Slug Chamber - Stina Fors & fellow sonic artists (2020)
Stina Fors, selected for the Moving Forward trajectory 2019/20, invites the eccentric performance artists - Alex Franz Zehetbauer, Ria Higler, Veza Fernández - and the audience to SLUG CHAMBER, an innovative sonic project with voice, sound and noise as the messenger of dance. From 29 September to 3 October - evening after evening, these four artists will generate an ever-new set at Dansmakers Amsterdam around the central question: What are the possible revelations of the sounding body?
WHEN: 29 September - 3 Oct
WHERE: Dansmakers Amsterdam
Slug Chamber is like a receptive monster. In this open event they will feed, grow and shape the monster. Every day the four choreographers Stina Fors, Alex Franz Zehetbauer, Ria Higler, Veza Fernández come together to study the relationship between voice and body.
Slug Chamber proposes new ways to come together in the theatre, take a moment to listen, testify, move and excite. This open project embraces the unstable reality of the performance. A number of moments have been captured, but in between there is free play. The performance is not a finished, repeatable product, rather it is perpetually formed through the live event.
- There is no being; all is change, echoes, reverberations, perpetual mutations.
Stina Fors (1989, SE) is choreographer, dancer and performance artist, drummer and singer, based in Amsterdam. In 2019 she graduated from the School for New Dance Development. She was awarded the Moving Forward trajectory 2019/20 and in 2019 she was selected for the DanceWeb scholarship (2019) Her work has been presented internationally at a.o. The Watermill Center (USA), Centrale Fies (IT), Enter Through The Void, Exit Through The Gift Shop - CAMPO (BE), Dansehallerne (DK). She also performs regularly in the underground scene.
Alex Franz Zehetbauer (NY, 1990) is a singer, sonic choreographer and performance artist from Vienna, trained at the Experimental Theatre Wing of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam. He works from a body and a world full of noise and often uses water as material and source of inspiration. His works have been shown internationally and have received several awards, including the BKA Startstipendium, ImPulsTanz 2018 and danceWEB Scholarship (2019).
Veza Maria Fernandez (AT, 1986) studies at DAS Choreography in Amsterdam where she further develops her practice of "messy polyphonies". She is a dance, voice and performance artist interested in the political and poetic potential of the scream. Veza seeks out extreme vocal and physical states. She works with polyphony; the sensual and polyphonic unity of difference they form.
Ria Higler (NL, 1950) is a choreographer, performer, teacher and movement researcher. From 1989 to 1998 she was artistic co-director of the School for New Dance Development (SNDO). Her contemporary dance studies are imbued with her studies with Suprapto Suryodarmo, with whom she studied in Indonesia, and travelled to Mexico, the USA and India. Ria developed her own style of movement research and teaches it under the title The Alchemist Body.
Choreography & performance Stina Fors, Alex Franz Zehetbauer, Ria Higler, Veza Fernández Communication Dansmakers Amsterdam & Moreno Perna Technique & lightdesign Martin Kaffarnik Production Dansmakers Amsterdam In collaboration with Dansateliers, Dans Brabant, De Nieuwe Oost Supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Dansgroep Amsterdam Campaign image & video Laura Fernández Antolín & Adem Elahel (CGI) Many thanks to Young Art Support Amsterdam.
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