Bio Bruno Listopad
Bruno Listopad is a Portuguese choreographer and performance maker. He made his debut in the Netherlands in 1998 at the Holland Dance Festival and received a number of significant awards such as the Prize of Interpretation Prix Volinine (1997), Revelation Prize Ribeiro da Fonte from the Portuguese Institute of the Performing Arts (1999), the Choreography Encouragement Prize from the Amsterdam Art Foundation (2000) and the Philip Morris Art Prize (2001), amongst others. In addition to his independent work which has been mainly produced by Korzo Producties and Disjointed Arts Foundation since 2000, he has been co-produced by Dansateliers, ACARTE/Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Theater Lantaren/Venster, Festival Danças na Cidade, Productiehuis Zeebelt, Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Teatro Rivoli, Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (NAi) and Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg). His works have been commissioned by Holland Dance Festival, Springdance Festival, Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel, Ballet Gulbenkian, De Rotterdamse Dansgroep, Rotterdam-Porto Cultural Capitals 2001, Rogie & Company, Dance Works Rotterdam, Tanz Ensemble Cathy Sharp, Nye Carte Blanche, Het Nationale Ballet, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, NEST, STROOM hcbk,, Something Raw Festival and Cover Festival. During 2007-2009 he led the choreographic research institute Danslab together with four other makers.
Study on Performance Intensification 2008: Research on Relationality
This research was focused on the desire to achieve performative immanence by creating a porosity that permits the circulation of affect. This research also attempted to explore new ways of addressing the audience as a collective, composed of singularities; singularities with layers that can be addressed independently. Another part of this research was devoted to discerning the difference between two forms of thought: art and philosophy. Analysing how such a divide relates both to affective aesthetics and current artistic practices that privilege ‘significance’, rather than the ‘retinal’.
Collaborators: Aleksandra Maciejewska (dancer), Angelina Deck (dancer), Piotrek Swiatkowski (philosopher), Guests: Diane Elshout (researcher), Naomi Duveen (Body-Mind Centering), Mischa Kroes (author), Gunvor Karlsen (dancer)
Research on Performance/Installation
A research on site-specific performance that investigated the disorder and the unfocused simultaneity of events; obscurity, the rejection of dramaturgical triggers; unspectacular-ness, a considerable disproportion between craftsmanship and the duration of the performance; indulgence, self-reference detached from an attempt towards authenticity and transparency of the creative process; the aleatoric, the development of ‘consciousness’ through chance, disjunction of meanings, and illogical encounters with ‘other’ sort of bodies, both material and virtual; timelessness, the attempt at the exploration of ‘new’ subjectivity through the production of a entity foreign to ‘itself’. Neither pre nor post human, but out of joint with its time.
Collaborators: Aleksandra Maciejewska (dancer), Angelina Deck (dancer), Amaranta Verlade Gonzales (dancer), Eric Schrijver (performance artist)
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