[dance-tech] Re: Artaud Forum April 4-5 - live broadcasts of some of the events

  • From: Yacov Sharir <sharir@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2011 17:40:10 -0500

Dear Johannes,

The Artaud Forum looks quite fantastic. I wish I could participate. I am on
my way to Lisbon for two events/lectures. I wish you all great successes. I
am continually impressed with the planed extra curricular activities coming
out of your school. This is terrific. Yacov

On 4/2/11 10:35 AM, "Johannes Birringer" <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> dear all
> on Monday we launch the first annual ARTAUD FORUM here at Brunel University in
> London, with a series of performance/film/music events that are mixed into
> physical workshops, round tables and addresses on Artaud, theatre and
> contemporary japanese and western dance in overlapping art and cultural
> contexts... it promises to be an intimate and exciting event;  we are saddened
> that it is overshadowed by the tsunami catastrophe in Japan.
> I hope to welcome some of you at this event, and if you wish to partake in,
> and support, the transcultural research initiative, you can also join us
> online on dance tech TVlive
> (http://www.dance-tech.net/profiles/blogs/dancetechtvlive-1)
> our artaud website will very soon also present information about the
> participants, the discussions, workshops and artworks.
> http://people.brunel.ac.uk/dap/artaudforum.html
> http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/sa/artsub/drama/artaudforum1
> regards
> Johannes Birringer
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Peter Sempel 
> Film exhibition
> ³Just Visiting this Planet² (tribute to Kazuo Ohno)
> Tuesday April 5, 18:oo
> Daiwa Foundation JAPAN House
> 13-14 Cornwall Terrace
> London NW1 4QP 
> Free, call for reservation
> (01895 267823)
> This film is also shown Monday night at Artaud Forum, 21:oo.
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> For free ticket reservation, contact:  artaud@xxxxxxxxxxxx or call 01895
> 267823 
> http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/sa/artsub/drama/artaudforum1
> Brunel University¹s School of Arts, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut London
> and DAIWA Foundation Japan House, is proud to present the UK premiere of ³Just
> Visiting this Planet,² Peter Sempel¹s masterful poetic film tribute to the
> late Kazuo Ohno, one of the founders and masters of Japanese butoh dance.
> The film was first released in 1991 and shown all over the world, including
> Int. Filmfestival Berlin, Filmfestival São Paulo, Anthology Film Archives New
> York, Fantasia Filmfestival Madrid, Cinematèque Tel Aviv, Festival Int.
> Nouveau Cinema Montréal, Hall Walls Buffalo, Rockefeller Music Hall Oslo,
> Festival Int. du Film d¹Art Paris, Int. Filmfestival Helsinki, Museo Nacionale
> Brasilia, Festival Monumental Lisboa, Int. Tanzfilmtage Dresden, Ex+Pop
> Berlin, etc.   Mr Sempel is based in Hamburg, Germany.
> Dance
> ³I¹m Here² 
> Katsura Isobe
> with Manabu Shimada (music)
> Monday  April 4, 20.30
> Artaud Performance Centre
> Brunel University
> West London UK8 3PH
> Call for reservation (01895 267823)
> I¹M HERE is a collaborative work by Katsura Isobe, dance artist, and  Manabu
> Shimada, sound artist. Both of them have grown up in Japan and now live in
> London. Having been living in UK for many years, a flight  for twelve hours
> may take their physical body back in Japan but their mind takes three days to
> catch up the body. I'M HERE explores and expresses a gap between one's actual
> physical existence and one's  imagined existence in mind. The body and the
> mind can exist in different spaces.
> Katsura Isobe is an independent dance artist who holds a BA Dance and Dance
> Education at Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan, and an MA  Scenography
> [Dance] at Laban Centre London. Her  current interest is one's physical and
> psychological states in a particular  environment. Her practice involves
> improvisation and collaboration with artists in another art disciplines. Her
> collaboration experience includes DAP Lab with Johannes Birringer and Michele
> Danjoux  (interactive design/physical theatre), Carol Brown (site-specific
> performance, interactive installation), Caroline Collinge (costume design),
> Clod Ensemble (interdisciplinary theatre), Thomas Kampe (Feldenkrais® Method
> and improvisation), Ute Kanngiesser (cello),  Stephanie Schober (contemporary
> dance), Paul Verity Smith (sensor  interaction), Fulvio Rubesa (Photography),
> and Jairo Zaldua and Nicola  Green (printmaking).
> Manabu Shimada is a sonic artist based on Tokyo/London. He designs sound art
> and minimal music influenced by natural phenomenon as audio-visual environment
> Dance
> Tuesday April 5
> 11:oo  AA Studio 001
