SNAIL – LAMB – SHARK – ORANGUTAN – RHINO

SNAIL – LAMB – SHARK – RHINO / PREMIERE

SNAIL – LAMB – SHARK – RHINO


Performance Series by FLOCKS Kollektives

Huguet, Markgraf, Miranda, Soares and Vazzola present a set of solos and duos defined by different animal names. A scenic proposal from their current questions approaching the concept of “body” in performance context as well as in present societies.

30. April → RHINO * SHARK
01. May → SHARK * LAMB
02. Mai → LAMB * SNAIL
03. Mai → SNAIL * RHINO


S N A I L | by Rosabel Huguet Dueñas, Eva G. Alonso & Roger Rossell
– Solo piece developed from the conscience of a plural body understood as a “battle field”. Along a process of multiple transformations and detachment of derms, the body-object is constructed. Inspired by issues and questions about inter-sexuality and hermaphroditism in social and zoomorphic terms.

L A M B | by Miranda Markgraf & Merle Richter – This duett deals with dependence and the potential freedom of human kind. Playing with the unutilized possibilities of the unfolding and the estrangement of self, of external effect and self-assessment. We ask about the quirks of the human self and about the boundaries to the ability of self-perception and the perception of others.

S H A R K | by Catarina Miranda – A solo piece developed from the idea of mediation of violence in western societies, approaching the basic necessity of translating the intolerable facts of human behavior in order to build a permissible way of life in community, a better world.

R H I N O | by André Soares & Federico Vazzola – This piece dissolves the human known body by animal behavior, hybrid and zoomorphic moving sculptures. The body as catalyst, savage, desired, mutilated, lost (in extinction). A part kills the all. He becomes it: The codes are undressed and language gets naked, both uncovered in their poverty towards the world of “animality” and the uniqueness of things.
Lights / Technique: Roger Rossell & Eva G. Alonso

 

Performances on the 30th of April and the 1st, 2nd & 3rd of May 2015. Always at 20.30h!

Tickets per night: 14 Euro / 9 Euro reduced
Combi-Tticket (two evenings of your choice): 22 Euro / 16 Euro reduced

 

Thanks to our kind supporter: ‘denns’

 

More information at:

DOCK11

Flocks & Shoals

 

Zygodactyl #1

FLOCKS & SHOALS NEXT PIECE!!

Queens | the ones who know | the Hosts

Horses | the doubles | the Guests

Bishop | the observer | the Voyeur

Towers | the victim | the Witnesses

 

ZYGODACTIL – relentless volution

Scenic development from the observance of the unbroken transformation of reality.

 

As a collective we join our plural ways of perceiving and expressing through a proposal similar to an “exquisite corpse’s”, presenting a sequence of continuous streams of bodies in displacement that gradually reveals a non-linear progression and an unforeseen frame of mind.
The performance is set as a display, where concrete actions are unfolded into several possibilities, enabling multiple perspectives of the same event, in order to consider the unexpected within patterns of behavior and space organization.

This practice relates to the observation of large groups of animals in movement, Cymatics, urban space organization, types of human behavior when individualized and when forming crowds.
The term zygodactyl defines a particular type of bird foot, in which two toes are straightforward and two backward. We refer to this anatomic metaphor to find a rooting position in the space before “diving to catch a prey”.
Inspired by Classical Painting, main axial pictures take place and evolve according to their elastic potential of significance compromising the next shift in a continuous drift of events.

Making use of different characters on stage – the host| the guest | the voyeur| the witness – we reflect about the boundaries and positions within a performance’s structure.
We approach an (in) formal setup where the performers are in control of the coordinates and progress of the show, guest performers are invited to co-operate as doubles within this system, other guests are voyeurs within specific perspectives and some of the witnesses (the audience) can also become victims.
From these conditions and intervention on the set, the different characters rebuild and imprint the scenic space in each gesture, action and imaginary proposals, drawing along the performance a map of a singular territory charged with memories and further possibilities of meaning.

