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b12 summer main event— // —
Tamara Gvozdenovic & kangding ray
this performance project is designed for 12 to 15 people and lasts for 12 days (sunday off). it will be presented alongside two other performance projects at dock 11, a theater in the center of berlin. tamara's performance project runs from 6 - 17 july 2022.
6 july - 9 july: 18:00 - 22:00 at eden studios
10 july: no rehearsal
11 july - 14 july: 18:00 - 21:30 at dock 11 theater
15 july: 15:00 - 17:45 at dock 11 theater
16 july: 12:30 - 13:30 at dock 11 studios / 13:30 - 15:45 at dock 11 theater / 16:00 - 18:00 dress rehearsal at dock 11 theater with all three groups
17 july: 12:00 - 13:00 feedback session at dock 11 studio or theater (tbd)
16 july: 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11 theater
17 july: 16:00 - 17:30 & 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11 theater
the application deadline is 29 april 2022.
unleash the beasts into the negative space
Behind Tamara's approach lies a constant process of self-questioning about how the body finds its place in space and the subsequent impact that it can have. she aims to embark the dancers on a physical and musical research continuously being in a state of “negotiation” and adaptability: letting go of judgement and ego through a vast spectrum of quality propositions, going from fluid to abrupt, from trance to repetition, from primitivism to "architecturism" with The use of electronic and techno music for a direct response of moving, bringing up a more animal body where the senses are multiplied and the focus is sharp. She seizes the dancer's bodily attention into a palpable experience of time and space: the past, the present and the future live together. They carry movement and transformation towards an initiatory exploration in order to build new on a neutral but solid base. After discovering kangding ray’s universe in 2015, Tamara has been collecting direct responses of his unique sound from dancers around the world. Appreciating the energy, the textures and the rhythms that his music provokes during her teaching, she has decided to invite the artist to collaborate. These two tireless explorers will open the dialogue to a new conversation between dance and experimental music, to push further the envelope of movement and sound, to build together a raw and visceral response to their common interest: sharing endlessly. This marks the start of a new journey.
born in serbia, raised in switzerland, tamara studied in london before settling in brussels, where she is now based. many personalities with whom she worked affected her way of approaching dance in the ongoing process of materializing the medium, notably rosemary butcher, simon vincenzi, franck chartier & gabriela carrizo (peeping tom). since 2016, she has been collaborating closely with the swiss based choreographer, tabea martin, as a dancer and as an assistant choreographer, with whom she has found a common ground to explore the many facets of dance-theatre. working as an independent artist and performer, she is leading her research of the ma in the field of dance through her teaching, her performing and creations around the globe, under the name of le facteur (the postman in french).
there are few musicians who manage to explore the convergence between techno and experimental music as successfully as david letellier. known as kangding ray, he has been composing, producing, performing live and djing worldwide for most than a decade. kangding ray’s unique sound is one that tests boundaries, evolving tirelessly in its exploration of texture and rhythms. letellier’s foundations in rock and experimental music give his sound a vitality and a distinctiveness that has won fans the world over, from discerning avant-garde music listeners, all the way to devoted clubbers. throughout his career and a number of critically acclaimed releases, kangding ray showed his ability to keep a genuine artistic approach, while delivering powerful club-leaning tracks and beautiful cinematic soundscapes. he never ceased to explore and push further the envelope of his sound, slowly building a raw and visceral universe, focused on the ritual of collective dancing, and the emotional response to sound.
le facteur was born from the inspiration and the desire to bring creators together around common artistic values and hybrid performance formats. based between belgium, france and switzerland, le facteur develops a structure that reflects on the relationship between different mediums, being mostly dance and experimental music. several questions then arise about the place of the body, the sensory, the language, or the matter in the themes the artists from the collective develop through their productions and their exchanges during their workshops.
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