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:

 

Rehearsals

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Noni at UfaFabrik Berlin

Collaboration with Creative Group Noni from Korea

Fokus Korea – Mask dance, Shodow theater & Concert

Thanks to a residence in UfaFabrik (Berlin) the Creative Group Noni has worked from October 2010 to January 2011 in new forms of traditional performance art, shadow, mask dance, song and dance theater.

As the opening, we present the European premiere of RIN!

RIN
Concert and life-size shadow theater
The Korean Ensemble Creative Group NONI of Seoul present a summary of their shadow play Ignis fatuus Rin. The play takes the audience into a fantastic world of ancient korean rites and legends, where sound the Sun and the Moon, Gods run feral evocative dances and Elves come throw light and shadow in our time.

The first part of the evening is a kaleidoscope of performances from the exchange between artists living in Europe and the Creative Group Noni. The Shamanism and Buddhism entertainment arts of the rural population of Korea meets here on Commedia dell Arte, Sound art, Jazz, Tango and Physical Theatre. On this project involves young musicians, composers, playwrights, dancers, actors, set designers, mask and costume designers, lighting, film and sound artists from Korea, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, USA, Spain, etc. The International Residency Programme is a cooperation with the Korea Arts Management Service, Seoul (CAMS) and Terra Brasilis, Berlin.

Dates:

28th of  January at 19:30h

30th of January at 15:30h

Tickets: 15,-/10,- €

Place:

Theatersaal

Viktoriastr. 10-18
12105 Berlin / Tempelhof

U-6, right at the U-Bahnhof Ullsteinstrasse

 

 

 


 

with the work done

Working at the International Theatre Festival of Kerala, India

 ItFok 2011

The 3rd International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK), organised by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, Thrissur will be held during December 22 – 31, 2010 at Akademi premises in Thrissur. The festival will be inaugurated by the veteran theatre person Girish Karnad. Sangeet Nataka Akademi chairperson Leela Samson, eminent theatre personality Arundhati Nag and Amal Allana, eminent theatre person and Chairperson of National School of Drama will also take part in the ceremony.

The festival is being organised with the support of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi and South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur.

This year, the focus is on Latin American theatre. Four groups from Chile with one each from Cuba, Bolivia, Mexico and Columbia will participate in the festival representing Latin American Theatre. Apart from that, one each from Spain, Russia, Japan and England will also arrive in Thrissur for the festival.

Abhilash Pillai, Dean, Academics, National School of Drama, is the Festival Director. Leading theatre and performing arts personalities from all over India will take part in the colloquia that will be held every day. B.Ananthakrishnan, Dean, Academics, Dept. of Theatre Arts, Central University, Hyderabad will be the Colloquia Facilitator.

Six plays from the national level representing Indian theatre will be staged as part of the festival. The Malayalam theatre will be represented by nine plays including one children’s play by leading theatre groups of Kerala.

Three plays will be staged every day of the festival except the inaugural day and the concluding day, which will see two performances each. Each day will start with a Face-to-Face session with the directors of the plays that were staged in the previous day. This will be followed by the Colloquia. On the days when the colloquia are not scheduled, theatre-related films will be screened. In the afternoon, ‘Music Cross Over,’ an informal music event will be held in the Akademi premises, in which singers and musicians can participate in spontaneous music performances, which will be coordinated by leading music directors.

Every day, at 10.30pm., after the staging of the plays, traditional classical performances of Kerala, including Koodiyattam, Kathakali, Theyyam and Mudiyettu will be held.

The first Ammannur Puraskaram, instituted by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi to honour leading theatre personalities at the national level for their lifetime achievement, in the memory of the late maestro of Koodiyattam, Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, will be bestowed upon Badal Sircar on the inaugural day of the festival. The award comprises a purse of Rs. 3 lakhs, citation and a memento.

The highlight of the festival will be ‘Las Indias,’ a mega performance event, which will be developed as an Indian – Latin American Collaborated Project directed by the renowned theatre person Elias Cohen from Chile. About 45 artists from Chile and Kerala will participate in the event which will last around six hours, spread over an extended area of the Akademi premises including the roads outside. It will be a journey through the post-Columbus period of Latin America, portraying the milestones of Latin American social, political and cultural history. The event will have a total Latin American flavour, a carnival like air, complete with food stalls, rural market, music and dance. The viewers will be taken through all this to the culminating part of Forum Theatre. Forum Theatre, an aspect of the Theatre of the Oppressed, conceived by the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal, envisages using theatre as a platform for bringing attention to a particular social issue faced by a particular community, through the creative intervention of what he calls the ‘spect-actors’ who will be asked to intervene in the performance with the aim of bringing out a positive solution to the issue being portrayed.

Text by: Renu Ramanath

Thanks so much to all the amazing people from the Festival, was an incredible experience. During one month I felt like at home!

 

ItFok 2011

photo by Eduardo Jimenez

Itfok 2011

photo by Eduardo Jimenez

itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

itfok 2011

photo by Eduardo Jimenez

itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

itfok 2011

photo by Subru Penattil

itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

itfok 2011

photo by Subru Penattil

itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

las indias

photo by Roger Rossell

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Itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

 

Preparations for the performance Las Indias by Elías Cohen: