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Living house, 21.–15. April 2009

Living house,
21.–15. April 2009

Spilles: Tue 21. Apr 2009 Mon 20. Apr Sun 19. Apr Sat 18. Apr Fri 17. Apr Thu 16. Apr Wed 15. Apr
Sweet & Tender

Et levende hus, åpne rom, en pustende kropp, diskusjoner, lecture performances, work-in-progress visninger, installasjoner, eksperimenter, kunstnere fra hele verden, studenter fra Akademiet for Scenekunst, norske kunstnere, laidback prat og god mat.

Sweet & Tender med venner er:

Tim Darbyshire, (Australia, Melbourne)
Nuno Lucas (Portugal, based in Berlin)
Micheline Torres (Brazil, Rio)
Koen Vandendriessche (Belgium, Gent)
Montserrat Payro (Mexico, Mexico City)
Mariella Greil, (Austria)
Marianne Baillot, (France, Paris)
Min Kyoung Lee, (South-Korea, based in Europe)
Domenico Giustino, (Italy, based in Burxelles)
Georg Hobmeier (Austria)
Thami Hector Manekehla (South Africa, Johannesburg)
Mia Haugland Habib (Norway, Oslo)
Sille Dons Heltoft (Danmark)
Susanne Fjørtoft (Norway)
Lisa Eikrann (Norway)
Erik Ebert Nilsen (Danmark)
Hanna Barfod (Norge)
Loan Ha (Norway, Oslo)
Pernille Holden (Norway, Oslo)
Anne Sofie Norn (Danmark)

Fra 15. til 21. april invaderes Dansens Hus. Følg siden nedover for inngående beskrivelse av et utrolig spennende og omfangsrikt prosjekt du ikke har sett maken til.

Våren 09 inntar kunstnernettverket ´Sweet & Tender´ Dansens Hus i 8 dager. I løpet av denne uken vil 12 internasjonale kunstnere fra S&T gjøre work-in-progress visninger, presentere noen ferdige små verk, åpne for strukturerte publikumssamtaler, debatter og seminarer og ellers legge til rette for uvante og skapende møtepunkter.

Noen inviterte lokale kunstnere og en gruppe studenter inviteres til å være en del av prosjektet, og publikum vil på en kompakt og komprimert måte gis innblikk i ulike etapper av en kunstnerisk prosess samt få belyst aspektet av kunstnerisk utveksling og kritisk tenkning i kunstfeltet.

S&T ser denne uken på Dansens Hus som mer enn et sted man kan møte ferdige kunstneriske produkter, men et sted hvor man også kan se prosessen og ideene bakenfor, og hvor disse i seg selv er kunsten.

S&T er et kunstnerisk prosjekt bestående av 46 kunstnere fra hele verden. S&T er først og fremst en idé rundt kulturell produksjon og utveksling. Prosjektet har som mål å eksperimentere med ulike metoder for kunstnerisk produksjon. Prosjektets kjerne er møtet mellom kunstnere. Målet er å hjelpe hverandre med å produsere arbeid, øke kunstnerisk kvalitet og dybde gjennom utveksling.

Dansens Hus har co-produsert S&T store møte i Porto "Skite / Sweet & Tender Porto 2008" og produksjonen av "Fragments d’ Experience" - deler av dette konseptet er innlemmet i "living house" i Oslo 2009.

"Living house" er et samarbeid mellom Mia Habib Produksjoner / Sweet & Tender Norway og Dansens Hus.

Sweet & Tender: www.sweetandtender.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

15., 16., 17., og 18 april åpner vi foajeen og resten av huset for publikum. Vil du være en del av prosessen og komme deg på innsiden av Sweet & Tenders arbeider? Det er fare for at du blir tatt med på rundturer og ekspedisjoner i form av mindre forestillinger og prosjekter på de merkeligste plasser i huset.

Du får blant annet se:

«buckets and other things» av Tim Darbyshire (Australia)
«meet me at the stairs» av Min Kyoung Lee (Sør-Korea)
«my everyday favourite lecture» av Mariella Greli (Østerrike)
«carne» av Micheline Torres (Brasil)

Gratis inngang for studenter (med gyldig studentbevis). 50 kroner + avgift for alle andre per dag. Begrenset kapasitet!

19. april blir det holdt dialog og diskursjon rundt temaet "Performing arts and context" med deltakerne fra Sweet & Tender, inviterte gjester og publikum.

