The Physical Shelter – Workshop with Lisi Estaras & Nicolas Vladyslav

In the context of DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE – the international symposium on the critical reflection of body, sound and space in the city, Lisi Estaras & Nicolas Vladyslav (Les Ballets C de la Be) will give a workshop in Studio 44.

THE PHYSICAL SHELTER

Movement is the base, the primordial instinct like a shelter is. We can express in our own unique way what we live and feel. We can translate our thoughts into movements, and make a simple dance became extreme. We can interact with others, become intimate, hide. All of this within the frame of our body, this is our only shelter.

The class will start with a general warm up and then we will work with short compositions and improvisations. On the second day we will recapitulate in a short showing what we had worked on.

DATES

26. SEP 2014 | 14:00 – 17:00 and 27. SEP 2014 | 15:00 – 18:00 at Studio 44 // DorkyPark

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open. Please send an email to office@dorkypark.org
Workshop fee: 80,00€

ABOUT LISI AND NICOLAS

Lisi Estaras

Lisi studied dance in Cordoba (Argentina) and later on in Jerusalem in the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance. Later on she danced with the Ensemble Batsheva in Tel Aviv.Since 1997 Lisi works with les ballet C de la B. She danced in Iets op Bach, Wolf, vsprs, pitié!, C(H)ŒURS by Alain Platel, and Tempus Fugit by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.Through the years Lisi developed her own work; she created and performed in Bartime (Campo, Ghent), Cocina Erotica and No Wonder with Constanza Macras (Schaubuhnne, Berlin).At les ballets C de la B she directed Patchagonia, Bolero, The Gaza Monologues, primero and her latest piece, Dans Dans;  in coproduction with het Kip (Ghent).

Nicolas Vladyslav

After being formed at the circus school of Amiens, Nicolas Vladyslav discovers dance, first in New-Caledonia with Sylvie Coqueugniot and Thierry Bain. After a ballet training at the Arts College of Boulogne, he studies contemporary dance at the Arts College of Lyon. During his training, he dances a role in a production of Jean-Claude Galotta. He starts his professional career as a dancer in Ondes de Choc (2000) of Denis Plassard. After a while he moves to Belgium to participate in the creation Utopie (2001) of Michèle-Anne de Mey. He establishes himself in Brussels and  meets Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui . He dances in Foi (2003) and Tempus Fugit (2004) en co-creates with him Corpus Bach, a duo accompanied by cellist Roel Dieltiens, which premieres in Bruges in 2005. He assists Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for ballet productions at  the Monte-Carlo Ballet (In Memoriam, 2004 and Mea Culpa, 2006), at the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Loin, 2005) and the Ballets Cullberg in Stockholm (End, 2006).In 2005, he creates with Constanza Macras and Lisi Estaras, the trio No Wonder.  In 2006, he and Ali Thabet form the duo Transportés, which presents a creation in Nouméa (New-Caledonia). He returns to les ballets C de la B to dance in Patchagonia (2007) and primero-erscht (2010), creations by Lisi Estaras.Nicolas Vladyslav is teaching in the company of Michèle Anne De Mey and he is asked regularly to give workshops.

 

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Dancing About Architecture Symposium

We are preparing the symposium Dancing About Architecture – International Symposium On the Critical Reflection of Body, Sound and Space in the City at the moment. It will consist of talks, a workshop and shows and takes place from 24. – 28. SEP 2014 at Schaubühne // Studio 44 Dorkypark & ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory.

Dancing About Architecture – International Symposium On the Critical Reflection of Body, Sound and Space in the City

curated by Constanza Macras and Lukas Feireiss

Funded by Schering Stiftung and in cooperation with ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory.

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Forces of the city clash with forces of bodies, that consciously and unconsciously articulate and exaggerate the manifold sensitivities within an ever-changing urban society. Against this backdrop, the international symposium Dancing About Architecture curated by Constanza Macras and Lukas Feireiss, brings together diverse positions in the interdisciplinary discussion of dramaturgy, dance, music, architecture and urban space.

The complete program and details can be found: here

 

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ON FIRE showing at GALLERY MOMO, Johannesburg

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Workshop TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA 2014 with Constanza Macras

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Workshop with Constanza Macras during Tanzwerkstatt Europe from 30. July – 3. August 2014 in Munich.

In the work with her company Dorky Park, Constanza Macras combines text, live music, dance and video. Her choreographic lab will deal with questions relating to “casualties” and “daily life”. How can the elements of our daily life discomfort us? What can place trivial situations in daily life into a completely different or larger context – always with the potential to irritate our everyday behavior? On the basis of improvisation and experiments with various theatrical methods, the participants will develop their own material.

Additional information as well as the registration form can be found on the website of jointadventures.net

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MEGALOPOLIS at Schaubühne

MEGALOPOLIS, for which Constanza Macras was awarded with the FAUST as “Best Choreography”, will be shown at Schaubühne, Berlin on 20. – 22. June 14.

