“You can never visit my land and I can never visit yours.
Let’s meet not on this earth.”
One of us comes from Lebanon and the other comes from Israel, the borders between our countries are sealed. Emerging from and as a result of this conflict, we are interested in creating our own imagined universe and to connect to our bodies underneath its geopolitical and social skin.
Through our research we seek to question the normative-political approach to conflict.
Working with the dramaturgy of our bodies, through the use imagery and symbolism, we wish to allow the friction between what we seek to hide or sooth to no longer remain taboo between us.
Charlie and Keren are collaborating in their process with film maker | Photographer Paul Sixta and Designer | Visual Artist Tony Markus Sacharias.
Keren Rosenberg is a Middle-eastern, Amsterdam based performer | maker | movement researcher. Through her works and artistic practice, she seeks to articulate a new physical and social political gaze over the body and the environment it functions in; Hunting for rituals and physicality that can liquidate boundaries between the body and the Environment we live in, between our social skin and the primitive body underneath.
Questioning queer and social political context from a hetro-fluid perspective, while creating
multidisciplinary collaborations with artists from the fields of Photography, Film, Design, Sound and Theory. Keren is also a certified Gaga teacher.
Keren’s works were presented in Sadler’s Wells (UK), Dansstationen (SE), Dutch Chinese Festival (CN), Reykjavik Dance Festival (IS), Malmo Pride Festival (SE), Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam Fringe Festival, Dansmakers, Dansataliers, Korzo Theater (NL), Machol Acher Festival (IL), Dublin Fringe festival (IE), Museum of Modern Art Dublin (IE), as well as in venues and theatres in Mexico, Israel, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, and Ethiopia.
Charlie Prince born and raised in Lebanon (1991), Charlie is a dance artist currently based between Europe, Canada & Beirut. Charlie has worked as a performer with Ballet BC in Vancouver, Cie Alias in Geneva and has been an associate artist with Maqamat Dance Theatre since 2015. In 2017, Charlie was invited by Marie Chouinard, artistic director of the Venice Dance Biennale 2017 to perform in 3 new creations that premiered at the festival.
As a maker, he is currently supported by APAP – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.”.
Charlie also holds a Bachelor of Music from McGill University in Montréal, Canada.
Tony Markus Sacharias is an Amsterdam-based designer and visual artist inspired by human beings and their physical shape and behavior. His work can be regarded as an observation of society. Sacharias launched his eponymous womenswear label in 2010, after graduating at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. For the past five years he has worked as womenswear and menswear designer for Calvin Klein Jeans.
Currently, he is researching his identity as a designer and visual artist, using his middle name ‘MARKUS’ as artist name. In his work, he explores several media such as drawings, collages, garments, sculptures, audio, video and movement.
Over the years, Markus has developed a clear working method by giving himself clear ‘rules,’ based on questionnaires and systematic archiving.
Through the GAGA movement language – which he explores in Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and New York. Markus is finding his way back to his love for movement, a medium that has always been close to his heart
Paul Sixta, graduated in 2003 from the Audio-Visual department at St. Joost Breda. Sixta works as a filmmaker and photographer. His films and video-installations were shown on festivals and museums worldwide and won several prizes. Sixta often collaborates with other artists and his work ranges from visual anthropology to performance videos. Sixta’s work deals with sensitive subjects, emphasizes the story telling, and delicately explores relationships.
During a four week period, studio and theatre are in use by emerging artists in residence who are stepping in a new adventure. In that period, Dansmakers Amsterdam is a laboratory for innovation in dance and performance art.
Out of all applications, each year four performance artists and choreographers are selected with their research project for a residency period. They are challenged to return to the core of their artistic practice. Ideas are further explored and deepened and there is space for experimentation and reflection. The period ends with a short public performance, in which the makers connect with the audience and provide context to work.
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