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Alicia Soto - Hojarasca and post theater [new york / berlin / tokyo]
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Super Gravity Zero Gravity

a multi-media performance in different dimensions


Premiere: May 13th, 2009 at
the 5th Int. Festival des Artes Castilia y Leon, Salamanca, Spain

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Credits:
Artistic direction and dramaturgy: Alicia Soto, Hiroko Tanahashi, Max Schumacher
Choreography: Alicia Soto
Performance: Maya Lipsker, Alicia Soto, Alberto Velasco, Mikel Aristegui
Media art: Hiroko Tanahashi
Composer and sound art: Sibin Vassilev
Text: Alberto Velasco
Light design and technical director: Fabian Bleisch
Stage installation: Max Schumacher
Stage engineer: Joerg Schildbach
Public relations: Artfab, Carmen Castano, Cia. Alicia Soto - Hojaraca
Production Management: Artfab, Augustin Bastard, Cia. Alicia Soto - HojarascaCo-production with Siglo Foundation
Co-production partner: Junta de Castilla-leoLn
Support: Inaem, Ministerio de Cultura, Ayuntamiento de Serrada, Dock 11, Berlin, Artfab Berlin
Collaborators: Casa de las Artes de Laguna de Duero, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, , Sophienkultur, Berlin

 



Vertiginously close? Can proximity cause vertigo?
It can. When the North Pole comes so close as to touch the South Pole, the earth disappears and man finds himself in a void that makes his head spin and beckons him to fall.

(Milan Kunderafs gThe Unbearable Lightness of Beingh)


Alicia Soto | Horjarasca from Spain and post theater [new york / berlin / tokyo] joined forces for this interdisciplinary dance performance. Choreographer Alicia Soto, media-artists Hiroko Tanahashi and Max Schumacher collaborated on this explorations of gravity. What can this physical force mean beyond physics? Gravity provides us with orientation, but also limits us by pulling us down to the ground. When we are in zero-gravity, the idea of top and bottom vanishes. Freedom, anxiety and disconnection to reality meet when we leave the world that we take for granted.

In Super Gravity Zero Gravity both performers and the audience lose their orientation and their sense of reality: live performers interact with projected performers and live movement meets video art in the gGravity Boxh. This installation combines live video art and pre-produced video images by arranging performance spaces and video screens in unusual relationship to each other. This allows the dancers to perform in zero gravity and new dimensions for the choreography.

Conventional concepts such as gheavinessh andglightnessh or gtoph and gbottomh are challenged in this performance. What are the chances and what are the dangers of a world without orientation? Artistic direction and dramaturgy: Alicia Soto, Hiroko Tanahashi, Max Schumacher

Work-in-Progress Preview: May 19th, 2009 at Tacheles, Berlin
With a public discussion on how media arts can challenge choreography.
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