WHO: SUJATA GOELWHEN: 18. 04. / 35 min / ŠB
A performer who seeks to step outside of her body and confront the image of herself. In clinical fashion, she maps out her physical and psychological behaviours, by documenting her qualities, moods, gestures, habits, training forms and daily movement patterns.
She could then experience herself as “data”, as information that can be manipulated and re-organised in order to take on new meanings. How does a performer understand her sense of self as she becomes more conscious of it?
WHEN / WHERE18. 04. / 19:00 / ŠB / F
ALSOSujata Goel trained in Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance. After she graduated Goel worked with Chennai-based choreographer Padmini Chettur and continued her training in contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels. As an artist-in-residence at WP Zimmer she produced 3 works: Lady, Disco Dancer and Nightlife. Dancing Girl is the result of the grant support and of a research and production residency she had in ‘Adishakti’. video
COLOPHONchoreography, performance: Sujata Goel; music: Andrew Chalk - Over the Edges 2 & 3; lighting design: Seok Hui Yap; costume design: Tabasheer Zutshi
OIL PRESSURE VIBRATOR
WHO: GEUMHYUNG JEONGWHEN: 18. 04. / 60 min / ŠB
Geumhyung Jeong tells us of the pursuit of the subject of her desire in the form of an extremely unique lecture that becomes a metaperformance of her existing work. While explaining her affair with an excavator, she talks about her past, and things become ambiguous whether the artist is introducing her piece or if we are hearing the confessions of the character inside the story.
A fuzzy, puzzling and interesting performance unfolds on stage.
WHEN / WHERE18. 04. / 20:00 / ŠB / F
ALSOGeumhyung Jeong is a Korean artist who is (re)negotiating the relationship between the human body and the things that surround it. She works with ordinary objects bringing them to uncanny life in a highly charged and disturbing interaction with her own body. Jeong has transformed her training as a dancer and choreographer into a unique and riveting performance practice. She fuses puppetry, dance and stagecraft to create a captivating choreography of mind and body.
DEATH OF THE POLE DANCER + MACHO DANCER
WHO: EISA JOCSONWHEN: 18. - 19. 04. / 50 min / ŠB
Death of the Pole Dancer interrogates the way we look at what we think we look at. The audience is brought to reflect on what they witness: a woman during the act of pole dancing. The performance renegotiates notions such as voyeurism and restrain, vulnerability and violence, sexuality and power.
Macho dancing is performed by young men in night clubs for male as well as female clients. Macho Dancing with its specific movement vocabulary and physicality seems to be a Philippine phenomenon. It is an economically motivated language of seduction, using notions of masculinity as body capital.
Macho Dancer is a solo piece of a woman performing a macho dance. Her becoming a macho dancer challenges our perception of sexuality and questions gender as a tool for social mobility.
WHEN / WHERE18. 04. / 21:30 / ŠB / FOCUS_OPENING
19. 04. / 18:00 / ŠB / F
ALSOEisa Jocson is a pole dancer and visual artist from the Philippines. Her solo artistic work merges both backgrounds, investigating notions of gender, body politics and power relationships. In her work, sexuality and strength, voyeurism and restraint, and vulnerability and violation all collide.
COLOPHONDeath of a Pool Dancer_ concept, choreography, performance: Eisa Jocson; coach, dramaturgical advice: Rasa Alksnyte; music: Dusty Springfield - I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself: commissioned by: In Transit 2011, HKW Berlin; supported by_ Nadine, Brussels
Macho Dance_ concept, choreography, performance: Eisa Jocson; coach: Rasa Alksnyte; dramaturgical advice: Arco Renz; music: Lina Lapelyte; light design: Jan Maertens; co-producer: Workspacebrussels Beursschouwburg; support by: Wpzimmer
IT`S JUST ME COUGHING
WHO: ZAN YAMASHITAWHEN: 19. 04. / 50 min / ŠB
“One day as I stood alone in the rehearsal space, I noticed that my body was breathing, repeatedly inhaling and exhaling. Being in the throes of creating a theatrical version of dance at the time, it occurred to me that I could write a dialogue between Mr. Inhale and Mr. Exhale, and that it could be a play about the human body.”
