Connect Osaka event


11月7日に大阪芸術創造館で踊ります。
もしお時間あれば見に来てください。

CONNECT vol.4
芸創 → 精華 連携企画


■日程・公演団体(公演順):
【11月6日(土)19時】
んまつ-ポス
クリタマキ
けのび
田中美沙子

【11月7日(日)14時】
the downhill
はなもとゆか×マツキモエ×p.o.t.m
大歳芽里

■料金:
【1日通券】1,000円
【2日共通券】 1,800円

◎公開審査発表会
・11月7日(日)17時~
(精華小劇場で公演する2組を選抜します。)
・入場料:500円 
*ただし6日・7日の公演チケットの半券をお持ちの方は無料。

■審査委員(50音順・敬称略)
谷口 純弘
服部 滋樹
東野 祥子
松本 雄吉
やなぎみわ

CONNECTとは:大阪市の芸術文化拠点施設である芸術創造館と精華小劇場が連携して、ジャンルを超えた新しい舞台芸術の可能性を秘めた新進アーティストを発掘し、広く紹介しようという企画です。
公募で選ばれた舞台芸術アーティストが、まず芸術創造館で約25分程度のプレゼンテーションをし、 その中から選ばれた2組が精華小劇場で講評会等の意見を考慮した改訂版を再演します。
今年度は次の8組が選ばれ、まず芸術創造館で競演します。

Danceweb report




Danceweb is....
The Scholarship Program is a 5 week residency taking place every year in July - August in Vienna within the frame of ImPulsTanz festival.
The Programme offers around 65 young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also from non European countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training program.

To see all danceWEB scholarship recipients

My Impressions

It was a rich moment, one that could fulfill my desire to learn. At the beginning of the dancewebbers' meeting, we wanted to know all about each other, and there were also many questions about Danceweb. This year our mentors were Sarah Michelson and Yasuko Yokoshi. They, together with the festival staff, had selected us to be dancewebbers.

During the Impulstanz festival, I bought the book of Jonathan Burrows. He said,
'If you apply for funding, you will have to write a very good description of what you're going to do. This is not the same thing as making a very good piece, though these two things get confused by some people.' I didn't have a chance to take his workshop, but I agree with his words.

To become a dancewebber is a kind of status symbol for young dancers, in my opinion. I just got this chance by luck, as if by accident. I felt that my standing in the dance world and network is so small, while this festival is so huge. This festival seemed to me to have already become one of the traditions of Vienna.
To describe the feeling, it was as if I had been swallowed by huge waves and was trying to get something to hold onto for safety. During the time in Vienna, I swam several times at the Donau River, even though I am not able to swim without a tube. Most people laughed at me swimming with a tube. But I didn't have time to feel ashamed. I was very serious during this time. I was talking now about the swimming in the river, but my life in the festival was the same feeling. I watched the performances almost every night. I tried to take 4 classes in the day and also to cook . And I understood the words, 'Quality is more important than quantity.'

The common memory between all dancewebbers was the event of Danceweb. Most of us stayed at the student house. There was a dangerous alarm in the kitchen, that was set off very easily. It might seem an unimportant topic. But sometimes these communal accidents bring us more closer, in helping and calming each other, and laughing with each other, than dancing at a crazy party.

I felt that most of the workshops that I took guided me to touch the meditation. To be without goal is playful and painful, but is not ordinary. For example , there's a map of the world. We can be divided into two types, 'Map lover' and 'Map hater.' This world must be hard for the 'Map lover,' because sense of reality is changing. But all our locations exist inside our heads. Focusing on the present moment makes me confused. At the same time, it was fun to journey in my thoughts. Sometimes I think that dance teachers and researchers are developers of potentiality and internalization. The denotational semantics connect to intentional semantics. I believe that creating another meaning is a way to create a possible world.

I'm interested in transforming meaning through dance. Most artists have a vision of collaboration, sharing, engagement, and exchange. One night there was a talk session . It was interesting to listen to the words of Guilherme, a member of Sweet and Tender collaborations and producer of Rosas company. I felt a gap between mainstream dance and non-mainstream dance. There's a system or cycle of the business market of dance. Normally, young artists are eager to enter this society or network. And on the other hand, there's a movement which is against or questioning these networks and they're searching a new way of sharing. It also looks like a survival game. These conversations reminded me that I'm a foreigner. The beginning of sweet and tender must be made by the simple idea of sharing as friends. The process of understanding is a similar process, of abandoning all knowledge. Some people said 'Dance is a global word.' Danceweb is an opportunity to meet people who have different backgrounds. Generally I focus on a separation, a difference, minority and majority, a borderline, an edge around social context. But actually it might be that there's no separation in the universe. During the Danceweb program, I got a lot of information, and most of my knowledge didn't work. It was a most exciting moment for me to feel 'Life is new all the time'.

I want to say thank you to all the artists that I met before and after Impulstanz, to all the staff, to the sponsors of Impulstanz, and to all the people of Vienna. You all still exist in my small head.

photos Keith Hennessy(top)
Jennifer Monson(middle)
Ultima Vez(down)

帰国して、徒然

今の状況は周りの人達に恵まれていると言える。作品をつくれる状態であり、手伝ってくれる人達がいて。ただ今だに何かしらの違和感がある。それは武禅の帰り道に近い。そこで体験した者の間でしか通じない、違った物の見方。カメラで切り取ってみた視点と肉眼で見えてる範囲が違うように、何かしら毎日見過ごしていくような錯覚を覚える。2つある目の内1つは眠っているように。それはとても微細で勘違いとも言えるのだが、日本にいなかった2年の月日は思ったより長く、コミュニケーション間で息苦しく思える瞬間がある。海外に出てそのまま留まる人と日本に再び戻る人。行き来出来るなら、それが一番良いのかもしれない。自分の経験から推し量って人のことを理解しようとしても出来ないのは分かっているが、相手が頭で処理して判断しているのを見るとその人の脳を割って回路を変えてみたくなる。自分も同じ、今日の思考と明日の思考は多少変化して、何かをきっと忘れて生きてる。良い意味でも悪い意味でも。
 今日見たマン・レイ展のビデオ上映– 夫人のジュリエットさんの回想の中ではマン・レイが死んでいず傍にいるように、出会ったものが強烈なら全て日々それを抱えて生きていくことになるだろう。人や物は形をなくし実体のないものになっても存在は残る。そう思わなければ、人の歴史はあまりにも儚い繰り返しに思える。
 帰ってきて最近友達になった人から嬉しいサプライズがあった。そしてキッチンのもので楽器演奏、リズムが作られていく。ご飯を炊くおかまと胡椒入れでワイングラスの口に水をつけて指でなぞって出す音に近い音を出してたのでびっくりした。人の性格を形成するものは何なのか一緒に考える。答えはでなかったけど。
 今週の金曜日は時代祭りと鞍馬の火祭りがあるらしい。京都の四季も刻々と移りかわっている。
 以前カナダでツアーした時、メンバーのパスポートが盗まれて稽古も出来ず散々な日があった。その時夜の公演があって昼までの空き時間折角なので一人で散歩に出たことがある。自分の目にしたもの、触れたものがきっと舞台にもなんらかの影響がある気がしていて、1日をどうすごすかも自分にとっては大事なことだ。また自分が観る立場では、作家のアートだけでなく生き方にも影響を受けて好きになるケースが多い。幸いな事に自分の周りの友達にも尊敬出来る人が沢山いる。
 これからも良い出会いがあるように成長できればと思う。

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