Fri inngang!

20. april vil det bli holdt debatt rundt temaet "scenekunstutdannelser i Norge". Hvordan forbereder de norske institusjonene sine elever på virkeligheten som møter dem etter endt utdanning? Hva lærer de om samarbeid, networking, samarbeid på tvers av grenser, desentralisering osv.

I panelet finner vi blant andre Camilla Eeg fra Akademiet for scenekunst og Mariella Greil fra Sweet & Tender. Flere deltakere vil bli annonsert.

Inngang kr. 100+ avgift. Begrenset kapasitet!

21. april viser kunstnerne frem resultatet av arbeidet på huset. Hva er resultatet av residensen på Dansens Hus? Hva har blitt skapt?

Inngang kr. 100+ avgift. Begrenset kapasitet!

LIVING HOUSE Program

«living house»

For eight days, making the Dance House an alive place, making the Dance House an extension of a living room for both artists and audiences. The Dance House as an open house, open gallery, open art space, an art itself.
Re-contextualizing our relation to a production house (Dance house) by blurring the boundaries of a living space and a working space.

Re-contextualizing / translating / transforming already initiated/ started material / research in a site specific frame here meant both as:
- The concrete notion of spaces inside and outside of the house
- The idea of blurred boundaries between a living space and a working space
- The ongoing «everyday» routines and the «sensational highlight» of a «performative», limited time zone.

This can bring questions connected to domesticity, construction of identity (what builds the image / identity of a production house, of ourselves, of the art we make, of the way we choose to contextualize it and the relation / and our view on our own research and existing material.), living as art, house as an art space, theatre as a living space. What kind of impact does slight changes in our habits and relations to our surroundings change the way we see our art and its place. And what happens to our work material when it is faced to these changes.

Participants
- 12 artists from Sweet & Tender
- 7 students from the Academy of Stage Art in Fredrikstad
- 3 Norwegian dance artists artists

Mia Habib, facilitator.

PERFORMANCES / LECTURES open for public

Wednesday, 15th of April:

Solo performance: «Buckets and Other Things» by Tim Darbyshire (Australia) at 19h
Duration: 20 min.

Buckets and Other Things
about CYCLES AND REPETITION
about OBSCURE FIGURE/S
about STOPPING
about GOING
about LISTENING
about INVENTING
about DISTORTION OF THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS
about PLAYING WITH ORDINARY THINGS AND SITUATIONS
about TRANCE AND MEDITATION
about REFLECTION
about THE WORKER
about MONOTONY
It is SAD
It is SILLY

Tim Darbyshire hails from Australia. He is educated at Queensland University of Technology and woke up with a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Dance). He has worked in France and Portugal within the collaborative framework of Sweet and Tender Collaborations. Here he has been developing a solo work entitled Buckets and Other He continues to develop as a choreographer and performer – working primarily in Europe and Australia.

Performance lecture / Contemplative performance:
«Meet Me at the Stairs», by Min Kyoung Lee (South-Korea)
Duration: 25 min.

With Meet me at the stairs Min Kyoung Lee confronts her audience with several short «essays» that take form in storytelling, dance and music. Through this diversity she raises the question of what the audience or the performer expects. With «Meet me at the stairs» instead she examines together with the audience the nature of the exchange in theatre.
Antonia Lotz, curator

Min Kyoung Lee was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea. She studied Philosophy at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, before starting her dance training at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Since graduation in 2003, Min has been working as a performer and dance/performance maker in New Zealand and Europe.

The discussion after
Discussion based on the works being presented and the questions they evoke.

Thursday, 16th of April:

Performative lecture: «My Everyday Favourite Lecture», by Mariella Greil (Austria), at 19h:
Duration: full-length: 3x 20 min, Recycling video footage of: Werner Herzog, Valie Export, Bruce Nauman

And is not human life in many parts of the earth governed to this day less by time than by weather, and thus by an unquantifiable dimension which disregards linear regularity, does not progress constantly forward but moves in eddies, is marked by episodes of congestion and irruption, recurs in ever-changing form, and evolves in no one knows what direction?" (W.G. Sebald)

Referring to Henri Lefebvre’ s claim of interconnectivity of theory and practice Mariella Greil will develop a performative lecture" in collaboration with a stage designer at Dance House.
The performative lecture will be built around the repetition of favorite activities. Greil will explore the way in which the perception of repetition is temporary and aim to interweave the practice of bodily discourse with theoretical negotiations.
Some generic questions that relate to the frame of the "living dansens hus" that Mariella Greil wishes to touch up on with this work is:
Why have artists chosen to make the material of their everyday lives their artworks? What are the qualities of the everyday? How is art being refigured here and what is its relation to life?

