Tag: light design

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:

 

 

 

 

Summer highlights

Dear Visitor, make the best of your summer! From Tuesday the 28th June until 10th of July Gangplank meeting in Rijeka with Bruno Pocheron and myself. This is a meeting for technicians, designers, and performing artists, and in-depth participative research about show control and inter-media communication in staged arts and installation. Should you be interested, get in touch!

Do not miss the Impro Xchange festival at Dock11 Berlin, 15-26 of July 2016. I am happy to be doing lights for the series of events.

And last but by far not least, Come and see Julyen Hamilton and his group, Allen’s line with the performance ‘Mud like gold’ 28-31th of July at Dock11 Berlin!

Upcoming:  Performing Space 2 (a six days workshop on using the resonant space as a nurturing ground for improvisation and set performances) 24-29 October 2016 LaborGras Berlin, By Gabor Csongradi and myself. Save the afternoons, more information will follow.