For three weeks Public Apology (Lea Martini, Noha Ramadan, Chris Leuenberger) inhabited the outLINE gallery in Amsterdam  to research the performativity of apologies. On Sunday, April 21 from 18:00 to 19:00h the ‘House of Sorry’ was opened to the public as Public Apology shared the findings of their research with an audience and thus opened the Festival for Live Art Amsterdam with a performative act.

Public Apology will continue their research into apologies throughout the coming months until premiering the evening-length performance  ’deeply, really, truly’ on September 19 at Sophiensaele, Berlin.

http://www.basisforliveart.com

Kniefall Willy Brandt in Warschau


In March Masculinity was on tour in Brazil and Chile with performances in Florianopolis, Teresina, Belo Horizonte and Santiago de Chile. As part of this tour Chris taught the workshop ‘Soplo de Vida’ focussing on the physicality of breath in Montevideo, Teresina, Sao Paulo and Santiago de Chile.

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foto: Nacho Correa

Oficina de criação SOPRO DE VIDA com Chris Leuenberger (Suíça)

Nesta oficina vamos trabalhar com métodos e ferramentas que desenvolvi durante o processo de criação da obra SOPLO DE VIDA em Montevidéu (2012). Quero investigar a respiração como ferramenta básica para gerar movimentos. O que é a relação entre respiração e movimento? Investigando  as possibilidades expressivas da respiração, vamos descobrir diferentes ritmos e características para comunicar com o espaço, o grupo e o público. Partindo de exercícios respiratórios da ioga kundalini, da respiração holotrópica, da meditação dinâmica de Osho e de outras práticas somáticas, construiremos uma linguagem de alento e movimento com o qual possamos improvisar simples partituras e ‘scores’ coreográficos.

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foto da obra “Soplo de Vida” no teatro Solís, Montevidéu (dezembro 2012)  fotógrafo: Nacho Correa

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Trip photoshoot at Sarakasi

 

Trip en Masse Kenya. Remembering the Post Election Crisis. Promoting Peace.

White Horse has been invited to adapt Trip to 9 dancers from Nairobi. As Kenya is preparing for their next elections, Trip en Masse Kenya is an invitation for a cultural reflection on the violence and riots that happened in 2008 in the aftermath of the country’s elections.

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TRIP en masse Kenya can be seen 16-17 January at the Sarakasi Dome and 19 January at Fisherman’s Camp in Naivasha. Performances start at 19.00, tickets can be bought at the door.


SOPLO DE VIDA

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entrevista en TNUruguay:

30 noviembre y 1, 2 diciembre 2012

Sala Zavala Muniz / Teatro Solís : Ciclo Montevideo Danza

«Hemos bailado en el bosque con nuestras hermanas.

Hemos inhalado el perfume de sociedades matriarcales.

Hemos dado a luz, sobrevivido y transformado el mundo.»

Seis mujeres bailan la música de su propio aliento. Empujadas por el ritmo de su respiración, transcurren por movimientos e imágenes que evocan pertenencia y comunidad. Uniéndose con mujeres a través de la historia – desde las brujas de la Edad Media, pasando por las desnudas de las bellas artes hasta las modelos de hoy en día – van agotando el canon de la feminidad e interpelando a su género.

Concepto y dirección: Chris Leuenberger

Interpretes creadoras: Ruth Ferrari, Vera Garat, Tamara Gómez, Lilén Halty, Cecilia Lussheimer, Lucía Valeta

Colaboración en dramaturgia: Catalina Chouhy

Diseño de iluminación: Leticia Skricky

Fotografía: Nacho Correa

Producción: PAR | Programa Artistas en Residencia

Apoyos: Fundación ITAÚ, Embajada de Suiza en Uruguay, Kultur Stadt Bern, Kultur Kanton Bern

Esta obra fue creada en el marco de PAR | Programa Artistas en residencia. Este programa busca fomentar la creación y producción artística de danza contemporánea, invitando a coreógrafos extranjeros y nacionales a producir obras en residencia. Proyecto apoyado por el FI con sede en el Taller de danza y creación Casarrodante.


I was invited as an artist-in-residence at Residence Botkyrka and MDT Stockholm from August 27 to September 10, 2012. The residency takes place in the frame of Kristina Lindemann’s exhibition series THRESHOLDS OF INTIMACY. During my Botkyrka residence I will go on intimate walks with people of the neighborhood and write about these experiences on

www.searchingforintimacy.blogspot.com

photo: Marlene Greub

On September 6 at 7pm I will present my solo ‘Masculinity’ in the frame of the group exhibition LONELY ALLEGIANCE at Mangkulturellt Centrum in Fittja, Botkyrka. mkc.botkyrka.se

On September 10 at 7pm I will share my research on intimacy with audience members interested in the intersection of ritual, performance and therapy. In this final presentation of the two-week residency I will share traces of the «intimate walks»,  show excerpts of the solo works «Masculinity» and «chanson triste» and try to place them in a post-feminist discourse. Moreover the audience will be invited to participate in some exercises based on shamanic rituals. Starting out from performative situations, moving on to interactive experiences and ending up in an open discussion, I will guide the public through the evening assuming the roles of performer, lecturer, facilitator and host. The aim is to experience and reflect on private and shared intimacy. www.mdtsthlm.se


Performances for the End of the World

August 16 & 17, 20h at Dampfzentrale, Bern.

for more information: www.fortheendoftheworld.wordpress.com


06Jul12