Eisa Jocson/Carlos Gabriel Martinez/Mira Todorova/Larry Macaulay/Grzegorz Laszuk/Venuri Perera/Andrei Zavalei/Idylla Silmarovi
Community of Practice
- 06.02.2023, - 13.02.2023
Mit einem Artist-in-Residence-Programm fragt „No One’s Land“ nach den Möglichkeiten und Formen einer nachhaltigen globalen Zusammenarbeit auf Augenhöhe. Wie kann der Austausch von Akteur*innen im sogenannten globalen Süden gefördert werden? Und wie können lokale Kontexte international gestärkt werden? Über acht Tage kommen die Resident*innen in Frankfurt als „Community of Practice“ zusammen, um gemeinsam zu erproben, wie internationale Netzwerke, bestehende und neue Allianzen ausgehend von einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Voraussetzungen und Strukturen gestaltet werden können.
Jedes Haus des Bündnis internationaler Produktionshäuser hat eine künstlerische Position für das Residenzprogramm nominiert. Mit Carlos Martínez, Idylla Silmarovi, Grzegorz Laszuk, Larry Macaulay, Mira Todorova, Andrei Zavalei, Venuri Perera (tbc).
Leitung: Eisa Jocson
Cast & Credits
„Claiming Common Spaces V“ ist ein Projekt des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.
Eisa Jocson is a contemporary choreographer and dancer from the Philippines, trained as a visual artist, with a background in ballet. With her work she exposes body politics in the service and entertainment industry as seen through the unique socioeconomic lens of the Philippines. She studies how the body moves and what conditions make it move – be it social mobility or movement out of Philippines through migrant work. In her creations – from pole to macho dancing and hostess work, to Disney princess to Superwoman and to Zoo animals – capital is the driving force of movement pushing the indentured body into spatial geographies. Jocson has toured extensively in major contemporary festivals with her solo triptych: “Death of the Pole Dancer” (2011), “Macho Dancer” (2013) and “Host” (2015) and with the HAPPYLAND series, produced by Mousonturm: “Princess” (2017), “Your Highness” (2017), “Manila Zoo” (2021). “The Filipino Superwoman Band” (2019), a work on the affective labor of Overseas Filipino Musicians was commissioned by Sharjah Biennale. She is a recipient of the 2018 Cultural Centre of the Philippines 13 Artists Award, the winner of Hugo Boss Asia Art Award in 2019 and received the 2021 SeMa-HANA Award for the work TFSB2020: Superwoman, Empire Of Care at the Seoul MediaCity Biennale.
Carlos Gabriel Martinez
Carlos Gabriel Martinez is Mexican dancer who focuses his scenic research on questions about the social body and analyses identity and physicality as key elements for reflecting on cultural context. Since 2017, he has been developing the permanent research laboratory called Vasija Cobalto in Mexico City. He is a member of the performance ensemble “La Fleur”, directed by Monika Gintersdorfer and Frank Yao. His current research for the piece “Trio (for the beauty of it)” focuses on practices of sonidero, high energy and reggaetón – urban dances that blend American, Latino, European and African cultures.
Mira Todorova is a theatre and dance scholar, critic, and curator based in Sofia, Bulgaria holding a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies. She has been a founder and artistic director of DNK – space for contemporary dance and performance in Sofia (2015 – 2022). She is also the co-founder and co-manager of the New Dramaturgies platform for research, development, and presentation of innovative practices and discourses in the field of contemporary performing arts. She has been a lecturer (Sofia University, New Bulgarian University), researcher, editor, and dramaturg for various artistic and theoretical projects. Currently she works as the chief dramaturg of the National Theatre in Sofia. She is an author of numerous reviews and theoretical articles in specialized media for arts and culture in Bulgaria and abroad. She has published a book on the postmodern dramaturgical adaptations and has been part of the collective book European Dance since 1989. Communitas and the Other, Routledge, 2014. In 2022 Mira Todorova has been a Fulbright visiting scholar in NYC working on research on the topic of the socio-political agency of contemporary dance.
Larry Macaulay, is the founder and editor in chief of Refugee Radio Network in Hamburg and Vice President of the Board of Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), Belgium. He has been active in the community media scene for eight years and campaigns for the rights of migrants and the inclusion of refugees in the media landscape. In order to give refugees and migrants a better voice in Europe, he founded the Conference on Migration & Media Awareness (CMMA) in Hamburg. Using practical examples, he co-founded the Migrantpolitan project at Kampnagel. Larry Macauley has conducted numerous workshops and awareness programs on migrants and the media across Europe and beyond.
https://www.refugeeradionetwork.net/ https://www.cmfe.eu/board https://www.cmma2020.info/
Grzegorz Laszuk (1967) is a theatre director and artistic director of Komuna Warszawa Theater, one of the best-known independent theatres in Poland. For 30 years Komuna Warszawa Theater has been an independent production house with an innovative interdisciplinary residency programme. Komuna Warszawa Theater presented performances in Berlin, Paris, Edinburgh, New York, Santiago de Chile and many other cities. The production house cooperated with artists such as Tim Etchells, Markus Öhrn, Rabih Mroué and many more artists from the young, independent scene as well as from big institutional theatre.
Venuri Perera is a choreographer, performance artist, curator and educator from Colombo. A graduate of DAS Arts, Amsterdam, her solo and collaborative works have dealt with violent nationalism, patriarchy, border rituals, colonial heritage and class. She is exploring the power dynamics of gaze and anonymity through performative experiments in public space, galleries and theatres. Venuri conceived and curated the programmes of Colombo Dance Platform since 2016, with the support of the Goethe-Institut Colombo. She is a member of the multidisciplinary independent artist collective The Packet.
Andrei Zavalei is an LGBTQI+ activist and theatre producer. For the last 9 years Andrei has been involved in community building, increasing visibility and empowerment projects for the LGBTQI+ community. At the moment Andrei is mostly focused on raising awareness about homophobic and transphobic hate crimes, as well as independent theatre in Belarus. Andrei is author of the Pidor Manifesto – a document and art object on the topic of self-awareness, following the strategy of reclaiming and reappropriation of hate speech. Andrei is a coordinator of the Campaign Against Homophobia and manager of HUNCHtheatre Belarus.
Idylla Silmarovi is a scenic artist and researcher, holding a Master’s degree in Performing Arts. She investigates the intersections between art and activism within the performing arts, especially regarding the debate around memory as a right denied by coloniality. She networks with various social and artistic movements in Brazil. Idylla is the director of the Ka’adela project and the artistic director and creator of the platform Zona de Encontro and E.C.O.S – sudaka-oriented scenic experiments. She seeks to sink caravels. She is a Ka’adela who is interested in crowning Travestis* and tearing down colonial monuments.
*In Latin America, Travesti is one of the gender identities within the Trans population. It is also about reappropriating the word and transforming that what cisgender people continue to use pejoratively towards a place of potency and existence.