Bio Karine Guizzo
Karine Guizzo is a choreographer, theatre maker and dancer, Born in France and living in The Hague. She danced for many years with the Nederlands Danstheater (NDT) and worked with choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin and Mats Ek. In 2000 she created the first part of the performance Arcimboldo, "Underground Scenes" for the NDT. The project was performed in many theatres across the Netherlands and Europe; recreated specifically for each venue (in each theatre.)Her interest in “body work” led her to join various workshops with Ko Morobushi, Tanaka Min [Buto dance], Lloyd Newson and Michel Raji. Her interest in research made her one of the initiators of Danslab. As a freelance choreographer/installation maker /she worked for dance ensembles and festivals, such as the Holland Dance Festival, NDT, Donlon Dance Company, Saitama Arts Theater, Codarts and Korzo Theater. In 2008 Karine Guizzo started her own foundation named Cie Melchoir. Her first production Un Dia Tabata premiered in February 2009 in Theater De Regentes in The Hague. These last few years she also contributed to location projects in the basement of the theatres for the creation of Kylian’s evenings for The Royal Danish Ballet, the Norwegian National Ballet & Opera and for the Bayerishes Staatsballet in München. Karine Guizzo created the choreographies, the costumes, the staging and objects clause used. The result was a landscape as a performance installation.
Research on Body Language
An exploration of personal exercises I based on physical enjoyment which could help me to distil memories and give form to sensations, imagination and rhythm. An attempt to develop my own exercises for teaching. The use of a big long masks in form of a beak or an elephant trunk, limiting your possibility to really see, adding an extra weight to your head and various other sensations; to activate new impulses and more layers by which to experience movement, different physical landscapes and body states towards physical transformation.
Collaborators: Eline Tan (dancer), Kay Patru (dancer)
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or: A story coming from the body
Research on body expression by combining the use of speech to body language. Developing a story coming from the character of the dancers and musicians (All Rhythm Brass-Band and a violin player) instead of starting from a story which already exists.
Collaborators: Eline Tan (dancer), Milena Twiehausm (dancer), Anne-Marie Volten (Violin), All Rhythm Brass-Band (drums)
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