OK SHOWS KIDS RETURNS
The choreography master students of DOCH invite you to a week of hypnotic magic and wild sincerity. These are the spring shows. Spread out over three venues and six days, from May 22nd to 29th at MDT, DOCH and Konsthall C, including a tight, gleaming party on Thursday night. Check the program for more. This is what bread can feel like. Hot out of the oven and just the smell wakes you up.
May 22 at MDT, Studio 1
Kim Hiorthøy & Ilse Ghekiere “Burn Your Fun”
May 24 at MDT, Studio 1
Zoë Poluch & Valentina Desideri “So What”
Juli Reinartz & Liz Waterhouse “One On One”
Uri Turkenich “The Authentic Ludvig”
- Kim Hiorthoy & Ilse Ghekiere "Burn Your Fun"
Most people ask, what’s the piece about. I say, I play piano with two hands. And there is a song. And then I tell some jokes. Each thing is a model of something else. The model is not the same as the thing, but you can’t just learn the lines and not fall over the furniture.
(Choreography: Kim Hiorthoy, Ilse Ghekiere. Performed by: Ilse Ghekiere.)
- Zoë Poluch & Valentina Desideri "So What"
A soft male voice with an impeccable British accent: “Imagine you are a dolphin. Your family and friends fill your world. With nowhere to hide, no land to defend, no objects to grasp, whales focus on each other. Imagine living in a society as rich and layered in feeling as the human world is in ideas. Sense, for a moment, that you are gliding through a three dimensional space with no barriers. You are able to see through the eyes of the people around you, all at once. Imagine that you can access knowledge not only about the external world, but about the interior world as well. Think of an ultrasound: sound waves travel through skin. You send out a pulse of sound that passes through skin. Not only can you see if your neighbors are sick, or pregnant, or hungry but you can also watch the flow of blood, see the accelerated beating of the heat, observe tightness in the diaphragm, and tension in the muscles.”
(Choreography: Zoë Poluch, Valentina Desideri.)
- Juli Reinartz & Liz Waterhouse "One On One"
“One On One” inverses the process of dramatization. Instead of framing action with music and light, it speculates on music and light of an existing piece and works on the interpretation of the effects. We become agents and material of circumstances and invent sensations, develop backwards, invert calculating, embody effects and dig deep into having no cause. We imitate procedures of financial speculation a bit too literally and recapture them for choreography. Betting movement on movement, we have to manoever through the sound and light drama as well as the body of speculation that we set out.
(Choreography: Juli Reinartz, Liz Waterhouse. Performed by: Linnea Martinsson.)
- Uri Turkenich "The Authentic Ludvig"
How can you perform a body without a political image or a political intention? At any rate, you have one (or several). In a certain respect an image or a political intention is already there, it is preexistent. The moment you try to remove it you produce another one. At any rate you make one, you cannot produce without making one. And it awaits you, you cannot escape it, already confirmed and repeated if you perform it, taken for granted if you don’t. This is reassuring because you always have something to fight, there’s always a certain resistance as a result of the existence of the image. On it you can fight – and are fought. On it you produce – and are produced. It is non-production as well as production. It is an idea or a concept but also a practice, a set of practices.
(Choreography: Uri Turkenich. Performed by: Ludvig Daae.)