Mårten Spångberg Workshop Presentation

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Mårten Spångberg

The Nature

A dance with and by: Nicole Daunic, Susanne Grau, Madeline Hollander

Saturday March 2, 2013, 6pm

Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
FREE
RSVP required to info@movementresearch.org

The Nature, real demons don’t need us to carry out their acts of ill will – in fact, it is the height of vanity to suppose that we human beings are in any way necessary for them.

Movement Research and Mårten Spångberg invites you to the workshop presentation The Nature, a dance for three women, beautiful music, objects and some phantastical movements. The workshop focused on dance that is, that exists on its own terms, that appears to express not human consciousness but dance plain and simple. The Nature is a dance organized through methods of breaking with anticipation, dramaturgy and interpretation aiming at a dance that shows up. Not really funny or mind blowing but you know just a dance.

This small society has during a few weeks channelled demons in order to become obsessed. In any particular order Linda Blair, Balanchine, Kubelka, Chakra breathing, disco, Dennis Hopper, Kraken – the giant squid, Sutter Cane, Coke Zero and others has been called in order to enter shady, out of focus landscapes, blurry color fields, cosmic minefields and the atomic swing. And those places were kind enough to lend us some dances, come and have a look.

Participant Bios:

MÃ¥rten SpÃ¥ngberg is an internationally recognized choreographer working through a wide variety of expressions investigated through choreographies and dance. Alongside dances and choreographies he has worked closely with architecture and spatial practices as well as with education, publishing, and writing. His last book Spangbergianism appeared in 2011, followed by a new volume this spring. As performance maker, his work stretches from collective non-skilled dance performances in the 90s to constipated conceptual work in the early 00’s, to large scale choreographies with Christine De Smedt, a Steve Paxton inspired solo called Powered by Emotion (in NY 2008 and 2012), from point-shoe work to a Rite of Spring that is really messy, some activist dance, and later choreographies that perhaps best could be described as dances that mind their own business but with a smile.

Nicole Daunic is a dancer, PhD candidate (ABD) in the department of Performance Studies at New York University, and co-editor of Critical Correspondence living in Brooklyn, NY.

Susanne Grau is a dancer from Cologne.

Madeline Hollander is a dancer and choreographer from Los Angeles active in New York.

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