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Date: 6. Mai 2016 21:00 - 8. Mai 2016 23:00

Ich erinnere mich am liebsten an die Zukunft
Salvador Dali

 

FRIDAY, MAY 6TH | 8:30 PM
Opening

WAR GAMES
What means today being involved in a war? We, the facilitators and participants of the performance project KRIEG, have never experienced war in our environment. We have heard about it in the stories of our gran parents, we read about it in history books in the school, we saw it in movies and videogames, we are confronted with it through the news. Even though it is happening somewhere else, war has a presence in our every day life.
During the performance project we have been looking for our personal position towards war today, we experienced a common creative process and share in this work in progress our thoughts and reflections.
With and by: Marcelina Bozek, Federico Schwindt, Alma Spina
Soundscapes: Munsha
Special guest: Philia
Training and direction: Aurora Kellermann & Chris Wohlrab

RAVING DOG | Katharina Majster 

Sculptured by your self-written drama
Disciplined by distorted heroines
Constrained by the narrow limits of your thoughts
Drilled by culture
Your body is yearning for freedom
Craving for attention
SHE deserves to be worshiped
In deep thankfulness for the amazing systems we are.
In deep love with the seductive world of yoga & rave.

MOVE LIKE YOU HAVE A PURPOSE | Ellinor Ljungkvist
A is a solo based on the concept of abstractness. Similar to abstract painting, in dance an abstract movement can only be understood by its own inner-logic. It is an element that in and of it self expresses an inner sense that is only known by the executer hen self.

OH, THE HUMANITY! 
OR: THE INFORMATION PRESENTATION FOR UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF HUMAN EXISTENCE | Jahman Davine
Part Sci-Fi dream, part vaudeville routine, Oh the Humanity! Is largely based on various attempts of interstellar communication by humans (evidence/ documentation of human existence, blasted deep into outer space in interstellar probes, for alien life forms to perhaps one day discover) and inspired by the silent-era cinema greats, who where able to, non-verbally, penetrate many complexities and contradictions of human behavior, with hilarious poignancy. feeling as if
Concieved, Directed, Designed and Performed by: Jahman Davine.
Origional music composed and produced by: Turi Agostino
Dramaturgy by: Michelle Myers.

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH | 12PM
Practices

12 / 1:30 PM AWAKENING PRACTICE | Peter Rose / Practical Works
The body-voice work led by Peter Rose serves as an “awakening”, immersion and search into one’s creative potential.The workshop offers the condition for “work on oneself,” with the necessary emphasis on breathing, presence, awareness/consciousness, stamina and strength as a means to carry on the search in the workspace. Discovery of one ́s own voice through body/movement/action is an essential element of this work, on the way to integrating one ́s true voice in the organic life of the body.

2 / 3:30 PM URBANBUTOH „TIMELINE“ | Natsuko Kono

It is believed that man evolved from the sea.Standing on the earth, the human body feels seven times heavier than in water. Humans evolved joints to support themselves, but the pain in their backs is telling them their evolution is not complete.Hanging in between the past and the future.Standing on an unbalanced walkway.Where are we travelling to? Forwards or backwards? How does the timeline of each individual relate to each other’s journey? Natsuko grew up in the city centre of Kobe, Japan, and was 19 years old when the earthquake struck. This event marked the halfway point in her current timeline on this earth.
"When I was young I experienced a major earthquake. This tragic situation impact my mind and body. How come the one fixed base in your life (the solid earth under your feet) can betray you like that? Is there nothing stable in life, not even the ground on which you walk? "

3:30 / 5 PM CONTACT IMPROVISATION_THE SKIN AS AN INTERFACE | Tchivett
In this workshop we will explore the sense, and the skin in particular as the organ of contact & communication with the outside world. We will work with exercises based on somatic practices, focusing on perception, and apply it to movement, physical contact and dance. The aim is to discover and enhance the ways we perceive the world and interact with it. In the frame of the festival possible memories, this workshop will be a space to question and explore our relationship with reality and what makes an experience, a direct experience of human interaction.

