About us

Lazuz is an art platform for projects in the fields of dance, theater ,and visual art. The focus of the association is on performances with an emphasis on movements, dance, and performativity. Lazuz touches on diverse experiences from human life that stabilize and shape personalities. And in a significant and intentional way to allow thoughts and imagination to flourish in ways that cross borders and conventions. To find alternative ways to grow and develop as people- as a community. 

The association was established in October 2017 by Gat Goodovitch Pletzer and Anna Possarnig. It is a Vienna -based group of international artists who would like to offer a home for highly qualified physical dance in the city.

Since 2023 Lazuz is a memeber of Assitej Austria.

Photo ©Clemens Malinowski

Anna Possarnig 

Studied stage dance and dance pedagogy at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. She has worked with numerous companies and choreographers such as Liz King/D.ID, Gisela Heredia/Tanzcoop, Bianca raunesberger/Cie. Tauschfühlung and Sophia Hörmann, Lorena Randi and Nicolas Paul. She works internationally as a dancer, choreographer and teacher and is a founding member of Pop-Up

Collective (PUC) together with Amir A. Ahmadi and Maria Shurkhal and the Lazuz association with her colleague Gat Goodovitch. Since 2017 she has mainly realized her own projects and choreographic works. Among other things, a full-length solo “Annefrank” as part of the Pelzverkehr Festival in Klagenfurt and others. She lives and works in Vienna.

Photo ©Alex Kawka

Gat Goodovitch Pletzer

Gat is a creator, dancer, and Yoga teacher based in Vienna. Born in Pennsylvania (US) in 1989, grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel. Graduate from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). Gat has worked with Simone Forti, Josef Frucek, Birgit Mühlmann-Wieser, Wili Dorner, Barbi Ruder, Shi Pratt, Anna Holter. Since 2017 Gat is working as a performer for young audience collaborating with DschungelWien and Vrum collective. In 2017 she established Lazuz, and started to create her own dance productions and dance collaborations as: Hüpfen, Clay Play, Anne frank and So nah wie nicht zuvor (premiere 7.1.23). Her pieces performed in: Klakkota Festival (IN), The train theatre (IL), Plezverkeher (AT), DschungelWien (AT), Tralellea (IT) and more. Gat is a scholar of the Atlas program of ImpulsTanz 2022 & StratStipendium 2022. She enjoys the life of motherhood and creation.

Since 2023 Gat is a memeber of YDN (Young Dance Network).