The Center for Choreography Bleiburg/Pliberk (CCB) was founded in 2011 as a platform for contemporary dance in Carinthia. The founding patron was the dancer, choreographer and director Johann Kresnik (1939-2019), a native of Bleiburg/Pliberk and one of the pioneers of modern dance theater. Following the tradition of Johann Kresnik’s work, the goal of the CCB was and is to combine contemporary dance with socio-political engagement. As a bilingual cultural institution in Carinthia, the CCB aims to reach as many people as possible with its artistic productions that transcend conventional boundaries and limitations and to inspire them with the art form of dance and performance. This is to be achieved with own productions, guest performances, workshops, residencies and symposia, interdisciplinarity, youth work, mediation programs, national and international cooperations.
Since its founding in 2011, the CCB has become one of the main players in the Carinthian dance scene. The association thereby primarily concentrates on the format of the Long Night of Dance, in-house and co-productions and mediation work. With productions, the Center for Choreography Bleiburg/Pliberk on the one hand deals with Carinthian personalities and on the other hand with political topics - according to Kresnik's motto "Ballet can fight!". Furthermore, through the mediation program, an early encounter with contemporary dance, art and culture in the broadest sense can be promoted.
Artistic committee - consisting of CCB members as well as cultural professionals