Wednesday, March 28. 8pm
Shotwell Studios (3252-A 19th Street SF, CA 94110)
1. piece by Caroline Simon (company member of Silke Z./resistdance.)
In this 40 minute-solo performance, Caroline Simon surprises the audience with a sumptuous production in which the performer plays all the roles: dance, choreography, light, projections, even her own (dance-) partner. She establishes a unique, virtual space creating new technical possibilities and movement vocabulary, wrapped in humor, fantasy and irony. The audience surprises itself, its imagination being triggered and challenged. This is a piece with impressive situations and astonishing twists.
Concept / Choreography / Performance: Caroline Simon
Concept / Dramaturgy / Direction: Silke Z.
Management: mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement
2. The Little Good and The Big Bad. The Story Misinterpreted (by nono’dance)
A mysterious journey through the enchanted woods of one classic adaptation with a eucatastrophe, some obvious reminiscences, exuberant interpretations and escapable constrains. This piece is the first in a series called Obsession With Narrative presented by nono’dance Company. The story begins when you discover the familiar unfamiliar – the fairytale. The protagonist then takes you on a walk through the jungle where things happen: the Small Dance transforms into a Grand Jete; the Big Bad becomes the Little Good. Although no happy end is promised everyone should be safe throughout the show and should arrive in one piece at the point of conclusion.
Concept/Dramaturgy/Choreography/Performance by Rosemary Hannon and Vitali Kononov.
Sound Design by Vitali Kononov.
Caroline Simon was born in Brussels in 1977. She studied contemporary dance at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios, directed by AnneTeresa de Keersmaeker. She graduated in June 2001 at the Rotterdam Dance Academy as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. She lives and works in Cologne (Germany), where she is a core member of the Company Silke Z./resistdance. Since April 2005 she is the artistic director of Studio 11, a production studio in Cologne for freelance dance makers. In 2009, she was nominated “best female performer” at the Dublin Fringe Festival. Together with Silke Z., she is the artistic director of the dance and performance series studioworks and is co-founder of the European network studiotrade. In 2006 she received the choreography grant from the Kunststiftung NRW for somatic studies in San Francisco at the Moving On Center – School for Participatory Arts and Research. There she developed the first sketch for the solo “piece”.
Silke Z. lives and works as an independent choreographer in Cologne. She studied at the German Sports Academy, Cologne, completed training at the European Dance Development Center (EDDC) in Arnheim and Düsseldorf and pursued farther training at San Francisco´s Moving On Center – School for Participatory Arts and Research. Silke Z. is a co-founder of resistdance, Studio 11, the dance and performance series studioworks and the European network studiotrade. Her productions were honored with many awards a.o: Cologne Dance Award 1999, 2004 and 2008. Her Production for young audience “machtMUT was nominated for the German theatre award FAUST in 2008. Her production “Jess meets Angus”, Episode 2 of the dance series “Just Between Us! The generation project” will be presented at CounterPulse (San Francisco) from March 29 to April 1st.
nono’dance company is a performance collective investigating the realms and boundaries of dance, theater and improvisation, inspired by Somatic disciplines. Exploring authenticity in performance and flirting with the collective unconscious their work elicits a shared experiential field with the audience, offering somatic resonance and rich imagined multidimensional narratives.
Rosemary Hannon and Vitali Kononov began an ongoing dance partnership teaching and performing at the American Dance Festival in NC 2004. They formed nono’dance company in 2007, and since then have been working together at various festivals and venues in Bay Area and U.S.