Claire Lefèvre | Luísa Saraiva | Maria Zimpel | Przemek Kamiński | Raymond Liew Jin Pin
MEET THE CHOREOGRAPHERS. PITCH FOR PROFESSIONALS
with: Przemek Kamiński, Claire Lefèvre, Raymond Liew Jin Pin, Luísa Saraiva, Maria Zimpel
Hosted by: Monica Gillette
When travel is not possible and meeting people is difficult, this event aims at bringing together professional dramaturges, curators and programmers with the choreographers-in-residence at K3. Within a limited amount of 90 minutes time, the choreographers present their work – past, present and future – and give an insight into their practice. Afterwards there will be time for questions.
Limited capacity. Register via firstname.lastname@example.org
Kampnagel - K3
studied at the London Contemporary Dance School and SEAD in Salzburg. Since 2015, she has been producing her own works in Vienna in collaboration with Brut, Im_Flieger and Huggy Bears. Her choreographies Function Man, S/M and Welcome to the Fisch-Haus have been invited to various festivals including March Hare Festival, Dance Days Chania, TanzHafen and Imagetanz. She has received scholarships from the Tanzquartier and BKA and writes regularly for Springback Magazine.
During her K3 residency, Claire will continue her research on radical gentleness as a performative practice and as a form of political resistance. She is searching for sensory and tactile experiences as a response to patriarchy's discomfort with all that is soft, vulnerable and emotional – feminine connoted qualities. The aim is to soften solid structures in the body (e.g. after years of dance training) and to set the space as a hyper-sensitive entity in motion.
has an M.A. in psychology from the University of Porto and a B. A. dance from Folkwang University of Arts. Her work Hochwasser was selected for Danse Élargie Seoul Edition in 2016. In 2017 she was a scholar of the 1-year program for Artistic Individual Development from the MKW of NRW. As a part of her research she collaborated with Lea Letzel in the creation A Concert, with which they won the NRW Kultursekretariat prize Ground Support in 2018.
Her research for the residency focuses primarily on the relationship between movement and language as simultaneous meaning-making processes. There is an interest in reading and interpreting movement through the use of sung, spoken and written language and on the development of a speaking, thinking body. She will take as a departure point Henry Purcell’s work Hail! Bright Cecilia and use it as a physical score to explore a sonic approach to bodily presence.
Maria Zimpel choreographer, dance artist. In her work she is exploring the limits of physically. She is creating her own dance language and modular choreographic structures based on semi-repetitive movement patterns and embodied attention in movement. She is an author of many solo and collaborative projects, shown all around the world. As a dancer she worked with radical artists such as: Rosalind Crisp, Isabelle Schad, Kat Valastur. Studied Dance, Choreography and Context at HZT (Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz in Berlin) at University of the Arts (UdK), and Cultural Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. in 2009 she was a recipient of DanceWeb Scholarship; in 2016 her choreography noish~ was selected for the European Platform AerowavesTwenty, and Polish Dance Platform in 2017.
During the K3 residency 19/20, Maria combined the research in quantum physics and dance, exploring the idea of dance as an elementary force creating and transforming places. In her choreography Space Gives Place, the notion of place as a dance-based event was explored via dance, music, light and space design.
She is practicing GYROKINESIS® and teaches this method during the Profi Training at the K3.
studied at the HZT Berlin and works as a choreographer and performer in Berlin. His works have been shown at the Art Stations Foundation in Poznań, at HAU Berlin, Kunsthalle Zurich, Kunstmuseum in Łódź, Nowy Teatr in Warsaw or at the Sophiensaele in Berlin. As a performer, he has worked for Juan Dominguez Rojo, Isabelle Schad, Nicole Seiler, Jeremy Shaw and Julian Weber. Between 2018 and 2019, he received a mentorship from the PAP Mentoring Programme.
During his residency at K3, Przemek aims to begin with the colour green in order to deepen his approach to chromatic choreography – choreography that deals with colour or is produced by colour. The experience of colour shifts from being visual to physical, an experience that recalibrates our senses. Przemek approaches colour as a landscape and as an imaginary reality, searching for its potential to release connections, desire and pleasure.
Raymond Liew Jin Pin
graduated at the Folkwang University (Essen) with BA/MA in dance and choreography, as well as a Diploma at ASWARA in Malaysia where he learned the multiple traditional dance forms such as Malay,Chinese and Indian dance. As a dancer he worked among others with mit Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, Theater Bremen, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Samir Akika, and Ben J. Riepe. His choreographies were shown at International Contemporary Dance Festival of Panama and d’Motion International Dance Festival in Malaysia.
By reflecting his dance background, Raymond researches what a fusion of dances can be. He questions the encounter of different dance techniques within his body and works, disintegrates these techniques and interweaves them to seek a common base. The aim is to figure out a method to fuse these influences with an equally analytical and intuitive approach.
Kampnagel - K3