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’.
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
23-26th of February 2017
After-talk moderated by Theaterscoutings:
25th of February
- 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:
From the 16th to the 19th of November, Every day between 10h and 15h I give a workshop at Dock 11 Berlin for professional dancers! The topic is the uses of space. With the help of the music and sonic perspective of Gabor Csongradi, and overhead projection in space, we provide a chance, tools and moderation for the analysis of the performing space. The speciality of this workshop is that it processes the space-issue from another perspective than the one of the movers’. This work enhances the performers’ presence, and compex compositional awareness.
See also on the website of Dock 11 or in the teaching section.