Instruction for breaths and words from Hosai Ozaki’s free-verse haiku fill a screen while being simultaneously physically expressed by Zan.
Poignant with moments of humour, the piece expresses the sense of solitude characteristic of the lives of modern city dwellers.
WHEN / WHERE19. 04. / 19:00 / ŠB / F
ALSOZan Yamashita studied modern dance and classical dance before joining Monochrome Circus in Kyoto. He started choreographing in 1993 with Music at the ALTY Buyoh Festival. Since then, he has developed his practice through projects and performances such as the trilogy It Is Written There; Invisible Man; It’s Just Me, Coughing; Daikouzui, Yamashita was the recipient of the Kyoto Theatre Award in 2004 and Senior Fellow Grant from the Saison Foundation for 2011 and 2012. He lives and works in Osaka.
HANDS AROUND IN YANGON + F `N` F (FACE AND FINGERS)
WHO: MOE SATTWHEN: 19. 04. / 20 min / ŠB
The video Heands emphasizes the almost autonomous character of the ingrained movements it follows. The hands are shown as if independent of their owner’s mind and rather integral to the activity they are pursuing.
A performance piece F `n` F explores the potential for expression and ambiguity in his self-made hand gestures, and eight of his favorite hand gestures are also provided. He peers silently out and uses body language to explain what it`s like being unable to express yourself freely.
WHEN / WHERE19. 04. / 20:00 / ŠB / F
ALSOMoe Satt is a visual and performance artist as well as the founder and organizer of the Beyond Pressure international performance art festival in Yangon. He has participated in several performance art festivals in Burma, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Phillipines, South Korea, Japan, India, Combodia, Vietnam, London (Artevict), Poland (Interakcje), Liechtenstein (Multilog) & Canada (LI VE Biennial). His works of performance art use hands as the main element of expression.
THE GAY ROMEO
WHO: DANIEL KOKWHEN: 19. - 20. 04. / 60 min / CD-DDP
“What if when I say I am working on my relationship with the audience I meant it literally? What if when I look back at the audience from the stage, I can look at each of you in the eye and recognise you? What if we have already had an intimate relationship by the time
you come into the theatre to watch me?
Through the online portal, gayromeo.com, I went on 50 dates in 75 days in Berlin, Tokyo and Ljubljana. During the encounters, I ask each one for a gift in response to our relationship. In exchange, I invite my gayromeos back to the performance where I return my gift in the form of a dance.”
WHEN / WHERE19. 04. / 21:00 / CD-DDP / F
20. 04. / 19:00 / CD-DDP / F
ALSODaniel Kok creates his debut performance Q&A in 2009. It was commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival in 2009 and has performed in Edinburgh, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Berlin, Vienna, Bangkok and Yokohama. The Gay Romeo performed at Festival/Tokyo 2012 and was top 3 shows by jury nomination at the Emerging Artist platform. His productions Hokkaido (2010) and The Cheerleader (2012) were commissioned by the Esplanade in Singapore.
COLOPHONconcept, choreography, performance: Daniel Kok; dramaturgy: Jorge Gonçalves; production stage manager, lighting design: Yap Seok Hui; music: Yellow Sky (1995), Ellen Allien; photo: Sven Hagolani
NOTION: DANCE FICTION
WHO: KA FAI CHOYWHEN: 20. 04. / 50 min / CD-KD
The performance digitizes the movements of icons of the dance world, like Pina Bausch and Tatsumi Hijikata, and re-creates the dance movement on stage. It is a collaboration between innovative technology and the physical language of dance, both in co-existence and opposition, moving towards a new creative expression.
The video and forms appearing on the monitor digitally stimulate the physical dancer on stage, and unfold into something thrilling.
WHEN / WHERE20. 04. / 20:30 / CD-KD / F
ALSOChoy Ka Fai is an artist, performance maker and speculative designer. He is inspired by the stories of history and speculations of the future, and his research often stems from a desire to understand the conditions of the human body; its memories, influences and conceptual fantasy. These conceptions would coalesce into intricate narratives at the intersection of art, design and technology. His works was presented at many international art institution. He has also participated in various art festivals worldwide.
