In “Kwartetten met Beethoven”, the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam breaks open the famous String quartet opus 132 by Beethoven for young ears.
Without words, the quartet takes you along in a musical game of shifting moods and colors. Beethoven’s genius piece of music is continuously in motion and constantly being shuffled, just like the cards game. Will all musical colors come together in the end?
A concert rich in imagination and imagery, with movement, magic and wonder, and featuring the most beautiful music Beethoven ever wrote.
Judith van Driel 1stviolin Marleen Wester 2nd violin Marie-Louise de Jong viola David Faber cello
Rosabel Huguet choreography and direction David Dramm musical advice and arrangements Ganna Veenhuysen repetitor Marjolijn Brouwer scenography and costume design Ayla van Maarschalkerweerd assistant costume design and execution Desirée van Gelderen lighting design Djordi Veermantechnique Caecilia Thunnissenartistic direction
As a prologue of the videoprojection work YING YANG SU WHA by artist Chan Sook Choi on the Eastfassade of the Berliner Humboldt Forums and as part of the Opening ceremony of the “Asia – Pacific Weeks 2017”, we had the pleasure to premiere A MATTER OF TIME B at the Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft in Berlin.
Artist Chan Sook Choi
Performer Rosabel Huguet
Sound Simon Goff Curator Keumhwa Kim I Keum Art Projects
In “A matter of time B”, digital and bodily language mesh to create a dialogue. The point of departure for the performative installation by Chan Sook Choi and Rosabel Huguet is Qi, which understands the origin of life through Chinese and Korean philosophy. Qi has forever existed in Daoism and is omnipresent, like fabric in uninterrupted movement and change, uniting life and death, order and chaos, the four seasons and the beginning and end of the universe.
In her video, the artist Chan Sook Choi uses the laws of modern physics to translate the invisible energy of Qi into 180,000 digital signs, which unfold in geometric patterns and computer-generated formations on the body of the performer, Rosabel Huguet. They then disappear in an instant, passing into a different structure and emerging in a new guise. The dancer’s body is the medium that records this uninterrupted transformation of energy and connects it to the metaphysical form of the pyramids.
“A matter of time B” is a Daoist reflection on the relationship of humans to their digitally networked environment. It exposes our Western mindset – which divides the world through language and logic, naming and explaining things –¬ to an interstitial space that exists above and beyond the dichotomy of inside and outside, of light and shadow. In consideration of the rapidly developing technologies for storing and sharing of data, Chan Sook Choi and Rosabel Huguet take poetic inspiration to pose pressing questions: How does digital technology influence human nature? Can the digital revolution be reconciled with human autonomy?
Photos courtesy of Keum Art Projects by Roger Rossell
SHUFFLE is a piece based on improvisation, in which Marcela and Rosabel together research and challenge one another by finding new ways to connect and move through different performative states. They are inspired for example, by the phenomenon of shifting internal musical landscapes that people experience when listening to an mp3 player.
Concept | research | performance: Marcela Giesche, Rosabel Huguet
Photography: Roger Rossel
UNTITLED SERIES: n* 1.
UNTITLED SERIES: n* 1. is the first solo in a series of solos, in which Ivo is interested in unfolding his own process of making. Ivo will focus on how the maker researches and producing images, states, sounds and potential scores in order to create a landscape of co-existing elements, all generated from the performer himself.
Concept | performance: Ivo Serra
MOVE LIKE YOU HAVE A PURPOSE
MOVE LIKE YOU HAVE A PURPOSE is a solo that Ellinor has created inspired by the conception of abstractness. Similar to abstract painting, in dance, an abstract element /movement can only be understood by its own inner-logic. It is an element that in-and-of itself expresses an inner sense that is only known by the performer individually.
Concept | choreography | performance: Ellinor Ljungkvist
Photography: Anna Ljungkvist
OTHER, BALLET, PIECE
OTHER, BALLET, PIECE is a piece that constructs itself in-between three things: the bodily framework of ballet as a diagram to (miss)use, the pop-body as an aesthetics to historicize, and a musical score that begins to alienate itself. Three corners of a triangle, what can appear in the middle?
