Category Archives: Residents

Residency|Secret Fiction Lab| Aron Birtalan

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Secret Fiction Lab | Winter 2017

a series of 2-3 hours sessions

between 27th Jan and 4th Feb 2017 – CLOUD At Danslab, Den Haag

info, schedule and signup – http://secretfiction.eu/

 

Starting from 2017, Secret Fiction Lab is inviting participants to engage in sessions, where get to explore different realities, fictional scenarios and situations in a safe and playful environment, that is created by us and exists only for us.
Elements of performing arts, movement practices, games and role playing are implemented in the everyday, and through that, transforming its reality.
We play games, try out exercises, play out small rituals. After the session we collect, and share our experiences with each other.
Each session is tailored to accommodate newcomers, so you can join anytime you like!

If you like playing, moving around in a room with others, and/or interested in a largely unexplored territory between rituals, art and the everyday, this is the place for you!

Schedule, Sign Up an F.A.Q. at – http://secretfiction.eu/
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/112511509247583/

Workshop | March 2, 5pm, 7pm | Tactile Enunciations. Rhythm and Reading | Emilie Gallier, Teoma Naccarato

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Workshop, Thursday March 2, 5pm 7pm
Suggested contribution €10, everyone welcome, register
The workshop is a moment of sharing within the residency of Emilie Gallier and Teoma Naccaroto.

Two rivers spill into each other. Each body of water has a unique rhythm, temperature, and composition, so the process of mixing is gradual and dynamic. Confluence involves collision, resistance, and mediation – in context.  We explore confluences across analog and digital materialities, through tactile gazing and listening between partners, and with objects. Using stethoscopes and transducers, we play with how sounds from the body and environment can be (re)materialized and (re)distributed as haptic feedback in the surfaces of paper and skin.  We share practices that involve breathing and sensorial exercises as a way to tune the act of reading into  a tactile activity.  As we listen and read, the channels of confluence multiply and overflow, leading us to examine moments of dissonance and interruption within collective practice and creation.

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Teoma J. Naccarato (Montréal, Canada / London, UK) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary arts researcher. Through her collaborative creations for stage and installation, she explores the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies in contemporary dance and performance. Her work proposes promiscuous encounters between participants, human and nonhuman, to provoke intimacy, vulnerability, and uncertainty. She has shared choreography internationally, with recent presentations of Experience #1167, Synchronism, and X. Naccarato has an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and is presently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. http://www.naccarato.org/dance

Emilie Gallier is a French choreographer ( PØST Cie) and a researcher (C-DaRE Coventry University) living in Leiden (NL). Her work shows recurring subjects of imagination, sensation and thought. She uses the writing of movement and the movement of reading (scores and choreographic objects) to research relation within theatre, probing exchanges between spectators. Her dance performances on stage and on paper, her lectures and workshops are presented in The Netherlands and Europe. Since 2016, PhD Candidate in Coventry, she graduated in 2012 from the Master of Choreography at ArtEZ (Arnhem). Before that she attended the program Transforme with Myriam Gourfink and learned Laban kinetography at the Conservatoire de Paris. As part of her practice, Emilie Gallier writes, edits, teaches, performs, collaborates (Rosie Heinrich, Tilman Andris, Clémence Coconnier), works as a mentor, a lecturer, member of the artists-run cultural space CLOUD in The Hague. Current projects include Trouble Wit and Read. Move. Implicated. http://www.post-cie.com

Workshop | 26 Feb | Relational Listening, with the Heart | Naccarato & MacCallum

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Workshop, February 26, from 2pm to 5pm
Suggested contribution €20, everyone is welcome. Register by email.
The workshop is a moment of sharing within the residency of Teoma Naccaroto and John MacCallum. Read more here.

This workshop explores listening techniques between performers, in scenarios mediated by biosensors and biofeedback. Together, we will investigate a seemingly simple task: listening to and relating with a click-track.  At times the click track will be generated by computer software, while in other moments the pulse will be derived in real-time from an electrocardiogram, worn by a dancer. As performers your challenge is not to follow, nor to anticipate the pulse. Instead, we ask that you attend to your unstable temporal relationship with the click track, such that you have agency to assemble and adapt the rhythmic textures that emerge between your actions and the media. This training process is highly structured and repetitive, and involves breathing, shifting weight, and eventually performing choreographic and musical scores in relation with the variable click track.

