MDT @ Something Raw
We in MDT are honored to be invited to the very cool international festival “Something Raw” in Amsterdam. MDT will be present with two productions that we find represent us: Quarto’s “Beauty of accident” that premiered here in 2013 and Juli Reinartz’s new show “You said you’d give to me — Soon as you were free” that we premiered in September 2016. Plus we host a symposium: POSTDANCE/-PORN. This is directly linked to the conference we presented in 2015. This symposium is co-curated by Florentina Holzinger. Ofelia Jarl Ortega & Patrik Patsy Laserbov will show “Forever”, a work-in-progress of a new piece planned to premiere in MDT this fall.
In this symposium we think about the relationship between choreography and pornography, regarding shared notion of transgression, intensity, prurience and authenticity. How do we think about post dance or post porn – the word porn similar to dance being applied to an ever-expanding range of material, reflecting a wider shift of perception. Curated by Florentina Holzinger and Danjel Andersson.
3 pm Welcome by Danjel Andersson and Florentina Holzinger
3.15 pm Performance: Ofelia Jarl Ortega & Patrik Patsy Lassbo: Forever
4 pm Talk: Antonia Rohwetter & Max Wallenhorst
4.30 – 5.30 pm Panel: Vincent Riebeek, Samira Elagoz, Ofelia Jarl Ortega and Jeanette Groenendaal. Moderated by Florentina Holzinger
- About Something Raw
“The international dance and performance festival Something Raw presents raw, radical, innovative work from the new generation of choreographers and performance artists.
We present the broadest possible range of contemporary dance through a vibrant collection of styles, genres and forms. This annual festival is also a place to exchange, talk and go deep.
During this fourteenth edition, we will present eleven productions under the title ‘Unlabeled: Celebrating Collapsing Categories’. However radical the differences between these productions may seem, they all throw classical notions and the idea of separate disciplines overboard. In a time when old ideas and categories no longer correspond to reality, artists go in search of a new language. Current concepts concerning warfare, commercial imagery, gender and sexuality are subjected to rigorous questioning and challenges. The forms of theatre used push at the boundaries of other disciplines. Productions become concerts, films, personal confessions, games or installations…
Something Raw Festival is a cooperation by Frascati and Flemish Arts Centre de Brakke Grond.”
- About Florentina Holzinger
Florentina Holzinger (1986, NL) studied choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO). Following her solo graduation piece Silk, which won the prestigious Prix Jardin d’Europe 2012, she quickly made a name for herself in the European performance field. Her brutal, explosive productions are often full of moving material drawn from other disciplines – such as kickboxing, yoga or striptease. With Vincent Riebeek, she created the trilogy Kein Applaus für Scheisse, Spirit and Wellness. Holzinger is the author and performer of the online series Body and Freedom, which can be seen online from the summer of 2016. From 2015 to 2017, she is artist in residence at ICK.
- About Ofelia Jarl Ortega & Patrik Patsy Lassbo
Ofelia Jarl Ortega is a performer and choreographer. Now mainly based in Stockholm after graduating the MA in choreography from DOCH in Stockholm. Ofelia works with different notions of vulnerability and femininity; with the collective as starting point, where necessity is the method and punk, drone and dark are aesthetics.
Patrik Patsy Lassbo is a composer, musician, sound and lights designer. They have been working with sound, music and lights for performing arts since 2011 and is now studying their third year of the Sound design BFA at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Patsy enjoys working in collaboratory projects, is interested in perception and affect theory and is always investigating the ways of performing together with their technological friends such as synthesizers, computers, LED-lights, cameras, the internet etc.
- About Antonia Rohwetter
Antonia Rohwetter studied Philosophy and Culture and is currently graduating at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen. She holds a teaching position for queer-feminist theories at University Witten/Herdecke. In her theoretical and curatorial work she tries to pursue and enable caring and affective scenes of knowledge production thinking through queer feminist epistemologies.
- About Max Wallenhorst
Max Wallenhorst is currently studying at Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen. He is working on theoretical and practical writing between auto-fiction and essay-performance. Next to his work for various newspapers and magazines he is embedded in CHANGE – Fake News From a Better Future, a collaborative and interdisciplinary attempt to create a contemporary science-fiction of the 2010s.
- About Samira Elagoz
Samira Elagoz is a Finnish/Egyptian artist based in Amsterdam. She graduated at the SNDO as a Choreography BA from the Academy of Theatre and Dance / Amsterdam University of the Arts in 2016. Educated in performative arts, she incorporates aspects of this medium with that of video and film, creating her own brand of “docu-fiction”. In 2014 Samira won the Blooom Award in Cologne out of 1200 applicants, with her first short Four Kings. Her first feature film will premiere at IDFA this Fall. Samira is awarded the André Veltkamp Award on 28 October 2016.
- About Vincent Riebeek
Vincent Riebeek started dancing hip-hop and street dance in his pre-teens. While finishing his high school education he went to the pre-education dance program at the AHK Amsterdam where he graduated from the School for New Dance Development in 2013. The first work he presented internationally was made in collaboration with Florentina Holzinger during their studies and is touring international stages since 2010. After their debut ‘Kein Applaus fur Scheisse’ the duo went on to make two more performances called ‘Sprit’ (2012) and ‘Wellness’ (2013) and are currently toured and handled by Campo (Ghent). ‘Dust’ (2011), in collaboration with Michele Rizzo, ‘The show show’ in collaboration with Ligia Lewis and ‘Come Clean’ a solo performed by himself where all presented both in gallery spaces and theatres in Europe and abroad (New Zealand, Brazil).
- About Jeanette Groenendaal
Jeanette Groenendaal she studied at theatre faculty of the Amsterdam School of the Arts (DasArts), graduated in editing at the Binger FilmLab and did Hermetica studies at the University of Amsterodam. She is the author and co-author of many multimedia projects, video installations and performances. She often works with experimental methods of filmmaking, mixing documentary and activist performance. Her film Dutch Cocaine Factory premiered at IDFA festival in 2007.
- About Quarto
QUARTO is an artist duo founded in 2003 by Anna af Sillén de Mesquita and Leandro Zappala. QUARTO exists as an interdisciplinary platform. Based in Stockholm they live between Brazil and Sweden collaborating with other artists, researchers, academics and institutions devoted to research and development in the art field.
- About Juli Reinartz
Juli Reinartz works between Stockholm and Berlin. Her approach to choreography is fueld by the desire to produce formats that experiment on identity formation. Her works ‘Atlantic’ and ‘Really Good Music’ picked the topics of Afrofuturism and animism as ways to create half pop-cultural, half ritualistic experiences. In 2013, she researched on the concert format in a one year residency at Mejan.
Since 2015, she is interested in film formats and the camera perspective on the body. The question is if this perspective is in fact a new ritual and if it can be turned into one. Her new project will circulate around that question.
In the past, Juli has been working together with Angela Schubot, Jared Gradinger, Ingri Fiksdal, Trajall Harrel, Verena Billinger / Sebastian Schulz, Jeremy Wade and Tea Tupajic. Her collaboration with theater director Nora Schlocker has been invited to Theatertreffen 2015.