(on photo: Melissa Ellberger // picture by Anna van Kooij)
In EIM Utrecht nine talented young choreographers from the UK, Austria, Turkey and the Netherlands have had a round of private debates (from 14-18 April 2011) on the impact a globalising world is having on their work and ideas. They were supervised by the British choreographer Jonathan Burrows and Cosmin Costinas, the curator for BAK, the centre for contemporary art in Utrecht. After that, they presented their own work to the audience, from 21-23 April 2011. For three nights visitors could to go on an adventure trip to see three short pieces by participants from the different countries.
Read here the report on the dialogue sessions and presentations of EIM in Utrecht, by journalist Ingrid van Frankenhuyzen.
Dutch Participants //
Alma Söderberg (Sweden) - COSAS #2
Söderberg sings while she talks, talks while she dances, and dances while she sings, creating a musicale score centred on intense experiences.
Melissa Ellberger (Switzerland) - 9,81 m/s2
Gravity affects every movement, from day-to-day actions to breakdance. Ellberger, the face of the 2011 SPRINGDANCE campaign, uncovers its impact on the body.
Einav Eshel (Israël) - Technically you cannot be totally desperate
In an intimate performance three dancers seek out the subtle boundary between desire and desperation.
UK Participants //
Clara Garcia Fraile (Spain) - The Day When Cinema Died
A mixed bill of potential films, invisible films, scented films, time-machines and impossible choreographies for your imagination.
Chisato Minamimura (Japan) - NEW BEATS
In her work as a choreographer and dancer the Japanese Minamimura aims to explore visual sound and music from a deaf perspective.
Austrian Participants //
An Kaler (Austria) - Untitled Stills
In Untitled Stills, dancer, performer and visual artist Kaler explores the value of movement and poses for video and photography. "I am investigating the pictorial qualities of movement material in relation to an unfolding physical practise."
Gabri M. Einsiedl (Austria) - ............................ ........ (1)
In a collaboration with Eduard Gabia, Einsiedl has created a dynamic fictional journey of a dynamic fictional character in slow motion.
Ilyas Odman (Turkey) - nomorepain
nomorepain is about the power of trying not to forget the fixed images of an ever-changing memory. It is about the fight between a body and its sickness, Alzheimer’s.
Asli Bostanci (Turkey) - tales in no language
A study on creating a temporary memory on stage through the transformations of body, language, objects, and sound.
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