Concept | choreographer: Sebastian Lingserius
Performance | choreography: Love Källman and Sebastian Lingserius
Music: Franz Edvard Cedrins
Photography Nadja Voorham
Solo Dance Performance by Minako Seki
Premiere at Mercat de les Flors Theater, Barcelona
invitation to the Festival CIUTAT FLAMENCO / FLA.CO.MEN
Curated by: Israel Galván, Pedro G. Romero and Patricia Caballero
About the Festival
It is not difficult to convene, that Israel Galván is not only an advanced flamenco dancer, his way of doing has become a means, a unique form of understanding flamenco. It’s no wonder that around him are appearing modern and ancient, flamenco and contemporary artists, who have been strang in the eye of Galvan’s needle. At the same time, a galaxy and a carpet. This rag has been shaped as a singular path. The floor is woven forming his own warp: old wool pieces drawn the artists that are accompanying Galvan in Fla.Co.Men and the latest silks, Patricia Caballero or El Niño de Elche, are new threads, which the dancer is tangling and intertwining. Let’s take a look to the smooth and striated textures. Israel Galván is a tapestry.
Pedro G. Romero
About Equilibrio Arcaico
Wind and falling stones are condensing a posture of deep listening during the Prelude of Equilibrio Arcaico.
Minako Seki, invokes the tension, equilibrium and the resonance involved on the gestures, cutting through the knowledge of the fragile line between the conscious and the unconscious. She creates a dance for a suspended state, embracing the heights and the depths of the human experience.
What have in common the complex network of our nervous system, the strings of a guitar and a spiderweb?
They weave, entwine and connect, they all vibrate and create reverberation, breakable and delicate they celebrate complicity. They are also the core images in which Minako Seki dives to connect tradition and contemporaneity, she mixes the similarities and differences between Spain and Japan: friendship, histories, sorrows and prays, ghosts, dreams, weakness, contradictions, hands and dedication; yesterday, today and tomorrow.
A Japanese folk song por Bulerías.
“Y estás: en el vacío
y en la ausencia presente,
en la que es y vive
sin dejar de ser única
con raíces eternas.
No hay mundo que la llene
pero sí algo vivo
que la besa y la calma.”
Ernestina de Champourcín
Spanish poetess of the “Generación del 27”
Concept / Minako Seki, Israel Galván, Patricia Caballero
Choreography & Dance / Minako Seki Assistant Director & Dramaturgy / Rosabel Huguet Music Composition / Tom Auffahrt Costume Design / Mido Kawamura Light Design / Nils Willers Super vision / Bernhard Vierling
The Ciutat Flamenco Festival takes place from 18 to 22 of May, 2016
Equilibrio Arcaico will have PREMIERE on the 19th of May at 20:30h
at: MERCAT DE LES FLORS Theater
C. Lleida, 59. 08004 Barcelona
Tel. 93 426 18 75
Together with dancers Marcela Giesche & Martina Borroni we have been working on the choreographic research SHUFFLE. We’ve been challenging each other in finding new ways to connect and move through different performative states together.
Inspired by the phenomenon of shifting internal musical landscapes that people experience by listening to an mp3 player while traveling and by Nietzsche’s quote
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music”
We have the pleasure to present an excerpt of our research at ada Studios, inside of the performance series 10 times 6, 10 pieces, each of them 6 minutes maximum in one evening.
The performance series offers upcoming choreographers, dancers, directors… the possibility to present their current works in a simple setting. The lighting-designer becomes the eleventh performer, when the light is switched off after six minutes. Everything that has not been shown by then stays in the dark.
10 times 6 | 14th & 15th November at 20:30 | ada Studio
SCHNECKE from the T3kollektiv has been selected to participate at the competition “Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo”, WHAT A JOY!!!