 

Concept | Co-creation: Antje Lea Schmidt, André Soares, Catarina Miranda, Daniela Schmidtke, Federico Vazzola, Miranda Markgraf, Rosabel Huguet Dueñas

Performers: F&S performers and guests

Support: Dock11 Berlin (Residency Studio)

Some images from our last residency

 

by Catarina Miranda

RAM MAN Series by Flocks&Shoals at Dock 11 / Berlin

RAM MAN Series _ 2nd to 5th May / 20.30h / Dock11, Berlin

A WILD SHEEP DANCE by André Soares

THE QUIVER MADE OF FLESH by Catarina Miranda

Presentation of 2 solos conceived by André Soares and Catarina Miranda created from a personal research about the occupation of spaces through processes of transmutation. Event supported by Dock11, Flocks&Shoals, In white Out, Soopa Collective.

A WILD SHEEP DANCE by André Soares

No Animal is dissatisfied … “I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain’d, I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition, they do not lie awakehe dark and weep for their sins, they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago, not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.” (Walt Whitman, in “Song of Myself”)

This solo performance is a eulogy to poetry. The human known body is dissolved by hybrid and zoomorphic bodies and the “unspeakable” takes place over that man’s dance. All categories, all abstractions developed by civilized life may become expendable, insufficient – it simply revels an impersonal dimension of emptiness experienced by him. A vitality emerges, an impersonal presence that relates and fills body with anima nature. He becomes it: the codes are undressed and language gets naked, both uncovered in their poverty towards a world of animality and the uniqueness of things. This wild sheep dance opens up a relationship with the world which is not different from artistic creation, where life and fiction become indistinguishable.

Concept and  Performance _ André Soares/ InWhiteOut

Collaboration:

Lucia Albini, Matthew Branham, Catarina Gonçalves, Rosabel Huguet, Moo Kim, Liselotte, Miranda Markgraf, Brit Rodemund and Daniela Schmidtke.

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THE QUIVER MADE OF FLESH  by Catarina Miranda

Scenic construction from the relation of a space and a body that inhabits it. The mediating place of this zoomorphic transposition, is crossed by movement and air, where an object, a skin, subject of a metamorphosis process is impregnated with life, generating a state of vitality. Process that follows the study about Japanese Folklore and Classic Dance Theatre (Aomori, Buyo and Noh) combining cosmology with gesture vocabulary along with the occupation of “enclosure” spaces, revealed by the relation between light and shadow on stage.

Concept and  Performance _ Catarina Miranda/ Music Composition _ Jonathan Uliel Saldanha/ Collaboration: Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, André Soares, Keiko Yamaguchi. Developed and presented within the scope of “Dance Box Program 2013″ (Maizuru/Kobe _ Japan)/ Support: Flocks&Shoals, Torindo/DanceBox, A Sala, Curator’s Lab, N.E.C, Soopa Collective, Dock11

 

 

by Heather Schmaedeke

by Heather Schmaedeke

 

Links:

Flocks&Shoals Performance Art Collective

Catarina Miranda

Inwhiteout / André Soares

Dock 11 Berlin

by Roger Rossell

Premiere “Mikrologie der Krise” by Flocks&Shoals

Flocks & Shoals developed since 2010 performances that deal with the presence of the body, the presence of groups and masses, light choreography, real time construction and uninterrupted cyclic dynamics in space, leading to a change in the perception of the viewer. We have developed approaches and forms of movement that are based on the the idea of swarm movement and collective intelligence.

In MICROLOGY OF CRISIS we examine hidden phenomena of crises, below the surface deteriorating situations, moments of transition from one state to another. Crises develop slowly or quickly, without being noticed before, and then suddenly start to appear. The sudden collapse in existing structures leads to a temporary instability, which opens a space in which everything is possible and nothing is decided. This transition contains always a residual uncertainty within rules and structures. This residual uncertainty unfolds between continuity (persistence / renewal) and discontinuity (break / jump) its effect.

