Seminarium #2

From 29-30 January 2014 the Academy of Dance opens its doors for Seminarium#2, Art and Dance, body and movement, a two-day open seminar organised by Dansedyrkene in co-operation with the Acadmey of Dance and  Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

The aim is to create an artistic space where participants discuss and highlight how dance and movement are brought into play in time and epoch; how they both emerge from-  and enter traditions.

Presenters include; MA choreography students Anne Kathrine Fallmyr and Heidi Jessen, Kari Anne Bjerkestrand, Mia Habib, Lisa Nøttseter, Marie Bergby Handeland, Anne-Linn Akselsen, Venke 
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Sortland, Ina 
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 Kjølmoen and 
Hanna Gjermundrød, Cecilie Sleppen Ålskog and Astrid Groseth, and Elizabeth Svarstad.

Plenum conversations led by Anette Therese Pettersen og Hild Borchgrevink follow the artists’ presentations. The language for the seminar is Norwegian.

 

Landing sites presentation

Welcome to the presentation of the workshop ‘Landing sites – a further field pursuit of new tools for choreography’.

Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th December 2013
18.30 – 20.00 hrs
Stage 5, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Fossveien 24
N-0051 Oslo
– Free entrance

Landing Sites photo During this event Masters’ students of choreography will use their creative skills to lead you through a presentation of the processes and results of the project ‘Landing sites’; a six week workshop for shaking up the senses to re-orientate the body and its capacity to apprehend and shape the world!

‘Landing sites’ stretches from a physical probing of an avant-garde building in the suburbs Tokyo to experiencing Substitutional Reality at a brain science institute,  finally landing with video experiments in a black box theatre at KhiO. By looking towards other fields and initiating various collaborations with people and places, it aims to find possible tangible tools for choreography for shaping fluid spaces and the creation of events there-in.

Leading the presentation are Solveig Styve Holte, Anne Katherine Fallmyr and Heidi Jessen.

Workshop leader, Amanda Steggell, professor in choreography, Academy of Dance, KhiO.

 

BACKGROUND

Landing sites is a three-stage workshop that draws on the ideas of the artist/architect duo Shusaku Arakawa (jp) and Madeleine Gins (usa). It explores how attention operates, while simultaneously mapping the way different scales of attentions situate a body within any given environment. By probing these issues physically in a specially designed architectural surround, one can also become aware of a body’s capacity to co-shape the spaces it inhabits.

Stage one, Tokyo 20th – 28th October 2013
A week’s field trip/residency to the Reversible Destiny Lofts situated in Mitaka, a suburb of Tokyo; a multi-shaped and coloured avant-garde apartment building and a physical iteration of Arakawa and Gins’ ideas.

Applying a perceptual approach to ‘attention’, ‘decision’ and ‘action’ (as proposed by Arakawa and Gins) we explored shifting perceptions of space within a specially designed architectural surround that literally shakes up the senses. Discussions with artists and scientists, film screenings and various excursions to Tokyo augmented the loft investigations. Tormod Carlsen, MA student in theater direction, Academy of Theatre, KhiO joined us for the week.

Other collaborators/participants in Tokyo include;

  • Momoyo Homma, curator and host, Reversible Destiny Lofts, Mitaka
  • Artist and director Miyuki Kawamura and linguist Ryoko Uno present their collaborative work ‘Dancing Self Theory’
  • Prof. Fujii Naotaka, brain scientist and host, Substitutional Reality Laboratory, Riken Brain Science Institute

Stage two, Oslo. 30th October – 8th November 2013
Applying insights and experiences gained from Tokyo we start in an ‘empty’ black box at KhiO, experimenting with constructing environments by mapping video/light onto large surfaces and small objects. To aid experiments artist Hans Christian Gilje held a five day hands-on workshop with Video Projection Tool – a computer programme he created to composite and map video onto three dimensional objects. Gilje explores how ‘audiovisual technology can be used to transform, create, expand, amplify and interpret physical spaces’.