5:30 / 7PM PHRASE: MEMORY - CYCLE | William "Bilwa" Costa
phrase: memory – cycle
phrase: memory – cycle is a score which addresses memory, embodiment, timing, and variation through repetition. Six dancers will work in an intensive workshop, 1hr. 30 min., which will culminate in a 27 – 30 min. performance of the score.
The group will then split into two trios, and begin experimenting with the score and spacing. The group will perform the score, along with the sound composition, one time before the end of workshop. The entire group will perform the score to an audience later that day.

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SATURDAY, MAY 7TH | 8:30 PM
Performances

AFTER SANDOW | Zoe Goldstein
A standing figure in a single shaft of light. Is it a statue waiting to fight, or a ghost frozen in anger? A woman, flexing her muscles, body turning to stone. A bodybuilder practicing her poise melts into supplication. After Sandow is an exploration of the body in states of power and submission, in the performance of strength and in moments of weakness, and in embodied displays of masculinity and femininity.
Performance and concept: Zoe Goldstein

Vergißmeinnicht / 忘れな草 | Claudia Berg & Maco
In dem Ausdruck „Vergißmeinnicht" schwingen Sehnsucht, Angst, Liebe, Trauer und Hoffnung mit. Eine Pflanze trägt diesen Namen und hat sich auf magische Weise auf der ganzen Welt verbreitet, so auch in Japan mit ähnlicher Bedeutung. Mit tanztheatralischen Mitteln und grotesken Bildern setzen sich die Tänzerinnen mit den Themen „Nicht vergessen werden, vergessen werden, Vergessen, Vergesslichkeit…“ auseinander.

PHRASE: MEMORY - CYCLE | William "Bilwa" Costa 
phrase: memory – cycle is a score which addresses memory, embodiment, timing, and variation through repetition. Six dancers will work in an intensive workshop during the festival, which will culminate in a 30 min. performance of the score.

THIS IS NOT A SOLO | Artémise Ploegaerts
In her performance Ploegaerts looks at the dis/embodiment of experiences made by listening to songs combinations. Habits, memories and learning come together allowing her to subjectively create movement. Her dane was not set into a movement vocabulary. She selected severals songs to repetitively dance on. Her choice was based on sounds that are familiar to her. Ploegaerts questions the potential expression of her cultural identityy within the songs chosen and the movemnt performed.
Concept, choreography, performance: Artémise Ploegaerts
Sound: M, Philip Glass, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

SUNDAY, MAY 8TH | 12PM
Practices

12 / 1:30 PM AWAKENING PRACTICE | Peter Rose / Practical Works
The body-voice work led by Peter Rose serves as an “awakening”, immersion and search into one’s creative potential.The workshop offers the condition for “work on oneself,” with the necessary emphasis on breathing, presence, awareness/consciousness, stamina and strength as a means to carry on the search in the workspace. Discovery of one ́s own voice through body/movement/action is an essential element of this work, on the way to integrating one ́s true voice in the organic life of the body.

2 / 3:30 PM FROM CULTURAL MEANING TO BODILY SENSATIONS | Artémise Ploegaerts
The workshop will draw on some tasks developed during the movement research of her piece This is not a solo. Through improvisation and individual research, we will focus on physical sensations triggered by particular connoted sounds or songs. Each participant is invited to bring couple of pieces of music or sounds that are closely linked to a personal memory. Looking at what seems to repeat itself and/or to disappear after several improvisations, we will focus on the temporality and unreliability of those memories. How is cultural/personal knowledge physically embodied and disembodied? How to physically condense, externalize, and detach an experience from its meaning?
* Please bring with you 2 sounds/songs/pieces of music that are meaningful to you. You should have earphones and an mp3player / smartphone to listen to them during the workshop

3:30 / 5 PM STUMM WIE EIN FISCH | Munsha & Aurora Kellermann
At first glance fishes might look silent, but they communicate. They do it with their own language, that is made of vibes and sounds that are sometimes so deafeaning as to force them to "plug their ears". The workshop will be a flowing backwards journey in the worlds of voice and of the research of new languages. It will deconstruct piece by piece discourse structures rooted in us – we see them as the easiest way to communicate in our daily life – in order to create a new way of communicating based on a more instictual way of using our voice to interact when we cannot to rely on a codified language.

