Sounddance Festival is rapidly approaching! I am glad to invite you to Dock 11, where a nice collection of Berlin-based artists are going to show their recent works that relate to or are instant composition works. The festival organized by Jenny Haack will take place from the 20th of July. Both weeks there will be different performances each night, Thursday through Sunday. I am doing the technical direction of the festival and will be the lighting designer and technician for some of the performances too, alongside with Aurora Rodriguez and Asier Solana. Please see the festival program here.
Another good news for performing artists: the dates of the next workshop ‘Performing Space’ has clarified!
The workshop will be October 2-6, each day between 14-17h at Studio Laborgras in Kreuzberg.
More information will follow soon!
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
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
Stills taken from the video registration by Mime Centrum:
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
Presentation: 29. October (Saturday) 19h
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.
Emotional space sonic space architectural space
This 4 days workshop is analyzing instant composition and difference spacial aspects of performance. Through improvisation-based tasks, different strategies of perceiving and interpreting the space are offered.