choreography

Almanac 2016: Temple University (Philadelphia, United States)

Based on research around the life and work of male ballet dancer, wrestler and pop icon, Ricki Starr (1931-2014), this piece follows in the tradition of his work of hybrid performance; using camp, humor, technical virtuosity, and dominant values and aesthetic structures around gender, sport and the performing arts to queer the dancing body, revealing how social meanings and relationships are enacted and produced through corporeal labor. It is a duet for two ballet trained dancers, who perform inside a wrestling ring using movement vocabulary drawn from both ballet and wrestling, as well as engaging in the theatrical techniques of performance art and silent film. The audience stands in as an audience for a wrestling match, and is actively encouraged to respond vocally to the action as it u...

Almanac 2016: Ana Norrie Toch (Edinburgh, Scotland)

'May I please leave the table' comes from an individual response to the work and writings of artist Louise Bourgeois. Themes especially within the psychoanalytical writings deeply resonated with the choreographer’s own experiences. The work of Bourgeois became a groundwork for the translation of the Ana’s thoughts into the subtle language of physical performance. This artistic relationship began in 2014 with the first installment by the choreographer 'Ode a ma mere' as a response to the collection of works titled 'Maman' by Bourgeois, representing and paying homage to motherhood and the strength of a maternal figure. Now in 2015/16 'May I please leave the table' explores the disintegration of a relationship from within. The work explores how the breaking of a dysfunctioning relationship is...

Almanac 2016: HEIDI JESSEN (OSLO, NORWAY)

”Just Before After” is a performance based on inspiration from myths and costume rituals. By using four performers and unrecognizable costumes, I intend to create a dynamic mix of strange mythology and bodies that are constantly in transformation. Pretty and ugly are mixed together and the daily life and concrete suddenly becomes misty and unreal. With different materials, hybrid figures are created and a world appears with warmth and rawness. By continuous transformations, lines are crossed between the human and the bestial, the real and the unreal. The human underneath disappears and then returns. Could this mysticism mixed with identification awake something amongst the viewers? And what is this? In ”Just Before After” lies the meaning of something that is between. Something that is be...

Opportunities: Open Call – Residency at K3 – Centre for Choreography | Tanzplan Hamburg at the Kampnagel

Residency at K3 – Centre for Choreography Deadline: August 14th 2016 (23:59) Apply Online –> RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2017/2018 As part of its residency programme, K3 provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers, who are currently at the beginning of their career, but have already produced some choreographic work of their own. The residency begins around the beginning or middle of August and runs until end of March / beginning of April of the following year. The residency programme is one-of-a-kind because of its length of eight months and is closely linked to the other courses and professional training programs offered by K3. The residency includes mentoring and dramaturgical, technical, and production related support. It moreover links the projects proposed by ...

Opportunities: Open Call – Pina Bausch Fellowship 2017

Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography DEADLINE:  September 15th, 2016 Apply Online “It is not about art, also not about pure technique. It is about life, and therefore it is about finding a language for life.“ – Pina Bausch Finding a language for life – the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Pina Bausch Foundation have been following up on Pina Bausch’s credo since 2016 with a co-developed grant programme and award the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography. THE SPONSORSHIP IS MEANT FOR grants for a temporary residence at renowned institutions for dance and choreography abroad a non-paid participation in an ensemble or a placement with a choreographer at home or abroad the studies of dance techniques with renowned personalities at home or abroad ...

Almanac 2016: Maíra Santos (Lisbon, Portugal)

Outlines of a practice of love (Contornos de uma prática de amor) was a result of a series of artistic residencies made in Lisbon (Casa do Brasil de Lisboa and Olga Roriz Studio). My interest was to work the relationship between soundscape, objects and dance, basically to create choreography with space for improvisation. As methodology I worked through authentic movement. Little by little I discovered that the piece was a duet. So I worked with Lilian Gil, who helped me finish the piece. During the process I needed a chair and a big white dress. The piece was born of caos. And the name came from a text that my father wrote. We are talking about love that is an outline: “My rhythm inside the continuous repetition of questions to find your measurement in the drama of love. This scenario is ...

