You can read a report of this edition of Europe in Motion, written by Ingrid van Frankenhuyzen here: verslag EIM Utrecht april 2012.pdf.
For a whole week, a select group of young European choreographers will be exchanging views about their fascinations and work methods. Where do they find inspiration? Go on an adventure for three nights watching short extracts from their work. Europe in Motion presents tomorrow’s makers! A shared initiative by Springdance and the iDANS (Istanbul), nottdance (Nottingham) and imagetanz (Vienna) festivals. Huis aan de Werf, April 23, 24 and 25, buy tickets here.
Programme April 23: Satu Tuomisto, Inge van Bruystegem & Veronika Zott, Bahar Temiz
Programme April 24: Radek Hewelt, Rita Marcalo, Marta Ziółek, Cansu Ergin
Programme April 25: Lea Martini, Canan Yücel, Rachel Lopez de la Nieta, Thibault Maillard
Participants Netherlands //
Thibault Maillard was born in 1989 in Switzerland. He lived in Courroux, Jura, Switzerland. He used to be a football (soccer) player. He began to play flute and theater during his childhood. He got a diploma in Theater in 2008. He started dancing by chance during a theater project. He then danced among others with Joëlle Prince, Martine Cardinal, Catherine Dreyfuss, Eugénie Rebetez and Odile Duboc. He’s currently studying in the SNDO, School for New Dance Development, in Amsterdam (bachelor in choreography), developing his skills as a performer and his identity as an independant artist. In the SNDO, he met among others Ibrahim Quairishi, Susan Rethorst, Jeremy Wade, Meg Stuart, Deborah Hay, André Lepecki and Benoît Lachambre.
In the piece 'Paramount movement' Rodrigo Sorbarzo and Lea Martini are probing dance as an irrational reaction to events which go beyond our capacity of imagination.
Man does permanently intervene in the environment and provokes infinite reactions. Artificial flooding, carpet bombs, boreholes in the ocean and nuclear explosions-being exposed to these mediated operations the body happen to be a resonating space of unforseeable exorbitance. What do our bodies in paramount movement tell about something they can not grasp?
Bio: Lea Martini is a fan of idols, myths and other haunting creatures within the collective memory. She works as both performer and choreographer and is based in Berlin. She studied contemporary dance in Berlin, at the ArtEZ Arnhem and at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Some years ago she fell in love with the working mode of the collective and is part of the groups White Horse and Deter/Müller/Martini with whom a series of different performances were created, f.e. the piece Trip' on mass fanatism or the baroque zombie dance, undead&delicious. Regularly she works with youngsters and creates pieces with and for them, The latest experiences in that field were with the House Club of the Hebbel Theatre in Berlin. Lately she is involved in the production WE ARE FANS with Diego Agullo and Paramount movement with Rodrigo Sorbarzo.
Marta Ziółek (performance: SHOT - shown on April 24)
Three performers are involved in the mutual relation between the one seeing and one being seen. From which position do we see and how does this position mediate our vision and bodily behavior? This choreography by using cinematographic means - becomes a practice of insight, hallucination, projection, seeing more.
Bio: Marta Ziółek studied in the Collegium of the Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities (MISH) at Warsaw University before moving to Amsterdam. Currently she is as a student of the choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. She has been working as a performer for Deborah Hay, Ann Liv Young, Benoît Lachambre. She participated in projects and workshops with Robert Steijn, Meg Stuart, Maria La Ribot, Xavier Le Roy among others. She received a Danceweb Scholarship in 2011.
Participants Austria //
The economical crisis in communistic Poland in 1980's forced me to build my own "e-guitar" out of the tennis raquet, fishing strings and a tape-recorder. I wanted to have a punk band and couldn't buy a real guitar. After less then 30 years in the times of economical predicaments and finacial cuttings for culture the situation seems to call for bringing back almost forgoten skills and to do it again. This time to make a performance!
Bio: Radek Hewelt was born in Gdansk/Poland. After receiving the diplomas as a social worker and a pedagogue he studied choreography and dance at PARTS in Brussels. Since then he has worked as dancer/performer, choreographer and dance teacher in France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Austria. Since 2003 he lives in Vienna.
He worked with choreographers and companies like: Teatr Dada von Bzdulow, Lynda Gaudreau, Elio Gervasi, Cristian Duarte, Sebastian Prantl, Andrea Bold, Ewa Bankowska, Pathosbuero, Toxic Dreams, Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, Anat Steinberg, Magdalena Chowaniec, Oleg Soulimenko, Alexander Gottfarb, Christine Gaigg a.o. He participated in movie productions like Forest by Thierry de Mey and lou salome by Katarzyna Kozyra. His choreographic works like Zoom In (2001), Close-up (2008), Tonights Tune (2009) and 12 songs (in collaboration with philosopher Katherina Zakravsky, 2011) were presented in many venues and festivals in Europe including Impulstanz and Imagetanz in Vienna, Festival d'Autumne in Paris and dancas na cidade in Lisbon.
