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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023
b12 summer main event—
location: eden***** studios & dock11
dancer with Lali ayguadé company
this performance project is designed for around 15 people and lasts for 12 days (wednesday off). it will be presented alongside two other performance projects at dock 11, a theater in the center of berlin. akira's performance project runs from 5 - 16 july 2023.
5 july - 11 july: 13:00 - 16:30 at eden studios
12 july: no rehearsal
13 july: 13:45 - 17:15 at dock 11 theater
14 july: 12:30 - 15:30 at dock 11 theater
15 july: 10:30 - 11:30 at dock 11 theater / 11:30 - 12:30 at dock 11 studio / 16:00 - 18:00 dress rehearsal at dock 11 theater with all three groups
16 july: 11:00 -12:00 feedback session at dock 11 studio or theater (tbd)
15 july: 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11 theater
16 july: 16:00 - 17:30 & 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11 theater
the application deadline is 28 april 2023.
performance project/ what should we do?
the performance project will be divided into different sections. there will be a part in which we will research and create based on some of the physicalities that i have been researching since i started dancing. this physical section will evolve into finding a context and editing the material, so that it speaks inside of the frame of characters and situations, always finding an intention and context. in that sense, we will go from the pure body to the characters. another section will be about messing up. i always find messing up important; to allow ourselves to find without any fear of doing it well or not. from some improvisation tasks, we will find little bits of gold that will create the bones of the work. my work always starts with intuition rather than a very well-established idea. i trust the intuition as a source, to let the body and soul speak with honesty, and as the process moves on, we will understand what it is that is being created in constant dialogue between the group, the individual's dynamics and personal tools, and me.
Akira (Pamplona, Spain), began Breaking informally with his friends. At the age of 23, he began a transition towards contemporary dance and performing arts, starting with the company QuieroTeatro. he received the Main Artistic Grant from Navarre and studied at SEAD. He has worked as a performer with the companies such as Hungry Sharks, Physical Momentum, Roberto Oliván Performing Arts, Lali Ayguadé Company, Ceren Orán, etc. He also performed with Julyen Hamilton's Company, Allen's Line, in TRIO. Akira worked with Yoann Bourgeois for Virgil Abloh's last fashion show for Louis Vuitton, and for the new advertisement of J.O.T.T. He has also done shootings for Polaroid. he created his own solos, Home, and Burial of the Bark, and co-created the duets, Gizaki with Lali Ayguadé (a duet nominated for the awards Premis de la Critica and Premis Butaca. From this duet a short movie was created, which was then nominated for the River Awards), and Hito with Chey Jurado (audience award in MasDanza, and 3 prizes in Paso a 2). Akira has choreographed for Cobosmika, les rencontres, etc, and worked as choreographic assistant for Lali Ayguadé in the creation Sublimation for the Korean National Company of Contemporary Dance, and Shelter for Verve Company. He currently combines touring his own work, with other companies and workshops all around the World with DeltebreDansa, B12, Kalamata International Dance Festival, Flip Helsinki, Portugal Summer Intensive, among others.
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