EVERYBODY'S SPECTACULAR

15. - 19. NÓVEMBER 2017

EVERYBODY'S CINEMA with Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Boris Charmatz, Diego Agulló and Jorge Ruiz Abánades

WHEN // WHERE // LANGUAGE // DURATION

Thursday 25. 21.00 (house opens at 20.00) // Bío Paradís // English // Total event including interval 100 mins

TICKETS

Tickets for this show can be bought via www.tix.is for 1600 ISK. This show is also included in the five show festival pass – more info at www.tix.is.

ABOUT THE WORK

Presented within the frame of the festival's EVERYBODY'S CINEMA programme, we will present three exceptional video works – Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir's Blind Spotting (the film), Diego Agulló's Dancing Plague and Boris Charmatz's Levée – as a triple bill. 

Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir – Bling Spotting

With an ensemble of eight dancers, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir's film version of Blind Spotting steps into the blind spot of the exhausted common body in order to excavate its power from its alleged weakness. In arrestingly and at the same time unsettling pictures, Blind Spotting exposes the vulnerability of our fragile bodies in our achievement-oriented society.  

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Boris Charmatz – Levée

The 24 dancers of the choreographic piece Levée des conflits, by Boris Charmatz, perform an extract of the show on top of a slag-heap in Germany. Film maker César Vayssié and choreographer Boris Charmatz filmed this never ending spiral with their on-board helicopter camera.

A labyrinthine performance, constructed on the basis of an extensive canon of derivative gestures, Levée des conflits is impossible to recreate in its totality: it is a snapshot of 25 simultaneous gestures that the eye cannot take in with a single glance. Rather than try to capture something of this perceptual experience, César Vayssié opted for an unclassifiable film, something between an abstract bird’s eye view, a documentary, and a genre film. Shot in the Ruhr region, on the “Halde Haniel” mining site — an immense plateau shaped like a spiral — Vayssié’s film propels the dance into an indeterminate zone, somewhere between science fiction and anthropology.

Stranded in this lunar landscape, the dancers appear to be carried by an entropic movement, caught in the downward spiral of emotions: the fatigue, the repetition, the bitter struggle with the gestural material are magnified as if under a glass, generating a chaos of juxtaposed physical states. Lashed by the coal dust, the camera lens makes its way through this moving mass, and, in a fragmentary way, reveals the participants in a strange ceremony that has no other purpose than the exhaustion of forms and the depletion of strength. What is there to see? What point of view to adopt? Is this a ritual recorded live, an extreme “flashmob,” a miners’ movement, or an ephemeral monument, visible only from above? Passing from confusion to a bird’s eye view, from sweat to structure, the camera affords us a glimpse of the organic and mathematical machine envisioned by Boris Charmatz: “a permanent and infinite dance on the dark mountain of Halde Haniel, for the man who had created it.”

Diego Agulló and Jorge Ruiz Abánades – Dancing Plague

The short film Dancing Plague is the new work of a long collaboration of more than thirteen years between Diego Agulló and Jorge Ruiz Abánades. Based on three images of Peter Brueghel the Elder, and taking as a handwritten texts that recount the phenomenon of multitudes known as "dancing mania” or “Dance of San Vito”, this film delves into the theme of the dance and its close affinity with the uncontrollable forces of chaos: immediate ability to interrupt work time, enabling another exceptional time of the bizarre, the jovial and festive but also of social disorder and catastrophe.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

www.borischarmatz.org

www.msgudjonsdottir.com

www.diegoagullo.com

www.zona-nn.com

CREDITS

Film screening
BLIND SPOTTING

Concept, direction, choreography, costumes: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
Music: Peter Rehberg
Light design: Andreas Harder
Set design: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir in collaboration with Andreas Harder
Performers: Louise Dahl, Catherine Jodoin, Laura Siegmund, Angela Schubot, Suet-Wan Tsang, Marie Ursin, Rodrigo Vilarinho
Advice: Anja Röttgerkamp, Thomas Schaupp
Production: Björn&Björn, Gabi Beier. 

Photo: Lasse Dahl

FILM VERSION

Director, camera: Antoine Verbiése
Editing: Julien Condemine, Antoine Verbiése
Sound design: ZooL

Co-producers: Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Wilderness Residencies project of the Nordic-Baltic contemporary dance community keðja, Slingan (Atalante Gothenburg, Dansstationen Malmö, MDT), Life Long Burning cultural programm of the European Union 2013–2018, Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm).

Residency support: Wilderness Residencies project of the Nordic-Baltic contemporary dance community keðja, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Advancing Performing Arts Project (APAP) production studio (Berlin).