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Teoma J. Naccarato (Montréal, Canada / London, UK) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary arts researcher. Through her collaborative creations for stage and installation, she explores the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies in contemporary dance and performance. Her work proposes promiscuous encounters between participants, human and nonhuman, to provoke intimacy, vulnerability, and uncertainty. She has shared choreography internationally, with recent presentations of Experience #1167, Synchronism, and X.  Naccarato has an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and is presently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. www.naccarato.org/dance

John MacCallum (Oakland, USA / Paris, France) is a composer based, since 2004, in Oakland, California. His work is heavily reliant on technology both as a compositional tool and as an integral aspect of performance. His works often employ carefully constrained algorithms that are allowed to evolve differently and yet predictably each time they are performed. MacCallum studied at the University of the Pacific (B.M.), McGill University (M.M.), and UC Berkeley (Ph.D., Music Composition), following which he was awarded a postdoc for several years at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Currently, MacCallum is a postdoctoral researcher with the Extreme Interaction (EX-SITU) research team at Inria Saclay/Université Paris-Sud/CNRS. john-maccallum.com

Residency | Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum

 

Relational listening

Residency from February 20-26 + Workshop on February 26, 2pm 5pm

In this long-term artistic research and creation project, we employ biosensors as a means to intervene in our collaborative practice, with regards to understandings of bodies and time in performance. We are developing installations, performances, and workshops, each of which acts as micro-event in which to actualize and examine our approach to interaction design, based on relational awareness and contextual exchange between performers, media, and audience. During our residency at Cloud, our focus will be dual: firstly, we will elaborate our techniques for relational listening between dancers and musicians; secondly, we will work on the choreography and composition of III, a live performance to premiere in April 2017 in Montreal, Canada. We will share aspects of our project with the local community through a lecture-demonstration, as well as a full day workshop for dancers and musicians.

Project Blog: https://ccinternaltime.wordpress.com

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Teoma J. Naccarato (Montréal, Canada / London, UK) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary arts researcher. Through her collaborative creations for stage and installation, she explores the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies in contemporary dance and performance. Her work proposes promiscuous encounters between participants, human and nonhuman, to provoke intimacy, vulnerability, and uncertainty. She has shared choreography internationally, with recent presentations of Experience #1167, Synchronism, and X. Naccarato has an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and is presently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. http://www.naccarato.org/dance

John MacCallum (Oakland, USA / Paris, France) is a composer based, since 2004, in Oakland, California. His work is heavily reliant on technology both as a compositional tool and as an integral aspect of performance. His works often employ carefully constrained algorithms that are allowed to evolve differently and yet predictably each time they are performed. MacCallum studied at the University of the Pacific (B.M.), McGill University (M.M.), and UC Berkeley (Ph.D., Music Composition), following which he was awarded a postdoc for several years at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Currently, MacCallum is a postdoctoral researcher with the Extreme Interaction (EX-SITU) research team at Inria Saclay/Université Paris-Sud/CNRS. http://john-maccallum.com

Laura Boudou (Marseille, France) is a contemporary dancer and choreographer. Since 2013, she has performed professionally with choreographers in France, including Shlomi Tuizer/Edmond Russo, Samir El Yamni, Lionel Hoche, Patrice Barthès, Nicolas Hubert, and Patrick Servius. Boudou’s choreographic work examines the sharing and negotiation of differences within human relationships, to build deeper understanding and intimacy.  Recent creations include LOVOL in public space in collaboration with Sophia Boudou Archiecte-scenographe, B333 (2016), Voile de croissance (2012).

Residency | Crossing | Tizo All

23-26 March & 6-9 April 2017
For inquiries regarding schedule and attendance, please e-mail tizoall@gmail.com

Crossing is a movement towards… something new, different, unexpected, desired

About the Lab

Crossing is a movement towards… something new, different, unexpected, desired. The Lab. Crossing 2016, hosted by the “The Performance Bar”, Rotterdam, brought 14 people together from different backgrounds from art-scene or even detached from that, to experience a collective process based on movement and crossing into new paths of consciousness. Crossing was a Laboratory designed to dig into possibilities of movement and relationship found within the group and into it. The process developed a choreography made by each one and every one in relation. The residence will give us more time to research and bring out new parts of this process in terms of movement and creativity. The aim of this residence is the process itself and to establish into the group ways of crossing life-paths artistically and personally.

Furthermore, the residence is the time to explore, research ways of crossing. The focus is the body –and the aim is the transformation of life. Either in or out the transformation is continuously happening, the decision is how to print it out. Public presentations will be arranged and realized according to the decision of the group.

This year, Cloud.danslab is going to host the following steps of this process. We open a call to those who want to experience it, take part of the residence and build up an artistic process in  collaborative ways.