The video workshop was organised in collaboration with Synne Bull, Associate professor, Academy of Fine Art, KhiO. Four BA students in fine art, Ask Vatne Brean, Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Ronny Dahl and Agnieszka Gołaszewska, joined the workshop. To bring together contemporary takes on ‘expanded cinema’ with ‘expanded choreography’ we took part in the ‘Re:placing the Cinematic’ conference at ANX, Oslo, thus adding an extra contextual layer to the workshop.

Stage three. The challenge. 11th November – 6th December
At the time of writing there is a little over two weeks left of this six week workshop, yet there are still many questions to be addressed. For example;

  • Was the search for new tools for choreography successful?
  • If so, what kinds of tools can we speak of?
  • How can the processes and results of a six week experimental artistic investigation  –  a roller coaster ride through diverse fields and practices – be communicated to both a targeted audience and a general public?

To address these questions is the final challenge of the workshop. The MA students are currently working through them, conjuring up all their creative abilities as they prepare for the presentation in Stage 5 on the 4th and 5th December 2013.

 

HC Gilje presents …

Presentation by HC Gilje

Date/time: 5 November 2013, 18.30-19.30 hrs
Auditorium
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Fossveien 24
N-0051 Oslo

Please join us for HC Gilje’s talk about his work and practice. Gilje is a visiting artist this week for the Landing Sites workshop, the first collaborative workshop between Academy of Fine Art (Synne Bull) and the  Academy of Dance (Amanda Steggell). The talk will be in English and is free and open to the public.
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– img: ‘Revolver’, courtesy of HC Gilje


About HC Gilje
HC Gilje works with installations, live performance, set design and single-channel video. Gilje has presented his work through different channels throughout the world: in concert-venues, theatres and cinemas, galleries, festivals, outdoors and through several international dvd releases, including 242.pilots live in Bruxelles on New York label Carpark and Cityscapes on Paris-label Lowave. He was a member of the video-impro trio 242.pilots, and was also the visual motor of dance company Kreutzerkompani.

Since 2006 Gilje has focused on animated light/shadows, projected light objects and projected light spaces. Born 1969 in Kongsberg. Educated at Kunstakademiet in Trondheim 95-99. More about HC Gilje here:

KORFU with Ingri Fiksdal

KORFU meeting
10 December 2013, 12.300-15.30 hrs
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Fossveien 24‎, N-0051 Oslo
(Room to be announced)

Ingri Fiksdal will present her Fellowship project, outlining and discussing its main issues with the group.

The meeting is open to interested parties within the professional staff of the Department of Dance.

 

KORFU (choreographic research group) is an initiative to bring together choreographers involved in research and development projects on a regular basis to discuss and support each other’s projects.

Landing Sites schedule

Tentative Schedule for Landing Sites, Oct 20-28
Sunday 20th: Travel
Monday 21st:
Arrival at Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA. Getting settled.
20.00: Dinner – local sushi restaurant.
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Tuesday 22nd:
10.oo-13.00  Breakfast meeting in Room 303/ Kehai Coordinating Unit
13.00-17.00 Collective work – exploring the Kehai Coordinating Unit via the instructions provided on how to be a loft inhabitant.
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17.00- 19.00 Screening of  CHILDREN WHO WON’T DIE—A Documentary Film on Shusaku Arakawa. Directed by Nobu Yamaoka Music: Keiichiro Shibuya. Narration: Tadanobu Asano.
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19.00 ——-> Welcome Party with Momoyo Homma, curator of the Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA, Matsuda Takeyoshi and other residents.
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Wednesday 23rd:
10.00 -11.00 Breakfast meeting in Room 202/ Critical Resemblance Room

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13.00 – 17.00 Visit to Substitutional Reality Laboratory, Riken Brain Science Research Institute.
17.00 ——-> Free time/ have fun in the city
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Thursday 24th:
10.00-11.00 Breakfast meetin in Room 303 Kehai Coordinating Unit
11.00-18.00 Open schedule/own projects
15.00-15.30 Visiting the roof top
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18.00 —–> Artist Miyuki Kawamura and linguist Ryoko Uno visit us and present their work with a lecture about “Dancing Self Theory”. Dinner and discussions.
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Friday 25th:
10.00-11.00 Breakfast meeting Room 202/ Critical Resemblance Room
12.00 —–> Open schedule/own work/optional screening of “For Example. A Critique of Never”, Arakawa and Gins, 1971
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Saturday 26th:
10.00-11.00 Breakfast meeting Room 303 Kehai Coordinating Unit
12.00 —–> Open schedule/own work/logging
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Sunday 27th:
10.00 – 12.00 Breakfast meeting in Room 202/ Critical Resemblance Room. Summing up, group discussion
12.00 – 19.30 Packing, clearing up, prepare space for evening talk, etc
16.30 —–> Ken Mogi talk Critical Resemblance Room Room 303, RDL
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Monday 28th: Departure