Veronika Zott and Inge Van bruystegem are friends. questioning their ways of communication they returned to the old school style of going to the post office, bringing back the ‘time inbetween’. this collection of words and drawings became a witness of times, and problems of the times on paper. Now they are brought back, taken on a trip together with letters of others that made it into books to see what will come out of the confrontation. Deserters will not be allowed.
Veronika Zott attended school in Vienna and Auckland NZ. Studies at LCDS, England. Build her base in Vienna with wolv-studio, from where she and Tomate stream. As a dancer Veronika works for various artists such as Ivo Dimchev, Christine Gaigg, Felix Kubin. Zott presents her own works in collaboration with Inge Van Bruystegem, Tomate and others: Kohle (2001) TQW, wolv goes international (2002) Kosmos, drinkdrunkmehr (2003) TQW. VAP- visualartproyektil.org: homemade (2005) imagetanz at dietheater and MAK. wolv-radio.net (2007) Internet. The days go slow (2009) Linz (2009), WUK. Currently working on Peacocks and Detox.
Inge Van Bruystegem studied dance at the London Contemporary Dance School (1996-99), followed by various workshops in Antwerp, Vienna, Luxemburg, London and elsewhere. She worked as a photographic model for several years, being amongst others the muze of Bettina Rheims in Rose, c'est Paris edited by Taschen, but in the meantime participated in several projects: performances including wolv goes international (2002) with Veronika Zott in Vienna, drindrunkmehr (2003) for the Tanzqwartier Wien, Pasavoir (L’Aeronef/Victoria, 2001), Aarschot-Mechelen (Gand Cru, 2004) and a guest performance in Project 1 (Poni, 2004). She has also appeared in films by or with Hans Brysssinck, Bjorn Tagemoser, Hans Van Nuffel and Olivier Dahan, among others. She joined needcompany in 2006, performing in the deer house, chuncking and lobster shop until present.
Participants U.K. //
Unpicking the ‘Reliability of a clear idea or directly perceivable theme, narrative or situation’ Rachel will subject herself, a performer and an Audience to the changing nature of an event, predetermined or undetermined, and observe the actions and reactions of all participants, to highlight the choices we make in seeing.
As a dancer Rachel has worked with many choreographers including Charles Linehan, Rosemary Lee, Russell Maliphant, Lloyd Newson, Arc and is a founder member of Fabulous Beast dance theatre. Her collective Dog Kennel Hill Project (with Henrietta Hale and Ben Ash) is an Associate Artist with Dance4. Recent Credits include Death Scene 341 Soup and Tart at The Barbican and Figure Stuck Stuck, commissioned by Whitechapel Gallery, responding to Claire Barclay's Shadow Spans a Bloomberg commission. Their work has shown in the UK, Italy, France, Slovenia and Germany and their current programme Working The Devil has been showcased by the British Council at the Edinburgh Festival 2011.
Other Collaborations include Peter Gill Birtwistle Double-bill, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's Medea, Max Vadukl for Yoji Yamamoto Coming Soon, commercial collaborations with NE-O. Rachel has been recently commissioned by Dance Umbrella to work with EDge and is currently creating a new work for Scottish Dance Theatre entitled Pavlova's Dogs.
When Night Falls is a work which questions a lot of the conditions within which it is presented in Europe in Motion:
Instead it is a one-on-one imersive performance, taking place in a dark space, where the spectator is instrumental in creating (and naming) the choreography, and in attributing it a monetary value.
Rita Marcalo is a conceptual choreographer working in dance and live art. Born in Portugal she initially trained in dance in Lisbon, Austria and the UK. After working as a performer in Europe and the USA, in 2002 Marcalo settled in the UK where she set up Instant Dissidence creating conceptually-driven performance work. Marcalo has written for a variety of publications in the UK and abroad and she regularly gives talks about her work. She has been the recipient of several awards (Digital Futures in Dance Bursary, Creative Futures, Interact, Awards for All, Lisa Ullman) and a CETL Fellowship by York St John University. Internationally she has received an Erasmus Award (Portugal), an ELIA Award (Holland), and an Intercult Award (Sweden). She is currently working in association with Theatre in the Mill, Intercult, Dance4, Yorkshire Dance, Dance Digital South East Dance, Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth University, Point Blank and the Live Art Development Agency.
Satu Tuomisto (performance: Vimmaa (Frenzy) - shown on April 23)
Tonight we will see a work-in-progress extract of a piece that will eventually have four dancers and will premiere in Oulu City Theatre in Finland on 20 Sept 2012. Vimmaa is a rather sweaty mix of motion, emotion, rhythm and character that reflects on what we see, feel, read, say and are in life for each other. The duets develop from plain to dramatic and from fierce to delicate. Vimmaa mixes movement, explores emotions and piles up meanings.
