Author Archives: Emese

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 realisation 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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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.

Workshop in Berlin

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.