The performers of I Like To Watch Too 2012:
FERNANDO BELFIORE / You Must
Fernando Belfiore, Brazilian, is based in Amsterdam and currently working together with production house Dansmakers Amsterdam. He graduated at the SNDO (AHK) after studying Theatre at theUniversity ofSaoPaolo. Fernando combines dance, theatre and performance.
In You Must he shows the need to re-discover the world and to transcend established boundaries. You Must perform a certain evolution of stupidity and the search for emancipation.
Choreography and performance: Fernando Belfiore | Dramaturgical advice: Ivo Dimchev & Suzy Blok | Production: Dansmakers Amsterdam. belfioreword.wordpress.com
TIM BOERLIJST / Untitled
The young and talented Tim Boerlijst is in his fourth year at the dance academy inTilburg. Next to the academy he’s been dedicated to jazz and hiphop, specifically tap dance and waving, two styles where improvisation is the essence, the pure reaction of the body to music.
the mood corrodes very base metal / so I let my feet speak / words are the confrontation between the floor and steel
Performer: Tim Boerlijst | VJ: Michelle van Mil
JEFTA VAN DINTHER / Makes People Talk
The Young Dutch/Swedish dancer and choreographer Jefta van Dinther graduated at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in 2003. Since then he’s been working alternately in Amsterdam, Stockholm and Berlin, exploring the collaboration with other forms of art.
Makes People Talk leads the audience into an uninterrupted flow of frantic movements. Music and body merge against the backdrop of powerful beats, and the muttering lips of the dancers compel attention as well as admiration.
Concept: Jefta van Dinther | Performance: Manouk Overkamp & Anand Bolder | Costume: Bart van Dulmen | Light: Ellen Knops | Music: Ramadanman & Appleblim remixed by David Kiers | Production: Holland Dance Festival & LeineRoebana (co-producer). www.jeftavandinther.com
Access to Anxiety will be premièring in The Netherlands during I Like To Watch Too. The movement in this performance is inspired by the gestures of the speakers during the protests against the cuts in culture in theNetherlands (The Hague June 2011). This performance is dedicated to the thousands of words that have been said and have yet to be said.
Concept, choreography & performance – Melih Gençboyaci | Music – Selim Dogru | Light Design – Joost Giesken
DIEGO GIL / Bsides (ONLY on 13th of July!)
Argentinean Diego Gil, based in Amsterdamand Berlin, graduated from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) and has finished an Amsterdam Master of Choreography (AMCh). His work is influenced by philosophic questions that become apparent in a non-narrative mode.
In Bsides he looks at the paradox of being together and separate of two different artistic modes of expression like poetry and lip syncing. Bsides is a dance concert performance in which the act of ‘singing’ by doubling itself, unfolds different modes of expression: from the singular to the plural, from the internal to the external and from the private to the public.
Concept & choreography:Diego Gilin collaboration with Igor Dobricic | Performance/choreography: Michele Rizzo and António Maia | Music: Tian Rotteveel | Light: Pablo Fontdevila
KAREL VAN LAERE & VANJA RUKAVINA / Bokko Dance ‘Dance Dance Revolution’
Karel and Vanja (Theatre Academy Maastricht) will perform the Bokgo dance, a techno dance style with hyper-energetic arm and foot movements, through YouTube hugely popular in South Korea.
CRISTINA LEITAO & JASMINA KRIZAJ / The Very Delicious Piece
The Very Delicious Piece is a search for the long lost essentiality, intensity and insistence. It’s a limbo meeting between entertainment, being in love, a personal experience in two and how our own vibrant transformation reaches a still audience.
Shaking is the physical expression of love – a default state.
This is not a love story!
In 2011/12 Cristina and Jasmina created The Very Delicious Piece within the frame of Modul Dance (EDN) with residencies throughout the year in Devir-Capa, Faro (PT), and Plesna Izba Maribor (SLO).
Concept & performance – Cristina Planas Leitão, Jasmina Križaj | Dramaturgical advice – Robert Steijn, Igor Dobricic | Financial support: DeVIR-Capa (PT), Plesna Izba Maribor (SI), and Maribor 2012 – European Capital of Culture.
MADE IN CHINA / We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would We Lie?)
Made In China is the collaborative work of Tim Cowbury and Jessica Latowicki (UK). Their work, at the juncture of playwriting and live art, is physical, playful, excessive and destructive. Each show makes its own rules. And each show aims to ask the audience difficult questions whilst giving them a really good time.
We Hope That You’re Happy is a hilarious and unsettling examination of what it means to be a tuned-in, delusional and unwitting consumer in a hyper-communicative world.