Citation G. Bataille

“Within the asexual organism a there was continuity. When aa and aaa appeared, the continuity was not immediatly done away. Weather it vanished at the beginning or the end of the crisis is unimportant, but there was a moment of suspense. At that moment, that which was not yet aa was continuous with aaa, but the plethora is what initiates threatening this continuity. The plethora is what initiates the glide towards the division of the organism, but it divides at the very moment, the moment of the glide, the critical moment when these two beings about to become seperate any minute are still not yet so. The crisis of seperation springs from the plethora; it is not separation yet, but a state of ambiguity. In the plethora the organism passes from the calm of repose to a state of violent agitation, a turbulent agitation which lays hold of the total being in its continuity. But the violence of agitation which at first takes place within the beings continuity calls forth a violence of seperation from which disconiuity proceeds. Calm returns when the seperation is complete and two distinct beings exist side by side.” (96)

“Reprouction implies the existence of discontinuous beings. … Each beeing is distinct from all others. His birth, his death, the events of his life may have an interest for others, but he alone is directly concerned in them. He is born alone. He dies alone. Between one being and another, there is a gulf, a discontinuity.” (12)

„existence itself is at stake in the tansition from discontinuity to continuity. Only violence can bring everything to a state of flux in this way, only violence and the nameless disquiet bound up with it. We cannot imagine the transition from one state to the another one basically unlike it without picturing the violence done to the being called into existene through discontinuity.“ 17

„We are discontinuous beings, individuals who perish in isolation in the midst of an incomprehensible adventure, but we yearn for our lost continuity.“

 A creation of : Antje Lea Schmidt, André Soares, Catarina Miranda, Daniela Schmidtke, Miranda Markgraf, Roger Rossell and Rosabel Huguet.

23. + 24. November at  20h

Hoftheater Kreuzberg

Naunynstr. 63 (in Hof der Naunynritze) 10997 Berlin

Tickets (donation/spende): 6/8€

With the support of :
Tatwerk, Theaterhaus Mitte, Hoftheater, Biotropic and Balleteatro.

Links:

Hoftheater Kreuzberg

Flocks&Shoals site

Tip Berlin

flocks_sketch

open working session “limit and crisis”

 

Open working session “Limit and Crisis” within Flock’s choreographic residency in Tatwerk Berlin.
After the first two weeks of jumping in and out the big field of “Limit And Crisis”, we would like to share our process with you. So you are more than invited to have a close look and discuss openly our research material and have a drink or a snack at the buffet with us.

As a collective, we seek to develop collaboration between each member of Flocks and Shoals, based on the research of the theme “Limit and Crisis”.

The process of creation will be based on the recognition and overcoming of limits _ mentally and physically _ understanding the multiple conception of edge towards different social contexts.

There is the interest of putting in dialogue the concepts of “Mara”, Indian term for principle of death and mischief, chain of rebirth and suffering towards processes of “Catharsis” (from the Greek) where an extreme change in emotion occurs through the release of pent-up energy.

Transposing this relation to the collective’s experience in order to connect with the visceral matter and psychic transformation, we intend to draw the morphology of living emotions and, from the permanency of the group, generate a new suspended space on stage. Throw the body into a combat action.

A collaboration of Antje Lea Schmitke, Catarina Miranda, Daniela Schmidtke, Miranda Markgraf, Roger Rossell and Rosabel Huguet.
With the support from Cultural Space Altes Finanzamt (Berlin, Germany), Tatwerk (Berlin, Germany), Balleteatro (Porto, Portugal).

 

“LIMIT AND CRISIS” – open working session

Friday,  31 August,  18 – 21h
Free Entry!
Tatwerk Berlin
Hasenheide 9, 10967 Berlin, Gewerbehof Aufgang 1, 3. OG
T: 030 9562 3754, info@tatwerk-berlin.de
http://www.tatwerk-berlin.de/
Project video:
https://vimeo.com/49519973
by roger rossell

LIMIT AND CRISIS Choreographic Residence by Flocks and Shoals

As a collective, we seek to develop collaboration between each member of Flocks and Shoals, based on the research of the theme “Limit and Crisis”.

