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Aerowaves Twenty20 FRAMEWORKS. Digital as dance partner

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Twenty20 FRAMEWORKS dives into new dance territory opened up by interactive technology. Triggered by confinement and its restrictions on live performance, this new Aerowaves and Springback Production initiative invites artists to search for ways to transform the digital medium into their dance partner, rather than as a way of showing their dance works or making dance for the camera. Their live and recorded projects –from 5 to 30 minutes long– will be showcased on the digital stage (streamed on Zoom, Aerowaves and commissioning Partners’ websites). 

Watch FRAMEWORKS live on 25 June 2020, at 21:00 h (20:00 CEST)

Do you want to be closer to the digital stage? Get a free ticket to attend via Zoom! 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aerowaves-twenty20-frameworks-tickets-109667707064?aff=ebdssbeac

Only 300 tickets available!

OR:  Watch FRAMEWORKS live on 25 June 2020, at 21:00 (20:00 CEST) onaerowaves.org

Artists presenting projects: Léa Tirabasso, Henrique Furtado & Chiara Taviani, Joy Alpuerto Ritter & Lukas Steltner, Máté Mészáros & Nora Horváth, Alessandro Carboni, Ekin Tunçeli, Masako Matsushita and Julien Carlier. Commissioned by: Aerowaves, The Place, Romaeuropa, National Dance Centre Bucharest, EN-KNAP/Spanski Borci, BMotion/OperaEstate Veneto Festival, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Bora Bora, Mercat de les Flors, O Espaço do Tempo and Tanec Praha 

Learn more about FRAMEWORKS projects:

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LIVE FILTER OUT by Máté Mészáros & Nóra Horváth / 15 min

Two real bodies meet in an endless virtual space. From outside these bodies might seem completely motionless but internally both bodies are charged with tension that lies under the surface. Using a smartphone we create a complex visual experience without any theatrical lights or fancy costume. All we need is a neutral space where the bodies are present and one device to create a thousand different realities to tackle questions such as: what is real, unreal, is my truth your truth as well? What is reality through digital media?

Choreography & performance: Máté Mészáros, Nóra Horváth
Camera operator & artistic assistant: Karl Rummel
Filters’ design: Nóra Horváth
Music: Sebastian Reuschel
Consultant:  Balázs Oláh

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LIVE rOOms by Joy Alpuerto Ritter & Lukas Steltner / 30 min

New technologies are finding their way into our homes via laptops and mobile devices. Especially during the global pandemic and lock-down, they become our tool for communication with the outer world. Conversely, via Zoom and Skype conferences or Instagram Stories we increasingly give access to people into the intimacy of our four walls. In this interactive performance film, Joy and Lukas share moments of isolation, doubts, boredom, and joy that they experienced during lock-down. In this early approach, they try to find a creative way to deal with this extraordinary situation.

Choreography and performance: Joy Alpuerto Ritter & Lukas Steltner
Music composer: Vincenzo Lamagna
Technical support: Enya Belak Gupta

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Through the wire by Julien Carlier / 10 min

This video conference-style experience follows the confined paths of guitarist Gaëlle Solal and dancer Julien Carlier as they attempt to connect with each other through a physical and virtual maze. In this piece, we wonder about remote contact. What does it imply not being able to touch each other anymore? Can we share the same present through interposed screens?

Choreography:  Julien Carlier
Performance:  Julien Carlier (dance)  and Gaëlle Solal (guitar)
Video assistant : Jeremy Vanderlinden
Artistic advice : Fanny Brouyaux
Sound advice: Simon Carlier

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That time may cease and midnight never come by Chiara Taviani & Henrique Furtado Vieira / 20-30 min

“The house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”– Gaston Bachelard

That time may cease and midnight never come is a digital study of the imagination through the home and its spaces – from the bathtub to the kitchen, the library to the basement – and taking a look into the hidden corners, like the wardrobe or the fireplace. This work is an attempt to talk about our contemporary condition under these new circumstances of Covidien confinement; to remain subliminally connected to the spaces where we live; to preserve and foster a poetic look in the face of the apparent banality and predictability of the home receptacle. Filling images in the historical moment we are living, confronted with depopulated spaces, makes us wonder and dwell on Martin Heidegger’s question: “Why are there beings at all, instead of nothing?”

Choreography: Chiara Taviani & Henrique Furtado Vieira
Performance: Chiara Taviani, Henrique Furtado Vieira, Simone Previdi, Vera Nunes, Leonor Nunes, Fred
Thanks to Forum Dança, Hugo Coelho, Luís Rosário, O Rumo do Fumo

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Octopus by Léa Tirabasso / 10 min

Octopus is the digital exploration of a section in the piece The Ephemeral life of an Octopus. Beyond the research of cellular dysfunction, the work questions behavioral, social, and political dysfunction. It observes the invisible movements of living units, whose ability to move and reproduce, greatly impacts the whole they are a part of. It is the restoration of touch and the creation of a virtual cellular and social mass that is played with, in this context. 

Choreography: Léa Tirabasso
Performance: Alisair Goldsmith, Baptiste Hilbert, Catarina Barbosa, Joachim Maudet, Rosie Terry Toogood 
Music: Martin Durov

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LIVE Unleashing ghosts from Urban Darkness by Alessandro Carboni / 20 min

Unleashing ghosts from urban darkness combines the visual dimension and the performance practices in which the body is used as a cartographic tool. Starting with EM Tools (embodied map tools) a choreographic method was conceived by Alessandro Carboni and a group of 8 performers, situated in different locations in the world. They take part in a collective creative process that focuses on capturing and collecting forms, situations, and urban events along an itinerary in order to create a corporal map.

Concept, choreography, and visuals: Alessandro Carboni
Performance: Tsui Yik Chit, Danila Gambettola, Vitória Beatriz de Aquino Andrade, Martina Piazzi, Rose Lijia v.m, Loredana Tarnovschi, Aris Papadopoulos, Carolina Carloto.
Camera: Ottavia Catenacci, Anoop Poona, Ivar Janssen, Yiannis Tsigkris, Carrol Ho, Luca Fani, João Tairum, Martino Scarlata
Assistance: Ana Luisa Novais Gomes and Alessandro Toscano
With the support Formati Sensibili

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Digging by Masako Matsushita / 20-30 min

Digging is the combination of two processes: the breaking or cutting of the surface and the removal and relocation of the matter found there. In this work, the medium is the digital and the time frame is lock-down and post lockdown. Breaking the surface of the squared screen the digital digging starts. Pulsation and rhythm, layers and layers of information, the weight of the digital matter, chaos of patterns changing quickly without noticing, removing, and relocating; where will this matter lead us? How many layers of life do we need to dig into? What is the (dis)agreement between technological devices and our bodies?

Choreography: Masako Matsushita in collaboration with Ingvild Isaksen
Creation contribution: Flora Barros, Kurumi Nakamura, Sivan Rubinstein, Cornelia Voglmayr
Music produced and composed by: Lgo Ygo (Liran Donin)
With the support of: Nanou Associazione Culturale

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LIVE Somewhere Only We Know by Ekin Tunçeli

This piece contains some nostalgia for the old dance –the flesh-and-bone version– and builds the structure through the irony of its impossibility.

And if you have a minute, why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go?
So why don't we go?

Choreography and performance: Ekin Tunçeli
Visual Design: Buse Ceren Ekici
Music:  Ekin Tunçeli
Technician: Muhammed Ali Dönmez

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