relations - the piece
dune somewhere, blue egg timer, suitcase in suspension, radios side-by-side,
two hands with match, warm air, amplified candle, coffee filter on hill, island,
plate full of yellow, concrete walls, standing silver tray, gray box catching light,
falling chick-peas, ventilator doing its thing,
wooden stool lying down, aluminium pathway leading somewhere else, candle-holder with candle, resonating threads, shining fold on yoga mattress, lemons on their own,
torches here and there, palm tree leaf in fallen bottle, funnel eating torch, pocket transistor,
landscape in a box, floating mattress, noise in yellow boot,
pillow heartbeats, white bag hiding more, faraway castle,
standing stool sustaining woman, radio navigating on pillow, travelling connections,
enlightened slide box, jar with leguminous plants, body waving against white bag,
person walking upside-down plate, candleholder rubbing the wall,
hand scratching broom, undulating silver strip, woman perforating mountain, vertical orange rectangle, bouncing boots, spread sand grains, balancing sound (Paula Caspà£o)
artistic assistance: Alice Chauchat , artistic collaboration: Arantxa Martínez, Lola Rubio, performance: Lola Rubio, Petra Sabisch
light & technical direction: Bruno Pocheron, sound: Eduard Mont de Palol , catalogue Paula Caspà£o, rehearsal assistance Belgium: Tom Engels , production & management: Gabi Beier/ tanzbaustelle, presse & pr Yven Augustin/ AugustinPR, graphic design poster Ekaterina Grizik.
production & cooperation a production by Veranda/ Petra Sabisch, in cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin, Kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk, Weld Stockholm, K3 Zentrum für Choreographie/ Tanzplan Hamburg, PAF, sommer.bar by Kerstin Schroth, Sophiensaele and Uferstudios GmbH.
Tanzfabrik Berlin is funded by the reigning Mayor of Berlin ' Senatskanzlei ' Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.
Paula Caspà£o (Portugal/ Frankreich)
Writer, researcher and dramaturge based in Paris, working at the crossroads of choreographic performance and other fields, and between theory and practice. She explores the modalities of knowledge contained in fiction, as well as the multiple fictional aspects of knowledge. She is also interested in the politics and economies of perception, of movement and discourse. In the frame of her literary and videographic work ' imagining relations between writing, action, and many other things ', she has been collecting materials across heterogeneous areas and non-areas: conversations heard on the streets, weather forecasting, road movies, gastronomy, politics, qualitative geography, old time radio novels, (hi)stories of animals, objects, plants, botanic taxonomies, movement notations and ghosts. She collaborated with choreographers Joà£o Fiadeiro (P), Petra Sabisch (D), Alix Eynaudi (F/B), Anne Juren (F/A), Agata Maszkiewicz (PL/A), Valentina desideri (I/F). Her writings have been published in revues and anthologies internationally (Austria, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the USA). She holds a PhD in philosophy/epistemology (University Paris-10), in the specific domains of philo-sophy of art and science, performance theories, choreographic arts and philosophy of language. She is now finalising two books: Images et usages de la sensation [Images and uses of sensation], and Le chorégraphique au-delà de la danse [The choreographic beyond dance] (forthcoming).
Alice Chauchat (Frankreich/ Deutschland)
choreographer and performer, has been touring internationally for 10 years. After studying in Lyon's C.N.S.M. and at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), she was part of the collective B.D.C. from 1999 to 2001. Further collaborations include a.o. J'aime with Anne Juren, Crystalll with Alix Eynaudi or The Breast Piece (praticable) with Frédéric Gies. She also performs in other people’s projects (e.g. Xavier Le Roy, Jennifer Lacey, Mà¥rten Spà¥ngberg), and took part in the development of PAF and everybodystoolbox.net.
From 2010-2012 she was co-director of Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, a center for artistic research in the Paris area.
