Crossing Boundaries: DANCING ON THEIR GLITTERING MIRRORS & PIECES OF MANIFESTO
Sônia Lopes Soares - Viga 212 (NYC/SP) & Karen Bößer / Beatrix Szörényi
Dixon Place presents
Crossing Boundaries (Curated by Marcia Monroe)
New work by choreographers who cross cultural, geographic & disciplinary boundaries.
A split evening with Sônia Lopes Soares - Viga 212 (NYC/SP) & Karen Bößer / Beatrix Szörényi (DE/HU)
Sônia Lopes Soares - Viga 212 (NYC/SP)
DANCING ON THEIR GLITTERING MIRRORS about dance, wind and fire
Dancing on the Glittering Mirrors is a piece that combines dance, theater, and visual arts. Using stories documented from intimate interactions in public spaces as its base, the piece explores the concepts of intimacy and passion, combining reality with fiction, and the extraordinary with the terrestrial.
Director, choreographer, performer: Sônia Lopes Soares Performers: Mercedes Searer I Janet Panetta I Charles Gowin
Lighting designer: Jiyoun Chang
Sound designer: Kuki Stolarsky
Costume designer: Baille Younkman
Sônia Lopes Soares is a Brazilian dance artist, based in New York City. Cultivating a language through multidisciplinary collaboration, Soares constructs scenes using nonlinear, poetic narratives, mirroring the random and chaotic nature of the universe. This investigation encompasses vulnerability in the bodies, the line between fiction and reality, the ridiculous and tragic, and how they all interconnect. Sônia has performed her work in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, United States, France at Pompidou, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Sônia Lopes Soares - Viga212 is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.
Karen Bößer / Beatrix Szörényi (DE/HU)
PIECES OF MANFESTO
Two artists – two manifestos. The wordless dialogue of the two artists creates one voice in a spatial manifesto. Pieces of Manifesto is a collaborative performance of a choreographer and a visual artist, in which Karen Bößer approaches objects through the grammar of movement with her choreographic gaze, while Beatrix Szörényi arrives to performativity through the figurativity of visual arts.
Pieces of Manifesto creates such a performative space-installation in front of it’s audience, in which performance, objects and installation react to each other and they transgress the frame of each other.
Performance, choreography, installation: Karen Bößer I Beatrix Szörényi
Dramaturge: Lise Brenner
Project management: Anna-Mareen Henke
Coproduction: Forum Freies Theater (FFT) Düsseldorf
Supported by Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf I Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Goethe Institut Budapest I Patty Heffley
Coproduction partners: Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg I Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest
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