Impro on Stage/Impro Concert

Impro on Stage/Impro Concert

Different sets of Solos, Duos and Trios form this evening of instant composition at the intersection of music, dance and light with Rosalind Crisp, Bo Wiget, Renate Graziadei & Arthur Stäldi

For over forty years, Australian choreographer/dancer Rosalind Crisp has engaged in a rigorous critique of dancing. She has produced numerous solo and group works, informed by her experimental engagement with the body. From 2004 to 2013 her company was based in Paris where she was Associate Artist of the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson. Her works are presented throughout Europe and Australia where she is also sought after for her teaching methodology. In 2015 the French Ministry of Culture awarded Rosalind a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Letters. In 2020, with Andrew Morrish, she established the Orbost Studio for Dance Research (Australia), hosting an national and international artist-in-residence program.

Bo Wiget is a frontier runner between musical worlds. Originally trained as a classical cellist, he started to take an interest in rock, jazz and particularly improvised music from 1989 onwards and taught himself the art of composition. His interest in stage- craft has also grown. He composes numerous pieces for radio plays and receives commissions to compose or arrange music for various ensembles, including the Berlin Singakademie, the Staats- und Domchor boys’ choir, Duo Rossini, Lautten Compagney and argovia philharmonic. As a cellist Bo Wiget performs classical, jazz, rock and improvised music with Luigi Archetti, Tetuzi Akiyama, Iva Bittová, Asya Fateyeva, Hans-Joachim Irmler, Wolfgang Katschner, Simone Keller, Simon Lenski, Lucas Niggli, Zeena Parkins, Günther Baby Sommer, Taku Sugimoto, Selah Sue, Christian Weber, Michael Wertmüller, Xu Fengxia, and many other artists. Appearances at concerts and festivals have taken him across Europe and as far afield as Japan. Bo Wiget works as a theatre musician and music director at various venues in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. In his numerous performances, he has appeared with Andreas Müller as the Beide Messies performance duo and teamed up with a number of dancers, poets and actors including Rosalind Crisp, Eva Brunner, Martin Engler, Christian Filips, Antonija Livingstone, Vera Mantero, Monika Rinck and Raphael Urweider. He has made various CD recordings.

Renate Graziadei was born in Austria and completed her dance training in Switzerland. She then moved to New York City where she studied, worked and lived for three years, dancing amongst others with the Nina Wiener Dance Company. After returning to Europe, she worked with Rui Horta at S.O.A.P Dance Theatre Frankfurt and later with the Hamburg-based dance group COAX. In autumn 1994, Renate Graziadei and Arthur Stäldi founded the laborgras collective. In addition to creating numerous original projects of their own, Renate also contribute to the creation processes of other artists. Her longest and closest collaboration has been since 1999 with choreographer David Hernandez. Renate has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guests as assistant rehearsal director from 2004 – 2019 and as a guest dancer from 2008 – 2019. In 2010 she was the critic’s choice for Dancer of the Year, awarded by ballet-tanz magazine. In 2016/17 she was a guest dancer with Susanne Linke Company – at the Theater Trier for the production Hommage a Dore Hoyer. She has been performing improvisation for many years with different artits in various set ups for different occasions in Europe, New York and Israel.

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.

Saturday December 3rd

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

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