Tom Engels (Belgien/ Deutschland)
was born in Belgium, 1989. He holds a Master’s degree in Art Science from the Department of Theatre, Performance and Media Studies of GhentÂ University. He writes, edits, researches and performs.Â During his studies he enacted different roles in choreography related production, going from assistance to dramaturgy. He worked and works with artists like Antonia Baehr, Eszter Salamon, Rodrigo Sobarzo, Sidney Leoni and Stina Nyberg. Lately he co-created Saga, together with Tessa Theisen and Marcus Doverud, as well as Process with Stefanie Knobel, Arnita Jaunsubrena, Kim Willems and Christopher-Felix Hahn.Â At the moment he’s working as an editor of Oral Site, an online publication platforms - initiated by Myriam Van Imschoot and Sarma - thatÂ deals with orality.Â Together with AntoniaÂ Baehr he is working on the publication More than one tie, coming out earlyÂ 2013. For the moment he is enrolled in the Choreography and PerformanceÂ program at the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen.Â
Arantxa Martínez (Spanien/ Deutschland)
studied ballet and contemporary dance in Madrid. In 1999, she follows the dance educational program at the National Choreographic Center of Montpellier, in France.
Since then, she collaborates with artists such as Sebastian Blasius: Woyzeck, 2012; Antonia Baehr: For Faces, 2011, Juan Domínguez: Blue, 2009; Isabelle Schad & Simone Aughterlony: Sweet Dreams, 2009; Eszter Salamon: Without you I’m nothing, 2008 y Reproduction, 2004; Tino Sehgal: Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things 2008; Kiss, 2006; Velma Requiem, 2007; Velma Superstar, 2005 and Rondo, 2002 and Kiss, 2006; Massimo Furlan: Palo Alto, 2006; Martine Pisani: Bande à Part, 2004; Alexandre Roccoli: A short term effect, 2006; Philippe Saire: Cartographies, 2007; Mathilde Monnier: Déroutes, 2002; Pour Antigone, 2001; Germana Civera: Objet Perdu, 2000.
She participates in several video worksÂ of visual artists: Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz: Contagious, 2010; Some times you fight for the world, sometimes you fight for yourself, 2004; Lior Shamriz: Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded, Friendship Faded, 2007; Emmanuelle Antilles: Rollow, 2004; Angel's Camp, 2002; Delphin Ste. Marie: Marquisas, 2002; Blanca Casas: Mudas, 2001.
She develops her own work: Emisiones Cacatúa, Special Issue 2012, The Present, 2010-2012 ' in colaboration with Lola Rubio-; al oeste del Pecos, 2007; Jota, a folk-striptease in 4, 2007; Trofeo, 2003; de l’impatience de celui qui regarde dormir, 1999 ' in colaboration with Remi Héritier.
Eduard Mont de Palol (Spanien/ Deutschland)
He studied Human Sciences and Anthropology.
Since 2002 he has been collaborating with several choreographers and musicians (Martine Pisani, Petra Sabisch, Arantxa Martínez, Isabelle Schad, Christian Garcia, Mil Pesetas, Sebastian Blasius...), translating and publishing Boris Vian, Christophe Fiat and William S. Burroughs into Catalan, and doing his own work as a performer.
Bruno Pocheron (Frankreich/ Deutschland)
(born 1968) studied visual arts in France, lives in Berlin.
He works internationally mostly as light designer, but also as technical director, set designer and sound designer.
He initiated, with Isabelle Schad and Ben Anderson, the collaborative framework Good Work, concerned with the representation and perception of the body onstage and in society.
He's currently involved in stage projects with Isabelle Schad (Berlin), Judith Depaule (Paris), Anne Juren (Wien), Jana Unmüssig (Berlin), An Kaler (Berlin/Wien) and Annie Dorsen (New York) and works on light installation projects.
He's co-organizing Wiesen55, a collective working space in Berlin-Wedding, and Gangplank, an open network focusing on inter-media communication,Â relations between technology and art, and cross-overs between the fields at play in contemporary performance-making.
