Impro on Stage/Impro Concert

Impro on Stage/Impro Concert

Five Performers, creating Movement, Sound and Light
A dialogue between the decided and undecided
A sensing and understanding of space and time
A not knowing of what will come next and all the in between
An evening Performance of Instant composition
An evening to enjoy

JD ZAZIE  (turntable and electronic)
Michael Thieke (clarinet)
Ingo Reulecke (dance)
Renate Graziadei (dance)
Arthur Stäldi (light)

JD Zazie is an experimental DJ, avant-turntablist, sound artist and curator based in Berlin.
Coming from a DJ and a radiophonic background JD Zazie has explored different approaches to real-time manipulation of fixed recorded sound. In her work she redefines DJ and electroacoustic activities. As a solo performer, in small groups, and in large ensembles, she works in an area which is constantly stretching the borders of what could be defined as DJ mixing, free improvisation and composed music. 
She is a member of Reanimation Orchestra, plays regularly solo and duos with Heidrun Schramm and with Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø. She is the art director of the MuseRuole – women in experimental music festival, a member of the Burp Enterprise collective and broadcasts monthly on Colaboradio and on Memory Loss – Solo Album

Michael Thieke, the Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments. He is exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work. Concert tours took him all around Europe, Asia and the Americas, his work has been documented on over 50 releases. Some of his current projects are: The International Nothing, The Magic I.D., The Pitch, Splitter Orchester, Der lange Schatten, Porta Chiusa and duos with Biliana Voutchkova, Luigi Marino, Peter Cusack and Vilhelm Bromander. The International nothing

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.

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 Februrary 26th

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

Sliding scale from 8,- till 15,-
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