Thursday, April 21, 2016

BEWEGTE ZEITEN / paperworks of AKS in a GEDOK Group Exhibition in Berlin

If you are in or around Berlin in the beginning of May, come and see some of Andrea K. Schlehwein’s visual art work, which will be presented at GEDOK GALERIE.

Heike Franziska Bartsch, Berlin
Marion L. Buchmann, Berlin
Andrea K. Schlehwein, Millstatt and Cologne

Exhibition dates: 5 May 2016 - 14 May 2016
Vernissage: Thu 5 May 2016, 7 p.m.
Finissage: Sat 14 May 2016, 5 p.m.
Opening times: 6 May - 14 May 2016, daily from 2 pm to 7 pm

Motzstraße 59, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
Tel. +49 30 4 41 39 05

The 33rd Busan International Short Film Festival is about to begin!

NETZWERK AKS opens the  33rd Busan International Short Film Festival 
on the 22nd of April with the piece INVOCATION
by Andrea K. Schlehwein, Dario De Nicoló, NETZWERK AKS
On the 23rd of April, there will be a second performance of INVOCATION
at  SPOT ON: AUSTRIA at Busan Cinema Centre

Feel welcome!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ready to continue... with pictures by Hae In Shin

The Young Korean Choreographers had been the guests of ART SPACE stift millstatt and performed during LIGHT ON_LIGHT OFF N°7  in 2014. 
Until today Austrian audience shows itself impressed by the performance of EDx2, Art Project Bora, No Name Sosu and Goblin Party. In the past two days Netzwerk AKS was invited to rehearse in EX : Change at EDx2 beautiful studios in Munjeong / Seoul.

Hae In Shin and Ok Sang Hoon joined the team today.

Ready to continue.

Friday, April 15, 2016

NETZWERK AKS keeps moving in Seoul!

15th April

Andrea K.Schlehwein 
Improvisation Workshop
KNUA (Korean National University of Arts)
15.00 - 16:45

16th April

Andrea Maria Handler & Arnulfo Pardo Ravagli
Contact Improvisation performance 
Arko Theater

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Workshop by AKS @ Arko Arts Theatre / SIMPRO, Seoul

Next workshop by AKS tomorrow, April 13th, in the frame of SIMPRO at Arko Arts Theatre at 5 p.m.

from that Region of the Planet called Portugal I Fernando and Carlos experiencies from there.

espaciopropio.augenblick has been once more experienced in Lisbon together with a group of seventeen wonderful beings among movers, thinkers, writers and explorers of the body.

We have been spending around ten days in c.e.m., centro em movement, one of the leading places for dance and performance in Portugal that is running since years leaded by Sofia Neuparth and Margarita Agostinho. The name of the place reveals attractively its funding spirit as it is not a center “of” movement production nor teaching but a place where the center is always somewhere else, in constant transformation. It promotes different approaches for researching in body, writing, and performance art. One day on the week, they just go out to the “rua”, for a kind of purposeless walk through the beautiful neighborhood around it in middle of the old part of the city, the touristic Alfama, Mouraria, Rossío or Barrio Baixo. Walking, observing, sensing, registering, chatting with people and maybe letting some dance to happen, some co existent combination of apparently random elements that in the eye creates a poetic instant. The challenge, they share while we chat in a corner, is just being in a constant undefined process, letting the already worked methodologies aside, towards somewhere else that in a moment will find its own a mode of being communicated. The patient art of practicing openness to the pregnant moment.

They had invited to both of us to coordinate also a Laboratory for the FIA. This is a kind of non orthodox integral formation for artist the gathers people with interests in sharing personal and common projects during almost six month. We had four full days with them plus other people with curiousity of exploring what we named “resonant fields”.

Laying down connecting with subtle vibrations. Imagining our inter actions. Not doing, sensing. Resting. Resting on what? On ground, earth, gravity field. What is travelling among us? Dialoguing with gravity. Breathing, observing the process of breathing. Rythms in the body among the body. Creating a connected space. Creating a connected body, a big body, a one body, a One. Multiple One.
Moving from there. What is moving? Losing time and space. Merging them. Five hours smashed in an instant. Can we jump from perceiving us as energized matter or materialized energies? Densification.

