Monday, August 5, 2019

GOLDEN SHADOWS – a few notes....

...from the first period of rehearsal at ART SPACE stift millstatt


Arriving. Meeting the former process that took place in ART SPACE through the bodies exploring the resonances of the Symposium POSITIONEN 019. Meeting Andrea, Eleonore and Unita, and several more people already in dance mood. Meeting all in transition and, after our Argentina experience, allowing so the open curiosity to let the same space to start insinuating and suggesting what new forms Golden Shadows will embody here.

Installation. Performance. Dance.

Art forms aiming for simple and concrete exploration of our actual nature in fragile and delicate balance, always shifting, always moving. An art form that invites for sensible reflection of our nowadays sense of shared reality.



We have written already that the rehearsal process for GOLDEN SHADOWS is based on exploring our perception of body as a (sub) conscious moving space entity, a space where subtle impulses are flowing and leading. We practiced these days with Unita listening to those signals rooted in the hidden realms of its physicality; arising, expanding and dissolving in a continuous dancing dialogue with the surrounding. We found objects on our way to the studio, discarded and natural ones. We went on excursion for getting some others. We discuss and try on their potential utility, for organic actions, their expressive power, their sense of building landscapes and unfolding environments. Creating containers, passages, membranes where the performance will take place, the installation will invite to the visitors to accompany, sit, interact and contemplate.
And in those spaces our bodies are also pure space. Our bodies resonating among each other, also with images, figures and their individual an common memories. Our bodies inspired by sensing, by touch, by text, by textures.


“The dance appeals to the natal clumsiness. It appeals to all the gestures of the children.
It doesn't know how to speak. It does not know how to sing. It doesn't even know how to lift the foot. It doesn't even know how to support it. it does not know how to join the palms, separate them, hit them, produce a noise. The dance appeals to the silent body that inhabits all life in another body that precedes - in another body that is no longer there. The dance appeals to the body before language (to the original body, the ovular body, the embryonic body, the fetal body, the natal body, the infant body). To the body before the self. To the body before the subject position. To the body before the face. To the body before the mirror. To the body before the skin. To the body before the light.” (Pascal Quignard, Origin of Dance)

From Monday on, we will be on the way for the setting up of the installation. Some days

more for the opening night. Almost one more week to nurture our body-scapes, and let to these Golden Shadows to emerge as a new born organism attracted by the light, offering the opportunity to tell us a little bit of what is nesting there in those realms where the shadows reign and life silently pulse.


Opening Night
Friday 9 August 2019 | 8 pm
ART SPACE stift millstatt


Further presentations
10 + 11 August 2019 | 8 pm
ART SPACE stift millstatt

Monday, June 17, 2019

butterfly tales  | Premiere 27. Juni ART SPACE stift millstatt


butterfly tales, die zweite NETZWERK AKS Produktion 2019 von Andrea K. Schlehwein, feiert am 27. Juni 2019 im ART SPACE stift millstatt in Kärnten Premiere.

Millstätter Juni 2019
Chaostheorie | hinterfragen

Der Schlag des Schmetterlingsflügels, der auf der einen Seite des Erdballs geschieht und auf der anderen Seite einen großen Effekt auslöst. Diese wissenschaftlich nicht verifizierte Idee übertragen wir auf die Probenarbeit im Tanz.

Jeder noch so kleine Impuls hinterlässt auf binnenkörperlicher Ebene eine Auswirkung im Körper. Auf Actio folgt Reactio auf Input – Konsequenz.
Wie transparent und fein getuned muss man tanztechnisch arbeiten, um diesen Ansatz von außen sichtbar werden zu lassen?

‚butterfly tales’ ist ein Zeitgenössisches Ballett, tänzerisch dicht, visuell mehrschichtig, dynamisch aufregend. Die drei Tänzer’innen Unita Gay Galiluyo aus den Philippinen, Jye Hwei Lin aus Taiwan und Eiji Takeda aus Japan lassen in der Choreographie von Andrea K. Schlehwein Geschichten zustande kommen, ohne Geschichten zu erzählen.