This popular competition comes from Ghent, where, under the title »De Beste Belgische Danssolo«, it was held three times, 1995-97, under the direction of the Flemish choreographer Alain Platel. In Leipzig the competition took place from 1997-2013 and within the Tanzplattform Deutschland 2002 (Dance Platform Germany). It was such a big success that it will now be presented biennially for the 12th time and for the very special occasion of the Festival’s 25th anniversary.
The barriers between professionals and amateurs have been lifted. The criteria are independence, creativity, charisma and individuality. Training, style, age and nationality have no bearing. Following an internal pre-selection, the dancers will perform their solos of 5 minutes length in front of the audience and the jury on a circular table with a diameter of 7m. The first three winners will be awarded prize moneys of €2,000.00, €1,000.00 and €500.00. The winner of the audience award will be chosen by the spectators.
Conception: Alain Platel, Ghent
Artistic direction: René Reinhardt, Leipzig
Jury: Sylvia Camarda, Luxembourg / Ines Kaps, Leipzig / Herman Heisig, Aarhus-Berlin / Christian Watty, Dusseldorf / Arnd Wesemann, Berlin
First Rounds: 06th and 7th of November 2015
Finals and awards ceremony: 08th of November 2015
Where?! at the Schauspielhaus Leipzig / Garderobenfoyer
Montag Modus is a series of monthly performances, an investigation of the so-called Berlin Dream through different aspects of performance.
Montag Modus aims to provide a venue for artists to present themselves using the somewhat particular space of the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB). It facilitates the fusion of different artistic genres and aims to create a platform for exchange and collaboration.
After our performance on the 5th of October, we are still digesting the stunning feedback received. What a beautiful experience.
We want to THANK for the amazing SUPPORT of the CHB as well as Lena Szirmay-Kalos for hosting and inviting us & to the audience: THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!!! So GREAT you were there!!!
For all the team at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin,
SCHNECKE & T3kollektiv at the Event Berlin Diagonale during the Tanz im August 2015 | Insights in the independently produced dance and performance community
Berlin Diagonale was already present at Tanz im August in 2013 and 2014 and offered diverse insights in the independently produced dance and performance community of Berlin. We are once again warmly inviting all visiting industry professionals and (inter)national curators to get to know more than 20 groups and artists from Berlin and their working methods and productions.
The participating artists include Colette Sadler & Philine Rinnert, MS Schrittmacher, Alexander Carrillo, Katharina Haverich, Amit Jacobi, NOVOFLOT, Bridge Markland, Anna Berndtson, Maria Colusi (M.A.E.K Group), Barbara Berti, Christoph Winkler, Diana Neranti, Ana Jelušic, Ana Trincão, Efrat Stempler, Helena Botto, Katia Engel, LAVAMOVER Company, MY LOVELY WHITE DOG, Aline Landreau, post theater, T3 Kollektiv, Theater o.N. and She She Pop.
From the community for the community: Berlin Diagonale is based on networking and presentation. Curators, dramaturgs and visiting industry professionals are invited to discover, see and distribute work produced by the independent performing arts community in Berlin over the course of table conversations and during guided tours. Berlin Diagonale creates national and international awareness of Berlin dance, theater and performance productions, creates touring opportunities and thus supports the sustainable networking of Berlin’s independent performing arts community worldwide.
T3 is a interdisciplinary artistic collective created by Eva Gutierrez (stage, sound and lighting designer), Rosabel Huguet (actress and dancer focused on physical performance) and Roger Rossell (photographer and visual artist). T3 is created to combine our backgrounds, bringing different creation methods into an unique process to investigate and develop performative projects.
Our aim is to explore strategies and mechanisms of understanding gender, identity, performance experience, space, light, technology, new body representations, politics and collectivism.
Our first creation is SCHNECKE, premiered at Dock11 Berlin in May 2015, funded by the district office Pankow Berlin – Department of Arts and Culture and supported by Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies of the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Dock11 Berlin , Hoftheater and the Flocks&Shoals Collective.
Berlin goes to Avignon!
A project by Micamoca Berlin 2015:
13th July – 17 July 2015: community volunteering workshop to image DAS HAUS in Avignon, together.
