Impro on Stage/Impro Concert

Impro on Stage/Impro Concert

3 sets form this evening with instant composition at the intersection of music, dance and light.

Set 1 – FEED: Andrew Wass Dance, Simon Rose Baritone Saxophone, Marie Takahashi Viola, Arthur Stäldi Light
Set 2 – DUO: Ingo Reulecke Dance, Marie Takahashi Viola, Arthur Stäldi Light
Set 3 – QUARTET: Wass & Reulecke Dance, Rose Baritone Saxophone, Marie Takahashi Viola, Arthur Stäldi Light

Andrew Wass – Hailing from Southern California, Andrew Wass is a choreographer, dancer, and researcher. His interests lie at the crossroads of philosophy, cognitive science, and improvised dance. Looking to dissolve the boundaries between academic research and performance, he juxtaposes corporeal and cognitive practices to discover their theoretical commonalities. These commonalities then reveal more potential in his teaching and performance practice. A member of Lower Left and a graduate of the Solo/Dance/Authoriship MA program at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum für Tanz in Berlin, Wass is pursuing a PhD in Dance at Texas Woman’s University.

Simon Rose is a musician, composer, independent researcher and author from London living in Berlin. He performs internationally on baritone saxophone and has collaborated in a wide variety of settings. He frequently performs with dancers, visual artists, and more. His research interest is in creative, collaborative processes and improvisation. His 2017 book is: ‘The lived experience of improvisation: on music learning and life.’ (Intellect-Chicago). He is currently working on a book about transdisciplinary improvisation (Rutledge 2023). His second book is about transdisciplinary improvisation (Routledge 2023).,

Marie Takahashi viola, baroque viola, composition, improvisation After her studies and career as a classical musician in Japan, France and in Germany (Musikhochschule Mannheim and Frankfurt/Main) she moved to Berlin where she started more original and creative activities such as improvisations, compositions and collaborations with artists from various disciplines. She has worked with many international musicians including Tristan Honsinger, Axel Dörner, Cedrik Fermont, Michel Doneda, Sylvia Hinz, Burkhard Beins, Toshimaru Nakamura. Her experimental compositions using calligraphy techniques, shapes and numbers have been presented in Europe and in Japan.

Ingo Reulecke studied choreography at the college of the art Ernst Busch Berlin after completing his training in contemporary dance. 1998 German Tanzplattform in Munich with “Eklipse”. International Dance Festival NRW with “Sheik Yerbouti”. International Beckett-Festival Berlin with “Gesellschaft 1”, Stardust Festival Stockholm. 2004 a collaboration with Lukas Matthaei for „Winterreisen“ and in autumn 2004 the collaboration with Katarina Eriksson in Stockholm ( Moderna Dansteatern ) for 16 performer. 2006 first price in the theatre festival “vorort” Münster with “diminuendo 2″. 2007 co-production with the director Lukas Matthaei for Forum Freies Theater in Düsseldorf, ” unsere Tage wie Schatten”. 2008 artistic leader for the „Dance Media Academy“ at Kunstfest Weimar. 2009 cooperation with the Iranian director Ayat Najafi for „Lady Teheran“ .2012 ́Urbanscape` site specific installation in cooperation with Lukas Matthaei. 2012 -2014 `Bauhaus Tanzen` (Tanzfond Erbe Project) at Bauhaus Dessau. Since 2016 collaboration with Simon Rose in many different projects like performances and a written text. Since 2005 Reulecke has a professorship in choreography and is leading the dance departement in the college of the arts Ernst Busch Berlin until 2013. 2006 he started the directorship in the co-operative dance education centre Berlin until 2013. Recently many instant compositions with different musicians.

Arthur Stäldi, born in Luzern, Switzerland began his dance training in Luzern (Switzerland) and Rotterdam (Holland). Following his education, he worked for several state theatres in Switzerland and Germany and founded the dance group COAX in 1989 with dancer Rica Blunck in Hamburg. In the summer of 1994, he left COAX to become the co-founder of the collective laborgras and has since been involved in numerous international projects with other artists and choreographers. His longest collaboration has been with the choreographer David Hernandez. Since 1996 he is teaching contemporary dance technique regularly in various institutions in Germany and internationally. In summer 2007 he was the coach and training director for the TanzMedienAkademie project at ‘pèlerinages KUNSTFEST WEIMAR’ in Weimar. Since 2005 he mainly works as a instructor, choreographer and dramaturge for laborgras and other artists. He has been improvising for many years as a performer, or with light, for and with numerous artists for different occasions in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Photo Credits: Kassol Photography & Marion Boriss (Andrew Wass), Cristina Marx Photomusix 2020 & G.v.Schroeder (Simone Rose), Roberto Duarte (Ingo Reulecke), Felix Broede (Arthur Stäldi)

Saturday October 29th

Venue:Studio laborgras
Paul-Linkce-Ufer 44a
10999 Berlin Kreuzberg

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