The process of creation will be based on the recognition and overcoming of limits _ mentally and physically _ understanding the multiple conception of edge towards different social contexts.

There is the interest of putting in dialogue the concepts of “Mara”, Indian term for principle of death and mischief, chain of rebirth and suffering towards processes of “Catharsis” (from the Greek) where an extreme change in emotion occurs through the release of pent-up energy.

Transposing this relation to the collective’s experience in order to connect with the visceral matter and psychic transformation, we intend to draw the morphology of living emotions and, from the permanency of the group, generate a new suspended space on stage.

 

Throw the body into a combat action.

 

A collaboration of Antje Lea Schmitke, Catarina Miranda, Daniela Schmidtke, Miranda Markgraf, Roger Rossell and Rosabel Huguet.

With the support from Cultural Space Altes Finanzamt (Berlin, Germany), Tatwerk (Berlin, Germany), Balleteatro (Porto, Portugal)

 

Dates of the Choreographic Residence by Flocks and Shoals

AUGUST 20th to 31st at Tatwerk/ Berlin, Germany

SEPTEMBER 3rd to 17th at Balleteatro/ Porto, Portugal

 

by Rosabel Huguet

Mazezam goes to Portugal

We presented the piece Mazezam on last October at Altes Finanzamt, Berlin.

Now we travel with the piece to Portugal, for participate on the 3ºExperimental Balleteatro/ Porto.

 

JANUARY 2012/ 20th and 21th

 
MAZEZAM

The repetition is to be persisted in until one is self-capable of sinking earth into water. In the womb seek the ambiguity of the dream-state of ecstatic equilibrium, the moment of reality and the inverse process of existence. thou has not the power to remain here, thou will gain nothing more than wandering.

Performance development from the analysis of intermediate states of perception in the present work of Bardo Thodol – Liberation Through Hearing During The Intermediate State; a description of the path for the body in putrefaction, its post-mortem displacement in a repository space of transposition.

The scenic space is built as a repository of objects and states where, from the inertia of bodies in movement and from the uninterrupted rotation, organic matter, flesh and fluid are transformed into time. From the exhaustive repetition of a gesture and its refraction in space, each phenomenon remains in continuous evolution, during a process of rise and fall.

The sound composition occupies the scenic space, resizing the cosmological site and approaching timbre strategies of concrete music and Japanese Noh Theater.

By Catarina Miranda with Rosabel Huguet and Jonathan Uliel Saldanha.

by catarina miranda

The Space Between

THE SPACE BETWEEN consists of Performance Cycles that gather the work of different art researches in the format of public presentations.
These meetings are organised from the invitation to artists, in order to suport and develop their own work in relation to a research about “Performance and Perception”, relating theories of desire, processes of mental association and production of signification, as means to maintain the curiosity and interest of the audience during the progression of a happening, beyond artistic subjects and technics.
In these terms, our main concern about these events lies in the creation of the space between the performance and (its perception by) the public, producing a rich place that enables the multiplicity of perspectives as well as the focus on the consistent intention of communication of concrete and abstract concepts.
These Cycles are organized by Flocks & Shoals in collaboration with Altes Finanzamt.

 

OCTOBER 14th _ Performance Cycle at Altes Finanzamt/ Berlin/ 8pm

/// MAZEZAM
At the time when the body is sinking away, rain and emanations appear.
The moment before crossing the woods one is half here and half beyond, waiting and watching, completely calm, without breathing, quietly attending the upcoming fall.
Concept by Catarina Miranda
Performance by Catarina Miranda and Rosabel Huguet
Sound Composition by Jonathan Uliel Saldanha
Lights by Roger Rossell
Thanks to Rita Sousa, Altes Finanzamt, Flocks & Shoals
www.flocksandshoals.blogspot.com
www.catarina-miranda.blogspot.com

 

