"The Decameron Project" is Inspired by Boccaccio's Decameron, a collection of stories told by a group of 10 strangers sheltering in an abandoned villa to escape the bubonic plague. RGWW proposes creating a series of 10 short video projects made to amuse, astonish, and entertain, with each made by a different artists
by Choreographer: Bret Easterling
"Northern Latitude 22 Degree"
by Choreographer: Jinglin Liao
Company website : www.rgww.org
" Proclamation "
Choreographer: Sam McReynolds in collaboration with Shauna Davis
“Proclamation” is a celebration of change, perseverance, and unity. However, it calls to question if what we are doing is ever enough. We cannot become complacent. The fight for justice continues.
"ides of march "
Choreographer Deborah Brockus with Dancers Raymond Ejifor and Julienne Mackey.
This is the first of a full evening work looking at the emotions and events of 2020-2021.
This section is the shock of March 2020 and the anguish of being separated- you could see but not touch your loved ones.
The realization of a pandemic hitting your life and the hurt of separation from touch just when we need it most, the helpless feeling of loosing someone.
Company website : www.BrockusRED.org
Facebook : Brockus-RED
"BALANCE ON THAT"
Choreographer: Matt Reiner, Nannette Brodi
This film is light-hearted and meant to illustrate how we struggle to be in balance during these tumultuous times. It mixes contemporary, hip hop and parcour movement together.
Company website: https://www.nannettebrodiedance.org
"Bir Varmış / Bir Yokmuş"
Choreographer: Seda Aybay
“Once Upon a Time” , a universal saying in many cultures, takes on a nuanced variation in Turkey as “once there was, once there was not.” Aybay reflects upon the moment dividing existence from oblivion. She explores what it means to be one of the ones left behind who must acutely process a reality of ‘once there was not’. This dance film takes us on a journey through feelings of the lost, lonely, confused, angry, sad, comforted and loved where memories live “once upon a time.”
Company website : kybeledance.com
Facebook : @kybele.dance Instagram: @kybeledance
Choreographer: Charlotte Katherine Smith
Facebook : @charlottekatherineandco
Director and Choreographer
Mario Bermudez Gil
ADAMA (which in Hebrew means Earth) is a telluric dance that emerges from the depths of earth and convoluted roots. A piece that references wild nature. Of trees separated on the surface that confuse their roots underground, that embrace below in an embedded network that connects them. Choreographer Mario Bermúdez Gil found inspiration for ADAMA from the natural landscape of his home town in Vilches, Jaen, Spain. Pablo Polo's music, created exclusively for Adama, uses the sound of a language without origin. An evocative dance of nature and its free will is built to the rhythm of these voices and sets these three bodies free; nevertheless, trapped on an insignificant planet in the face of the greatness of its solar system. The choreography seems to always follow the rules of nature - it is circular, it begins where it ends and begins again. It is at a time cycle, continuity and eternity, that comes through sensual, earthly, evocative movement and music.
Company website: www.marcatdance.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/marcatdancecompany
Choreographer: Rafael Quintas
"The Traveler "
Every human has a moment in their life where they have to make a hard choice. Staying or going, stopping or continuing...
Exploring the space, architecture, movements and stories of a metro station a character moves through the crowd searching for a sign of what decision to make.
"Casa da Vovó (Grandma’s House) "
This house has been in my life since before I was born. It’s where my mother lived as a young adult, where I later had my very first birthday party, where I went on weekends for family lunch. So many beautiful memories. A house my grandparents built with hard work and love. These were some of my Grandma's favorite songs. Through this video I honor her and my Grandfather. The house has been bought out and completely remodeled, but the memories, the love will live forever in my heart.
Company website : youtube.com/rafaelq88
Demet AKSULAR / Ferhat GÜNEŞ
theme of Borders / Immigration
'' All this blue has always been ours , so have our songs and poems.''
''In order to see the blue , a family is forced to leave their home. Along
their path, the borders and limits that humanity have created will keep on
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ferhat.gunes.5011
company instagram link :
Name of Choreographer:
Johnny Jan-Pong Tu
Its an exploration of being transitory and off balanced,; physically, metally, and
figuratively. The title alludes to the word transient as a noun to mean a vagrant, a
"the piece i'm presenting is a solo, and is about our human/artistic Shadow side as a powerful resource of survival and creativity. whereas in artistic action (stage) or in life (backstage), you find yourself in a struggle of Self and Other, Self and Shadow, searching for truth and beauty. where is the silence in music, where is the stillness in movement, apathy in the action, ugliness in beauty and beauty in ugliness, a choice to non perform when you are expected to manifest, a strive to perform when you are cut off, fear and courage, an authenticity behind the facade? is truthful? is it beautiful? what is the Beautiful?
the movement style i use is a language i have developed over years of my dance practice and research, that is based on numerous non-commercial, vernacular, underground and club styles, with a technique that is a mix of body isolations, footwork, and contemporary dance movement research approaches. my pieces are created to contemporary improvisation music (that could sometimes be named as "jazz"), and are "improvographies", which is a combination of choreography and improvisation spots, left to be danced in the moment of spontaneous creation."