Almanac 2016: Aiko Kazuko Kurosaki (Vienna, Austria)

NETTÓ – Boiling Water The fine art of cooking – reduced to its minimum – the element water and the concentrated action of it – becomes a dance, an existential poetry – which guides the audience through cultures and time. Boiling water – a limit state inbetween two aggregate forms – as a synonym for the critical state of our currrent beeing. The everyday life of the Japanese society is associated with innumerous rituals. These rituals are not only the echo of past traditions, but stand for respecting life, action and entity. They are in strong contrast to life in the frantic, digitized, Manga-like, crazy mega-metropolises of Japan. The radical process of change makes the global fragmentariness of the society visible. Aiko is intensivly working with the basic principles of existence and the...

In Performance: Dancers @ Banhoff Zoo (Berlin, Germany)

X-Choreografen 22. + 23. + 24., August 2012, 19:00 – 23:00 h Treffpunkt: Maison de France, Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin Berlin is changing. (insert cry of distress) With construction fences cropping up around the last bombed-out lots, hordes of EasyJetsetters crowding the streets, and GEMA fees threatening to flush out our favourite off-the-grid hangouts, the city’s rough and sexy reputation is dangerously on the line. Everybody. Panic. Now. Now stop panicking. Berlin knows change, and, chances are, it’ll take it in stride just as it has for the last, oh, century or so. Prime example is the district around Bahnhof Zoo. From bad boy Kiez of Christiane F. fame to posh shopping district to construction site, the area around Ku’damm is no stranger to change. This yearR...

Opportunities: Residency Program at K3 – Tanzplan Hamburg (Germany)

  Call K3 Residency Program at K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg (Germany) Application period: August 1st to September 17th, 2012 For the seventh time K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to emerging choreographers. The call for applications is open for national and international choreographers.   K3 provides: a monthly scholarship a production budget for the performances at the end of the residency the use of the K3 studios a shared work week at the beginning of the residency to which additional artists from Hamburg will be invited an accompanying mentor support from the K3 team in the fields of dramaturgy, organisation, technical assistance and public relations active participation in the K3 outreach prog...

In Performance: Judith Sánchez Ruíz (NYC)

FRIDAY JUNE 24 8pm / free admission Invisible Dog 51 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Site specific performance by choreographer Judith Sánchez Ruíz in collaboration with visual artist Ian Trask. Composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist John McGrew will create the music score. Performers: Judith Sánchez Ruíz, Simon Wehrli, and SimonCourchel. Site-specific work incorporates improvisational structure, and instantaneous movement by performers. Composers often interact with the choreographer and the dancers to provide an original, semi-spontaneous score. Combining architecture, movement composition and edgy emotion, spaces come to life as structures are re-envisioned and re-assembled into vertiginous life forms. The performance will take place on the 3rd floor of the building where Ian Tras...

In Performance: Gisèle Vienne’s Kindertotenlieder (France)

KTL Video NSFW “Poetry leads to the same space as all forms of eroticism, to the blending and fusion of separate objects. It leads us to eternity, it leads us to death, and through death to continuity…“ Georges Bataille “Eroticism“ “Jonathan: The idea of raping and killing you just triggered off its million billionth hard on, but this one is God‘s. That‘s my gift to you. Ghost: I‘m boring. You‘re boring. Sex is boring. Being tortured is boring. Being killed is boring.” Welcome to the nightmare factory of French theatre maker, performance and doll artist Gisèle Vienne! In “Kindertotenlieder”, a hyper-aestheticised performance-installation of a winter landscape, constructed from fantasies, obsessions and fears, she takes us on a journey into an emotional maze blurring the b...

Member Spotlight: Bruno Listopad | DISJOINTEDARTS (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

My works also stand for the art of the encounter and the exploration of new artistic potential beyond the predictable and imaginable. These operate through devised performance that is mostly interpersonal, relational and process driven. The objectives regarding content and final form are often developed through dialogue and collective reflection throughout the creative process. These are created through associative thinking, in which intuitive insight is accompanied together with analyses. Through these works, I aspire to achieve a whole composed of difference and paradox.