“Is there anything useful to be shared with words?”

Continuing moving in an endless dance of accepting, accepting, accepting.


Walking up and down the hills in our way between home and c.e.m.  made as aware of how Lisbon has become an hyper touristic spot. Even FIA people coming from abroad tell us of having really problems to find where to stay. Almost every old abandon building in old town is transformed in a new fancy Hotel. Airbnb is monopolizing the temporary lodging business. Tram 18 to Belem can be a not very pleasant experience for remembering while moving through the city. There is Fado playing in every corner, new fake old shops with souvenirs, a vibe in the street of crowds trying to catch the saudade spirit in the air with selfies, tuk tuks, and a mix of good cheap coffee, pastelitos de nata and Pessoa´s effigy observing all this from a corner.

In the middle we found our daily oasis in the Gardens of Graça.  A spot in middle of the hills, left over of an old orchard of the Monastery in Graça’s Church. There, some lost tourists mix up with neighbors but the Lords are the children and the dogs. We just pass by, stay, taking the sun and light, contemplating them tirelessly playing, running, looking for balls, hands, pats.
And there is also another Lisbon still alive beneath all these surfaces. Another side of the flowing Tejo with people who have spent all their lives there, living in the Harbor, living almost in the margin.  Taking the Ferry, crossing the river, also we met them.


Among Fado Clubs, it is located the Lucitano Clube. On Sunday evening we offered one improvisation there, a new possibility of sharing The Immediacy of Pure Presence, one of our frames for diving into scenic improvisation state, in a totally new environment full of resonances. The night before it hosted a tribute to Meat Loaf, and in general the nice room by the bar with a beautiful old mirror is a place for events, social ones, extravagant cultural salons, meetings including gym and old habitués playing cards. The building is almost 120 years old. The pace of time is with us. We prepared the space listening to it, and danced among curious presences that in silence gathered our trip...

…that unfold into an everyone dancing, moving, celebrating, being, … is that Sofia as a DJ?... Mean while outdoor the night got more intense, the soft cool rain was there, the streets got empty and in the end, after goodbye hugging all our companion of adventures of theses days, with happy vibrating body soul fields we walked through the hills enjoying the quiet mysterious beauty of a rediscovered town.

Last days we spent by the ocean going south to Zambujeira do Mar in the region of Alenteijo. We have been there some years before and everything now was more or less unchanged. The sense of time is diverse. Our friend Pedro joined us for a day. We talk about plans together for the coming time while walking along the cliffs over the wild Atlantic. Nature here can be dangerously and healingly impressive.
Water becomes a morphing power that shapes our continent. Millions of rock plates piling up, emerging from Earth and compressed in an impressive landscape supporting fields, farms, villages. Sometimes the path gets narrow between two flanks, the wind blows from nowhere and suddenly going forward to the edges faces you with the Abyss. A moment of hesitation invades our body, paralyzes us in the image of a free fall into the peaks and holes among the brave waves. Disappearing and dissolving in nothingness.

And we walk.

We rest lying down on the inclination of a rock. Waves roar under. Sun is on Top.

The images silently tell the rest.

Carlos Osatinsky / Fernando Nicolás Pelliccioli
April 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

playing the pelvis score I AKS teaches at Seoul International Improvisation Festival

AKS will be at the fresh and newly structured Seoul Dance Center, tomorrow, April 12th!

12.30 - 14.30: playing the pelvis score (workshop for dancers) 
16.00: panelist at 'Talk Talk Impro.'

Friends in Seoul, go ahead and join!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

… Kids on the move | 8th & 9th April @ ART SPACE stift millstatt

… Kids on the move
classes for kids by distinguished artists of NETZWERK AKS
 8 April I 4 pm – 17:30 pm | Maria Mavridou                                                    9 April I 2 pm – 15:30 pm | Maria Mavridou
“… kids on the move” is an initiative of Andrea K. Schlehwein to offer ambitious children the possibility to enter a free, wild and sensitive exploration of themselves, within a secure and guided dance framework, yet beyond traditional movement patterns.
Where? ART SPACE stift millstatt
Roman Zotter
+43 650 640 88 38

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Netzwerk AKS @ International Improvisation Festival in Seoul!

