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XXII Choreography Contest

September 15, 2017 by admin · Leave a Comment 

22MASDANZA presents a selection of 9 international choreography artists, chosen from the total of 194 applications received for the choreography Contest. The works have arrived from: Germany, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, South Korea, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, United States of America, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Democratic Republic of Congo, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia and Venezuela.

LOST ROOM (15’)
Seoul, South Korea
Created by> Woosang Jeon
Performed by> Woosang Jeon & Seong Ryong Kang
Music> Roly Porter “Blind Blackening”, Raime “Passed Over Trail”, Ben Frost “Aurora”
Costumes> Woosang Jeon

“I want to talk about the process of alteration that people under the influence from a dif-ferent environment go through before they have their own subjective opinion”.

Winner of the MASDANZA-NDA Award 2017 at The New Dance For Asia Festival (NDA). Seoul, South Korea.

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LET’S DU-ET (15’)
Asti, Italy – Copenhagen, Denmark
Created by> Fabio Liberti
Performed by> Arina Trostyanetskaya & Fabio Liberti
Music> Ezio Bosso “Bitter And Sweet”
Text > Fabio Liberti
Text Performance> Csongor Szabo
Lighting Design> Jacob Bjerregaard

“Let’s Du-Et is a dance piece, which is both a love duet and a choreographic tutorial. Play-ing with ironic text, the piece provokes the audience and gets them to reflect on the role of the choreographer, as well as the art form of choreography. Although the choreographer is not on stage he is extremely present. The aim of ‘Let’s du-et’ is to captivate the audience in the love story of the duet so that eventually the choreographer gets forgotten, even though he is deciding everything about the love story to come. Can the audience still enjoy a love story and not think about all of the technicalities that will be stated so obviously through-out the piece?”

Winner of the MASDANZA- ZAWIROWANIA Award 2017 at The warsawZAWIROWANIAdance Festival. Warsaw, Poland.

PARDON (10’ 09”)
Hong Kong – Macau
Created & Performed by> Mao Wei, Wong Choi Si
Original Music> Jasper TX “Walking Up”, Alain Chiu “Song With No Title”
Lighting Design> Go Boon-an

“I believe one’s feelings and experience is what’s real. Discoveries of the self from deep within, where one feels life from its most genuine impulse. In this story, there is always a choice to be made: Escape it or face it”.

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TRAJECTORY: A TRAGEDY OF A VICTORY (15’)
Athens, Greece
Created by> Margarita Trikka
Performed by> Candy Kara, Hara Kotsali
Dramatics> Dimitra Mitropoulou
Original Music> Sancho 003 “Trajectory”
Additional Music> Sancho 003 “West earn”
Sound> Vagellis Lappas
Costumes> Artemis Flessa
Lighting Design> Nikos Vlasopoulos
Photography> Manos Arvanitakis

“Motivated by George Steiner’s essay ‘Ten (possible) reasons for the sadness of thinking’ and put into practice the technique of spinning, this piece attempts to investigate the physical adaptation of thinking and present the tragicomic of human mind. In an Era of sweeping sadness, this piece embodies the operation of thought in general and researches specifically our beliefs, the compulsion of thought, interjections, the thinking clichés, connotations, etc. Something so extraordinary and yet so weak at the same time, the mind finally asks in return if the thought imprisons or frees”.

THE STATION (14’)
Budapest, Hungary
Created & Performed by> Ferenc Fehér, Dávid Mikó (Emdé)
Original Music> Ferenc Fehér “The Station”
Costumes> Judit Simon
Lighting Design> Dávid Kovácsovics
Production Partner> Katlan Csoport
Supporters> NKA, Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma, Katlan Csoport

“Born …Fight …Get out of here if you can! Play with me if you dare!”

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BUSINESS WORLD (13’)
Caceres – Barcelona, Spain
Created by> Javier Guerrero Nieto
Performed by> Joel Mesa Gutiérrez, Paula Tato Horcajo
Music> NU “Man o To”
Music Editing> Sergi Aroya
Costumes> montón de paja y trigo
Lighting Design> montón de paja y trigo

“We use the language of the silent movies of the 20′s to get closer to our reality. We are in a world governed by big multinational companies. The towns, the cities, the countries have disappeared, they only exist geographically. The sooner we realize this, the better we can surf on the surface”.

BAN (半) (15’)
Seoul, South Korea
Created & Performed by> Shin Jung Park, Dasom Hwang
Original Music> Christopher Bissonnette “In Accordance”, David Lang “I Lie”.
Costumes> In Sook Choi
Lighting Design> Min Soo Kim

“ ‘BAN(半)’ is an imagery piece about the body being on the border between human and animal. This piece is to represent that the human being cannot be classified in either side. It is focused on exploring the physicality and co-existence of two different species. The journey has been trying to accumulate the blurred boundary.

Winner of the MASDANZA- M1 CONTACT Award 2017 at The M1 CONTACT Festival. Singapore.

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NICE TO BEAT YOU (12’)
Tel-Aviv , Israel
Creadores / Created by Gil Kerer & Korina Fraiman
Performed by> Gil Kerer, Marija Slavec
Music> Rubel “Quando Bate Aquela Saudade”
Screech sound effect: The 12 Hours Movie Specialist
Lighting Design> Yoav Barel

“The duet offers a passionate meeting between a man and woman. The relationship be-tween the two is intense and chaotic, but within it, it is also possible to find comfort. Pain, desire and elegance are intertwined and re-establish the power struggle balance”.

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BIRDY (13’)
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Created by> Hung-Chung Lai
Performed by> I-Han Cheng, Chia-Ming Lee, Lin-Yi Chien
Music> Robert Goula “Awe-Overview Effect”, Max Richter “”The Wave: Tuesday- Three World”
Costumes> Hung-Chung Lai

In this trio, the female dancer dreams of a life of a bird and the male dancer symbolizes a supporter, a cage, a heart of mirror and a dream. She is thirsty to be free flying through the open blue sky. She is willing to sacrifice everything and to do whatever it takes in order to achieve this dream. However, in reality, people often feel trapped in their own little bubbles because of a different morality, different beliefs, different ideals, and different respon-sibility. We say to ourselves that we can’t always follow our heart and do whatever we want to do in order to chase the dream. We are tamed. We are trapped in the cage we build for ourselves. In this work, the female dancer wears a special head piece called “Ling Zi”. Its long pheasant tail feathers often worn on warriors’ helmets in traditional Chinese opera in order to present the warriors’ power and skill. In this trio, “Ling Zi” presents an image of a bird, an extension of inner emotions, a desire to escape from reality, as well as the passion to chase the dream. “Ling Zi’’ swings around as the dancer moves through space to express the real struggles and battle on the inside. In real life, if we never take actions to achieve our dream, then dream will always be just a dream, like that weightless “Ling Zi”. If the dream is something worth fighting for, then we must go after the dream, take action, and do whatever it takes to make the dream come true. Like an old Chinese proverb, “Though death befalls all men alike, it may be heavier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather. Peo-ple live and people die, but the spirit they left forever shines.”

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