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TALKING ABOUT VOLCANOS - interview with Liz Kinoshita
INTERVIEW WITH LIZ KINOSHITA

Liz Kinoshita is a Canadian artist based in Brussels. Since graduating from PARTS she has worked with various Belgian companies such as ZOO/Thomas Hauert, tg STAN and also with the choreographer Eleanor Bauer/GoodMove. VOLCANO is her new creation with support from DNA partners’s MDT and VOORUIT where fresh self-composed songs and dances inspired from the “musical” genre the 30’s 40’s and 50’s wave for a universe of velocity, hectic lives and globetrotting lifestyles of today. The electric intertwining of tap dance, contemporary dance and lyrics accentuates the feeling of acceleration, the vertigo of endless travels around the globe. Behind the scene, we can imagine that the worst has already happened, we picture a world from which we all suddenly vanished. Dance and mechanisms of the “musical” are what was left for us to enter the momentum.

Personal Symphonic Moment - interview with Elina Pirinen
Rita Natálio

Elina Pirinen calls her "Personal Symphonic Moment" an ‘autopsy’ of Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony: a simultaneously exact and distorted, creative and destructive, faithful and unfaithful approach to the symphonic work.  The piece will be presented in Tanz Im August from August 13th to August 15th with HAU support through DNA network.

Cosmos the beach - interview with Linda Blomqvist
Rita Natalio

Linda Blomqvist says “Cosmos The Beach” is a license and a permission to produce on the premise of happiness, desire, care, fantasy and curiosity. It detects what’s already there to create links between things in order to build a vast network of interests.

 The piece will be presented at MDT the next 16h and 17th september, with DNA support.

Corps Archivés - Interview with Claire Buisson
Rita Natálio

“Corps Archivés" (Archived bodies) is a project in residency in Alkantara proposed by the French artist based in Lisbon Claire Buisson. The project is about the construction of the self explored through posture and a multiplicity of resources. It is a project for one performer with several resources . Archive images of German dancers from the 20’s, women from the 20’s, revisiting relational objects from Lygia Clark, black american music from the 60’s, texts, voice(s) are part of the research that will take place in Lisbon between 16th november and 15th december. The project frontally addresses the issue of constructing the self. Which are the social and body conditions in one's construction? How does the subject position itself in a process of self-determination?

RESIDENCY SHOWING - 10th december at Alkantara space

PREMIERE - 29th March 2016 at Festival Grand Bain

I’m a very understanding woman - Interview with Amanda Apetrea and Mica Sigourney
RITA NATALIO

They met each other at Impulse Tanz 3 years ago. Amanda Apetrea (Sweden) is a performer and choreographer based in Stockholm and her works are marked by a significantly feminist point of view that calls into question larger power structures of modern world through the performance of classical and cultural dance, spectacle and conceptual performance. Mica Sigourney (United States) is a conceptual artist focused on performance, social art and community building. His works manifest as either traditional stage performances or participatory events and happenings which show in theaters, nightclubs, drag bars, museums and public places such as parks, public transport, and store fronts. Amanda and Mica’s backgrounds are different but they are both interested in feminism, misogyny and patriarchy, and these issues are at stake in their collaboration, “I am a very understanding woman”, where they engage with performing femininity and womanhood. The premiere of the work is at MDT the 19th and 20th November. Take a look!

NADITA - interview with Alma Söderberg

Alma Söderberg makes choreographies that include music, sound, rhythm and singing in relation to movement and dance. She grew up in Sweden, spent a few years dancing flamenco in Spain and graduated from SNDO in 2011. Her work has won the prizes Its choreography award (Amsterdam), ACT festival prize (Bilbao) and 100 grad Berlin audience prize and has been shown in among others: Impulstanz (Wienna), Springdance EIM (Utrecht), Tanz in Bern, MDT (Stockholm) and Something Raw (Amsterdam). Next 22nd March she will present NADITA in Vooruit in the frame of "It all happens in your head".

SHAPES OF STATES - interview with Stina Nyberg
Rita Natálio

"Shapes of States" will premiere in MDT next March 30th.

After a Skype conversation with Swedish artist Stina Nyberg here's a preview of her new work.

Only mine alone - interview with Igor koruga
Rita Natalio

Igor Koruga (1985) is a Serbian freelance artist working within the field of contemporary dance and choreography. He graduated in MA studies in Anthropology at University of Belgrade and MA studies in Solo/Dance/Authorship, University of Arts and HZT in Berlin. Since 2006 he is an active member of STATION – service for contemporary (Belgrade). In the beginning of April, we had a long Skype talk with Igor, while he was stuck in traffic in a bus back home after work. “Only mine alone” premieres the next 28th of April in Bitef Theater with the support of our partner STATION. The work deals with the rela-tionship between emotions and neoliberalism, concretely the “negative” ones, the ones which put you aside from an efficient system of work and production.

