|GASTSPIEL||Duck & Snaith (girls at work)|
|12. bis 14.02.2016||Performances von und mit Katie Duck und Yolande Snaith
|TANZPERFORMANCE||19.00 Uhr||im DOCK 11|
|beteiligte Künstler: Katie Duck, Yolande Snaith|
Duck & Snaith (girls at work)
Spieltermine im DOCK 11:
12., 13. und 14. Februar 2016, jeweils 19.00 Uhr
DOCK11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin
Ticketreservierungen: firstname.lastname@example.org, 030-35120312
Tickets: 10.- Euro / 7.- Euro erm.
Duck & Snaith (girls at work)
Zwei Solos von Katie Duck und Yolande Snaith, die in einem Duett zusammentreffen. Die beiden Frauen haben als professionelle Choreographinnen, Performerinnen und Tanzlehrerinnen unermüdlich an ihrer Bewegungsrecherche gearbeitet – Katie seit 40, Yolande seit 35 Jahren. Unter dem Druck der sich ständig verändernden Strömungen im Tanz- und Performancefeld haben sie ihre künstlerische Vision, einen körperlich aufgeladenen, bedeutungsvollen Theaterraum zu schaffen, immer fortgeführt. Ihre unterschiedlichen künstlerischen Werdegänge inspirieren sie gegenseitig. In dem gemeinsamen Stück versuchen sie nun ihre kreativen Prozesse miteinander zu verflechten, neue künstlerische Bereiche zu erkunden und sich gegenseitig durch dieses innovative, kollaborative Erlebnis weiterzubilden.
Diese Zusammenarbeit dreht sich um bestimmte Objekte, Texte und Bewegungen. Die beiden Chroreographinnen stellen Widersprüche, Verknüpfungen und Interaktionen auf. Sie verbinden ganz bewusst ihre Präsenz als Künstlerinnen mit einem ungewöhnlichen Humor und einer überraschenden Energie und Klarheit, die aus ihrer jahrzehntelangen Erfahrung entsteht. Das Duett verarbeitet Materialien, Bewegungen und Texte ihrer früheren Solo-Arbeiten und wird von einer emotionalen Hemmungslosigkeit im akkustischen Raum angetrieben.
Duck & Snaith (girls at work)
Two solos that collide into a duet with Katie Duck and Yolande Snaith. These women have relentlessly continued to conduct their research as professional choreographers, teachers and performers, Katie for 40 years and Yolande for 35 years. Under the pressures of the shifting tides that have effected the field of dance and performance, they have continued their artistic vision to reveal a physically charged meaningful theatre space. Deeply inspired and respectful of each other’s diverse artistic histories, ’Duck&Snaith’ seek to merge their creative processes, navigate new artistic territory and inform each other in this innovative collaborative project.
Devised and performed by Katie Duck and Yolande Snaith
Sound scores compiled by Katie Duck
“Once I Dreamed I Was A Dinosaur Swimming Backwards”
“Once I Dreamed I Was a Dinosaur Swimming Backwards” constructs an imaginal space where the living body and inanimate objects invite multiple projections and possibilities, whilst simultaneously bringing intrinsic histories and truths into the present. I am interested in creating a world where the personal and the universal hold hands, where meaningfulness and meaninglessness collide, where fantasy and reality converse, where the unseen stories etched into the skin of things are revealed, where the body brings its life story to every action, with and without intention”.
Devised and performed by: Yolande Snaith
Music sources: Erik Satie played on accordion by Teodoro Anzellotti
“Cage” is part of a series of solos by Katie under the title “Traces of Casualty’s. “Cage” investigates how powerful words effect us and how our bodies are held by our inability to release what we feel. Katie has created a persona, in movement and text, from her studies into agoraphobia spotting the vagina as a the potential place we most fear open spaces. “We hear and view distressing events daily and tuck this into a pocket of our consciousness. That pocket burst, leaks into the mind, creating a fiction of thoughts that multiply, eating my sacred social space, I am a woman. I live alone”.
