by Roger Rossell

New pictures from the piece “Trembling Walls”

Here some new pictures from the piece Trembling Walls, the last producction of the company Kim and directed by Elias Cohen.

I would like to thank to all the people and friends who came to see us and the great support of the entire team of Mica Moca.

Thanks for all the comments, critics and nice words!

Performers: Richard Schnell, Rosabel Huguet, Roxana Valdez, Stephanie Scheubeck and Vicent Gisbert

Assistance and Sound Design: Se-Rok Park

Light Design: Roger Rossell

Photos by Roger Rossell

 

Alleine mit dir

“¿Quién, si yo gritara, me escucharía entre las órdenes
angélicas? Y aun si de repente algún ángel
me apretara contra su corazón, me suprimiría
su existencia más fuerte. Pues la belleza no es nada
sino el principio de lo terrible, lo que somos apenas capaces
de soportar, lo que sólo admiramos porque serenamente
desdeña destrozarnos. Todo ángel es terrible.”

 

“Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the Angelic

Orders? And even if one were to suddenly

take me to its heart, I would vanish into its

stronger existence. For beauty is nothing but

the beginning of terror, that we are still able to bear,

and we revere it so, because it calmly disdains

to destroy us. Every Angel is terror.”

 

Duino Elegies, Reiner Maria Rilke

 

Where are the angels? Can beauty transform into something terrible? From the Rilke poem and the above questions, I have initiated a process of creation that connects to the concept of “Eruption and crisis management.”
To explore the processes that bringues us to a states of crisis, we use the shamanistic percussion “changoo.” This Korean instrument serves as a call in very different forms: the nature we can see, the spirituals.

The deep and energetic beat accompanies the dancer in his feat of invoking souls that can walk with her during the trip. Is it possible to dance with the angels? The trip to the beauty and the harmonic may face the terrible, devastating.

I would love to invite you to me new performance “Alleine mit dir”. This time I have the pleasure to work with the Korean drummer Bo-Sung Kim.

The performance will take place on the 17th of September at 20:00h

(doors open at 19:30h)

Place:

Altes Finanzamt

Schönstedtstraße 7 – EG Neukölln 12043 Berlin

U7 Rathaus Neukölln (Exit Schönstedtstraße)

Price: Donation from 4 to 10€

Idea and Dance:

Rosabel Huguet

Music and Percussion:

Bo Sung Kim

Lights and Photography:

Roger Rossell

Tanks to: Catarina Miranda, Altes Finanzamt and Global Music Box.

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“Me duelen los ojos de mirar sin verte”

I’m happy to invite you to my next performance at Mica Moca. It will take place on the Saturday 20th (at 13:00h) and the Sunday 21th (at 13:30h).

This time I have the pleasure to perform with the musician and performer Nilo Gallego (www.tutuguri.es).

The performance is part of a big event organized by AADK (www.aadk.org) and Mica Moca (www.micamoca.de). The all event is called “Cracks Punkt Tanz” and from 13h to 17h you can see a lot of performances, exhibitions and concerts.

Here all the information about our piece, more information about the event on the coming days…

 

Me duelen los ojos de mirar sin verte

(Meine Augen schmerzen zu schauen, ohne Sie zu sehen)

Performers:

Nilo Gallego

Rosabel Huguet

Lights design and Chicken Photo:

Roger Rossell

Brief description:

Our first reference to work with was the version of the song “Ay pena, penita pena”, performed by the famous spanish singer Lola Flores.

We will use live sound and movement to create a dialog that derives on a experience of “Eruption and crisis management”.

“Yo no quiero flores, dinero, ni palmas,

quiero que me dejen llorar tus pesares

y estar a tu vera, cariño del alma,

bebiéndome el llanto de tus soleares.

Me duelen los ojos de mirar sin verte,

reniego de mí,

que tienen la culpa de tu mala suerte

mis rosas de abril.”

 

“I don’t want flowers, money, or palms
I want to mourn your sorrows
and be at your side, my dear soul,
drinking the crying of your “soleares”.
My eyes hurt to look without seeing you,
disown me, my April roses are the guilty of your bad luck.”