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Infos about Megalopolis // Tickets via Schaubühne

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Rent STUDIO 44 for your project

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The STUDIO 44, Constanza Macras | DorkyPark’s company space is available for rent. Our studio is suitable for all kind of different events.

Rehearsals // Fine and performing arts // Photo shoots // Film and TV productions // Band rehearsals // Workshops // Exhibitions // Parties //

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Check out the info-page of STUDIO 44, where you will find additional information and available dates to rent the studio.

We offer a discount for bookings in May.

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ON FIRE: HUMAN REMAIN(S) by and with Athena Mazarakis, Anouk Froidevaux & Emil Bordas

25. // 26.4.2014 // 20h00 – HUMAN REMAIN(S)

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Athena Mazarakis, Anouk Froidevaux & Emil Bordas

Tickets: 10,00 // reduced 8,00
Seats are limited, so reserve your ticket quickly at tickets@dorkypark.org

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Human Remain(s) is the intersection of three responses to the violence of ‘othering’. The performer-creators Emil Bordas, Anouk Froidevaux and Athena Mazarakis draw on their own contexts and their personal relationship to tradition to enter a conversation around the ways in which tradition regulates bodies and bodily practices and shapes individual experience. A series of installation-based vignettes creates a remote space in which this conversation is made possible.

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ON FIRE: SIFELA I AYIKHO by and with Zanele Muholi, Maureen Velile Majola & Jelena Kuljic

5.4.2014 // 19h30 – SIFELA I AYIKHO

by and with
Zanele Muholi, Maureen Velile Majola & Jelena Kuljic

Tickets: 14,00 // reduced 9,00 Seats are limited, so reserve your ticket quickly at tickets@dorkypark.org

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The performance SIFELA I AYIKHO - which is a Zulu expression translated loosely to WE ARE BEING KILLED FOR NOTHING - is exploring parts of South African social landscapes in which the lives of black lesbian and trans women in South Africa, including our own, is always exposed to danger.

The project is an effort to reclaim citizenship and is also a call for an end to queercide, a term coined by Zanele Muholi for the systematic atrocities and hate crimes against lesbians, gay men and trans people in South Africa.

The project is motivated by the ongoing epidemic of brutal murders of black lesbians in the post-Apartheid South Africa.

We are in a crisis.
One lesbian death is a loss to the entire nation.
Children have been orphaned by hate crimes.
Lovers lost their beloved.
Family members mourn their relatives and children.
The workplace and classroom is robbed of its professions.

South Africa’s democratic laws instituted by the Constitution of 1996 are meant to protect the LGBTI community from all forms of discrimination, but our communities have been invaded by an epidemic of violent hate crimes, including callous murders and ‘curative rapes.’

Therefore we need to take action as concerned members of larger the society.Innocent individuals have been dismembered due to sexuality and gender expression.

The performance takes form of a stage protest, poetry, song and musical instruments are used to emphasize the ongoing incidents.

The performance will expand on an existing body of work that documents hate crimes against black lesbians that Zanele Muholi developed since 2004 and consists of three parts:
PART 1 – Blank Portraits
PART 2 – Crime scene memorial (motion picture)
PART 3 – Previous Film titled ‘Isililo’ – projection

Zanele Muholi is a visual activist born in Umlazi, Durban and currently lives in Johannesburg. Studied Photography at Market Photo Workshop, Newtown, Johannesburg and later, MFA: Documentary Media at Ryerson University, Toronto. Muholi is the founder of a collective call Inkanyiso with a Queer Art Activism media outlet. She has contributed her photography to many queer and art publications and academic journals.

Maureen Velile Majola is an activist, poet and writer from Alexandra township, Johannesburg in South Africa. She is a young feminist and currently associated with Coalition of African Lesbian (CAL) as the Documenting Officer. She is a crew member of Inkanyiso.org founded by Zanele Muholi.

Jelena Kuljic was born in Serbia and moved to Germany in 2003 to study singing at the Jazz Institute Berlin. Along with her own band, Yelena K & The Love Trio (Double Moon Records 2010), she has been a featured guest in many music and theatre projects through-out Europe. Jelena has worked extensively as a singer and actress with the director David Marton. Some of the their productions have included such important theatres as Vienna’s Burg Theater, The Royal Theater of Copenhagen, Volksbuehne Berlin, MC93 Paris/ Schaubühne. Since 2013 Jelena is working with Constanza Macras/Dorkypark. In March 2014 Jelena’s band KUU! is releasing their first album Sex gegen Essen.

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ON FIRE: WENA MAMELA by Mamela Nyamza // MANDIOCA by Lucky Kele & Ronni Maciel // IT ALL DEPENDS – movie program at ARSENAL

This weekend we continue our artistic exchange program ON FIRE with two showings in the STUDIO 44 on 28. & 29. March 2014

Additionally we feature the film program “It all depends” curated by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Tobias Hering in the ARSENAL – Institute for Film and Video Art on Sunday, 30. March 2014.