Netzwerk AKS is taking part at the

Andrea K. Schlehwein

April 12:
12.30 – 14.30: Workshop lecturer (Seoul Dance Center / for dancers)
16.00: Talk Talk Impro (Panelist / Seoul Dance Center)

April 13:
15:00 – 17:00 Impro workshop lecturer (Arko Theater / for dancers) 

Andrea Maria Handler & Arnulfo Pardo Ravagli

April 16:
16.00: Contact Improvisation performance / Arko Theater

In addition, Andrea K. Schlehwein will give an Improvisation 
Workshop at KNUA (Korean National University of Arts) on the
15th of April 2016, 15.00 - 16:45, for students of the university.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

impressions from 'on plane ground' @ KULTUR MUSS WACSHEN / Symposium/tabor der IG KIKK

photos: Gerhard Pilgram

Action goes on @ ART SPACE stift millstatt ! Come & join us!

Movement Practice | Maria Mavridou 

Awareness, mobilization, coordination, touch & play.
For bodies of all backgrounds.                                                                                          

6 | 8 | 13 | 15 | 20 | 22 | 27 | 29 April
wed + fri: 10 am – 11:30 am

Contribution: 7 Euro
ART SPACE stift millstatt, 
Stiftgasse 1,  9872 Millstatt
Roman Zotter
+43 650 640 88 38

Netzwerk AKS @ Busan International Film Festival / Coming soon!

33rd Busan International Short Film Festival

22 April
Opening of
Busan International Short Film Festival 2016
by Andrea K. Schlehwein, Dario De Nicoló, NETZWERK AKS
23 April
dance performance at SPOT ON: AUSTRIA
Austrian Cultural Event
Busan Cinema Center
Busan / South Korea

Saturday, April 2, 2016

INVOCATION / open rehearsal @ ART SPACE stift millstatt

2 April | 8 pm |ART SPACE stift millstatt
we invite you to an open rehearsal of INVOCATION

April 2016
22  | Busan Cinema Center, Busan, South Korea
23  | spot on : AUSTRIA, Busan, South Korea
Autumn 2016
ART SPACE stift millstatt
Klagenfurt, Austria

Andrea Maria Handler, Maria Mavridou, Simona Piroddi, Arnulfo Pardo Ravagli, Aureliusz Rys
Artistic direction + choreography
Andrea K. Schlehwein
Dario De NicolòAndrea K. Schlehwein
Midori Kawamura
Assistant choreographer
Simona Piroddi
Rehearsal coaching
Unita Gay Galiluyo, Simona Piroddi
büro für tanz | theater | produktionen: Andrea K. Schlehwein, Eleonore Schäfer, Roman Zotter

Supporters March 2016
Bundeskanzleramt Österreich
Marktgemeinde Millstatt
Stadt Klagenfurt
International partners 2016
Austrian Embassy Seoul
Busan International Short Film Festival 2016
Seoul International Improvisation Dance Festival 2016
Friends 2016
Federal state of Carinthia

Friday, April 1, 2016

on plane ground @ Landhaushof Klagenfurt

1 April | from 4 pm | Landhaushof Klagenfurt

on plane ground

Concept + choreography Andrea K. Schlehwein

Dance: Maria Mavridou
Kultur muß wachsen
Symposion der IG KIKK

Dance training @ ART SPACE stift millstatt

Join us for 2 dance training sessions by distinguished artists of NETZWERK AKS! 
photo: Jo Hermann 

1 April: floating floor work / Arnulfo Pardo Ravagli
2 April: breath and body in motion / Andrea K. Schlehwein
For professionals, semi-professionals, movement enthusiasts, drawing artists
All classes from 10.00 – 11.30 am. 
Please be on time!!!
Space is open until 12.00 pm
Contribution: 7 Euros