/// HALF-DOZEN BILLION OTHERS
Concept and Performance by André Soares & Rita Mendes
Photography by André Uerba
Stage light by Roger Rossell
Co-production Altes Finanzamt
Thanks to Catarina Miranda and André Uerba
http://inwhiteout.tumblr.com

 

OCTOBER 15th/ 8pm

/// UNTRACEABLE PATTERNS
Still in progress, this choreographic project was conceived to explore movements and sounds that create the sensation of trace and roots, but,instead, are a migration of themes with a caotic tendency. The set is an instalation of artesanal and thecnological instruments performed alive either by the dancer and the musician. This instalation helps to reinforce the idea of displacement of  arts and imaginaries (free migrations). Musically the score deals with very structured material, pre-existent, and the fragility of real time performing. The dancing body mixes animal and machine qualities of movement and flows from composition to improvisation.
Choreography and performance by Né Barros
Composer and musician Gustavo Costa
Texts: Gertrud Stein
Light design Alexandre Vieira
Production: Balleteatro
www.balleteatro.pt
/// DJ AND SOUND CUT UP
by Jonathan Uliel Saldanha (Soopa, HHY & The Macumbas), as a drive for and inpired by Brion Gysin’s Dream Machine.
www.soopa.org

 

 

 

 

 

by roger rossell

Flocks & Shoals perform at MicaMoca Berlin

FLOCKS & SHOALS Art Collective are happy to invite you to be present at the performance FLOCKING/ HERDING/ SHOALING/ SWARMING, as the result of a 3 days workshop about processes of performance creation for a mass, specially concerned with group presence and sound/space development dynamics.

The event will take place on the 26th of June at 7pm, at MicaMoca/Wedding-Berlin. The entrance will cost 5eur.

 

FLOCKING/ HERDING/SHOALING/SWARMING

Organization: Flocks and Shoals/ MicaMoca

Direction: Catarina Miranda

Co-creation: André Soares, Antje Schmidt, Chiara Picotto, Daniela Scmidtke, Miranda Markgraf, Rosabel Huguet.

Light design by: Roger Rossell

Special thanks to all participants and to Helena Botto, Sara Pereira, MicaMoca’s Team, Altes Finanzamt and Theatrehaus Mitte.

 

FLOCKS & SHOALS give name to a collective of artists, engaged on the process of constructing (image, sound and sensitive) space in real time.

It consists of dance performance development, regarding the research on group presence, within states of enlighten and darkness; a choreographic movement research, based on the analysis and fiction of animal group displacement’s inherent movement, while a proposal of recognition of the “space between” contexts and production of meaning in relation with an audience.

The intention of establishing a cyclic and uninterrupted dynamic, enables the changing/triggering of perception in the elasticity of spatio-temporal contents, which support the collective moment, generated by a group, where the global happening, is greater than the sum of its parts.

More info at http://flocksandshoals.blogspot.com /// flocksandshoals@gmail.com /// http://www.micamoca.com

 

More pictures about the work,  by Roger Rossell:

 

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by roger rossell

Open call / Flocks&Shoals

 

OPEN CALL// Flocks & Shoals

 

Flocks & Shoals Art Collective are organizing an open call directed to artists (performers, singers, dancers, actors, visual artists and students) and to all interested people (without necessarily having performance background), in order to participate in a workshop related to processes of performance creation for a mass, specially concerned with group presence and sound/space development dynamics.

We would like to build a substantial mass of people in order to work from the power and potential of a heterogenic group and with the intention to create a moving choir performance presented to an audience.

The event FLOCKING/ HERDING/SHOALING/SWARMING will take place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of June at MicaMoca/Wedding-Berlin _ www.micamoca.org _ and will be directed by Catarina Miranda/Flocks & Shoals Collective.

The first meeting will be held in Theaterhaus Mitte _ http://www.thbm.foerderband.org _ on June 13th, at 7pm, as an open rehearsal format, in order to present the project proposal.