5:30 / 7PM CONTEMPORARY DANCE INTO BDSM ELEMENTS WORKSHOP | Danilo Andres
Workshop focussed in the connection between contemporary dance/movement and basic somatic BDSM elements. Using different psychological Scores, tools and body restrictions, the Workshop aims to open the chanel of the sensual layers of the body in its pure potential to resignifying "creativity" and "Humor" in a more specific quality of awareness. The work over the breath will guide the performers to recognize the tension between states of "control" and "out of control" and also to connect personal dramaturgie with the social space.

SUNDAY, MAY 8TH | 8:30 PM
Performances

GAÏA  | Dark Matter Theatre
GAÏA is a multi-disciplinary performance using physical theatre, live piano, organic materials such as clay, wood and leather, voice and Butoh Dance. Our project originates from the creative collaboration of Jayne Walling, an english-speaking actress from Canada and Juliette Mosconi, a french musician-composer and performer.
GAÏA erases barriers between the arts disciplines. Here, dance is the flowing link between music and theatre, creating a unique and visceral language. The live music (piano, voice, keyboard, percussions and violin) give a pulsating, raw aspect to the physical expression.
GAÏA is a dream-like sound filled journey to the entrails of the earth.
Each scene unfolds in a cyclic format, revealing the four seasons reminiscent of live paintings, and maintaining an intense and mysterious atmosphere.
It is an ode to the Wild Woman, to animal mythology and sorcery… a universal tale at the intersection of arts, surpassing the division between words and age.
GAÏA brings us to her den, and whispers to our ear the original common language of us all. Keeper of secrets and history of the Earth, GAÏA is she whom carries in her the echoes of forgotten memories and our universal intentions.
Concept / performance: Jayne Walling, Juliette Mosconi

AU CONTRAIRE | Ksenia Guinea
Addiction: “The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice, to something that is psychologically habit-forming.” Au Contraire is a movement research through the idea of the balance and imbalance of the body as a conceptual transposition of the difficulty of detachment in human nature. Work-in- progress performances: Festival Danse Directe, La Maison du Butoh Blanc, France; Performance Project, Tatwerk Berlin; Rézo’Fêt'Art, Dijon,France. Performances: Butoh Labor Berlin; Gape, GreenHouse, Berlin; Music and Dealers Festival, Madrid.
Idea and Performance: Ksenia Guinea (Madrid)
Music: Philippe Bonnaz (Paris)

YIELD | Tchivett
YIELD is a dance piece and performance that goes from solo to interaction. It's a research piece questioning experience and connection. With a most minimal apparatus, it happens by creating a relationship, like a choreography. A mating dance creating channels of connections, body to the ground, body to the space, and performer to the audience. Through pathway cords between us we go across borders, we reach to the world and each other. The normative specular situation is softly challenged.
conception, choreography and performance: antoine carle/tchivett

A STRANGER SOUND | Darling Brigid Fitch 
What happens to muscle memory in a rapidly changing body? A Stranger Sound sets out to map, over the course of one year, the physical, vocal, emotional, and other changes/non-changes that occur over transgender performer Darling Brigid Fitch's first year of testosterone therapy. As such, each performance is a document of a process of slow but inevitable change. This highlights not only the instability of the evolving "transitional" body, but also the complete impermanence of life: each return to the performance will yield a new result.
Music, text and concept: Darling Brigid Fitch

Tickets:
Only evening: Sliding Scale 5 - 10€
Day pass (Workshops + Performances) 7€
3-days-pass (the whole program) 18€
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Artistic direction / tech / promotion: Aurora Kellermann & Chris Wohlrab

Technical support: Munsha

Filmcrew: Han Van Acoleyen, Katharina Voss

Thanks to our helper: Lorenzo, Matt, Olaf, Richard, Rosalin, Steffi, Silvia

The POSSIBLE MEMORIES festival takes place twice a year and is curated and organized by the artistic directors Aurora Kellermann and Chris Wohlrab

 

 

All Dates


  • From 6. Mai 2016 21:00 to 8. Mai 2016 23:00

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