WHO: KOBALT WORKS / ARCO RENZWHEN: 22. 04. / 60 min / KŠ
Integrating two solos (Eko Supriyanto and Melanie Lane) the performance investigates the induction of otherness into Javanese culture, their mutual impact and eventual interlacing.
Otherness here refers to any influence from outside traditional Javanese culture. A particular focus is given to the influences of global pop culture, strategies of entertainment and pleasure as well as the space-time concepts that they impose.
The performance translates these influences into and abstract dramaturgy, based on the essential parameters of dance: time, space and physical energy.
WHEN / WHERE22. 04. / 21:00 / KŠ / F
ALSOIn 2000 Arco Renz founded the Brussels based company Kobalt Works and developed a body of work around the central concept of Abstract Dramaturgy, frequently in collaboration with Asian artists and performers: focusing on the confrontation of the body with the parameters of time and space his work investigates the emotional potential of abstraction.
Arco Renz’ performances are an interplay of movement, light and sound. They go beyond pure, formal dance, and display a graceful expressionism that can be situated somewhere between the German expressionist films of the 1920s and traditional Eastern dance- and theatre forms.
Eko Supriyanto is one of today`s most outstanding and multifaceted performing artists in Indonesia. Accomplished Classical Javanese dancer, he later joined Madonna for the Drowned World Tour, choreographed for Peter Sellars, became professor for dance at the acclaimed ISI Surakarta and created his own contemporary dance company in Solo City, Indonesia.
Melanie Lane is a dancer and choreographer from Sydney, Australia. Having grown up in Australia, she is half Javanese from her mother side. After graduating from The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 1999, she has worked with various companies and artists throughout Europe. Since 2005 she has been Artist In Residence at Dock 11 in Berlin where she has successfully developed her own, very distinct body of choreographic works.
COLOPHONartistic direction: Arco Renz; choreography: Arco Renz; in collaboration with: Eko Supriyanto, Melanie Lane; dance: Eko Supriyanto, Melanie Lane; set design: Lawrence Malstaff; music: Marc Appart; lighting design: Jan Maertens; artistic collaborator: Melanie Lane. photo: Jean-Luc Tanghe
WHO: AKUMANOSHIRUSHI/KIGUCHI NORIYUKIWHEN: 22. 04. / MUSM-P
A performance work that comprises of creating a gigantic object and carrying it into a designated space. The object is designed and built in prior to the performance, and it must be the most dramatic shape for the specific “venue = site.”
The core of the project is to carry in this structure as a team. The participants will make full use of their intelligence and stamina, as well as appreciating the joy of the collaborative effort.
“I could say, what designates the way people move on stage usually is the words - either of the
director or the script. But I believe words are not the only thing that determines people’s movement. For instance, what if you have to emplace an extremely huge and complex-shaped object into a space? In that case, couldn’t we call the weight and the shape of the object ‘the script’ for the performance?”
WHEN / WHERE22. 04. / 16:30 / MUSM-P / F
ALSOWhile studying architecture at Yokohama National University, Noriyuki Kiguchi began his staging career in the campus theater group. After directing a theatrical production "Akumanoshirushi" at Little More Gallery in 2005 and other series of intermittent events, Kiguchi formed the group Akuma No Shirushi in 2008. Since then, he has continued to produce performance pieces in various styles, including theater work.
Although Kiguchi’s theater works are based on the classical plays, they tend to address contemporary social issues and incorporate his own personal situation, as well as highlighting the characteristics of the venue itself. The subject matter for his performative works, on the other hand, is to make festive site that embodies the entire space, which is achieved by diminishing the boundaries between the audience and performers.
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COLOPHONdirector: Noriyuki Kiguchi; architect, stage designer: Takuma Ishikawa; graphic designer: Yasuwo Miyamura; performer: Ayumu Kamio; costume designer, performer, singer: Takaaki Yamamuro; management: Takio Okamura, Kao Kanamori and Yuko Tanabe:
in cooperation with: MG, MGML, SEM, Bunker / Old Power Station, Drugo more (hr)
supported by: The Saison Fundation