Almanac15

Almanac15: GRUPO ÂNGELO MADUREIRA E ANA CATARINA VIEIRA – GRUPO A.M.A. (SÃO PAULO, BRASIL)

Artist Statement Ângelo Madureira e Ana Catarina Vieira became a reference in contemporary dance in Brazil. Any attempt to compose a picture of the current brazilian dance is doomed to failure if we don’t consider the work done by them in the last decade, says the curator of the age of Brazil in Portugal. They both already created many works and have performed at Germany, Panama, Portugal, Croacia and New York. In Brazil they have received several important awards and currently are sponsored by Petrobras. Angelo is one of the heirs of the Popupar Ballet of Recife. Ana brings with her the memory from the classical ballet and they both together has build a kind of contemporary body from the dialogue between these two artistic heritages. These fiften years of continued work were dedicat...

Almanac 2015: Budalasultan (Istanbul, Turkey)

Artist Statement Budalasultan was founded in 2012 by Safak and Bahar Nihal Ersozlu as a collective creating contemporary artworks. It’s first project, site-specific Kandilli Turbe Cikmazi was staged at the Ayvansaray city walls during the 4th Aradafest Interdisciplinary Art Festival in 2012 in Istanbul and Vienna. The project was adapted to Hayal Perdesi Beyoglu and Kargart stages during the 2012-13 season. With heavy demand it was added to the 7th Aradafest program me organized in Istanbul and Amsterdam and was staged at Ayvansaray city walls in September 2013. The last performance at Turkey’s first occupation house, Don Quixote Social Center, in November 2013 and the project’s search unique venues continues. The company joined the 4th Young Coreographers Festival in May...

ALMANAC 15 Artist: Rachel Arianne Ogle (Perth, Australia)

Artist Statement My vision is to create bold, dynamic and physically demanding dance works through a rigorous process, with finesse and excellence across all aspects of the work. I aim to utilize the body as a vehicle to engage and evoke a visceral response from both the performer and the viewer on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. My work is distinguished by precise, physically demanding and acutely complex choreography. My detailed approach to movement and energy allows intricate, elastic dynamics to emerge and immersive experiences to manifest through the dancing body. My choreographic practice and fascination focuses on the dynamics of time and space, and the interconnectedness of all aspects of our being within the infinite universe; our existence in an expansiveness o...

Featured Almanac 2015: DEWEY DELL (Cesena, Italy)

This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from last year's book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2013/2014 season available for touring now.