 

Choreographers for the future

Seminar series: Choreographers for the future
– led by MA students in choreography

18 October 2013, 12.00-16.00 hrs
Prøvesal 2, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Fossveien 24‎, N-0051 Oslo

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Theme: choreographers as creators of new entrepreneurship as seen in relation to the MA study programme; the development of own projects, methods, arenas and definition of choreographers’ field of action.

Speakers:
Brynjar Bandlien, freelance dance artist: Introduction – what are the characteristics of entrepreneurship?
Bjarne Kvinnsland, freelance composer: How to develop your own production apparatus
Amanda Steggell, prof. choreography: Entrepreneurship everywhere
Ingri Fiksdal, research fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts: Presents her research project
Heidi Jessen, Solveig Styve Holte and Anne Kathrine Fallmyr, MA choreography: Thoughts on starting our own enterprises

[photo: Elisabeth Wiehe constructing part of the Ghost Net for the Currently project, co-curated by Ross Dalziel and Amanda Steggell]

Field trip to Tokyo

Landing Sites – a further-field pursuit of new tools for choreography


RDL

From 20 – 28 October 2013 Amanda Steggell (prof.), Solveig Styve Holte, Katherine Fallmyr, Heidi Jessen (MA choreography) and Tormod Carlsen (MA directing) will travel for a week’s residency/ field trip at the Reversible Destiny Lofts in Mitaka, a suburb of Tokyo. The lofts are  built by the artists and architects Arakawa and Gins. The residency is the first of a two-part workshop for exploring the body’s capacity to co-create event-spaces with any given environment.
Read more here!

Landing Sites

– a further-field pursuit of new tools for choreography

Amanda Steggell 2013

RDL

Research should no longer be done off to one side, in a school, a library or laboratory. Where one lives needs to become a laboratory for researching, for mapping directly, the living body itself, oneself as a world-forming inhabitant. (Arakawa and Gins)


1. SUMMARY

I will travel with Solveig Styve Holte, Kathrine Fallmyr, Heidi Jessen (MA choreography) and Tormod Carlsen (MA theatre directing)  for a week’s residency/ field trip at the Reversible Destiny Lofts in Mitaka, a suburb of Tokyo. The lofts are  built by the artists and architects Arakawa and Gins. The residency is the first of a two-part workshop for exploring the body’s capacity to co-create event-spaces with any given environment.

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KORFU

KORFU (choreographic research group) is an initiative to bring together choreographers involved in research and development projects on a regular basis to discuss and support each other’s projects.

The first meeting took place on 25.09.2013 where  Anne Grete Eriksen presented her research project Moving Memory ; an exploration of the body’s capacity to remember physical dance movements. The investigation draws on the reconstruction of a dance work. Via interviews with those who took part she asks; what is it that triggers a body’s memory?

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Photo courtesy of Anne Grete Eriksen

The second meeting will take place on 10.12.2013 when Ingri Fiksdal will present her Fellowship project, outlining and discussing its main issues with the group.

Presentation of choreographic process, MA students

19th September 2013, 15.00 and 18.00 hrs
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Fossveien 25, N-0051 Oslo

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Solveig Styve Holte,  Anne Kathrine Fallmyr and Heidi Jessen (left to right) show excerpts from the first choreographic assignment of their MA course; a meeting between themselves and 2nd year BA students in jazz, contemporary dance and classical ballet.

There will be two presentations of each of the three assignments at 15.00 and 18.00 hrs
Please meet up in the main reception 15 min before each presentation.