its goal is to remove the barrier between the producers and consumers of culture by presenting world premieres of plays, operas, and musical works by contemporary artists, workshops and symposia on 20th-century composers, exhibitions of contemporary art, and a variety of fringe events that include circus acts and multimedia shows. Ticket prices are purposely kept low, and many festival events are offered free of charge. There are also interdisciplinary symposia. The festival takes its name from the province of Styria, whose capital city, Graz, is where the work of Austria's modernists is performed and displayed.
Steirischer Herbst Festivalbu ro
Sackstrasse 17
Graz, A-8010 Austria
43-316-823-007-61; fax: 43-316-823-007-77
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Hence the lowercase type and the total lack of punctuation here, as well as the unorthodox stagecraft: the dialogue which reflects thought more often than speech, and the absence of such standard components of drama as plot and action, though the play was performed at the Graz avant-garde festival of the arts, Styrian Autumn, where it was awarded a prize.
Pelkonen develops her theory around an early work: the temporary Red Stage used for the cultural event Styrian Autumn in 1984.
The organisation was greatly helped by a progressive politician, the Styrian Kulturreferent Hanns Koren, who opened the way for an annual festival Steierische Herbst (Styrian Autumn), which started in 1968 and soon became the largest avant-garde event of its kind in the German-speaking world.