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© Annick Wolfers

IN RITUAL — Yuko Kominami

> Work in progress

This research project aims to explore the ritual aspect of dance. Ritual is a form of connection between the world, the environment and the community that is constantly evolving and changing. It can contribute to the rebirth of a person or community, facilitating change, releasing tension, and affirming wisdom and knowledge. In many traditions, dance has been associated with ritual. Today, in our contemporary urban life, certain theatrical performances also serve to stir and change beings, to touch the very core of human existence.

This research is a collaboration between two artists from different backgrounds: contemporary dance artist Joana Von Mayer Trindade and Butoh artist Yuko Kominami. This encounter allows them to explore different traditional rituals and to study their functions, processes and the boundary between the artist and the spectator. The aim is to search for a new performance-ritual formula to rediscover connection, change and celebration.

Research : Yuko Kominami & Joana Von Mayer Trindade | Sound : Tomas Tello | Executive production : Rhysom Danz Kollektiv asbl | Support : TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois | Grant « résidence à domicile » – Financial support from Ministère de la Culture du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

> This project was supported by the TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois

LOCKER RUF — Annick Schadeck

> Work in progress

LOCKER RUF is a collaboration between the writer Luc Spada and the choreographer Annick Schadeck. What texture can the text – thought, written, formulated or heard – bring to the movement, to the choreographic narrative? How do they feed each other? The notion of expectation, a universal human phenomenon, was chosen as the starting point for this artistic exchange.


Concept : Annick Schadeck & Luc Spada | Choregraphy & interpretation : Annick Schadeck & Jeanna Serikbayeva | Text & sound : Luc Spada | Dancers : Annick Schadeck & Jeanna Serikbayeva | Voice : Luc Spada, Annick Schadeck, Janus Torp, Spartak Larosche & Laura Guidera | Acknowledgments : Fonds Culturel National du Luxembourg, Uferstudios für zeitgenösischen Tanz Berlin, Luxemburgische Botschaft Berlin, Ministère de la culture du Luxembourg


> Lecture

This round table explores the following questions: How can we encourage, support and develop dialogue/porosity between disciplines? How to defend a multidisciplinary project to programmers and audiences?

Speakers : Aurélien Bory (artist, satge director & stage designer), France
Suzanne Cotte (Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean director, Luxembourg),
Alexandra Lacroix (Company MPDA artistic director, stage director & stage design, TalentLAB 2021 patron, Belgique), Simone Mousset (choregrapher & dancer, TalentLAB 2016 participant, Luxembourg), Stéphane Ghislain Roussel (stage director, musicologist, PROJETEN, Luxembourg curator & founding member).

The moderator will be confirmed later.

In English and French | Via Webex | Free participation | For all audiences | Registration at info@talentlab.lu


> Screening of the work

This work was created during a public drawing performance from 01.09.2007 to 30.09.2007. It was an event in the interdisciplinary project of the Dance Palace within the programme Luxembourg – European Capital of Culture 2007.

The numerous figures drawn by Klaus Maßem are intertwined and acquire a structure that tends towards figuration by means of the stain.

Spontaneous and direct, the process focuses on the drawing of human figures. Like a dance, the drawings incorporate a structure through the figurative and linear representation of the numerous figures in various shades of grey painted with different brushes.