Wirklichkeit | spiegeln

Aufbruch hin zu einer selbst gewählten, schmalen Linie, einem Horizont, wo sich bipolare Paare wie Traum und Realität, Veränderung oder Stillstand, Logik oder Poesie, Verrätselung oder Klarheit, Komplexität oder Einfachheit, Manipulation oder Selbstbestimmung, Utopie oder Dystopie berühren.

Foto: Nina Hader
Ich träumte ich sei ein Schmetterling, der in der Luft umher flatterte. Als ich erwachte, fragte ich mich, ob ich nun ein Mann sei, der geträumt hat ein Schmetterling zu sein oder ob ich ein Schmetterling bin, der träumte, ein Mensch zu sein?
Parabel nach Zhuang Zi


Perspektiven | verfremden

Überwachung . Kontrolle . Zensur . ‚butterfly tales’ ist eine lose Sammlung unterschiedlicher, performativer, einer zeitgenössischen Tanzsprache verpflichteter Szenen, die das Spiel mit Realität und Traum, Manipulation und Kontrolle, mit Machtverlust und Zensur, mit Verwirrung und Klarsicht mit Manipulation bewegter Bilder, Spiegelung, Reflektion, Einsamkeit und Selbstvergewisserung zum Thema hat und durch die Spannbreite an visuellen, filmischen und tänzerischen Möglichkeiten der Inszenierung, Freiraum für reichhaltige Assoziationen bildet.


In einem komplexen Bühnenbild, das unterschiedliche Lichträume enthält, die je nach einfallendem Lichtwinkel zutage treten oder verborgen sind, wird der Zuschauer durch die reichhaltige visuelle Darbietung, die filmische Elemente, Live Kamera, Spiegel, Monitor, diverse Projektionsflächen beinhaltet, zur Suche seines Blickwinkels und Perspektive angeregt. Das Zuschauerauge muß sich aktiv entscheiden, welchem Pixel, welchem Monitor, welcher Sequenz es folgen möchte. Was es für spannend hält wird bestimmen, was als ‚Realität’ bezeichnet wird.



PREMIERE  |  ART SPACE stift millstatt

27. Juni  2019  |  20 Uhr



Aufführugen  |  ART SPACE stift millstatt
28.  |  29.  |  30.  Juni  2019   |  20 Uhr



CONTACT . LOCATION . TICKETS

ART SPACE stift millstatt
Stiftgasse 1
9872 Millstatt
Kärnten, Österreich

Andrea K. Schlehwein
aks.office@andreakschlehwein.com
+43 4766 35250
+43 676 418 5528



Credits I NETZWERK AKS

Konzept . Choreographie . Raum . Visuals . Sound . Licht
Andrea K. Schlehwein

Dance + Kreation

Unita Gay Galiluyo
Jye Hwei Lin
Eiji Takeda

Kostümbild
Midori Kawamura

Photos
Nina Hader
Sang Hoon Ok
Andrea K. Schlehwein
Foto: Nina Hader

Produktionsleitung . Grafik LayOut
Eleonore Schäfer


Produktionsbüro Mitarbeit
Brigitte Büsken

Praktikum Choreographie
Abriel Gardner

Produktion
büro für tanz | theater | produktionen




Kleine Zeitung 10. Juni 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

butterfly tales | premiere 27 June 2019 ART SPACE stift millstatt


butterfly tales, the second NETZWERK AKS production 2019 by Andrea K. Schlehwein, will be premiered on 27th June 2019 at ART SPACE stift millstatt, Austria.

chaos theory I questioning

The flapping of a butterfly's wing on one side of the globe triggering a great effect on the other side. This scientifically unverified idea is transferred to our dance rehearsal work.

Each impulse, no matter how small, has an impact on the inner workings of the body. Action is followed by reaction, input by consequence.
How transparent and fine-tuned do we need our dance technique to be in order to make this approach apparent from the outside?

'butterfly tales' is a contemporary ballet, dense in terms of dance, visually multi-layered, dynamically exciting. In Andrea K. Schlehwein's choreography, the three dancers Unita Gay Galiluyo from the Philippines, Jye Hwei Lin from Taiwan and Eiji Takeda from Japan let stories emerge without telling stories.

reality I mirroring

A departure towards a self-chosen narrow line, a horizon, where bipolar pairings like dream and reality, change and stagnation, logic and poetry, enigma and clarity, complexity and plainness, manipulation and self-determination, utopia and dystopia meet.

