WATERDANCES / YES POEMS
In the summer of 2021 - after long walks through the Engadine Alps and movement research in a Hamburg studio on the river Bille - Maria Zimpel films Waterdances / Yes Poems together with Claudio von Planta. Together they explore her idea of the body as a transmitter and the ecofeminist idea of the embodied nature. Nature is not separated from us but rather a dynamic force rewilding the body from within. Through Mobilising the sensuous body they search for the patterns and qualities that organise both the movements of the dancing body and of the natural surfaces. The boundaries between one and the other are watery. The choreography moves between real and imagined landscapes, explores geological surfaces and investigates the poetics of water. The film tells a non-linear story of an encounter of the body with natural landscapes
Choreography, Dance: Maria Zimpel | Director of photography: Claudio von Planta | Editor: Mathias Hollaender | Music: Holly Hock | Audio mix, field recording: Wacław Zimpel | Costumes: Ko_Ruho, Dorota Kabała, Larrisa von Planta | Scientific consultations: Jadwiga Zimpel | Subtitles: Anna Nowokuńska | Special thanks: Margrit Tischhauser, Jan Rybkowski, Melanie Zimmerman, Niklaus Bein
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Double Bill with Probebühne EIns and Waterdances/ Yes Poems
|Location||Kampnagel - K4|
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.
Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance, Art Station Foundation PL by Grażyna Kulczyk. In cooperation with Acziun Susch at Muzeum Susch, Art Station Foundation CH von Grażyna Kulczyk, K3 and Kampnagel.