Crossing is addressed to those whose lives is willing to go into an artistic process and the main research of this process is body and movement. Every professional of art, student, doctor, housewife, salesperson… interested about contemporary art, body-consciousness and process-makingare very welcome to participate in this artistic residence. As well as people interested in photography and video, that eventually want to cover and document the residence. Every single open heart, researchers in new perceptions, states of body-and-mind, are also welcome to join us –in general, all people with the commitment of doing a collective process engaging into transformation, either individual or global.

The residence is free of charge, only the costs of the studio and if necessary, props will be divided amongst the participants. More details about schedule and attendance-please contact me.

My role in it : In this process I act as a facilitator -giving inputs and collecting impressions, giving body dynamic practices that allow each individual to get into the creative, imaginative body. I´m a professional of arts and since 2003 I’ve been developing art-works transitioning between dance, theater and cinema. Working individually or in group-processes among the places that I’ve been living and working, as Brazil, several Countries in Europe and Asia. My goals are in life as well as in art : transformation, relationship, openness to new perceptions of the human development, to be creative and blend art and life in the same level of consciousness. My passion is the body-mind transformation, the continuous process of discovering new possibilities, of relationships that connects art and movement.

Residency | Exploring Vibration & Natural Pattern Rhythmicity | Sharon Stewart & Bettina Neuhaus

CLOUD is happy to welcome Sharon Stewart & Bettina Neuhaus for their residency in February!

Exploring Vibrational and Natural Pattern Rhythmicity:
Saturation and Distillation in Body and Sound

Stewart & Neuhaus aim to investigate how the body – with its tangible, palpable matter and its immaterial facets – responds and relates to sound on the level of vibration, vibrational rhythmicity and rhythms generated by natural patterns (see below) and how rhythms of the body inspire the generation of sound and sonic vibrations.
● How do sound vibrations alter the rhythmicity of the permeable physical body – vibrating bones, tissues and organs – and stimulate movement? This raises the question: what is inner (response to) rhythmicity as revealed in movement?
● How do external sound vibrations travel through the body and influence it in terms of directionality?
● What is the role of space as a connecting and transmitting medium between body and
sound?

What we include with sonic vibrational rhythmicity is based on the understanding that vibrations might be considered sped-up “beats,” which can be manipulated through interference, playing with constructive and destructive interference, to generate pulses and using panning and LFO’s to manipulate these phenomena, for example. With natural pattern rhythmicity, we explore the transient peaks or amplitude curves of sounds that might be considered “natural,” such as that of flowing water or the choruses of birds or insects.We will also address the rhythmicity of the body – heartbeat, breath and brainwaves – to the extent that we are able with the technology available. These natural patterns will be examined and exploited for their rhythmic qualities: used either in their unedited version or to drive synthesized sound.

This material – (manipulated) sine (or more complex) waves with their interference patterns and digitally augmented and/or transformed natural pattern rhythms – will be used to create a quadraphonic soundscape that will impact the body of the dancer, create sympathetic vibrations in the sounding space and enter the bodies of the audience as well. If technically possible, we will try to create a responsive system in which the sound is in some way affected/controlled by the dancer. During the residency these explorations and this research will be continually sifted for the compositional material it offers.

Bio
Bettina Neuhaus is an Amsterdam-based dance artist and researcher who has been working in the field of performance internationally for more than 25 years, collaborating with dancers, musicians, visual artists, poets and philosophers. In addition to her work as prominent improviser, she creates performative installations, site-specific performances and lecture-demonstrations. Propelled by her ongoing fascination with the body in motion – its intelligence, imagination and transformative nature – her work emphasizes the fluid use of the entire spectrum of expression: moving, sounding and speaking.
www.bettinaneuhaus.com

Sharon Stewart studied piano at the Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Music, and later completed a Masters in Music Pedagogy at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, where she focused on feminisms, improvisation and technology in a music pedagogical practice. Works with dancers have been performed at festivals and other venues in Arnhem, Nijmegen, Amsterdam, The Hague (NL), Copenhagen (DE) and Marseilles (FR). Field recordings form an inspirational basis for many of her compositions. Sharon became certified in Deep Listening, with Pauline Oliveros, IONE and Heloise Gold in 2011 and is now a teacher for the online Deep Listening program at RPI.
www.handsonpiano.nl
www.sonicstudies.org
www.soundcloud.com/sharonrstewart

Residency|Christina Karagianni & Pierre Magendie|KTC

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Presentation:  16 december 20:00u.