Performance: Tim Cowbury, Jessica Latowicki & Chris Bailey | Made In China is a National Theatre Studio Affiliate Company | Produced & supported by: The National Theatre Studio, The Basement and the Junction.
PICCOLI PRODUCTION / The Bunga Bunga Generation
Piccoli Production (CH) was founded in 2007 by Simone Blaser and Bruno Catalano. Both graduated in choreography and dance at the Hogeschool voor de KunstenArnhem.
The Bunga Bunga Generation has perfectly assimilated mechanisms of seduction to make people dream. This generation offers an alternative to reality in a setting where everything becomes a theatrical representation, where sense is replaced by agreement, intimacy by exposition, erotism by carnality and happiness by pleasure.
Concept & choreography: PiccoliProduction | Direction: Bruno Catalano | Performance: Simone Blaser, Jens Biedermann, Melina Seldes | Light & set design: Peter Göhler | Costume: Karin Engeli | Production Manager: Regina Meier Production
Michele Rizzo (IT) graduated in 2011 from the SNDO (AHK) and is currently working as a performer and choreographer. Igor Dobricic is a dramaturge, theatre-maker and visiting professor at the SNDO.
M. (in progress) offers a glimpse into the life of a contemporary choreographer at work in a studio. The dramaturgical challenge is how to turn an invisible, hidden creative process into a visible public product without compromising the integrity of neither. In this sense, M. explores the limits of (in)visibility and self-reflectivity in the work of a dance artist both from a personal and theatrical perspective.
Concept: Michele Rizzo & Igor Dobricic | Performer: Michele Rizzo | Supported by: Ick Amsterdam and Nagib Maribor.
MARTIN SCHICK / Halfbreadtechnique (Postcapitalism for beginners) (Only 14th of July!)
Performer and choreographer Martin Schick (CH), based inBerlin, creates performative acts and installations, raising questions about the limits and possibilities of a performative space and researches the impact of conventions (artistic, administrative, politic) within the theatrical milieu and visa versa.
‘Less is more’ is the optimistic reaction to the collapse of the Western world. In Halfbreadtechnique Schick, in collaboration with a Greek dancer, questions the logic and the conventions that determine our actions and wants to awaken the desire of ‘Less’.
Idea: Martin Schick | Performance: Martin Schick and Kiriakos Hadjiioannou
ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI / Joseph
Italian Alessandro Sciarroni is active in the field of contemporary performing arts. In Joseph he mixes technical expertise with the eye of a true artist and generates poetic image manipulation. He mixes choreography with video and edgy live online interaction via Chat Roulette.
Sciarroni seeks his own image in everything he sees – appearing to move in and out of infinity, he generates mysterious images like white rabbits from a magicians hat.
Invention and performance: Allesandro Sciarroni | production: Teatro Stabile delleMarche/ Corpoceleste_C.C.00#
The Ethiopian born Tegest Pecht-Guido studied Eurhythmy inThe Hagueand afterwards dance (Tilburg Dance Academy 2005). She regularly performs with T.r.a.s.h. besides working on her own projects.
Girl 29 is a one-woman-show. A woman, African of origin, constantly changes in search of her own identity, which consists of several ‘I’s’. Girl 29 is an explosive performance, raw, passionate, desolate, beautiful.
Concept & choreography: Kristel van Issum | Composition: Arthur van der Kuip | Set design: Paul van Weert | Created & performed by: Tegest Pecht-Guido | Music: Artemisz Polonyi
BRANKA ZGONJANIN / Body That Matter
Branka Zgonjanin, born inBelgrade(Servia) and recently based inAmsterdam, creates performances and pieces in-between the disciplines of performance art, physical theatre and contemporary dance.
Her work deals with the materiality of the body and different bodies one possesses, extreme intimacy on stage and proximity of the audience. Branka holds an MA degree in choreography (Amsterdam Master of Choreography 2011) and MA in anthropology (Belgrade University 2005).
Concept and performance: Branka Zgonjanin | Sound/technical support: Adam Beni | Photography of the performance: Anne Hartog and Milena Jovanovic | Residence: GO-GO 24h residence, AWA Gallery, OT301
Kumpane (CH) consists of Tina Beyeler and Sebastian Krähenbühl, based in Zürich. Kumpane uses dance and text to explore the tension that exists between people‘s lofty aspirations, their self-chosen coordinates, the unpredictable occurrences of everyday life and the need to defy all and everything.
By and with: Tina Beyeler, Sebastian Krähenbühl | Dramaturgy / script: Andri Beyeler | Costumes: Inge Gill Klossner | Music: Frank Gerber | Production: Kumpane & Tanzhaus Zürich