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In Performance: Jeremy Wade/XIU XIU/Monika Grzymala – Dark Material (Hamburg, DE)

Dark Material
Jeremy Wade/XIU XIU/Monika Grzymala.
Internationales Sommerfestival
Kampnagel – P1
Thu, 08.08.2013 19:00
Fri, 09.08.2013 19:00
Sat, 10.08.2013 19:00
Sun, 11.08.2013 19:00
Dark Material is a concert of three genres where bodies, sound and drawing meet in the live production of lines in time and space.

Internationales Sommerfestival brought together visual artist Monika Grzymala, American choreographer Jeremy Wade and Jamie Stewart of XIU XIU who share an obsessive fascination with details highlighting the fractions and cracks of their artistic material, finding beauty in its fragility and roughness.

In a series of material studies, music, drawing and dance exchange, ride and overlay various linear principles that are deducted from physical and emotional impulses as well as structural qualities of the material. Tape, movement and sound draw spatial diagrams of the unconscious and follow forces and tensions between bodies, human dependencies and devotions; they follow and expand lines, exhaust structures and patterns, trace folds, figures and loops.

Rather than aiming at the synthesis of one readable image, numerous lines are propelled into space, get connected and cut, highlighted, interrupted and trashed. The result is a “gothic ballet” oscillating between formal abstract investigation and grotesque emotional expression. It follows twisted and jagged lines until they break, jumps between genres and creates a nearly spiritual experience with its intense linear meditation.

Choreografie, Performance: Jeremy Wade
Ko-Choreografie, Performance: Maria F. Scaroni
Bühne, Performance: Monika Grzymala
Musik: Jamie Stewart, Shayna Dunkelman (XIU XIU)
Dramaturgie: Eike Wittrock
Produktion: Internationales Sommerfestival Hamburg in Koproduktion mit Donaufestival Krems.
Gefördert von: Kulturstiftung des Bundes im Rahmen der Reihe Performing Music.
Dank an: Jared Gradinger, Jorge Rodolfo de Hoyos, Jassem Hindi, András Siebold, Tomas Zierhofer. (Monika Grzymala)

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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