Sunday, December 24, 2017

Why? Why do we do this? I am not the one who you think I am .

all the commitment, all the doubts and pains, all the effort, all the disappointments ...


... why? Why do we do this? ...


... dance ... continue ... train and practice .. research and question .. travel ... auditions ... productions ... helo and good byes ... goals achieved and not achieved ... continue ...  ... grow ...  
... grow ...

... practice and train ...
... continue ...
... practice and train ...

... grow ...
... growing old in dance ...
... ?

... who am I ?

I am not the one who you think I am
28. + 29. December 2017  |  20:00  @ART SPACE stift millstatt  |  Austria
by Andrea K. Schlehwein + NETZWERK AKS  |  Platform for Contemporary Dance + Art
featuring NETZWERK AKS: Unita Gay Galiluyo, Maria Mavridou, Simona Pirodd

will be presented in a DOUBLE BILL together with the new NETZWERK AKS Production

Dark Fog Rebel
28. + 29. December 2017  |  20:00  @ART SPACE stift millstatt  |  Austria 
by Maria Mavridou | Roman Zotter + NETZWERK AKS  |  Platform for Contemporary Dance + Art
featuring: Yurie Umamoto

all photos: Jo Hermann

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dark Fog Rebel | Premiere this Friday!

Here's our teaser:


22nd December 2017 | 8 pm

28th + 29th Dec. 2017 | 8 pm
in a DOUBLE BILL with
I Am Not The One Who You Think I Am
by Andrea K. Schlehwein + NETZWERK AKS

ART SPACE stift millstatt, Austria

Hope to see you there!

Maria, Roman, Yurie
with Andrea K. Schlehwein + NETZWERK AKS

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dark Fog Rebel | an extra note on collaboration within Netzwerk AKS

This is a note about the way I see my collaboration with artistic director Andrea K. Schlehwein in relation to the production Dark Fog Rebel and some insights about Netzwerk AKS philosophy.

To start with, I could very easily say that - besides all agreements carefully written on contracts, non-stop exchange in person during the summer and on-line, during the time of Andrea’s work and stay in Korea - the most important thing for me is that through the numerous Netzwerk AKS productions I had the pleasure to participate as a dancer, Andrea and me have developed some artistic communication and trust, which I consider on-going and not limited only to this particular project. I see "Dark Fog Rebel" as part of a bigger world Andrea has created over the years. This bigger world is what continually nurtures and supports all creative attempts of Netzwerk AKS members.

The new role and responsibility to stage the new NETZWERK AKS production that was handed to me by AKS, is an honor and I am grateful for the trust and opportunity to further develop interests that kept growing inside previous productions of Netzwerk AKS. The ideas of this new project, are ideas that developed through exchange, not only this summer, but over years of collaboration, which I see as a slow cooking process that has been transformative.

The beauty of working at Netzwerk AKS in the past years, is also the chance to develop oneself and interests by taking on different roles and responsibilities. In this way the members gather new skills to support the collective work in the long term future.

I feel, the care for each individual member and the thought about sustainability of Netzwerk AKS as a whole organization is part of the Andrea's broad vision which becomes more and more visible, also by the choice to spread responsibilities differently among the members. Such are the visions which keep teams alive and the work inspiring.

Andrea, as an artistic director, is somebody who tries to carry these visions through the many risks they entail – it is not a piece of cake to hand over responsibility of something you carefully nurtured over time-. Yet this is the kind of artistic choice that shows a good artistic director. The ability to offer the space.
This is also the choice that, at the end of the day, can tell whether an artistic vision is strong and communicates to others, no matter if the director is physically present or not.

What I hope to be able to carry through the staging of this new production, is also the sense I get from Andrea’s direction over the years > to sustain a good fertile ground, to trust and to find freedom within the many layers and complexities of a very demanding work.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Dark Fog Rebel | rehearsals with dancer Yurie Umamoto - week 2

We are extremely grateful and happy to have Yurie Umamoto from Amsterdam here at ART SPACE stift millstatt to work with us on the new NETZWERK AKS production Dark Fog Rebel.

We've entered the second week of very inspiring and intense rehearsals – searching all the bright and dark corners of body, mind and soul for this impossibility called 'freedom'... Getting rid of all the masters. Facing the void. Trying to master it. Failing. And failing again - but gracefully. And with passion.

Premiere: 22nd December | 8pm

28 + 29 Dec 2017 | 8pm
Double Bill together with
„I am not the one who you think I am“
by Andrea K. Schlehwein + NETZWERK AKS

ART SPACE stift millstatt 

Hope to see you there, 
Roman + Maria

Saturday, December 2, 2017

after is before . showcase at K'ARTs . Korea


In the past weeks I had the pleasure to tutor 7 exciting Graduation Choreographies created by BA and MA students of Korea National University of Arts  |  Dance Department here in Seoul where I still teach as Invited Honorary Guest Professor for Dance Creation.


Kim Ji Hyung . Yang Seun Jin .  Gwak Yeseul . Yeo Minha . Son Eun Gyo . Lee Kyung Gu . Nomgonmaa Jargalsaikhan:   I am happy for the shared time and our exchange!! Kamsamidah.


After is before.
I am gladly announcing the upcoming 

9. December 2017  I  5 p.m. 
at the famous #105  .  K'ARTs 
Seocho Campus.

I will present two of my dance works:
'3 0 2 2  steps' [with my highly talented master class]
'YES NO OK ?' [with this year's dynamic 3rd grade]

Join us if you are around!!