Bio: Originally from Helsinki, Satu Tuomisto studied and worked for a decade in London as a contemporary dance choreographer. Recently she returned to Finland and was nominated as the Artistic Director of JoJo - Oulu Dance Centre in Northern Finland. Her latest work was a commission for the Finnish National Ballet. Satu Tuomisto is known for collaborating with different forms of music, motion, expression and arts in order to provide the audience with emotional and kinetic experiences.
Percolation / süzülme : The movement of water continiues usually through surface of soillayers downward and radially to the groundwater. In this hidden place, you find your fears, your escape, your vulnerability, your passion and your transformation.
Bio: I was born in Izmir, Turkey. I have studied in Ege University in Biology/Microbiology in the Faculty of science. During my study I had Interest for contemporary dance, I have partcipated in workshops and festivals, in Turkey and abroad. I was leading the Dance Theater Student group and creating pieces for it. After a while I started to create more personal pieces and decided to study dance abroad (contemporary dance state conservatory Prague, Berlin Danceworks and Forum Danca Lisbon) and focus on creation. I have performed with my own pieces in International Festivals of Dance, such as Jarmila Jerabkova New Europe Dance Fest., Metu International Dance Fest., Istanbul Dance Platform 2010, Szolo Duo International Dance Festival, Dance Camera Istanbul. Now I am co-founder of Homeless Kingdom Creative Platform
MY MOTTO Could you endure guiding dichotomies of the social? AND, how?
“Herro or Merro”, “either you rise clouds of dust or swallow the dust”, “second one is the first loser”… My Motto is a search for the way out of tabloid ‘either … or …’ deadlock guide ways of mottos frequenting in our daily lives. Is it possible to find an in-between of all OR none pills we are made to swallow? Is there a “… and …” way of living? My Motto pursues the answer from very much inside of the vocabulary of dance and craves movement to be a solution following “head AND tail”. One might move very well or might NOT… However, solely by moving she could claim for “right to be mediocre” and could even exercise it.
Bio: She was born in Istanbul on 31.10.1985. In 1991 she began her dance education in Beyaz Kugu Ballet Course. In 2003 she graduated from Huseyin Avni Sozen Anatolian High School and in 2007 from Marmara University Faculty of Law. In 2007, she was accepted to Mimar Sinan University and Yildiz Technical University Dance Departmants. Between 2010 and 2011, during her studies in Folkwang Universität Der Künste modern dance department, she had the opportunity to work with many dancers from Pina Bausch Theatre. During her dance education, she had been in Brussels and Budapest with the P.A.R.T.S. Summer School and Jardin d’Europe grants which she received from Bimeras Organisation. Canan Yucel, who worked all along her dance life with many Turkish and foreign choreographers, graduated as top ranked student of Department of Music and Performing Arts in Yildiz Technical University in 2011.
The movement material for Bahar Temiz’s performance 1+ emerged from the work for a group work. In the form of a solo and dealing with her own (dancer’s) body, she now dedicates herself to the resonances of the absent performers and the question of how the space as well as the movement material of the other can be made visible in their absence and simultaneity.
Bio: Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1983, Bahar Temiz studied philosophy in The Université Paris IV-la Sorbonne. She started dancing at the age of 13 in Istanbul, taking modern dance classes before moving to ballet training. In Paris she practised various body and dance techniques followed by studies in the fields of dance and choreography in Artez Hogeschool voor de kunsten in Arnhem, Netherlands. Upon receiving her degree she went to Montpellier for the professional dancer training programme called Ex.e.r.ce of Centre National de Montpellier in France. She worked with Mark Tompkins, Erik Kaiel, Dylan Newcomb and Willi Dorner as a dancer in site-specific projects and made her own pieces. In 2011, she received a scholarship by KulturKontakt Austria and Tanzquartier Wien where she presented 1+. She is currently choreographing her own work, following a master’s programme in dance in the Université Vincennes Saint-Denis (Paris VIII), working with Philippe Riera as his assistant in Tanzquartier Wien and with Superamas for the season 2012-2013.
Maria Hassabi is a New York-based director/choreographer/performer. Over the past decade, she has created eight evening-long works and eight short-form pieces. Her works have been presented across the US and at numerous European festivals. Throughout her career, she has had ongoing collaborations with artists from various disciplines, performing and creating works for film, art galleries and museums. Maria Hassabi is a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2009 Grants to Artists Award and a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.
Robert Steijn started as a dance dramaturge and dance critic. In 2002 he started to make dance performances himself and founded together with Frans Poelstra a dance company called united sorry, which is based in Amsterdam and Vienna. They make work for theatre and galleries and they develop rituals in which the public can participate. He performs also with choreographers as Anne Teresa de Keersemaeker, Latifa Labiissi, Georg Blaschke. He writes and directs theatre plays, at Theater der Jungen Welt in Leipzig and Theater im Bahnhof in Graz. Together with Frans Poelstra, he directed the performance Propaganda for the dance company The Symptoms in Budapest.