I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering through the air. When I woke up, I asked myself whether I was a man who dreamt to be a butterfly, or if I am a butterfly who dreamt to be a man.
Parable by Zhuang Zi

perspectives I alienating

Surveillance . Control . Censorship . 'butterfly tales' is a loose collection of various performative scenes committed to a contemporary dance language and playing with reality and dream, manipulation and control, loss of power and censorship, confusion and clarity, the manipulation of moving images, mirroring, reflections, loneliness and self-assurance, creating a free space for rich associations through a wide range of visual, filmic and physical possibilities.

Within a complex stage setting of several illuminated spaces that come into view or remain hidden depending on the angle of the light, visually rich with elements of film, live camera, mirrors, monitor and various projection screens, the audience is encouraged to find their own perspectives and viewpoints. The observer's eye actively decides which pixel, which monitor, which sequence it wants to follow. Whatever is considered interesting will determine what is called 'reality'.



Photos: Nina Hader, Header: AKS


PREMIERE  |  ART SPACE stift millstatt

27 June  2019  |  8 pm



Performances  |  ART SPACE stift millstatt
28  |  29  |  30  June  2019   |  8 pm



CONTACT . LOCATION . TICKETS

ART SPACE stift millstatt
Stiftgasse 1
9872 Millstatt
Austria

Andrea K. Schlehwein
aks.office@andreakschlehwein.com
+43 4766 35250
+43 676 418 5528




Credits I NETZWERK AKS

Concept . Choreography . Space . Visuals . Sound . Light
Andrea K. Schlehwein

Dance + Creation 
Unita Gay Galiluyo
Jye Hwei Lin
Eiji Takeda

Costumes
Midori Kawamura

Photos
Nina Hader
Sang Hoon Ok
Andrea K. Schlehwein

Head of Production . Grafic LayOut
Eleonore Schäfer


Production Assistant
Brigitte Büsken

Internship Choreography
Abriel Gardner

Production
büro für tanz | theater | produktionen


Sunday, April 28, 2019

#bones in Seoul


Last week we had the pleasure to be part of SIMPRO, Seoul International Improvisation Dance Festival in South Korea.

On the 24th of April we presented a new version of #bones, the latest Netzwerk AKS production by Andrea K. Schlehwein, Maria Mavridou, Roman Zotter as part of the Opening Impro Performance (60min Relay + Impro project) shared with artists Jeong Ho Nam, Young Ho Nam, Irina Hortin, Cyrus Khambatta and the groups Momuro Movement Lab and 14 Feet.

During the festival days, 23rd - 28th April, we also had the chance to participate in the artists’s improvisation jam at the Impro Event of the opening night, join Irina Hortin’s workshop and watch some beautiful performances. It was wonderful to reconnect with old colleagues and get to know new ones! 

The process of creating the new version of #bones for SIMPRO has been exciting. We gave ourselves the challenge to transform a 45 minutes performance / installation that took place at ART SPACE stift millstatt in between the art works of Woo Jong Taek, Robert Kabas and Ha Haengeun, with the audience freely walking around, into a 10 minutes version for a black box theater.

What was to be left out and what was to remain? How could we keep the essence of the
work alive? 


Circulating ideas, re-activating the memory and re-imagining the work, meeting new spirits in an empty space with the help of 7 fragile eggs. We ended up with a new version that shares the same sources with the previous one,  becoming more aware of what it is as it is evolving, finding its form by overcoming form. 

As a performer I feel that this piece has so many dimensions which still unfold and I am curious to explore them further. The challenge of different set-ups and contexts is definitely interesting in relation to the concept.

Looking forward to performing again on the 15thof May at ART SPACE stift millstatt, re-visiting the original version with the influence of Korea and to the new surprises of Tsak Bam Festival which will take place outdoors in a pistachio field on the island of Aegina, Greece in July.

Gamsahamnida Seoul and Simpro!! 
It was once again a soulful experience!!