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Festina lente

Festina lente

Festina Lente

Festina Lente, Latin for „Make Haste Slowly“, is an installation of five dancers, being set in motion by the public.
A colorful, vibrant choreography emerges, filled with surprises, creating an open and stimulating atmosphere through the spontaneous interplay between the audience and the performers. The audience is conducting the rhythm of the performance and the development of the events. Sometimes the spectators conduct single movements, then the movement of the entire group. Sometimes abstract dynamics are affected; sometimes the dramaturgic line of the entire piece is influenced by the public.


At the same time Festina lente sets a framework for the audience and the performers to appear and experiment:


While the dancers are confronted with their various limits – what if the game does not work? What if the audience does not help? – The spectators are invited to find their way through and between social convention and their own desire. How do our wishes, hopes and will, affect our feeling of time? Do we choose to shape events or do we remain observers? What happens when we realize that we aren’t alone with our goals, and our pursuits become a collective process? Can we count on one another?

Source : S h i f t s 


More information : www.s-h-i-f-t-s.org

Gerbes, Malgven

Born in France, she studied architecture in Paris in the ENSAAMA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et Métiers d'Arts), and worked two years as an architect in Le Bon Marché Paris (Group LVMH). She graduated in choreography in ArtEZ Arnhem (former EDDC) in the Netherlands. Malgven Gerbes choreographed and performed for group collaborative projects in Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, in the Forum Freies Theater in Düsseldorf, for the Miryang Summer Festival in Korea, the Seoul Performing
Arts Festival DANCE 2010 Munich, les Hivernales d'Avignon, among others. She was guest professor
for one semester in the choreographic department
at the Korean National University of the Arts (KNUA)
in autumn 2007, in the choreographic department of ArtEZ Arnhem in spring 2008, in Dartington College
of arts - UK in 2009. She regularly teaches for professional dancers in places such as Tanzfabrik Berlin, Labor Gras Berlin, Session House Tokyo.


Source: s h i f t s - art in movement


More information : s-h-i-f-t-s.org

Brandstätter, David

David Brandstätter born in Wuppertal Germany, grew up in Frankfurt and studied applied music science in Hamburg. From the age of 15 he worked internationally as a juggler and unicyclist, and became a practitioner of traditional Japanese martial arts. In 2001, he started his studies of choreography in Arnhem at the European Dance Development Centre (now called ArtEZ). He focus his research on the development of contact improvisation as a tool for choreographic purposes. He graduated in 2005. Besides the work for s h i f t s and among other smaller works, he has organized different artistic exchange projects, and has taught at: Tanzfabrik Berlin, Fabrik Potsdam, Ernst Busch HfS, UDK-Berlin, Statdtheater Düsseldorf, ArtEZ Arnhem NL, Korean National University of Arts Seoul, Dartington College of arts - UK, Session House Tokyo, and elsewhere. from 2010 till 2013 he was a board member of ZTB Berlin an association for contemporary dance in Berlin. 


Source : s h i f t s / art in movement


More information : s-h-i-f-t-s.org/jalil/fr

Festina lente

Artistic direction / Conception : Malgven Gerbes, David Brandstätter

Choreography : Malgven Gerbes, David Brandstätter

Choreography assistance : Vidal Bini, Caroline Allaire, I-Fen Lin, Sebastian Kurth, Malgven Gerbes

Interpretation : Vidal Bini, Caroline Allaire, I-Fen Lin, Sebastian Kurth, Malgven Gerbes

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : David Williams

Text : David Williams

Original music : Ruth Wiesenfeld

Lights : Bruno Pocheron

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Uferstudios Berlin

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