 

The schedule related to MicaMoca’s meetings will be:

24th Friday /June, from 3pm to 7pm

25th/ Saturday/June , from 11am to 2pm

26thSunday /June, from 3pm to 6pm. Performance will start around 7pm

 

Please send your name, a small biography, and your contact until 12th June to flocksandshoals@gmail.com.

In case of doubt, don’t hesitate to write us.

There is a participation fee of 5eur per person to support costs of materials.

We kindly ask you to re-send this email to people that might be interested.

Thanks for your help!

Best regards,

Catarina

0163-6803770

catarina.a.miranda@gmail.com

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FLOCKS & SHOALS give name to a collective of artists, engaged on the process of constructing (image, sound and sensitive) space in real time.

It consists of dance performance development, regarding the research on group presence, within states of enlighten and darkness; a choreographic movement research, based on the analysis and fiction of animal group displacement’s inherent movement, while a proposal of recognition of the “space between” contexts and production of meaning in relation with an audience.

The intention of establishing a cyclic and uninterrupted dynamic, enables the changing/triggering of perception in the elasticity of spatio-temporal contents, which support the collective moment, generated by a group, where the global happening, is greater than the sum of its parts.

 

More info at

http://flocksandshoals.blogspot.com/

http://catarina-miranda.blogspot.com/

Previous work, developed with dance students in Portugal here.

 

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Performance cycle _ The Space Between#3

I am very happy to invite you all to the Performance cycle _ The Space Between#3, an one evening event consisting of the presentation of three performances created from the same action score:

“Voice studies for SOLACIA” by Flocks&Shoals
“One is… and seven will continue” by Se-Rok Park
“Inwhiteout # organisms” by André Soares

It will take place at Altes Finanzamt, on 6th May, starting at 8.30pm (doors will open at 8pm).

Voice studies for SOLACIA

Looking at emptiness as the very center of our being, containing all possibilities, all potential, and all that appears.
The subject consists of the Totality of the “Real”, understood by G. Bataille as “the world where objects are on the same plane as the subject, where they form, together with the subject a sovereign totality which is not divided by any abstraction and is commensurate with the entire universe”. (in The Object of Desire and the Totality of the Real)
_created by Catarina Miranda
performed by Flocks&Shoals// Antje Schmidt, Catarina Miranda, Chiara Picotto, Daniela Schmidtke, Miranda Markgraf, Rosabel Huguet//
http://flocksandshoals.blogspot.com/
http://catarina-miranda.blogspot.com/

One is… and seven will continue

The Community and the Individual as opposing poles- and yet both are necessary to survive and exist. An exploration of these aspects in diverse ways of expressions will be encountered and opened up to participate.
_ created and performed by Se-Rok Park
with appearance by Felix G.
http://www.physicaltheater.net/

Inwhiteout # organisms

The space as a choreographic movement/sound research, a contiguous living system where all organisms are capable of response to stimuli, reproduction, growth and development, and maintenance of homoeostasis as a stable| fragile whole. Many cells/insects grouped into specialized tissues and organs of the body. That consists of organisms and displacement’s inherent movement within situations of being alive, feeding, fighting, mating or death.

An alive sculpture as bodies call recognition of the “space between” objects|elements and contexts in relation to an audience in a space and time.

A cycle is established as well as an uninterrupted dynamic that enables the changing/triggering of perception in the elasticity of spatio-temporal contents, which support the collective moment, in this case generated by a single body made of other bodies with an irregular topology, results of the metamorphosis of the interior space: it is extended by a strange reversal, in outer space (made of other substances), other bodies (made of other beings), other time (past, present and future overlap), other perceptions of existing as collective material, universal and timeless.

_ created and performed by André Soares
http://inwhiteout.tumblr.com/

Lights support by Roger Rossell.

Thanks for your interest and hope you can come!!!

 

Altes Finanzamt

Schönstedtstraße 7 – EG Neukölln 12043 Berlin Access through the yard

U7 Rathaus Neukölln (Exit Schönstedtstraße)

Link of the place:

Altes Finanzamt