Devised and performed by: Katie Duck
Music sources: Alfredo Genovesi, Ennio Morricone, and Labyrinth.
A collaboration that evolves around chosen objects, text and movement. Duck&Snaith engage in juxtaposition, conjunction and interaction. They willfully give their presence, as female artists, with an unusual flavor of humour accompanied by a surprising energy and clarity of activity embodied by their experience of 35 and 40 years. This duet is a merging of the material from their solos in a collision of movement and text, driven by an emotional abandon in a sonic space.
Devised and performed: Katie Duck and Yolande Snaith
Music sources: Alfredo Genovesi, Stephen Kent, James Blake
Katie Duck has been a professional performer and maker since the early 1970’s (40 years). She has been a influential figure in the improvisational performance scene internationally, inspiring generations of performers, musicians and performance makers. She set up the acclaimed Gruppo in Italy in 1979, was head of choreography at Dartington College of arts (senior lecturer) in England in 1985, joined the staff at Amsterdam Hogeschool voor de kunsten in 1991 and founded the improvisational dance/music company Magpie in 1995. Her collaborations have been with musicians, visual artists, lighting designers, dancers, actors and comedians. She has initiated education courses and workshops, festivals and monthly performance series in her three bases Italy, England and Holland. Katie has a determination to continue her research in theatre, music, dance, text and performance. Alongside her vocational studies, her research has led her toward social studies, cultural studies and brain studies. She believes that her research must not be validated by way of academic speak alone but rather on her insistence to hear, see and take part in the practice.
“Snaith is an arch manipulator of scale, a shape shifter, a theatre poet. She and her collaborators create extraordinary sounds and images . . .” The Observer, UK
Yolande Snaith is a choreographer and performer who’s work navigates the merge between different creative and performative practices. She has worked collaboratively in the worlds of dance, theatre and film for over 30 years, and her accumulative experience both informs and guides her creative process, performance practice and teaching methodologies. Bridging spaces between disparate elements of movement, sound, text, objects, light, digital media and design, her work seeks to create a palpable synthesis of artistic language and form. Yolande works as an independent dance artist on her own performance projects and receives commissions from other companies and practitioners in the areas of dance, theatre, performance art, music, opera and film. Her former award winning UK based company, Yolande Snaith Theatredance, toured internationally to over 15 countries between 1985 – 2004. In 2002 Yolande joined the theatre and dance faculty at UC San Diego, where she teaches extensively in the areas of choreography and improvisation. In 2005 she established IMAGOmoves, an umbrella company for collaborative dance theatre projects in San Diego.
Katie Duck and Yolande Snaith have an artistic connection that dates back to the mid 1980s where they met in England. They shared an artistic interest in using objects, music and text alongside their dance, performance and choreography backgrounds. They also shared a continuing research in how improvisation is not the antitheses of composition but rather a means by which performers can maintain a live presence. Over the years both Katie and Yolande have developed their respective performance practices and artistic work, with extensive international touring, commissions and residencies. They connected again in 2008 in San Diego and since then have continued to pursue their collaborative interests in the form of workshops, studio sessions and improvisation performances in Amsterdam and San Diego. In 2013-14, Yolande participated in the Improvisation summer course Amsterdam as a teacher and in collaborative performances with Katie Duck. In April 2014, Katie was invited to go to UCSD San Diego to perform her solo “Traces of Casualty” and work in collaboration with Yolande Snaith and two dancers on the performance project “If”. Yolande organized a master class for the dance majors and a professional workshop at the UCSD Main studio. Yolande invited Katie to San Diego in April 2015 to create a new piece at the Live Arts Festival, White Box theatre under the title Duck&Snaith. After this process, they received offers to tour their 50 minute piece in Europe and GB i(March 2016 ) and in California (April 2016). They are now seeking further possibilities for these tours.
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