The future Home of Berlin’s independent scene in Avignon, whose opening is scheduled for the 2016 Festival, will be a place to exhibit and promote Berlin’s creativity during this great yearly theatrical festival. A specific place, at the border between IN and OFF, on the outskirts of the rampart, in the heart of topical debates, a welcoming space for artists, intellectuals and cultural protagonists, a space open to locals. With DAS HAUS in Avignon, we want to merge together Avignon and Berlin’s respective powers of attraction . As A and B are the first two alphabetic letters, Avignon and Berlin represent the necessary poles for the emergence of a political and ideas debate around the conditions of existence and the future of the European independent scene.
We are pleased to invite you to join our Basecamp and to contribute to the conception of the future Home of Berlin’s independent scene in Avignon. From 13th to 17th July, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, we will welcome you to workshops to discuss our thoughts, working approach, and even the recurring contradictions and disagreements which contribute to define this ambitious project.
5 bis, avenue du Blanchissage,
84 000 AVIGNON (close to the Gare Centre, between the Novotel and the Grand Hôtel)
Schnecke (snail) is an interdisciplinary, interactive, queer, biomimetic performance.
Schnecke wants to rethink cultural binarism, categorizations and biological identities.
Schnecke wants to bring to light how bodies are handled, shaped, educated and modified in order to be controlled.
a T3kollektive performance
Artistic Direction / Rosabel Huguet Cocreation / Eva G. Alonso / Roger Rossell / Rosabel Huguet Performance / Rosabel Huguet Light Design, Video and Photography / Roger Rossell Stage, Sound and Costume Design / Eva G. Alonso
Production Manager & Production office / Hyo Jin Shin / Tangram Projects
Venue / Dock 11, Pankow / Within the Solo Series project “Snail – Lamb – Shark – Rhino”, from the Flocks&Shoals Collective
Funded by the district office Pankow Berlin – Department of Arts and Culture
Thanks to/ Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies of the Humboldt University Berlin, Hoftheater Kreuzberg, Dock11 Berlin & Flocks&Shoals Collective
Performance artist Salma Cheddadi explores the mysteries of a paradoxical memory put into effect in her first fantastical feature film, currently in progress, called ‘The Wild Spring’.
The film is based on the subversive hypothesis that a woman can be unaware of or even forget having given
birth to a child. What may be a trivial fact for a man -the uncertainty of paternity- becomes an unlikely situation through the simple inversion of gender. A young woman tries to come to terms with knowing nothing
of her own child of eight. The director reveals the opening dance sequence of her film recently shot in Berlin’s Lake Studios.
Director: Salma Cheddadi
Script: Virginie Lauret
Choreographer: Marcela Giesche
Composers: Benoit de Villeneuve / Benjamin Morando
Dancers: Marcela Giesche, Elias Grehn, Rosabel Huguet, Valentina Milgiorati, Michael Shapira, and Salvatore Siciliano
Presentation of the project at Petite salle – Centre Pompidou, Paris, under the name SOLO SHOW SALMA CHEDDADI – HORS PISTES – LE PRINTEMPS SAUVAGE
Organizer: DDC / Les cinémas, Sylvie Pras, G. Geraldine Gomez
Director, Project Coordination, Stage Version, Workshop Elzbieta Bednarska
Organization Edith Stein House, Malgorzata Linowska
Dramaturgy Michael Ross
Stage and Costume Design Petra Korink
Music Lukasz Damrych
Musician Konrad Roginski (various instruments)
Violin Natalia Roginska
Bass Anna von Schrottenberg
Singing Agnieszka Damrych
Choreography Rosabel Huguet
Light Design Ingo Ross / Dariusz Bartold
Anna von Schrottenberg
with: Zbigniew Kletowski, Staszek Linowski, Zosia Linowska, Agata Kocimska-Zych, Ada Mruk, Katarzyna Hajduk, Andżelika Wójcik, Nicoll Ostrowska, Weronika Oziembała, Irena Kujawa, Marta Hromiak, Michalina Hnat, Paula Huszcza.