Room 1: Paper
Room 2: Fiber Optic
Room 3: Light and Shadow
Room 2: Light and Shadow
Room 2: Light and Shadow
INTERNATIONAL DANCE ENCOUNTER AMMAN(IDEA) is a dance encounter of international and local dance performances in Amman, Jordan. It consists of performances, public interventions, master classes, workshops, artist symposium and exchange of ideas. World class choreographers, performance directors and dance-makers join with Jordanian dance artists for a cultural celebration from the period of 22 August to 29 August 2019.
The collaborative trans-disciplinary live performance “Time out of Time: A Special Place” was presented with Brussels-based duet “The Gyre” at 25th of August, 2019.
Since 2014, Amman based Dance Company Studio 8, has been calling all artists of any discipline (visual, digital, coding, installation, film, photography, painting, art managers, musicians, event managers, students, producers, curators) to work together, to collaborate, to create side by side, loosening boundaries between artistic labels, in favor of a more open and flexible view toward the art experience itself.
Building on this approach, from 18 to 25 of July 2019, Studio 8, made possible by the support of Al Mawreed Al-Thaqafi, organized a production residency bringing together an artist duet of French sound artist François Donato and French/Iranian visual artist Golnaz Behrouznia. and five performers based in Jordan, with the aim to create a concrete project that is crossing borders of genres and disciplines: dance, performance, visual arts, performative arts, animation, projection, coding, etc.
Prior to the residency, six dance artists have developed 15-20 minutes movement sequences. For the first day of the residency, visual artists, sound designer and dance artists shared their thoughts on the movement-design-in-progress, explored the connections between movement and visual arts, performative arts and sound, installations and dance. For the second day, artists met in Osama El Mashini Theater tasked to expand the possibilities of art through the merging of disciplines in an experimental process of collaboration.
From 18 to 25 of July 2019, an interdisciplinary ensemble of artists who shared a vision to create a dance production that an interplay between a dynamic choreography and an audiovisual immersive environment is presented simultaneously, took a 5-day-residency in Amman, Jordan between dance studio, hotel rooms and theatre. The dance production will be presented to audience in Jordan on August, 2019.
Part 1: Watching rehearsal videos together
I like the choreography. I like its simplicity. I wonder whether we can restructure it.Golnaz Behrouznia
There are a lot of singularity in the choreography. What we have thought about creating contrast. We could accelerate or intensify. We though about explore the element of time. We could create fraction of time, distortion of time.François Donato
Part 2: Brainstorming together
I noticed that the background music chosen for the rehearsal is very mechanic. Would it be a good idea to add something organic, something unexpected, something with a completely different energy? Have you thought about a-surprise-sound?François Donato
The rehearsal you have seen is the 1st layer we have designed so far. More layers will be added through out the time.Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
Part 3: Going through performance storyboard together
I imagine a black background with abstract white animations.Golnaz Behrouznia
I imagine a series of animations, each lasts 30 seconds to a minute.Golnaz Behrouznia
How do you image the light on the stage?Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
There will be a projector. There will be a moment of darkness, perhaps silence. There will be a moment of bright light on the performers. There might a moment of stillness, just the sound flowing. There might be a moment of when human presence disappears, only digital arts remain…Golnaz Behrouznia
Bear in mind that my visual animations only make sense when with sound.Golnaz Behrouznia
Part 4: What is next?
At the stage, let’s not focus on aligning dance, sound, visual art. Let’s experiment and explore on our own and meet again soon.François Donato
I can imagine myself being inspired by sound and visual art. I look forward to our next meeting, our experiment of experiencing a sudden sound while dancing in our next rehearsal.Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
What do think of the costume?François Donato
I imagine costume either in black or white.Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
We are designing an experience for the performers and the audiences.Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
Kader Attou and his Cie Accrorap is one of the foremost representatives of French hip hop/contemporary dance.
Their dance expression is a synthesis of street dance, acrobatics and contemporary dance. The Roots treats us to 11 exceptional dancers on stage, each with a particular style. The universe on stage is made up of everyday things – a table, an LP crackling on a turntable – childhood memories. The music plays a key role as it moves and convenes the dancers: Brahms, Beethoven, and electro-funk – the melodies open doors to a community in the dance. The Roots is an explosive performance, like a journey into the core of street dance: physical accomplishment, cohesion and dancing pleasure.
Artistic director and Choreographer : Kader Attou
Cast : Babacar “Bouba” Cissé, Bruce Chiefare, Virgile Dagneaux, Erwan Godard, Mabrouk Gouicem, Adrien Goulinet, Kevin Mischel, Artem Orlov, Mehdi Ouachek, Nabil Ouelhadj, Maxime Vicente
Scenography : Olivier Borne
Original sound creation : Régis Baillet – Diaphane, along with additional music
Lights: Fabrice Crouzet
Costumes designer: Nadia Genez
Length : 1h30
Piece for 11 dancers
*Light, sound and stage technicians Fabrice Crouzet