> ³Cell Dislocation²  (Biyo Kikuchi)
> Biyo Kikuchi is a dancer/choreographer who studied Butoh with Yoshito and
> Kazuo Ohno. Additionally, she learned many forms of expression with the body,
> exploring gesture, action, movement and body expression in varying spaces,
> contexts and situations. Solo works include: ³Pan-barabara²,³New Moon², ³End
> of the Day², ³Form for the future². She has organized her own group and
> produces her work, as well as collaborating with Kim Itoh, Natsu Nakajima,
> Kazuo and Yoshito Ohono. At Min Tanaka¹s Dance Hakushu Festival she performed
> solo dance showcase for three years.  She also collaborates with artists and
> musicians on improvisational performance, working with communities and holding
> workshops of body work and improvisation.
> Photography
> Monday April l 4, opening
> 19:30 Artaud Performance Centre 003
> ³Invisible Butoh²
> Karolina Bieszczad-Roley
> Karolina is a researcher and a photographer with a primary interest in
> performance photography. She did her MA in Theatre Studies in Poland and PhD
> in Performance Studies in London. She started photographing Japanese Butoh
> dance in 2001 and she has continued to follow footsteps of various performance
> artists around the world ever since. Her independent photography projects take
> performances out of theatre buildings and place them in new and challenging
> surroundings, such as National Gallery in London, Westminster underground
> station in London or Shipyard in Gdansk where Solidarity was born.
> Karolina perceives photographing as an interpersonal communication mediated by
> a camera, a close collaboration between a photographer and a photographed
> subject. The experience of photographing is for her equally important as the
> images obtained, which creates a unique approach to photography.
> Video Installation
> ³Chrysalide" 
> Damien Serban & Yann Bertrand (France)
> Monday  April 4, 19.30
> Artaud Performance Centre 101
> Brunel University
> West London UK8 3PH
> Call for reservation (01895 267823)
> The film Chrysalide (2005) transcribes, through three chapters, different
> states of the Japanese dance, Butô. Mixing 3D animation and film, the work
> contrasts this carnal, visceral dance with the coldness of 3D and its
> architectures and polygons. In between organic and digital textures. This film
> is also part of an installation conceived in parallel with Michel Lauricella's
> sculptures and drawings as well as Dorothea Nold's photographs.
> Co-directed by Damien Serban and Yann Bertrand; music by : Benjamin Holst;
> animation by : Hicham Bouhennana. With : Jean-Louis Le Cabellec
> Damien Serban lives in Paris, France; he graduated, with honors, from the
> Applied Arts Superior Institute in Paris 2003; he directed during his studies
> three short films. Epines and Le Cosmos dans une Assiette de Pâtes, (with Yann
> Bertrand) and Chut....  With his first independent project, Chrysalide (2005.
> with Yann Bertrand), he began to focus on 3D imagery that shows the polygons
> and architectures usually hidden, as well as the errors created by a software
> pushed to its limits. This film on butoh is distributed by Autour de Minuit,
> and was shown at numerous international festivals and exhibitions both as a
> three part film and as a video installation. From 2006 to 2007 Damien directed
> abstract films focusing on morphing and compression errors, searching the
> border between what humans can't grasp and what is no longer controlled by the
> computer. 
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> These events are part of
> The World from within and without
> (in memoriam of Kazuo Ohno)
> Monday and Tuesday, 4-5 April 2011
> Artaud Performance Centre, Brunel University, West London, UK
> http://people.brunel.ac.uk/dap/artaudforum.html
> This performance laboratory initiates a series of annually held events at
> Brunel University¹s Artaud Performance Centre:  Bringing together an invited
> group of international theatre and dance artists, filmmakers, photographers,
> art theorists and researchers engaged in creative practices that reflect on
> major innovative performance traditions of the past century and their impact
> on current performance knowledge and physical / physical-digital) techniques.
> The first instalment of the ARTAUD FORUM is dedicated to the memory of Kazuo
> Ohno and the complex convergences/differences between Japanese and Western
> performative methods.
> Co-ordinated by Johannes Birringer  (artistic director, DAP-Lab),
> with Hironobu Oikawa (director, Maison Artaud, Tokyo)
> This event is programmed by the Centre for Contemporary and Digital
> Performance and supported by the Brunel University Graduate School, the
> Goethe-Institut London, and DAIWA Foundation

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