Торжественно открыт офис «Про Гельвеция Москва»
Гости увидели перформансы Янна Маруссича «Blanc» и танцевальную компанию Ioannis Mandafounis «One One One», а также видео-перформанс дуэта Delgado Fuchs «Horsetail Knickerbelt». На главной сцене Электротеатра Станиславский состоялась московская премьера спектакля «Мой ужин с тобой» танцевальной компании «Диалог Данс» в постановке французского хореографа Сесиль Луайе. Вместе с танцовщиками выступили швейцарский композитор и музыкант Симон Берц, который создал живое звуковое оформление спектакля. В продолжение вечера – перформанс Delgado Fuchs «Nirvana». Завершил предствавление музыкант Джими Джулс, который выступил с DJ-сетом. Зрители смогли также принять участие в дискуссии между российскими и швейцарскими артистами о взаимодействии зрителя и исполнителя в перформативном искусстве. Участниками дискуссии стали Янн Маруссич, композиторы Сергей Кассич и Владимир Горлинский, а также художник Ксения Перетрухина. Модерировала дискуссию театральный критик и куратор «Школы современного зрителя и слушателя» Электротеатра Станиславский Кристина Матвиенко.
Редакция поздравляет коллег и благодарит пресс-службу офиса «Про Гельвеции» в Москве, а также дирекцию Электротеатра Станиславский за информационное содействие в подготовке материала.
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is a public-law foundation. Established by the federal government, it has been at the forefront of Swiss cultural policy since 1939. Its mandate is to promote contemporary Swiss culture both at home and internationally.
With its headquarters in Zurich, Pro Helvetia also runs cultural centers in Paris, New York and Rome (with affiliates in Milan and Venice); liaison offices in Cairo, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Shanghai and Moscow and supports Swissnex programme in San Francisco.
Annually the Council receives over 3700 project applications with an approval rate of 52%. In 2016 the overall budget of Pro Helvetia comprised 38.8 million Swiss Francs.
In the end of 2012, Pro Helvetia launched the «Swiss Made in Russia» exchange programme which resulted in over 1000 events in 70 cities throughout the country. The positive evaluation of the programme in 2015 encouraged the Council to inaugurate a liaison office in Moscow.
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Artists performing at the opening programme
Dialogue Dance Company
My Dinner with You, joint production choreographed by Cécile Loyer featuring Simon Berz
Dialogue Dance school and company appeared on a cultural map of Kostroma in 2002. Initiated by Evgeny Kulagin and Ivan Estegneev, the company supports and promotes contemporary dance and contemporary art in Kostroma. Dialogue Dance company takes active part in international exchange programmes. It regularly produces contemporary dance performances, conducts dance classes and annually holds the contemporary dance duets festival «Diversia».
In 2009, Dialogue Dance initiated the contemporary art venue « Stantsia».
The company was twice nominated for the Russian national theatre award «Golden Mask» in the category Best Contemporary Dance Production.
Simon Berz is a drummer, composer and experimental musician from Switzerland. Born in 1967, he graduated from Lucerne Jazz School. As a media artist Simon took part in Art Basel Fair, Video Sound Art Festival in Milan, and New Orleans Film Festival. In Russia he performed with Fell at SKIF in 2013. In 2016, he participated in «Autoballett», the Mercimax theater performance within the «Drama.New Code» (DNC) festival in Krasnoyarsk.
My Dinner with You
The piece is staged in the distinctive «Dialogue Dance» genre of physical theatre.
«My Dinner with You» depicts casual gatherings around the table. Two women and two men invite each other to dine and dance. Face to face or body to body they share their stories, desires, fears and all in all their solitude, tells Cécile Loyer (France), the choreographer of the production. Swiss musician and composer Simon Berz creates the soundscape for the dancers right on stage.
Yann Marussich. Blanc
Yann Marussich started his career as a dancer and choreographer; since 1980 he has been involved into contemporary performance. His own body is the main object of his artistic research and experiment. Entitled by critics as a «DJ of his inner body sounds», he is the author of over 30 performances and winner of the Ars Electronica prize in the category Hybrid Art for the Blue Remix show.
This performance made him famous in Russia when he presented it at the second International Festival of Media Performances at Winzavod Contemporary Arts Center and Moscow Museum of Modern Art, along with his Blessure performance showcased at the «Skorokhod Swiss Week» festival in 2013.
Blanc is an art performance created for public spaces. Its main character, a silent artist in a white suit, offers street walkers to contemplate on a question and to write an answer on the suit as if on a piece of paper. The artist decides for each performance what kind of question to ask for.
Delgado Fuchs is a Swiss dance duo formed by the choreographers and dancers Nadine Fuchs and Marco Delgado in 2002. Their works combine dance, photography, video installation, fashion and fine arts. Delgado Fuchs successfully perform in Europe, America, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Australia. The Russian audience is familiar with the duo through their shows at the Skorokhod Swiss Week and Diversia festivals.
On the performance «Horsetail Knickerbelt»
The performance takes place somewhere in a pre-historic desert or apocalyptical remains of a civilization. The authors travel in this landscape resembling modern centaurs in their horse tail outfits, wearing tight knickerbelts and alpine shoes. Their sinuous dance modulates mutual tension and has a hint of flamenco. The subject line dawns to immediately disappear during the whole show.
Nadine Fuchs and Marco Delgado recount that the shootings took place in Tabernas desert in the south of Spain which is famous for its western-like landscapes and footage.
On the performance «Nirvana»
Inspired by the postures and gestures of certain popular sporting disciplines, the dance movements compose the syncopated framework. Nadine Fuchs and Marco Delgado are in search of an antique perfection in fitness gyms and advertisement posters. They appeal to the images of pop culture of westerns, pin-up and drag aesthetics and turn them into a dance.
Ioannis Mandafounis Dance Company was established in Geneva in 2009. Its founder Ioannis Mandafounis is the winner of the Swiss Dance Award 2015 in the category «Outstanding Male Dancer».
The core of his work is the research of complex relations between an image and perception. The main objective of a performer is a constant impact on the viewer and his/her involvement in a performance. Ioannis Mandafounis’ distinctive interactive choreography is often referred to as symbolic and distressing. This will be the company’s premiere in Russia.
On the performance « One One One»
In the minimalistic staging of two parallel lines on the floor and two chairs the artists invade the public space and embark the audience into unexpected dance experience. Through visual contact the artists engage physically and mentally with a participant translating their emotions and transforming them back through a dance. The main idea of this experimental and somewhat disturbing experience is to explore the personal borders of a human being.
Anastasia Makarenko, Communications Officer Pro Helvetia Moscow
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