28. / 29. MARCH 2014 @ STUDIO 44

19h30 – MANDIOCA by and with LUCKY KELE & RONNI MACIEL

Between the inhabited body of the ritual and the rituals of the technical performance, a duo work at the moving edges of trans/cendant states and immanent formal virtuosism. Lucky Kele and Ronni Maciel will interrogate what moves them and how to move together.

Lucky Kele specializes in traditional and contemporary African dances. He grew up in Katlehong (ZA), a township in the East Rand known for its criminality and poverty. He translates the memory of a rough childhood in his tormented dance. As a choreographer he conceived many works that have been presented in various festivals in Africa, the US and Europe.

Ronni Maciel was born in Carmo, Brazil. He studied ballet in Rio de Janeiro and danced for the Balé Teatro Guaira, the state ballet of Curitiba, Brazil. In 2006 he joined the company of Constanza Macras/DorkyPark and moved to Berlin. In 2013 he choreographed the German premiere of Chico Buarque’s “Ópera do Malandro” at the Neuköllner Oper Berlin. In the same year he co-choreographed and performed in the film Anahí’s Room by director Ivalo Frank. Ronni’s latest solo piece, “Diversion”, premiered at Platforma in Berlin, 2013.

21h00 – WENA MAMELA by and with MAMELA NYAMZA

If you don’t wash the dishes, no ballet for you today.
But I took my swimming costume and ran …
Me and her, you and them, us both.
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Mamela Nyamza was born in Gugulethu, Cape Town. She trained in contemporary dance and Ballet in South Africa and at the ALVIN Ailey American Dance Centre. She’s been developing her own artistic practice through choreographies that deal with important political and societal issues of today’s South Africa. Mamela has presented her work in various dance festivals in both Africa and internationally. She won the STANDARD Bank Young Artist Award in Dance 2011.

30. MARCH 2014 // 12H00 – 18H00 @ ARSENAL – Institute for Film and Video Art

Re-encounters with African cinema in joint film viewing sessions are a central component of the translocal research project Visionary Archive. On 30.3 four South African artists will be our guests. They are currently resident artists of the Constanza Macras/Dorky Park’s performance project “on Fire” in Berlin. The films MUEDA, MEMORIA E MASSACRE (Mozambique 1979) and COME BACK, AFRICA (SA/USA 1958) will open up associative approaches to discuss body politics, working on history and the role of performance art in “stating the plurality of singularity” (A. Mbembe) in southern Africa, with Lucky Kele, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Zanele Muholi and Mamela Nyamza. (Link)

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RESERVE YOUR TICKET

Combined tickets for the showings in STUDIO 44: 16,00€ // reduced 11,00€
Tickets for the movie program in ARSENAL via Arsenal cinema (Link)

Please note that tickets for the showings in STUDIO 44 are limited so book yours now at tickets@dorkypark.org

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ON FIRE: LELEME by Lerato Shadi & SHADES OF A QUEEN by Mmakgosi Kgabi

After a great opening weekend we would like to invite you to the next two showings of our artistic exchange program ON FIRE. Please take notice that the program was changed for the upcoming weekend. Instead of GATES OF HELL by Fana Tshabalala we will present LELEME by Lerato Shadi.

7. / 8. MARCH 2014 @ STUDIO 44

19h30 – LELEME by LERATO SHADI

In “Leleme”, the expression “mother tongue” is taken literally, as a departure point to explore how colonial language can be experienced physically. A negotiation of space is at stake, in the dynamics of hiding and revealing, enclosing, restricting, protecting. The prevailing themes in Lerato Shadi’s current body of work are a performative investigation into the politics of transformation, or transition, from absence to presence, subject to object, inclusion, exclusion and vice versa. Knitting, installation, video and sound are some of the media she uses to record this topical inquiries.

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21h00 – SHADES OF A QUEEN by MMAKGOSI KGABI

“Shades of a queen” is an experimental work investigating the constructs of identity. It evolves around rituals as important signifiers, and a fascination with intercultural exchanges that is certainly rooted in globalization. The creative process is based in personal experiences in public spaces i.e. conversations in taxi ranks, subway stations, airports, markets. “Omang? Who are you?…Who am I? I am a dusty feet traveller…An immigrant, a refugee, a traveller, a transient being, moving, shifting, crossing, riding, giving, taking, displaced and removed, a spawned street kid.” “I was spawned as the shoot of a veined directive relieved itself. Spawned as regret settled before rushing rivers of blood quietened. Spawned before whispers of my coming were ever muttered. Tuunikohaa!”

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© Thomas Aurin

RESERVE YOUR TICKET

Tickets (both Shows): 16,00€ / reduced 11,00€

Please note that tickets for the showings are limited so book yours now at tickets@dorkypark.org

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