Author Archives: Emese

The Duo now

The duo now is a collaborative work between Julyen Hamilton and Barre Phillips.

The two performers create an instant composition using their wealth of knowledge and skills.

I was honored with the quest of lighting their duet in 2017 April at Dock11. The assignment was the most free and complex: I had to design a lighting plot that does not facilitate the performance but presents a concept on its own. The two performers work the same way, and through listening and understanding the time-based aspect of the other two players, compliments the performance as a common creation.

The performance was approximately 50 minutes.

I selected some stills to represent the work, from the video recording made by Julyen Hamilton.

Light and performance

This workshop is to encourage dancers, choreographers and performers to bring their practice with real time performance towards a meaningful collaboration with light designer.  Real time performance is a challenging art-form. When it is dealt with sincerely, inclusive of light design, real time performance elevates the live theater to it’s highest potential. This demands from the performers a high level of openness and collaborative capabilities, and an increased capability of decision-making. Such high exposure of presence cannot be accompanied with a mediocre staging. It is necessary to include stage lighting as a potent and equal element of play. This workshop will include discussions with Katie Duck and myself about language and technical options with light design, alongside session work in the theater with light design. In these sessions, can take opportunity to place our practice viewing from the public view point, sitting with me on the board and in physical creations with light in the theater space. Feedback and discussions will revolve around shifts, effects and tension that are interactive between light, body, performance.

April 8 and 9 2017 (Saturday and Sunday) 11:00-15:00. Dock 11

€120 Two days, €70 One day. Register: katie@katieduck.com

More information on Katie Duck’s site

 

Stranger in February, Abandon Human in April

I am excited to invite you to my new performance, Stranger. It will take place 23-26th of February at Dock11 theater. If you want to see the participants, check out the indiegogo campaign we have launched!

In the meantime the trailer is out here.

Please find more information and ticket reservation on the corresponding link of Dock11.

Another series of events not to be missed in early April are a workshop with Katie Duck, and the performance together with Sharon Smith too.

Shortly before that I will be lighting Jenny Haack’s project, ‘Jitter-fragile-minor’.

Just the week after ‘Abandon Human’ with Katie Duck and Sharon Smith, I will light Julyen Hamilton and Barre Philips’ performance,  ‘The duo now‘.

 

Stranger

In the first glimpse I recognize your hands. Slowly I notice your gestures. In her presence I see myself standing there. With her I see the other. Together, “you” and “I” are strangers.

I see you again, and your eyes, in which I encounter the self and recognize a stranger. How many times can we meet one another in one encounter? With this piece an encounter between two people is presented, in which various fragments of gestures, surprises, and playfulness between two are explored.

This is the first piece I directed and showed in Berlin. It is a Multi-disciplinary dance performance.

The performance is dealing with two strangers meeting each other, and how such an encounter can change the life of both participants. The same meeting is introduced from different angles on different levels over and over again. The more levels we meet the story, the more apparent it becomes that meeting a stranger is our best chance for understanding our motivation and character.

This is a playful but critical piece related to the self in context of actual politics and cyber environments, and how fulfilling certain roles take away from our experiencing the world surrounding us. Perhaps solidarity as a term in some cases could be replaced by curiosity or self-interest.

The performance premiers on the 23rd of February 2017 at Dock11, and is made with the help of Dock11, Tanzfabrik, and Wiesen 55e.V.

Trailer can be seen here

Spoiler can be seen here

Performances:

23-26th of February 2017

19:00

After-talk moderated by Theaterscoutings:

25th of February

Cast:

  • Choreography and dance: Mikel Aristegui, Silvia Bennett, Annapaola Leso
  • Composition and music: Gabor Csongradi, Georgi Sztojanov
  • Direction and light: Emese Csornai
  • Assistant director: Joao Cidade

Made with the support of: Wiesen55 e.V., Tanzfabrik, Dock11.

Many thanks to Maya M. Carroll and Manuel Perez Torres

Stills taken from the video registration by Mime Centrum:

 

 

 

 

Performing: Space 2

This five-days practical workshop provides a tool to deal with the multimedia aspect
of dance and movement theatre conceptually, and in realization of a piece.
During the week, the performing space will be examined through creative
movement tasks, with special attention to how many ways the use of light
and music can be invested to the advantage of a creation of set or
improvisative performances. The compositional focus of the work makes
the deep analysis of the architectural, sonic and emotional aspects of
space possible. The awareness from this study can be then applied in one’s
own performing practices.
The workshop closes with an informal showing at Studio laborgras.

When: 24-28. October 2016 / 14-17h
Where: Studio laborgras / Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A 10999 Berlin
Price: 110 € / 95 € for early birds
Contact: info@emesecsornai.com

Presentation: 29. October (Saturday) 19h

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