The intertwining of diverse musical approaches and tools, histories of sounds and unbridled musical imagination and craftsmanship is the expansive guiding principle of the Širom trio. More than a dozen instruments can be found in the repertoire of Iztok Koren, Samo Kutin and Ana Kravanja and at least as many given musical forms that can be perceived as an inspiration behind the character of this ensemble. However, in their practice as well as experiencing they remain anchored in their creative process to an extent that allows them to avoid merely reflecting existing patterns. What this generates in an original, stylistically homogeneous form of expression that oscillates between a wide array of folk sounds and contemporary acoustic rock-style meditations.The end result is grounded yet still mystical minimalism. Širom’s music is contemplative, but can get harder when necessary, it is closer to being band- than chamber-like, to being street as opposed to urban in nature.
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Ana Kravanja & Samo Kutin
have for many years now been a mainstay of the creative music scene in Slovenia, a scene brimming with new creative expressions in the fields of imaginary folk, alternative rock, experimental music and free improvisation. More recently the pair have perhaps been particularly known as two thirds of the celebrated (including internationally) band Širom, known for its dream-like music that eludes genre labels. This time Ana and Samo are employing their creativity in a tandem that foregrounds the hurdy gurdy, the plucked string instruments tampura brač and çifteli with acoustic resonators (Samo), and the viola, violin as well as voice (Ana). Delivering a skilled execution and wonderful interplay, the pair interweaves and untangles enticing strands of music, full of hypnotic rumbling, playful jingling, and imaginative sonic and structural solutions. Tracks filled with billowing and reverberations are unveiled before us as complex and multilayered, yet their limber quality enchants and enraptures us instantaneously. Ana and Samo are constructing their soundscapes with musical rigour and exceptional congruence. They place each note exactly where it belongs in what resembles the structure of ancient fairy tales where each element has a role and a meaning and which fit Ana’s and Samo’s music like a glove.
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… otherwise known as a member of the imaginative folk trio Širom and the post-rock quartet ŠKM Banda, is now back with his own solo project. He is inspired by contemplations on the possibilities of overcoming one’s own selfishness, stubbornness of emotions like anger, guilt and envy, Yi Jing and the endless dance between hope and the repetition of history. Iztok weaves his music like a spiderweb on a classical and modified banjo, with the occasional help of field recordings.
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leitet gemeinsam mit Jorge Bascunan das 6-tägigen Improvisationstraining “The beginning of Collapse”, bei dem Kollabieren des Körpers auf den Grund gegangen wird. Methoden, Arten des Falles, Aufstehens und das Verhältnis zum Boden als intime und fragile, aber auch kraftvolle Beziehung werden erarbeitet.
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Tänzerin, Performerin und Choreographin.Butoh, Contemporary, Clowning. Antagon Theater AKTion, Theater Umriss, RegenTrude.
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Marja, born 1985 in Munich, was born into the genre shaping world music and jazz band Embryo, which she is nowadays also head of. Since her very beginnings she is surrounded by music from all sorts of sources and backgrounds. With Embryo as well as other bands and projects she has been travelling the world discovering ever more styles and fabrics and layers of sound, playing and performing with numerous artists from all over the planet.
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leitet gemeinsam mit Maximilian Friedel das 6-tägigen Improvisationstraining “The beginning of Collapse”, bei dem Kollabieren des Körpers auf den Grund gegangen wird. Methoden, Arten des Falles, Aufstehens und das Verhältnis zum Boden als intime und fragile, aber auch kraftvolle Beziehung werden erarbeitet.
Jorge Bascuñan is a Brazilian Freelance Artist, Teacher, and Choreographer, currently based in Berlin. Since October 2016 he is involved in MaCoDE – master program in contemporary dance education (HfMDK, Germany). As educational Background, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, and he is certificated in Cinematography and Actor’s Direction both at his hometown, São Paulo. Jorge is co-director of the ‘Baillistas Collective’ of Photography and Multi-art, and within his independent work he questions constructed meanings of social masks, situating the body in coexistence with the space. Merging photography, drawing, sounds and text with dance-theater, he has a strong focus on improvisation and theater games, contextualizing diversity of human beings and body communication with dramatic irony.
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Sinum Theatre Laboratory Association
Sinum Theatre ist ein 2019 gegründetes Performancekollektiv in Pécs, Ungarn. SINUM widmet sich der Aufgabe darstellende Künste auf lokaler und europäischer Ebene zu verbreiten, die wie das Zusammenspiel von Theaterarbeit, kreative Sprach- und Klangkunst, Tanz, Bewegung und anderen nonverbalen Aufführungstechniken den Einklang von Kunst mit seiner natürlichen Umgebung reflektieren, überdenken und schaffen. Dabei sind Aktivitäten im öffentlichen Raum, in der Natur und an ungewöhnlichen Orten so zentral.
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TTB Teatro tascabile di Bergamo
TTB was founded in 1973 by Renzo Vescovi following the path of Jerzy Grotowsky’s Teatr-Laboratorium and Eugenio Barba’s Odin teatret .
The theatre is in Bergamo Alta, where its activity of theatre-laboratory takes place, developing its research about outdoor theatre, eastern theatre-dance, pedagogy and actor’s dramaturgy.
These days he is sharing a seminar with the actors of Antagon on the technique of using stilts and working on stage presence in outdoor performances.
with Martha and Caterina
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LJUD is an international collective of performers, directors, visual artists and activists based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Our main goal is to explore the possibilities of artistic expression in public space and new theatrical forms based on interaction rather than presentation. Since our establishment in 2006 we have presented our work on more than 100 renowned international art festivals in more than 30 countries around the world while also independently developing new approaches to educational, social and environmental projects.
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Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.
Die beiden Künstler zeichnen sich für viele Teile unseres Artworks verantwortlich. Motive aus ihrere Arbeit “100 Views from a drowning world” tauchen immer wieder in unserer digitalen wie auch analogen Präsenz auf. In dieser Arbeit dokumentieren sie die Abenteuer, Nöte und Triumphe einer Burlesque-Performance-Theater Gruppe, die einerseits mit den Schwierigkeiten und Beschwernissen des eigenen Künstlerdaseins kämpft, gleichzeitig mit einer Welt die immer mehr im Meer versinkt.Tragigkomödie und Endzeit Drama, eine Hymne auf die absurde Schönheit der Welt und eineVision mit prophetischer Weitsicht. Detailverliebt und mit großem Gespür für fantastische Arrangements verweben die beiden Realität und Fiktion.
Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick are a collaborative artist team who have been working together since they met while attending art school at Washington University in St. Louis in the early 1980s. Both were born in 1964, in New York City and London respectively. They work primarily in the fields of photography and installation art, specializing in fictitious histories set in the past or future. These may include: documentary-style panoramic and square photographs that combine absurdist fantasy and bogus anthropology; elaborately crafted artifact, costumes and sculpture, often constructed of unlikely materials such as bread or fur, painting and drawings ranging from large scale works on plaster to pages of conceptual doodling. Kahn lives in Ghent NY, and Selesnick in Rhinebeck NY.
Their current work features the recreation of the Truppe Fledermaus’s Memory Theatre of 1932 with its full complement of Batfolk, Greenmen, Rope-Slingers, and Death-Dancers in all their Carnivalesque glory. Kahn & Selesnick have participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions worldwide and have work in over 20 collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. In addition, they have published 3 books with Aperture Press, Scotlandfuturebog, City of Salt, and Apollo Prophecies. Their most recent book, 100 Views of the Drowning World, is available now from Candela Books.