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This year's Sommerszene is taking place from the 3rd until the 13th of July.
Irena Čurik's 'replacements for Years of refusal' will have showings on
Dear APAP Network I wanted to share an exciting new with you.
I got accepted as a candidate for a Phd in Humanities at Concordia University in Montreal under the supervision of Professor Erin Manning. The title of the research proposal is "Choreography as a Plurality of Movement Sensations Activated through Techniques of Perception".
Furthermore I got a Shcolarship to pursue the studies by the Sense Lab through their project "Immediations" directed by Manning and philosopher Brian Massumi. This project aims to develop institutional partnerships between academic institutions and non academic partners to create a collaborative framework for the theoretical and practical exploration of methods for "research creation".
This means that from January 2014 I will be travelling from Montreal and Europe spending most of time in the latter during the summer. This also means that the choreographic projects to be developed in APAP network will change their format according to the new interests to be developed during the PhD studies at Concordia University and the involvement with "Immediations" project.
So far we continue collaborating between Het Veem theatre (Amsterdam) and Tanzfabrik (Berlin) in a new research project "White" during this year, to be continued in summer 2014.
Well, I wanted to share what is a very positive new for me.
"Dewey Dell from mid-January to late March had the opportunity to work intensively and continuously in the spaces of Tanzfabrik. Here the Italian company began its new research toward an idea of dance that clashes continually with a narrative of gestures and expressions and takes enrichment by the use of words, cries, onomatopoeia, in view of the forthcoming work which will be in collaboration with two Japanese artists: the theater director Kuro Tanino, who will enter into the verbal and recitative texture, and the drawing artist Yuichi Yokoyama, who will design the costumes of the characters.
In March Dewey Dell also led a workshop for two weeks with a group of female dancers, with whom has worked around the idea of a fall, of a body falling down, of different perception of speed and at the same time of slowness during the fall, and at the end presented Grave (22nd and 23rd)".
On Saturday, 16 March, at 7 pm, the Museum of Modern Art and the Institute of Music and Dance will present Marysia Stokłosa’s solo performance “Intercontinental” (Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion, 1st floor, ul. Emilii Plater 51). The project is realised in association with the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Stage for Dance programme. Admission free.
(c) Katarzyna Szugajew
‘_replacements for Years of Refusal’ by Irena Čurik at Szene Salzburg
From April 26th to May 5th 2013, Croatian artist Irena Čurik will attend a residency program at Szene Salzburg. She is coming with her cast and crew to hold last rehearsals and finish the framing of the ‘_replacements’ which were last performed in April 2012, in outdoor space of Theatre &TD in Zagreb. Objectives are to renew the piece and to transfer it to inner space, investigating on dramaturgical and esthetical impacts of adaptation that will offer different politics of perspective on the performance, raising the questions on the subject of framing.
‘_replacements’ will be performed in front of the Salzburg audience on May 4th.
The performance is being constructed from the mosaic of personal fragments made of memories, abandoned bodies, ex-lives, wasted concepts and broken illusions. Illusions that have lost their powers to protect us. So we must find some new ones; traveling through reflections of the present moment, moment of a live performance. There’s something ceremonial in it. In a way it’s very similar to the ceremony of protecting yourself from the evil fairies; they say that even if the good fairies do exist, they certainly aren’t in the woods. You must always protect yourself before entering a forest. Weird things have happened.
Here's what happened.
He went up there and he said
to everybody how he actually
felt among them.
(Can you hear me?)
No, he didn’t do that.
He was just thinking that.
He was thinking a lot of things to do with her,
but he never had the guts to do that.
Taking another walk around the neighbourhood
where he lived, letting the time numbers
grow bigger and bigger, letting the time
slip more away once he
finally entered the apartment.
A time – it’s the moment, the minutes,
the seconds, the months, the century,
the years, the decades. But some people
think that time never stops.