Jan 31 + Feb 7. Dancing Plague. Lea Martini (DE ) among others

Berlin based dancer and choreographer Lea Martini visits Weld with the project Dancing Plague in which she examines extatic movement and viral dance. The project is presented as a solo, workshop, film- and lecture evening, concert and open dancefloor where dance and music as infection and excess are in focus.

Lea Martinis residency at Weld starts with a workshop for 15 participants January 31.

Influences of dance meditation, clubbing, breath work and a complete devotion to music will be the fertile ground for the proposed excessive dance practice of this workshop.

Dancing Plague, Dancing mania or Choreomania are names for the phenomenon in the middle ages where people bursted into uncontrollable, contaminated movement excesses. Possible triggers for these outbursts stay within the realm of speculation and fantastic stories.

Deriving from movement as infection, as something to surrender to, the project Dancing Plague wonders-
How can we start a movement that has the potential to be communicable, palpable on all levels and highly contaminated?

A workshop for physical challenge. 2-5 PM. Sign up for attendence to boka@weld before January 30.
To develop the theme further, artist Roberto N. Peyre has been invited to curate a film-evening and lecture.

RUPTURE – RECORD – SCREEN  >> Pt 2 is an Acousmatic videogrammar of the haunted, the intoxicated, the contagious, the viral and the possessed as sonic fiction, trapped, mapped and snapped. The event is a collective journey through hives of pre recorded sounds and sighthings. A fine selection of samples from feature-, doumentary-, Art-, and amateur movies will be screened throughout the evening.

Februari 7 we present Lea Martinis soloperformance IN THE INSIDE THERE IS SLEEPING. It had its first outburst at the Theater Freiburg in December 2013 and had it´s second public showing at Skogen in Gotenburgh lately. At Weld the performance has been further developed together with lightdesigner Camilla Vetters (DE)

Choreography: Lea Martini

Sound: Tian Rotteveel

Lightdesign: Camilla Vetters  

The solo is followed by Tian Rotteveels spectral soundconcert FLIPSIDES where a process of unstoppable sound is transformed into meaning and organized music, but also into the domain of mere sensation.

In the Concert Tian Rotteveel is exploring the flipside between electronic and acoustic music, and the flipside between the understandable and the non-understandable.

Subsequent to the concert experience and as a closure of the Dancing Plague, Weld invites you to a dance night. It is an invitation to follow the rhythm of the music and to surrender to your dance desires.

Let’s leave our prejudice and concerns behind and shake it all out.

The project Dancing Plague is created by Lea Martini in collaboration with Anne-Mareike Hess. Hess and Martini works in recidency at Weld January 19 to February 8 2014

A collaboration between Skogen and Weld

Works as a performer and choreographer in Amsterdam and Berlin. A former gymnast, she studied contemporary dance in Berlin as well as choreography and performance in Arnhem (EDDC – European Dance Development Centre) and Amsterdam (SNDO – School for New Dance Development).

Studied Applied Theatre Sciences in Giessen (Germany), as well as one year each in Vienna (Theatre Studies) and Istanbul (Contemporary Dance). She has worked in different constellations as performer, dramaturgy adviser, light designer (lately for Susanne Zaun, swoosh lieu, Skart), but also pursuits her own projects and researches.

Studied at the Royal Conservatory and HKU-KMT (NL), and choreography and dance at HZT in Berlin. Rotteveel has been working with MAE-Chamber Ensemble, Jeremy Wade, Tino Sehgal, Jared Gradinger & Angela Schubot, Lea Martini, David Zambrano, Meg Stuart’s Damaged Goods, SEAD, Plesna Izna Maribor.

Studied fine art and aural culture at Goldsmiths – University of London. Roberto N. Peyre works with audiovisual installation and performativity. Among his recent works is the installation and performance works Ship of Fools and Lovaman that was shown at GIBCA 2013.
More info: robertonpeyre.com och blot.se

IN THE INSIDE THERE IS SLEEPING can be developed due to the support of Theater Freiburg, Skogen, Weld and Tanzplattform Deutschland.