Duration: 45 min

FILM SCREENING

LEVÉE

A film by Boris Charmatz and César Vayssié

With Or Avishay, Eleanor Bauer, Matthieu Barbin, Magali Caillet-Gajan, Ashley Chen, Sonia Darbois, Kerem Gelebek, Peggy Grelat-Dupont, Gaspard Guilbert, Christophe Ives, Dominique Jégou, Lénio Kaklea, Jurij Konjar, Élise Ladoué, Maud Le Pladec, Catherine Legrand, Naiara Mendioroz, Andreas Albert Müller, Mani A. Mungai, Élise Olhandéguy, Qudus Onikeku, Felix Ott, Annabelle Pulcini, and Simon Tanguy

Photography and editing César Vayssié

Assistant choreographer Anne-Karine Lescop

Sound Olivier Renouf

Unit Fabrice Le Fur

Dresser Stefani Gicquiaud

Helicopter Pilot Holger Lubbe

Helicopter machinist Thomas Lempke

Helicopter Heli NRW

Camera equipment Loca-images

Acknowledgments

Yves Godin and the team of collaborators in the performance Levée des conflits, namely the dancers Nuno Bizarro, Matthieu Burner, Olga Dukhovnaya, Olivia Grandville, Taoufiq Izeddiou,Thierry Micouin, Fabrice Ramalingom, and Nabil Yahia-Aïssa.

Heiner Goebbels, artistic director, and Marietta Piekenbrock, as well as Andreas Dietmann, André Grüss, Christiane Schmitz, and the whole Ruhrtriennale — International Festival of the Arts team.

Michael Sagenschneider and Bernd Lorscheidt — RAG Aktiengesellschaft.

Alban Teurlai, Thierry Demaizières, and Léo Monnet — Falabracks.

Matthieu Goeury, performing arts programming, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gand.

Produced by Musée de la danse — Museum of Dance / Sandra Neuveut, Martina Hochmuth, Amélie-Anne Chapelain.

Co-produced by Same Art Producers / Dimitri Chamblas and Amélie Couillaud.

Based on Levée des conflits (2010). Performance for 24 dancers. Choreography by Boris Charmatz.

©Musée de la danse — Museum of Dance / Same Art — 2014.

Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne. Director: Boris Charmatz. The association receives the support of the French Minister of Culture and Communication (Regional Office of Cultural Affairs / Brittany), the City of Rennes, and the Regional Council of Brittany and the General Council of Ille-et-Villaine.

www.museedeladanse.org

Photo © César Vayssié / Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse

FILM SCREENING

DANCING PLAGUE

CONCEPT AND DIRECTION: Jorge Ruiz Abánades and Diego Agulló.

BASED ON:

Pieter Bruegel the Elder´s paintings:

The Tower of Babel (c. 1563)

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent (c. 1559)

The Triumph of Death (c. 1562)

Michael Kleinlawel´s manuscript:

Strassburgische Chronik (Strassburg, 1625)

CHOREOGRAPHY

Diego Agulló

COMPUTER-GENERATED IMAGERY

Jorge Ruiz Abánades

DANCE

Roberto Castro, Matías Gallego, Adriana Mateos Calleja, Christian Alonso, Natalia Rodríguez, Jara Cañada Rodriguez, Daniel Cañada Rodriguez, Javi Peyote, Maku López, Manuel Terán, Jorge Ruiz Abánades, Diego Agulló, Manuel Cruz, Juan Perno, Jesús Olmo, Juan Morales, Alejandra Durán, Jaime Espinosa, Ivan Moreno, Diego Aín, Cid Hall, Irene Peña, Kikoto, Patricia Sebares, Alejandra de Cabanyes, Juanito Jones, Andrea González, Paulina Chamorro, Miguel Ángel Llan, David Anguita, José Otero, Enrique Benedicto, David Alonso, Eva Luque, Adriana F.Luq, Marta Casillas, Irene Gallego Casillas, Marina Sanz Vara, Esther Martinez de la Hoya, Cristina de la Fuente, Dario Basile, Elea Robin, Aurora Panamá, Angela Moreno, Lidia Castilla, María Eugenia Castilla, Alberto Diez, Amaia Gooman, Marta Orozco, Juanas, Lobo and Tuini (dogs)

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Maku López

COLOR MANAGEMENT AND IMAGE SUPERVISION

Manuel Terán

MATTE PAINTING AND VISUAL EFFECTS

Jorge Ruiz Abánades

Javi Peyote

EDITING

Jorge Ruiz Abánades and Diego Agulló

SOUND

Jorge Ruiz Abánades and Diego Agulló

MUSIC

En Busca Del Pasto

COSTUMES

Maku López, Matías Gallego, Marina Sanz, Teatro Pradillo, Manuel Cruz, Miguel Ángel Llan, David Anguita.

CREDITS DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATIONS

Santiago Sánchez and Manuel Terán

PRODUCTION

Produced in the frame of the production of Tanzplage Berlin by Lea Martini (Sophiensaele Berlin, März 2016)

ZNN

Monster Estudio