KTC stands for KammerTanz Coop. We are an open bunch of artists mainly trained in dance at the Greek State School of Dance (aka KSOT) but willing to experiment and create at the intersection of choreography and performance arts, may it be live music, video art, comedy, fashion runway. Originally constituted in 2011 in Athens by Christina Karagianni (GR/ND) and Pierre Magendie (FR), the crew evolved according to the needs of its creators and creations.

vimeo : https://vimeo.com/user6848649

For the sake of reunion and dealing with the consequences of a reunion. After having had worked together in the past, the interest to work together again has arisen. We are challenged to create-within a restricted timeframe- a contingent and open practiced situation where we discuss1 our how-abouts. How to relate to one another, how to share in real-time our working methods and how to update what has happened during KTC hiatus era.

With our reunion we are questioning the working conditions of the artistic field. This is a reunion and not a project based meeting. By working this direction we are questioning the restrictive temporal dimension of a project (which presupposes outset and finalisation and working towards an aim)and which is dominant in the processes of making in the contemporary artistic field.( see The Project Horizon: On the Temporality of Making by Bojana Kunst) Our reunion has no strategy and plan. We welcome the possibility of a disaster.
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Residency | Lowlands Light project | DalioArts

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13 November – 18 December 2016

Movement labs | Wednesday 30 nov 10:00-12:00 / Monday 5 and 12 dec 20:00-22:00| €5/lab

Presentation |jan 2017 more details soon|

Monica Sharon is a choreographer and filmmaker with DalioArts, a performing arts collective which aims to create work in collaboration with artists of various disciplines. She is currently in residence at the DCR guest studios, along with choreographer Angela Fegers and visual artist Taffy Boudewijns, who are also a part of DalioArts.

She is here to start the creation of Lowlands Light project, an interdisciplinary installation combining dance, light sculptures, film and live music. Currently, she is at research stage of the movement section of the project.

The Lowlands Light Project aims to culminate into an interactive installation that combines choreography, light sculptures, short films and a color of choice. Each color chosen on the four button switchboard corresponds to a certain choreography, film and multiple light sculptures, strategically placed, to illuminate the performer. The way the performance unfolds is decided by the participator, who will choose an order of colors without knowing the outcome beforehand.

At the Cloud Danslab, we aim to research, experiment, learn and connect with the community. Through movement research and experimentation within the space, we look to find ways of moving that can be transferred to different sites, while experimenting with compositional structures, such as the chance theory. Our research days are our lab days where we experiment, play and explore.

Through our weekly classes, we connect with the community, experiment, research and learn from our participants as much as we hope they would learn from us. An exchange in knowledge and ideas is what we look for in every class we lead. We do not consider ourselves to be the sole teachers of the classes, but merely a guide to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
At the end of our time here at the Cloud/Danslab, we will finish with a small, informal showing with a concept in support of our current piece, The Lowlands Light project. This showing will be just a taste of what’s to come in the near future.

http://www.gueststudio.com

The Crossroad – residency Roberta Štěpánková and Amund Røe

CLOUD is thrilled to welcome Roberta Štěpánková (Slovakia) and Amund Røe (Norway) for their residency in CLOUD studio, from September 19th till the 24th. You are welcome to join their presentation on Friday 23rd at 20.30.

Roberta will be also sharing a introspective dance class on Saturday 24th from 10 – 12:00.

Read more about the process:

Our common work began in autumn 2014. In our collaboration till now, we have been focused on our experience of space in the process of music and dance composition and in the act of performance. The common question has been ´how do we experience the (inner/outer) space in composition and how does considering this informs the work process´.

In 2015, we made a short piece (In) spaces, where the music part is set and the movement part is instantly composed. This piece was played in The Netherlands and France.

After the initial work, we wish to bring our collaboration further by spending real time in a studio working together. During the residency at Cloud, we would like to work on deepening our communication in composition. By doing and reflecting, we will focus on the moments of clear contact between the sound/music and movement/dance. We want to identify and evolve the tools we need to compose in a dialogue. We are keen on exploring the element of unpredictability in composition while maintaining clarity.

At the end of our residency, we will present our work in process. On Friday the 23rd of September in the CLOUD/Danslab studio at 20:30 o´clock. You are very welcome to share this moment with us.

Class on Saturday morning 24th: movement introspection class with Roberta Štěpánková (dancer, dance/movement therapist, psychologist)

The class is a proposition to follow our reveries and provide them space to evolve within the moving body. Attention will be payed especially to a lieu and a passage that links. We will let an image unfold into the individual movement and back to an image. From there, the intimate dance will lead us towards a recognition or a new discovery in that Saturday morning.