mariellagreil.net
myspace.com/mariellagreil
mariellagreil.blogspot.com
www.flickr.com/photos/meins/sets/72157601723931669/

Friday, 17th of April:

Solo performance, CARNE, by Micheline Torres (Brazil) at 19 h

CARNE (FLESH), is a performance that is related to the flesh and its manipulation, the sexuality and its manipulation, and about meanings and functions originated by this.

CARNE is the first work of a larger project called My Body is my Politics. The project consists of two pieces: CARNE and I Promise, it’ s political. The first work, CARNE, has been shown several places in Brazil, France and Portugal (in the frame of SKITe/Sweet & tender Collaborations Porto 2008). The second work, I Promise, it’ s Political had a first working period with the dancer Mia Haugland Habib and was presented as a work-in-progress at Fragments d’ Experience (SKITe/Sweet & Tender Collaborations Porto 2008).

Micheline Torres studied Stage arts at Rio University (UNIRIO) and Philosophy at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
After 12 years dancing in the Lia Rodrigues Dance Company, Micheline Torres started in 2007 a solo career as an independent artist. Her first work: the performance Carne (FLESH).

The discussion after
Followed by a discussion on representation of body in relation to different cultural contexts. How do culture, our everyday life and our surroundings shape how we look at ourselves and the images we relate to?

Saturday, 18th of April, «Saturday actions into da night!»:

«my common denominator", proposed by Domenico Giustino, (Italy), 19h
Song night or informal concerts where people share songs with each other, play songs for each other, or make them up together!

philosophy & knitting group, proposed by Mariella Greil, (Austria)
Continuation of the philosophy & knitting group – and informal discussion on Lars von Triers dogmas...

Sunday, 19th of April:

A discussion on performing arts and context introduced by Montserrat Payro (Mexico) 19 h

Talking about the work on founding, preparing and producing the big cultural event Prisma in Mexico for the summer 2009. (www.prisma-forum.org, www.esideas.com)
Prisma: An international forum where artists, promoters, curators, critics, researchers, scholars and organizations from all over the world will meet to think art from within to re-imagine our world.
Various contexts, different realities, multiple codes, values, methods, and aesthetics. An intercultural effort which implies crossing barriers and escalating limits. A framework that allows for recognizing differences and yet, enables equitable interaction.
The topics that will be addressed at PRISMA include diverse aesthetics and methodologies for the creation of contemporary art; new codes: the artist-spectator relationship; media and technology; migration and transculturalism in the arts; audience development strategies; alternative artistic education and production models; the arts as a social and political tool; best practices and new cultural public policies.
PRISMA is not a Festival. The Forum format implies promoting alternative ways of relationship and self-education using diversity as a catalyst. It is an artist-centered initiative where participants from a wide range of disciplines, trajectories and experience will have the chance to meet and learn from each other.

Montserrat Payró is a Mexican dancer, choreographer with a diverse background and experience in interdisciplinary work. Founder and Director of Dharma, which work has been presented in the principal stages of Mexico as well as in international festival in her country, such as: Festival Danza Extrema, International Encounter of Soloists and Duets.
Creator and Director of PIAA (International Program for Artistic Advancement), which has invited artists such as David Zambrano, Akira Kasai, Andrew Harwood, Johanne Madore, Pierre Przysiesniak to teach in Mexico.

Monday, 20th of April:

Opening the house for the public 18 h – 22 h.
Inviting the public to an insight in the work of the residency for these artists.

Discussion on stage arts educations in Norway: (inside the program)
How does educational institutions in Norway prepare their students for the working reality of artists today dealing with: collaboration, crossover collaborations, networking, flexibility, decentralization etc.

Panel:
Camilla Eeg (talking about the structure of the Stage art academy in Fredrikstad.),
Mariella Greil (talking also about Sweet & Tender as an example of an artistic project with networking features),
Representative from LANDING talking about the Norwegian new interesting network called LANDING (www.landing.no ),
Representative from Norwegian educational dance institutions.

Tuesday, 21st of April:

Opening the house for the public 18 h – 22 h.
Inviting the public to an insight in the work of the residency for these artists.

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