Company website : https://alinasokulska.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/alinasoku
Choreography: Tomasz Ciesielski in collaboration with dancers
The presentation of works by Tomasz Ciesielski is supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute
"Far" movie is a picture of a several people facing loneliness, being cut off from the world by someone's decisions, their own mistakes or the compulsion of a pandemic. The experience is different for everyone, but all are united by a painful lack of closeness to another human being. The original inspiration for the film was the historical contexts linking Łódź and Los Angeles, including the life of Arthur Rubinstein. The pianist who escaped from his beloved homeland, entering the world of the Polish diaspora in the USA. Ultimately, the creative process itself became the theme of the film by showing the working conditions at a distance in which we are forced to operate during the pandemic. The film is a testimony to a longing for normality. Students and graduates of the dance faculties of the Academy of Music and the Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź created a dance film together with students and graduates of the The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. They met online at virtual workshops and creative residences.
Newer Theatre, Tomasz Ciesielski performance&research
The world seems to be wide open. Yet less and less often we set out on a journey, which is not only an adventure, but also a path of inner transformation. We can fly to the end of the world or even get a tour on Mount Everest, but that doesn't mean we are crossing any personal boundaries. We only experience the illusion of a rite of passage, which we gladly reinforce with epic coverage on social media. The COVID-19 pandemic only showed that the essence of the journey is not the road traveled. Thus, we invite audience to the place where the journey begins or ends. At the railway or metro station between train arrivals and departures – we experience the journey together at its various moments: just before the journey, in the moment of doubt and in the process of maturing to the first step – ritual death to a new life. The Odyssey project is not only a reference to the theme of Odysseus' journey from Homer. It is also an artistic path from mythological chaos to Kubrick's poetry of the cosmos. A look into a world that has "gone out of shape", arousing in Hamlet the need to repair it.
Supported byMusic and Dance & University of Łódź.
This presentation by Teatr Nowszy of Daleko/Far and Odyssey is powered by Culture.pl
Dalaeko/Far was made in collaboration with Cal Arts. "
Hervé Koubi creates here a “white ballet”. Koubi’s ODYSSEY moves away from Homer’s story but keeps the sea as its basis, and the woman as a heroic figure. This new danced epic features Natacha Atlas, diva of Arabic music, who gives her bewitching voice to this tribute to femininity. On the stage, Koubi brings together 14 dancers, male and female, with rich and varied Mediterranean backgrounds. They give life to a great choreographic wave, intense and sensual, which downplays the heroic battles described by Homer to explore the cultural links, migrations, and turmoil of a sea that connects and carries lives. The stage is an Aladdin’s carpet, between ocean and sky, in the pristine vapors of a disappearing world. The energy of hip-hop is in dialogue with elements of contemporary dance, shaping a powerfully modern narrative. The time to love, the space for a rare and precious journey!
"By special permission from Hervé Koubi, Natacha Atlas, the dancers and the musicians" .
"人 in 人2 - Querencia"
Choreographer: Jaehyuk Choi
The cow, exhausted from fighting with the matador, goes to the place he has chosen to catch his breath and gather his strength. It is to regain his energy and continue fighting. In there, the cow is no longer afraid. A place known only by cattle is called Querencia in Spanish. It means refuge, shelter.
There will be times when we too will face ourselves wounded and exhausted like a bull fighting a matador in this life that is not-so-smooth.
Then where is my Querencia?
Where can I be the most myself and completely myself?
"Weight of Tears"
Choreographer: Junghoon Kim
In modern society, humans seek unbearable greed and endless perfection.
In it we exist and live.
What is the weight of each individual's life left behind?
It looks the same, but the difference in tears with a different meaning?
Or the difference between emotion and temperature?
On the way we live and the way we think about the world, the breath of weight is also different.
The meaning of the tears flowing in that life will be different for each person, and life is made up of small things.
The weight of tears..
Choreographer: Jungmi Han
In this era in which our daily life has changed in general, we are living in isolation in each of our own corners. Changes in the physical environment make you look at the world from a variety of angles that you have never experienced before, and struggle within the boundaries to readjust the sense of distance in your relationship. The work ‘Try Angle’ attempts to convey the emotions of an object that are inevitably driven into corners to the audience in a fluid spectrum according to various perspectives. It will be a time of experimental consideration on the angle between us, which has become slightly wider or narrower.
Choreographer: Eunkyung Seong
The gaze of others are washed away by the falling raindrops and blurred, and I see myself swaying with the wind blowing in it. It looks so natural that I didn't force myself to decorate it. It's not easy to show myself openly in front of other people. We live by hiding ourselves in line with people's gaze. Like the misspelled NATRUAL, our figure is somewhat unnatural. But as we understand what that means, they will just see me as I am.
Choreographer: PENG Juefei
'Feibai(飛白)' is 'a coincidence in inevitability(必然中的偶然)' taken from a kind of special writing style phenomenon in calligraphy. It is rich in natural conviviality, has no pretense, and shows vitality between 'true(實)' and 'false(虛)'. It embodies 'the nature in Dao principle' and the beauty of 'harmony' of 'opposition and symbiosis' of Eastern ancient philosophy. As mentioned before, this work develops around philosophy and aesthetics, taking the form of the spirit of the Tao(道), the life of qi(氣), and Mu(Dance(舞), nothingness(無), and tries to explore a middle ground between black and white, false and truth.
Choreographer: Yeonsoo Seo
Oriental blank, invisible history 'White'.
And the people’s shouting in there ‘Sound’.
White Sound is a series of ‘Black’ series, and is a work to express the invisible history and the shouts of the people through Korean sounds and objects
marketing partner supporting the South Korean festival companies in LADF