Schönheitsabend at SPRING - INTERVIEW WITH VINCENT RIEBEEK
Rita Natálio

Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek form what may well be Europe’s most controversial performance- duo. For Schönheitsabend they have drawn inspiration from their illustrious predecessors, those who reinvented dance (and themselves) at the beginning of the 20th century by creating taboo-breaking ballets full of exotic fictions, shifts in the balance of power, sex and reversed male- female roles. Holzinger and Riebeek have taken Sheherazade by the famous Ballet Russes as one of their starting points for a dance duet in three acts. In addition to frenzy, ecstasy and explicit eroticism, expect an homage to the star of the ballet Vaslav Nijinsky and a well-measured dose of camp. Those who saw Wellness at SPRING 2014 know enough: let’s go!

Documenting the P.A.R.T.S. Research Cycle
P.A.R.T.S. - Johanna Cockx

‘Choreography, performance, sound, music’ is the name of the second pilot project of the P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios that started in August 2015 and will run until November 2016. With the help of the intern Johanna Cockx, the pilot project was documented through interviews with some of the participants. The interviews focused on the participant’s backgrounds and how their personal work at P.A.R.T.S. arises from it. Due to time and logistic restrictions Johanna was not able to interview all the students. For her, "it might be the goal of future documentation to elaborate this work and to shed more light on the arising collective network. For now, we keep it on a short, but not less warm and inspiring acquaintance".

20 years – 50 portraits
PARTS

In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of PARTS, the book "20 years – 50 portraits" was created. In this book the school looks back, portraying fifty former students, who each narrate their unique story about what dance means to them and the role of PARTS in their life. The portraits are preceded by an interview with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. One hundred images of the school conclude the book, together with an overview of all the students, teachers and collaborators, who have over the past twenty years contributed to the making of PARTS.

Tutuguri - AFTER A SKYPE CONVERSATION WITH FLORA DÉTRAZ
Rita Natalio

Next September 16th, we will have the opportunity to watch “Tutuguri” by French artist Flora Detraz at Festival Materiais Diversos 2016 in Minde (Portugal), a solo committed to the relationship between sound and body supported with residencies by our partners Alkantara and Pact Zollverein. Based in Lisbon, Flora did a first solo about singing inside Forum Dança’s biennial course, specifically about lyrical singers and their way of singing and acting on stage. In this new research, Flora moved her interest to voice as matter, not as “social matter” but as a tool to build and to represent meaning. In this practice, voice can be a standpoint to perceive the body, as much as the body can be a standpoint to perceive voice.

Tutuguri - AFTER A SKYPE CONVERSATION WITH FLORA DÉTRAZ
Rita Natalio

Next September 16th, we will have the opportunity to watch “Tutuguri” by French artist Flora Detraz at Festival Materiais Diversos 2016 in Minde (Portugal), a solo committed to the relationship between sound and body supported with residencies by our partners Alkantara and Pact Zollverein. Based in Lisbon, Flora did a first solo about singing inside Forum Dança’s biennial course, specifically about lyrical singers and their way of singing and acting on stage. In this new research, Flora moved her interest to voice as matter, not as “social matter” but as a tool to build and to represent meaning. In this practice, voice can be a standpoint to perceive the body, as much as the body can be a standpoint to perceive voice.

HEAR - an interview with Benjamin Vandewalle
Rita Natalio


Benjamin Vandewalle, DNA’s FOCUS ARTIST, is co-creating his new piece “HEAR” with Yoann Durant. We had a Skype talk with him, just before the premiere at Vooruit past October 14th. Take a look!

 

 

DANCE TO DANCE TO - INTERVIEW WITH LUDVIG DAAE
Rita Natálio

Ludvig Daae is a Norwegian choreographer and dancer working mostly in Stockholm and Brussels. His new piece "Dance to dance to" premieres at MDT the 23rd February. Take a look at the fresh interview!

RETURN OF THE ZOMBIE - INTERVIEW WITH DRAGANA BULUT
RITA NATALIO

Dragana Bulut works with choreography and dance. She is from Belgrade (Serbia) and currently lives in Berlin, where she graduated from MA studies Solo/Dance/Authorship, at HZT, Universität der Künste Berlin. Next 31st of March, she will present "RETURN OF THE ZOMBIE - Episode 3" at PACT ZOLLVEREIN. This project was co-produced by our partner STATION. Take a look at the interview about zombies and contemporary zombified subjectivity

SCRAPE - INTERVIEW WITH JOVANA Rakić
Rita Natálio

"Scrape" shows up as a hint, as a feeling – of skin, somatic. It becomes the articulation of the state when bodies mix, dance and other bodies. Jovana Rakić  currently lives in Serbia, working in the field of contemporary dance and performing arts. She is one of the artists closely engaged with Station- Service for Contemporary Dance. Take a look!