When people say they don’t ‘get’ contemporary dance perhaps they should try Nederlands Dans Theatre ._
Turbulence: Watercolor + Magic
First in a series of geometric watercolour paintings using an industrial robot arm, put together by Dr. Woohoo - video embedded below:
This is the first experiment by Dr. Woohoo in a series that explores the relationship between a robot + a artist with the objective of enhancing what is creatively possible by combining the strengths of each, while using watercolors as the natural media.
Music: Kid Koala
Former ballet dancer Kylli Spare a.k.a. Sparrek creates surrealistic, dreamlike images using photography and image manipulation. Either with symbolistic self-portraits like “The chambers of my heart" or with dual relationships between two bodies like "Silent Dialogues”, she is interested in the “area beneath the surface, the sound of the unsaid words and the relationships between people and their surroundings”.
Remarkable theatricality, graceful movement, elegant dancing forms in a unique portfolio showing that it’s never too late to change careers and start doing what you want to in life.
"When the studies were over, I realized it wasn’t the path for me. I have been searching for an outlet for my creativity ever since. A few years ago I found it in photography and never looked back"
Dance performed by Plastic Bags
French performance artist Phia Ménard in collaboration with the Compagnie Non Nova troupe presented recently at the London International Mime Festival an impressive ballet starring colorful plastic bags as dancers.
The plastic bags resembling human bodies were gracefully floating in Debussy’s background music thanks to four fans that were placed around the circular stage.
The Festival started on January 8 and will last until the 1st of February
A product is designed especially to be made in China. The object’s only function is to choreograph a dance performed by the labourers manufacturing it.
The work seeks to explore the nature of mass-manufacturing products on various scales; from the geo-political context of hyper-fragmented labour to the bio-political condition of the human body on the assembly line. Engineering logic has reduced the factory labourer to a man-machine, through scientific management of every single movement. By shifting the purpose of the labourer’s actions from the efficient production of objects to the performance of choreographed acts, mechanical movement is reinterpreted into dance. What is the value of this artefact that only exists to support the performance of its own creation? And as the product dictates the movement, does it become the subject, rendering the worker the object?
The assembly/dance took place in Zhongshan, China between 10-19 March 2013 and resulted in 40 objects and a film documenting the choreography of their assembly.
Choreography: Alexander Whitley
Film production: Siya Chen
by the amazing Cohen Van Balen
This is the best poster of London Underground of all time, as voted by the public! Designed by Horace Taylor in 1924, the Brightest London shows the dirty grey tunnels as a smart, fashionable explosion of bold colour!
I also love “The Tate Gallery” Poster as well as the “Or take the tube” poster by Nick Hardcastle. For more of those London Transport Museum
And this is my favourite Greek Choreographer, Performer, Director.
Dimitris Papaioannou knows how to express his uniqueness in the most elegant and raw way at the same time.
Sit back and enjoy