Song “Ay pena, penita, pena”

 

Address:

 

Mica Moca

Lindower Strasse 22 S/U Wedding

 

Pictures by Roger Rossell

 

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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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company Kosmos in Movement

Collaboration on “Life Guarantee”, Site Specific Performance

“Life Guarantee”, Site Specific Performance:

Kosmos in Movemnt (KiM) with Berlin Post School for Physical Theatre-Dance in collaboration with Mica Moca Project Berlin presents a unique Site Specific Performance based on exposing and reflecting about things and believes that we, humans, use to take for granted. Audience along with performers will explore the interiors and corners of an old safe factory. With a poetical and physical approach, we´ll travel through the place and also to the inner space of thoughts, sensations, memories and believes of the performers.

Concept/Idea: Elias Cohen

Performers:

Jung Sun Kim, Se-Rok Park, Minako Seki, Richard Schnell, Rosabel Huguet, Davide de Lillis, Riccardo Guratti, Sebastian Collado, Katharina Schwaerzer, Marielle kleyn Winkel, Iphigenie Vogatzki, Andrea Krohn, Carmen Romero, Cecile Guillaume, Valeria Germain, Jordi Soler, Elias Cohen

Saturday 11th of June at 20.00pm

Entry 5 Euros

Place: Mica Moca

Lindower Strasse 22

S/U Wedding

Mica Moca project

 


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.

 

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

 

Nächten

Next performance of “In Nächten und Händen”

We are performing again with our piece In Nächten und Händen.

This time it will take place at Kultursalon Roderich, on the 25th of May, at 21:00h.
We keep exploring in the possibilities of the images and the work we have. Trying to give an injection of life to our characters.
We would love to see you there!
Kultursalon Roderich
Glogauer Str.19
10999 Berlin Kreuzberg
Tel: 030 – 61 62 81 58
Price: 5 euros
Link of the place:

Roderich

Widersprüchliche Abende im Rauchhaus

I’m presenting a small “work in progress” during the Contradictory Evenings. It will be a short fragment of the catalan poem Coral Romput wrote by Vicent Andrés Estellés.

The poem is recorded by Ovidi Montllor (voice) and Toti Soler (guitar accompaniment).

I’m exploring how our memories are distorted after idealize images, situations or people that have meant something in our lives.
The sensuality of memory: Dominique.

The Contradictory Evenings are nights of Cabaret that talk about a particular topic. This time: sensuality.
We call these evenings so “contradictory ” because although the issue is common, each participant shows a different view of it, different interpretations, different opinions which sometimes contradict each other.
There will be performances, concerts, installations, videos, poetry, theater improvisation, and even karaoke!

The Evening will take place on the 15th of April at 20:00h.

Free entrance!

Place: Keller of the Rauhaus.
Die SpukKommune
Rauchhaus e.V.; Mariannenplatz 1-a, Kreuzberg, Berlin.
U-Bahn 1 oder U-Bahn 8 (Kottbusser Tor)
Bus 140 (Mariannenplatz).

Link:
www.diespukkommune.blogspot.com

 

 

360º Theaterensemble

Premiere of Suburbis

What hides in the slums of a City that attracts the interest of outsiders? Look through the cracks to the underground reality and unknown history of the forgotten people; the slum dwellers and street walkers that lurk in the dark alleys.
The composer Frederic Mompou dares to describe the life of the forgotten. He enters the slums of Barcelona of the 1920’s and connects to this other world, with all its harsh reality, characters and beauty to accompany him on his poetic journey.
The Theatre Ensemble 360 created with different theatrical languages, a reflection of the freedom of the artist who interprets the world with its palette of colors and grades and the attempts, framed in an impressionistic environment to grasp the essence of the moment

 

18th of April, 2011
20pm

FORUM THEATER KREUZBERG

Eisenbahnstraße 21

10997 Berlin

Tel: 612 88 880

Mail: info@tfk-berlin.de

TFK-Berlin

Other information:
360ºtheaterensemble
360teatre@gmx.de

 

 

Muskauer in the Festival 100º Berlín 2011

The next performance of our piece In Nächten und Händen, will take place inside the Festival 100º Berlin, Hebbel am Ufer/ Hau3.

For this ocassion the musician Joao Bento collaborates with us. He will build the soundscape, breathing with us in a live concert at the disposal of the movement.

The appointment is the 25th of February at 21h.
Tempelhofer Ufer, 10
10963 Berlin

The link of the place is:

http://www.hebbel-am-ufer.de

 

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