Please bring your journal and a pen. The class is open for dancers and non-dancers.  Contribution: €7

Residency|Laban Movement Analyses(LMA)/ Efforts branch Movement in music | Maya Felixbrodt

754935625-31 May 2016
Workshop :Moving Music / 30/05/2016 from 20:00 till 22:00 / price 7€

performance/presentation: Time adds up / 31/05/2016 from 21:00 till 23:00/free

Maya Felixbrodt ‘s residency, end of May, is a research of LMA with the focus on Effort Factors,in and through different perspectives of  experiencing music: composition, performance and audience.

Music is movement of sound in space. The prime manner of communication, preceding verbal communication, is the movement of our bodies.  Body and mind are two parts constructing a whole. The mind is usually assigned as the motor behind inner intention, which portrays one’s movement. Inner intention in daily life, specifically in this case – in music, sound and its composing, production and experience, can be reached directly through a physical and movement approach.

The research introduces and explores with musicians and audience (of any genre and practise) methods for use of Laban Movement Analysis in music. Alongside the theoretical knowledge , in order to explore direct  relation to sound, practical exercises are applied, with instrumentalists, vocalists, composers and general audience.

The research focuses on the Efforts branch of LMA – Time, Flow , Space and Weight and their combinations – States and Drives.

She has been researching in the last two years in all aspects of her musical and artistic activity : Viola playing, composition, working in processes with ensembles, musicians and artists collectives, improvisation, concerts programming, education and work with children. It started as a master research during master composition studies in the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, supervised by LMA specialist Alexandra Baybutt (UK) and concluded with a thesis. Since then she has continued the research on her  own.

workshop : Moving Music / 30/05/2016 from 20:00 till 22:00/ price 7€

Workshop for musicians: instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, electronic musicians
From any genre, practice and level (both professionals and amateurs are welcome)

presentation/performance :Time adds up / 31/05/2016 from 21:00 till 23:00 / free entrance

 Viola / electronics / text / movement
by Maya Felixbrodt
 

Residency | Trouble Wit, Magic and Choreography at the Table | Tilman Andris & Emilie Gallier

On April 27 and April 28, Tilman Andris and Emilie Gallier are again working in CLOUD preparing for their presentation for the International Dance Day (Leiden, 29 April, open to all) and for an experimental afternoon within the walls of Quartair (Den Haag, 1 May, closed event).

To join their performance see http://leideninternationaldanceday.tumblr.com/debibliotheek
or contact emilie@post-cie.com (reservation is recommended since there are only few seats at the table)
Trouble Wit is a theatrical paper folding demonstration performed by magicians since the 17th century. In their performances, magicians used Trouble Wit as an illustration device for narratives.
We enrich the possibilities of Trouble Wit by the use of choreography.
Where this performance usually takes place on stage in front of its audience, we invite spectators to sit around tables and we perform close-up for them at those. We hope for the dinner-table format to serve proximity, friendship, and possible conversations. No dinner is served, but food for thought, causing the imagination of our audience to wander. Spectators learn about the history of Trouble Wit and hear unexpected surrealistic stories. We intend to address the audience’s expectation when it comes to see a magic performance by a male magician and a female choreographer: will bodies disappear, be cut in half? The spectator’s status of co-creator fascinates us and we wish to make our audience more aware of the nuances of their participation (from physically helping, to reacting with ‘aaah’ ‘ooooh’, or to mentally and silently imagining tricks).
Concept, magic: Tilman Andris
Concept, choreography: Emilie Gallier
Supported by: CLOUD, PØST Cie, C-DaRE (Centre for Dance Research, Coventry).

 

Residency | Dreams I Have Dreamt in the Studio | Tal Garmiza

23 – 26 August

Presentation  Saturday 27 August 2016 19:00
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The project is called “Dreams I Have Dreamt in the Studio” and it deals a lot with the connection between women in different cultures to music and nature. How do we re-find our passion for dancing? When did dancing become so real that we have lost the ability to dream through it and how do we regain it? Where is our happiness in the dance? These are all questions I deal with in this project.

About Tal Garmiza
I’m an Israeli dancer currently based in Tel Aviv. I created and produced a project called “A Door to a Room” that brings dancers and musicians together. I believe in taking the dance and the music into the world because everyone is entitled to it. Among other things, we created a show that explored the meaning of a place and how do I create within it. I’m also involved in building a new center for dancers at the Arab-Jewish community center in Jaffa.