LABAN RIO SEMINAR - ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE AS RESEARCH
APRIL 18TH & 19TH 2023 - from 5pm to 10pm (Rio time)
Rio de Janeiro (in person) + Online Participants
LABAN RIO @ Tex Studios
Rua General Venâncio Flores, 305, sala 301
Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
Regina Miranda e Lígia Tourinho
Currently, when artistic practice has been legitimized as a form of thinking, artists-researchers of the Laban field have been taking up the challenge of exploring the concept, sharing an engagement with Laban and Bartenieff’s concepts as a continuous process in the making.
The Seminar will focus on discussing different aspects of LBMS as they appear in contemporary artistic performances. The 2 half-day program will be based on the presentation of short performances, followed by onsite + online dialogues. Our sharing of live performance is a deliberate strategy to avoid the traditional habit of giving more weight to what is written, rather than to how a concept is performed in embodied events.
When necessary, performances will have subtitles, or receive translation. Online discussions will happen in English to facilitate the understanding of all the Forum International Participants.
PROGRAM - TUESDAY, APRIL 18TH
5pm – WELCOME
5:15pm - EYES OF THE SKIN
Video excerpt from the performance, which presents labyrinthic interactive games of beginnings and restarts, connections, and reconnections, inspired by the work of Brazilian visual artist Helio Oiticica and activated by our mutual passion for moving, reading, and writing.
Conceived, Written and Directed by Regina Miranda
Performed by Marina Salomon, Fabiano Nunes, Lucas Popeta and Regina Miranda
Regina Miranda, MSc. CMA Self-writing embodying multiple texts
Adriana Bonfatti, PhD, CMA The Stage as Self-experience and Engagement with the Other
6pm - REVIRAVOLTA
The video dance is a turning back on 10 years of research with tetrahedrons. An experience of one’s own shadows and reflections, bouncing in the inner faces of the prism, and merging in one continuous movement.
Conceived, directed, and performed by Julia Franca
Julia Franca, MA, CMA Embodied Revolutions: Opening, turning, going down, lengthening, giving up, rotating, turning around, and returning.
Ligia Tourinho, PhD, CMA Creating a Dramaturgy from Trace Forms
7pm – ARTE MODERNA-22
Video excerpt from a multimedia Laban-based performance that embraces dance, movement and contemporary opera. The Performance reflects on Brazilian Modernism, focusing on Villa-Lobos' music compositions and aspects of Laban's Space Harmony.
Conceived, and directed by Denise Telles
Performed by Denise Telles (actress-singer), with the musicians Edvan Moraes (Pianist), and Daniel Silva (Cello), co-extensively with Elisabete Reis (Cube)
Denise Telles, PhD Rhythmic-Spatial Organizations Performing Arte Moderna 22
Elisabete Reis, PhD Co-extensive Geometry / Co-extensive Movement
8pm - THE MEMORY THAT RUNS THROUGH THE SPINE
A video fragment from the performance “24 Hours in a Woman’s Life”, a text that offers a moving portrait of a woman whose quest for passion and purpose comes at a steep price.
Text by Stefan Zweig (adaptation)
Directed by Gabriel Bulcão
Performed by Luciana Bicalho e Gabriel Bulcão
Luciana Bicalho Effort Qualities in the Development of the Character's Expressiveness
Marina Salomon Hon. CMA Body-Space Connections: Embodying a character
9pm – TRUFFAUT: CINEMA IS MY LIFE
Video excerpt from the play-film created by Patricia Niedermeier, which addresses the passion and creative process of the filmmaker François Truffaut.
Text by Rodrigo Fonseca and Patricia Niedermeier
Directed by Cavi Borges and Patricia Niedermeier
Performed by Patricia Niedermeier and Rodrigo Fonseca
Patricia Niedermeier Experiencing Miranda’s perspective of ‘Fluid Borders’
Denise Telles, PhD Crossing Boundaries
PROGRAM - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19TH
6pm - PAGU: SELF PORTRAITS
Inspired by writings, drawings and documents by Pagu, Patricia Galvão’s “stage name”, the performance captures some aspects of this libertarian woman, who exhausts herself and is reborn so many times in the experience of existence, surviving in the memory and imagination as a muse of modernism, but also as a militant worker, feminist writer and first political prisoner in Brazil.
Conceived by Lígia Tourinho and Regina Miranda
Directed by Regina Miranda
Performed by Lígia Tourinho
Lígia Tourinho, PhD, CMA Documental Feminist Performance
Agatha de Oliveira, PhD Brazilian Feminisms in Perspective
7pm - BETWEEN IMPERMANENCES AND RESIDUES
A sharing of a live performance built in an improvisation system. The idea is to develop from the TFR to Space. The moment when the oscillation of flow starts to move out in directions into Space, first near to the core, until the body establishes it’s own kinesphere.
Created and Performed by Bruna Fiuza, CMA
Directed by Paula Águas
Bruna Fiuza, CMA Tension Flow Rhythms gaining Space.
Julia Franca, MA, CMA Improvisations in Flow and Space
8pm - MOVEMENT-BRAZIL
A sharing of video excerpts of choreographic works created with/by high-school dance students, representing the teacher’s 12 years of Laban-based artistic-pedagogical processes in the context of public education in Rio de Janeiro.
Teacher/Choreographic Director: Luciana Carnout
Program Coordinator: Rosane Campello
Performed by students of ETEAB-FAETEC
Luciana Carnout, MA Contemporary Dance in the Public High-School System
Ana Bevilaqua, MA, CMA BESS Promoting Diversity
9pm - AFFECTIVE ARRANGEMENTS (live performance + video)
Video dance exploring a dancer’s space-time journey, when performing at home during the period of social confinement imposed by Covid-19.
Conceived and choreographed by Regina Miranda, with Marina Salomon
Written and directed by Regina Miranda
Performed by Marina Salomon
Marina Salomon, Hon. CMA Traversing Miranda’s Spheres of Intensity
Regina Miranda, MSc., CMA Experiences with Spiraling Time
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LABAN RIO SEMINAR:
ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE AS RESEARCH
APRIL 18-19, 2023
RIO DE JANEIRO (IN PERSON) + ONLINE PARTICIPANTS
EVENT PRESENTED IN ENGLISH
LABAN RIO @ Tex Studios
Rua General Venâncio Flores, 305, sala 301, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro