Suite for cello and crinoline

Performances:

9 Sep. 2017 “Suite” Nacht der Museen, Ingolstadt, Germany.
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May/Jun 2017
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (dentro de la programación de la Feria del Libro Alemana) 
Parador Santa Ana Chiquitos en San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia
Instituto Cultural Boliviano-Alemán en Sucre, Bolivia
24 Mar 2017 18h Ephraim-Plais Berlin.
24 Nov 2016 Nikolaikirche Berlin
14 Aug 2016 Uckermärkische Kulturfeste, Germany.
29-30 Apr 2016 Musikschule Spandau, Berlin.
26 Feb 2016 T-Werk. Postdam, Berlin.
1 July 2015 Neu-Kladow. Berlin.

art direction, dramaturgy and baroque cello: Julia Kursawe
choreography and contemporary dance: Irene Cortina González
costume: Christin Noel
sound recording: Jordi Kuragari
video and photos: Ker Cher/Projeto SOLO facebook.com/projetosolo
contact: juliakursawe@googlemail.com
0049 178 8824 784

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Improvising on Broadway to the song “teaser of your body” by Paul Dill

Paul Dill and I went to New York this past October to perform our piece “Polvo y Tierra o Formas de Lidiar con la Muerte Ajena” at the Kraine Theatre.  After the show, the technician from the theater told us that, as every Tuesday, there was an open mic at Under St. Marks and that we should definitely play there as well. We were excited about exploring as much as possible the art scene in the city, and what’s better than an open stage, a bunch of artists wanting to share their work and some biers.

After coming literary down to “The Open Mic Downstairs” and make our way through with the huge luggage filled with 40 bulbs and 80 meters of cable, one guitar, one bass, one accordion and 60 liters of soil (all what we needed for the previous show); we discovered a small and cosy room filled with people, a very enthusiastic moderator on stage and an incredible amount of highly talented musicians, rappers, poets and comedians. The energy of the room was amazing, people were excited and supporting and it felt great to be in that crowd.

And out of the blue, we were announced on stage. We put our beer aside, Paul played a couple of his songs and I took my shoes off and danced to the second one.

After that we mingled with the other people, who, by the end of the night, were basically all have been on stage as well, and was then when we met Brad Geyer. He told us about his video project “The Street Noise Project” and asked if we would be interested in filming some songs on the New York streets.

We met up the following Sunday, our last day in NYC.

We explored a bit the city together and recorded a couple of Paul’s songs at different locations.

One of my favorite places was a spot  in Williamsburg by the East River, behind an old warehouse/power station. It was quiet and dingy, with a history of it’s own, with the memory of people working there and boats coming and going. You could see the busy city from the distance, which I liked very much.

Another great location was at 50th and Broadway. That was basically the opposite from the one I told before. People rushing, huge and bright commercial screens, guys recording us with their smartphones and a lot of street noise. It was great to have both experience and it felt nice to bring something a little different to the day of the people that saw us. Their faces seemed interested and happily surprised, it was refreshing to see that you can spice up a little somebody’s day, even in a city that has lived it all… you just need to put yourself out there, and somebody will notice, and somebody will appreciate it.

Here you can read Brad’s experience of our meeting. 

R|Y|B _ videodance

R|Y|B es un proyecto audiovisual colectivo e interdisciplinar que conecta el movimiento, el sonido y el color a través de la búsqueda de su propia espacialidad.

Tres láminas de color transparente en tres arquitecturas vacías articulan un espacio permeable al danzar de un cuerpo que se guía impulsado por la experiencia del color: rojo, amarillo y azul, referencia cromática que le sirve de título. Este planteamiento monocromo a partir de los tres colores básicos encuentra sus raíces en aquel tríptico “Pure Red Color, Pure Yellow Color, Pure Blue Color” que Rodchenko realizaría en 1921, y que si bien llegó a interpretarse como la muerte de la pintura, impulsó un cambio de paradigma que la llevaría hacia su propia desmaterialización y posibilitaría planteamientos espaciales como el que se aborda en R | Y | B.

La pintura exenta, el color puro, se convierte en motor y filtro para el cuerpo en movimiento, cromatismo materializado en tres formas geométricas espaciales que son experimentadas por tres cuerpos dancísticos. La pintura, el sonido y el cuerpo en oscilación se estructuran en una figura equilátera, en una forma que permite ser abordada desde la panorámica, así como desde la visión fragmentada que dispone un juego de proporciones entre cada uno de los elementos de esta síntesis compuesta: color, sonido y espacialidad del movimiento.

FESTIVALES
2015 Festival Internacional de vídeo&dança Dança em Foco, Brasil.
2015 Agite y Sirva festival itinerante de videodanza, México.
2014 Selección I Convocatoria Internacional de Videodance, Fundación Fondo Internacional de las Artes e IDAA, España.
2014 14° Festival de videodanza El Cruce, Rosario, Argentina.