Cabula6/ Jeremy Xido
Dance New Amsterdam
Part 1: November 7 & 9
Part 2: November 8 & 10
Part 3: November 14-17
WED-SAT at 7:30pm
Tickets: 7 general, 2 DNA members, 4 students/seniors, 2 advance
*There will be an opening reception at 6:30pm on November 7 & 14. There will be a post show discussion directly following the November 15 performance.
**There will be an additional showing of Part 3 on November 17 at 3:00pm
Open Rehearsal, October 15 from 4:00-6:00pm at LMCC
Step inside of Jeremy Xido’s process as he invites you into his rehearsal to witness and participate in his unconventional methods for making his new work for CABULA6, Part 3 of The Angola Project Trilogy. Eat cake, talk about heartbreak, punch a punching bag, nap, read thoughts and words taped to walls, expect anything and expect nothing at all. Come see what happens during his Swing Space residency at LMCC at 80 Broad Street. This rehearsal is open to the public and you may come and go as you like. It’s a rare moment when an artist takes down their performative mask and just lets us sit in the room with them, being themselves, making art. Please RSVP by clicking here.
WORLD PREMIERE of Part 3
The Angola Project Trilogy
Created by Jeremy Xido, Igor Dobricic and Claudia Heu
Artist’s Description: The Angola Project playfully straddles the worlds of performance and film-making as the audience watches a movie being constructed from fragments of film and narrative right before their eyes, only to crumble again into disarray. Based on Jeremy Xido’s true life adventures of trying to make a feature film in Angola, The Angola Project takes us on a dizzying journey through the history of colonial Portugal, the Travelogues of Burton Holmes, the films of Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly, the Detroit race riots/rebellion, Berlin documentary film crews in Africa and the blood-thirsty mechanisms of international film finance. The Angola Project is a funny and moving investigation into global events and the complex unexpected polycultural mash-up identities emerging in the 21st century. (Maria Matos Theater, Lisbon / Tanzfabrik Berlin / Studentski Centar Zagreb / Kaaitheater Brussels / Scene Salzburg / ArtsAdmin London / Impulstanz Vienna)
PART I - Lisbon (2008) In 2008, Jeremy Xido arrives in Lisbon and is immediately mesmerized and bedazzled by the gas lamps that flicker on all over the city each night at sunset. For six weeks straight he wanders around at midnight and slowly a gauzy idea for a film begins to take shape around historical tidbits, horticultural facts, random encounters and a slew of interviews he makes with the vast array of people in a world where things are simply not what they appear to be.
PART II - Angola (2010) As one young woman in Lisbon explains, “Europe is lost, the future is Angola,” and Xido wants to see for himself. So in September 2009 he makes the trip to Angola to travel along the Benguela Railway and write his film script. The world proves to be way more complex and surprising than anything he could have ever imagined. Part 2 of The Angola Project is structured around a constantly evolving pitch for a feature film as the lived complexities of this World are squeezed through the brutal and unforgiving logic of international film finance.
PART III - China (2012) In Development. The false promise of true origins and the slippery notion of authenticity. A parallel journey into Jeremy Xido’s own physical heart and the center of the Yunnan Province, China. A confrontation with issues of mortality, the deadly-unknowable and harrowing half truths at the very heart of any Shangri-la.
Claudia Heu lives in Vienna and is a director, performer and teacher in the field of dance, experimental theatre and performance. She is the founder of ONNO theatre, and since 2003, together with Jeremy Xido, is co-artist director of CABULA6 presenting productions all over Europe. In addition to the work in the theatre, she has spent years of her life involved in community work – from a year and a half working in a Favela on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil, to work in refugee camps and prisons in Austria.
Jeremy Xido is originally from Detroit and graduated cum laude in Painting and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in New York and trained at the Actor’s Studio. Since 2003 he has been the artistic co-director of the performance and film company CABULA6, voted “company of the year 2009” by Europe’s most prestigious performance magazine, Ballettanz, and awarded “Outstanding Artist of the Year 2010” by the Austrian Ministry of the Arts. CABULA6 have produced and presented stage and film work all over the world. In 2006 he directed the six part Crime Europe documentary series and in 2007 the documentary Macondo about a refugee settlement on the outskirts of Vienna, in addition to several critically acclaimed short fiction films. He is known in Europe as a performance artist with a unique artistic voice and approach to stage and film, blending emotionally gripping personal stories with the larger social contexts within which they emerge. Working as a dancer, actor and filmmaker, he has performed and presented work around the world on stage, TV and in Cinema. www.jeremyxido.com
Igor Dobricic studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, (former) Yugoslavia. Between 1995 and 1999 he worked as a dramaturge for the Belgrade International Theatre festival (BITEF). He has been living and working in Amsterdam since 1999. Between 2000 and 2004 he was a student of DasArts. He was held a position of the program officer for the arts at the European Cultural Foundation until December of 2008. In that role, he initiated the ALMOSTREAL project platform (www.almostreal.org). He is regularly collaborates as a dramaturge with a number of choreographers / makers (Nicole Beutler, Diego Gil, Keren Levi, Katrina Brown, a.o). For the last four years he has taught concept development to a students of the Amsterdam School for New Dance (SNDO). He is, in a role of a research fellow with the Amsterdam School of the Arts, realizing a long term research project Table Talks. His professional interests lies in the exploration of parameters of performative action in-between different fixed production contexts (theatre and visual arts, professional and non-professional status, individual and group work, aesthetics and ethics).