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XIII Solo Contest

September 11, 2014 by admin · Leave a Comment 

19MASDANZA presents a selection of 6 international solo artists, chosen from the total of 113 applications received for the Solo Contest. The works have arrived from: Austria, Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Korea’s South, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Slovakia, United States of America, France, Greece, Hong Kong (china), Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Uganda and Venezuela.

ENTRE SOMBRAS (14’)
Madrid, Spain
Created and Performed by> Fabian Thomé
Original Music> Luis Miguel Cobo “Sombras 1”
Music> Zoe Keating “Optimist” / Korzeniowski “Danube” / Max Richter “Summer 2”
Costumes> German Cabrera
Lighting Design> Pepe Bau
Video> Ignacio Urrutia

“We live constantly in search of our own light, but we are confronted to go through the shadows of life. These shadows can become so instant, unable to leave them, becoming a physical and mental block. This exhaustion allows shadows to suddenly invade your body and just let us face our reflection. This struggle teaches us to live among them, turning the obstruction on a motion of light”.

ESQUISSE (15’)
Tokyo, Japan
Created and Performed by> Ruri Mitoh
Original Music> Yuta Kumachi
Costumes> Tomoko Inamura
Lighting Design> Akiyo Kushida

“This piece is a sketch of myself, and it also shows the process of sketching myself . The process continues and this piece does not have an end as long as I live. I observe my body. Then, I redundantly sketch it and erase it”.

Winner of the MASDANZA-EU Award 2014 at The Yokohama Dance Collection EX Festival. Yokohama, Japan.

GRANDMOTHER (12’)
Amsterdam-Verona, The Netherlands-Italy
Created by> Sara Wiktorowicz
Performed by> Francesca Foscarini
Music> Damien Rice “Ghost Track”
Lighting Design> Sara Wiktorowicz & Luca Serafini

“A body letting go of the past. The urgency of being present in the here and now, never knowing what will happen next, moving by the rhythm of breath, memories and light conquering darkness”.

STRASCICHI (15’)
Cerignola, Italy
Created and Performed by> Irene Russolillo
Original Music> Piero Corso
Additional Music> Portishead “The Rip”, Sean Hayes “Penniless Patron”(Covers: Guitar> Piero Corso, Vocals> Irene Russolillo)
Costumes> Irene Russolilllo
Lighting Design> Luca Telleschi

“Finding ourselves fun in our solitude. How to talk about it? Saying by saying. Explaining word by word. Talking about subjects to talk about. Playing to compose excerpts of a story, being assonant in the sense and structure of each other. ["In my thoughts I have bled for the riddles I've been fed." (The Rip - Portishead)]. The end of a love story became a lack of love. I feel the consequences of this experience that, finally, I can define. I have to be self-sufficient. A late feminism? It could be. Let’s make a virtue of necessity”.

AU CREUX DES POINGS (11’)
Grenoble, France
Created by> François Veyrunes
Assistant Choreographer> Christel Brink
Performer> Jérémy Kouyoumdjian
Original Music> François Veyrunes & Stratcho Temelkovski
Costumes> François Veyrunes
Lighting Design> Philippe Veyrunes

« Est-ce en regardant de loin, ou en le serrant au creux des poings, que je me tiens au plus près du monde ? » – Antoine Choplin

“Art is that necessary escape through which man can regain his dignity. My work always brings me back to the main issue of man’s dignity. I link this notion with the capacity of each person to metamorphose, to find solutions and not submit. My language is that of a jubilant body driven by the intuitive intelligence of the heart. That is the essential source of expression.”

P = mg (15’)
Paris, France
Created and Performed by> Jann Gallois
Original Music> Jean-Charles Zambo “Partie 1”, “Partie 2”, “Partie 3”.
Costumes> Marie-Cecile Viault
Lighting Design> Cyril Mulon
Tour Manager> Alice Caze

“P = mg is the physics formula for weight, the force of gravity pulling an object towards the Earth, just because it is in the vicinity of the Earth. This force is omnipresent, it impacts every particle of our body and it is constantly pulling us towards the ground, although we are so used to it we are not even aware of it. Besides this inevitable physical dimension, I wanted to draw attention to a psychological dimension, just as universal as the first one, a weight we are often not aware of either, that makes us veer off course or slows us down. Sometimes it comes from other people, sometimes from ourselves, our fears, our beliefs…”

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