He develops open-source based interfaces allowing fluid communication between lights, sound and video and researches the dramaturgical impact of these elements.
Lola Rubio (Spanien/ Deutschland)
Born in 1976 in Madrid, Lola Rubio completed the first part of her education in Madrid and continued her studies in contemporary dance at the CCN de Montpellier within the Ex.e.r.ce program in 2000. From 2001 to 2004, she has worked with the Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin on the new pieces Moebius Strip and Under Construction. Since 2004, she has worked with Berlin-based choreographer Eszter Salamon on the Reproduction pieces in 2004 and NVSBL in 2005.
In 2006, she danced in Short time Effect by Alex Roccoli and collaborated with the visual artist Blanca Casas on the project, Les Extras as part of the Magenta Ephémères festival in Paris. In 2007, she partici-pated in the creation of David Wampach’s Quatorze. She has performed in several pieces after their first run, like Martine Pisani’s Slow Down, Rondo and Velma Super Star by Velma (electronic music group), and Hordycie by Séverine Rième, with whom she has continued her work on the piece Je ne suis personne, created in 2008.
In 2009, she moved to Berlin and began working with choreographers Alice Chauchat, on the piece Collective Sensations, and Isabel Schad on Sweet Dreams (2009 - in collaboration with Simone Aughter-lony) and Musik (2010). She reunited with Martine Pisani on One Shared Objet PROFIT AND LOST.
In 2010, she began research on a project with Arantxa Martínez called, The Present, which still continues today. Le bénéfice du doute (new work, 2012) is the first piece she has worked on with Christian Rizzo.
Lola Rubio is interested in somatic education as a means, medium, and catalyzer of her artistic activity. She primarily practices the Feldenkrais Method and Body Mind Centering. After having studied the Feldenkrais method in Paris (Accord Mobile, 2004-2007), she has become a practitioner and now also teaches it.
Petra Sabisch (Deutschland / Frankreich)
Petra Sabisch works as a choreographer and philosopher.
In 2012, Sabisch has been visiting professor in the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, directing the MA Choreography and Performance. In September 2012, she initiated the first international Practice Symposium of choreographic practices in Konstnärsnämnden Stockholm that she co-curates together with Stina Nyberg, Zoë Poluch, and Uri Turkenich. In autumn 2012, she receives the Icelandic Dance Award for Practice by the festival A Series of Events in Reykjavik.
Her artistic works, mostly developed in Paris and Berlin, encompass e.g. method, unplugged #17 (Madrid, Festival In-Presentable 2012) and conversation piece (Berlin, 2008), the lecture-performance Contaminated (Atelier Frankfurt 2005), the site-specific audio-choreography Cartographics (Lissabon 2003) and the artistic research project laboratoire du désoeuvrement (2002, Paris). Next to various artistic collaborations (e.g. Antonia Baehr, Alice Chauchat, Mette Ingvartsen, Eduard Mont de Palol, Mà¥rten Spà¥ngberg), she is involved since 2005 in the open platform Everybodys and in the Performing Arts Forum in France.
After finishing her Ph.D in London, Sabisch receives in 2011 the award of dance studies nrw for her dissertation Choreographing Relations: Practical Philosophy & Contemporary Choreography in the works of Antonia Baehr, Gilles Deleuze, Juan Dominguez, Félix Guattari, Xavier Le Roy and Eszter Salamon (München: epodium, 2011).
Sabisch has published internationally and lectures in key art institutions in Europe.
Gabi Beier/tanzbaustelle (Deutschland)
Dramaturge and production manager. She has worked since 1996 for a wide range of artistic projects and theatres, both for contemporary and classical choreographers. With her office tanzbaustelle (founded in 2002) she has collaborated with German and international artists, such as Britta Pudelko, Jeremy Wade, Milla Koistinen. She also was the initiator and organizer for many youth dance projects in Germany and abroad. In 2006 she co-founded ada Studio. Since 2008, ada studio runs under her directorship only. www.tanzbaustelle.de