CONTACT GONZO DOING CONTACT GONZO WITH THE PEOPLE OF REYKJAVÍK
WHEN // WHERE // DURATION // LANGUAGE
Sunday 28th – 15:00 // The Reykjavik Art Museum, Tryggvagata, 101 RVK // 30 - 40 minutes // English and Icelandic
Tickets for this show can be bought via www.tix.is for 3000 ISK or at the reduced price of 2500 ISK for the unemployed, students, artists and pensioners. This show is also included in the five show festival pass – more info at www.tix.is.
ABOUT THE WORK
contact Gonzo return to Reykjavík, after their first visit during RDF in 2014. This time – introducing their practice to a group of people from the city.
Founded in 2006, contact Gonzo is an improvisational performance group based in Osaka, Japan. The collective has developed a specific mode of contact improvisation that borrows from sources ranging from martial arts to internet trends. Based on both physical strength and agility, and trusting relationships within the group, contact Gonzo powerfully balances elements of contemporary dance, performance art, and urban and popular cultures. Dispersing and occupying public buildings, theatres, museums and alleyways around the world, their work is typically a series of arresting encounters that teeter on an edge between violence and tenderness.
contact Gonzo has been presented in Japan, Singapore, New York, Moscow, Rio, Reykjavik, Zurich, Budapest and Ljubljana among other places.
Besides being a company, contact Gonzo is also a name of a method they have developed by Masaru Kakio and Yuya Tsukahara starting on 2006.
In recent years contact Gonzo became the focus of increasing attention in both the performing arts and contemporary art scenes that led to participation in international exhibitions and arts festivals and international dance festivals around the world.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
30 - 40 mins.