Research Gabriella Maiorine
Psyche and Eros refers to a Greek myth that narrates the relationship of two symbolic figures: Eros, the complete abandonment of all in order to indulge in CARNAL love. Psyche, represents the emergence of ‘doubt’; the doubt that drives us to think and make choices. This age old myth inspired Maiorino to investigate and explore these oppositions. After having researched the symbolism of this myth, contrary relations and concepts were re-considered and an attempt was made to re- define them and their structures: Female & Male; Conscious & Unconscious; Rational &Irrational. A strongly dualistic use of language is examined within the context of our modern and post-modern age.
With: Valentina Campora, Yvonne Weschke, Simone Giacomini
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Research Jack Gallagher
Insights and Conjectures regarding PSAT
Research - Phase II
“During my first research phase in 2009, I aimed at keeping my work simple, thorough, and methodical: Testing, Testing, Testing. Now, one year later I find that repetition is crucial in establishing a new streamlined formula for a continued research process. Play (test), Learn (test), Create (test).
Research Robert Steijn
Art instead of Propaganda
CONTEXT: The time has come for artists to get themselves involved in the social debate concerning the various ‘Dutch Identities’ that is so dominate the current political arena.
INVITATION: Danslab invites artists from all disciplines to...
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Research Erik Kaiel
Erik Kaielís work centres around the idea of the body-in-motion. Not balance but momentum gives control. The social dynamic and the concrete physical actions of the performers combine to create an alternate reality, fuelled by the twin motors of intensity and intention. The realness of the sweat, the commitment of the performers, exhausts the ordinary body, so that something else comes to stand in its place. It is an amphibious art practice, equally at home in public space or on a stage. In his Danslab research he focused on identifying and refining the core elements in his work. What is essential? What is ornament? Erik and his group experimented in the studio and in public space, looking for the deep architecture inside the creative process. We also examined how this 'living system' serves the performers, the public and the work itself.
Collaborators: Meri Pauliina (dancer), Aleksandra Maciejewska (dancer), Raphael Eder Kastling (dancer) and Berlinda van der Stoep (dancer). The research was presented in the Art Film House Den Hague on March 19th in a collaboration between Danslab, Zaal 5 & Cinedans.
Erik Kaiel wins price for upcoming choreographic talent / Nederlandse Dansdagen