Studio LaborGras - Residence N°19 - Open Door with Martha Hincapie & Gabriel Galindaz Cruz

Monday Sept. 2nd, 19:00 h

Residence N°19 - Open Door

Creation & Performance
Martha Hincapié Charry
Gabriel Galíndez Cruz
Free Entrance

Residence N°19 - Domestic Animals

Marha Hincapié Charry & Gabriel Galindez Cruz

During the first period of the creation we expose ourselves at the eyes of each other, at the demands of each other. One
became the voyeur and the other the object of experimentation. Our own portrait is altered by the regard of the other; the perception of the individual image change depending of the needs of the other.
Going trough specific tasks and orders we intent to turn the body into a thing, to objectify and destroy what identifies us as individuals, even as human beings. With familiar questions about the history of sensibility in a culture shaped by the
mechanical reproduction of imagery, we confront ourselves to its clichés, obstacles, impossibilities and impotence.
Domestication (from Latin domesticus) is the process whereby a population of living organisms is changed, to accentuate
traits that ultimately benefit humans. As usual by-product of domestication is the creation of a dependency in the
domesticated organisms, so that they lose their ability to live in the wild. A domesticated species is defined as a "species in which the evolutionary process has been influenced by humans to meet their needs". Therefore, a defining characteristic of domestication is artificial selection by humans. Humans have brought these populations under their control and care for a wide range of reasons: to produce valuable commodities, for types of work, scientific research, or simply to enjoy as companions or ornaments. (WIKIPEDIA)
Studio LaborGras - Residence N°19 - Open Door with Martha Hincapie & Gabriel Galindaz Cruz

Marha Hincapié Charry studied Dance in her homecountry Colombia, in Argentina and in Cuba. She finished her studies in DanceTheatre, SoloDance and Media at the Folkwang Hochschule, in Essen, Germany, under the guidance of Pina Bausch.

As a dancer she worked for the Wuppertal Dance Theatre, the Münster State Theatre, the Schauspielhaus Bochum, and the Aachen Theatre and performed in various independent productions, with artist like Stefan Brinkmann, Leandro Kees, Octavio Zeivy, Ben J. Riepe, Daniel Klumpp, Thomas Fiedler and Anton Berman.

Her own creations have been invited to Festivals in France, Croatia, Italy, Holland, Ecuador, Colombia, and Germany. She has been awarded with several prizes, scholarships and founded in 2007 the colombian-german group PERIFERIC.

Her piece “Autorretrato con Máscara - Self Portrait with Mask'' had premiere in Bucaramanga, Colombia, was realized with the support of the Spanish Foundation IBERESCENA, obtained the Prize of the Audience at the Festival 100° in Berlin, Sophiensaele 2009 and was selected as one of the 4 best pieces of the season 2009 of the theatre R101 in Bogotá. "Autorretrato..." was nominated for the National Dance Prize 2010 for the Culture Ministerium in Colombia.

After various teaching experiences in Colombia, Martha started working in 2008 as assistant choreographer in Community Dance projects for Josef Eder, Royston Maldoom, and Rhys Martin, among others with the Berliner Philarmoniker and with homeless kids at the National Theatre in Bucarest, Rumania. She worked also in Berlin, with the project TanzZeit – Dance in Schools.

In 2010 her creation “The Second Time in Between”, was produced with the Einstiegsförderung of the Berliner Senate and the Berliner Theatre Dock11. Her choreography "To Die For" had premiere at Sophiensaele Berlin in february 2011.

In 2012 her new piece "Transparente" was coproduced in Bogotá with the company Danza Común and the Cultural Department of the Colombian government.

In 2013 choreographed the theater piece “ANGST” directed by Volker Lösch in Theater Basel, Switzerland and got the Tanzstipendium of the Berliner Senat.

Martha is artistic director of Plataforma, Iberoamerican Festival in Berlin. She speaks Spanish, English, German and Italian.



Studio LaborGras - Residence N°19 - Open Door with Martha Hincapie & Gabriel Galindaz Cruz

Gabriel Galindez Cruz dancer, choreographer, born in Colombia, nowadays lives and works in Berlin. Studied Dance at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d´Angers, France, and at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt.

Gabriel has danced among others in pieces of Dominique Dupuy, Alvaro Restrepo, Carmen Werner, Toula Limnaios, Wilhem Groener and William Forsythe. He was awarded in Jeunes Talents Cirque Europa 2008 with the contemporary circus company AIUAIO.

Thogether with the akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Gabriel is performing the piece “4 Elemente – 4 Jahrezeiten” von Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola. Gabriel has signed several short short pieces. His creations “Marca”, “Solo” and “Duo” were presented in March 2008 at the Dock11 Berlin and at the Insoliti Festival in Turin, Italy. Since 2005 he dances in differente projects and pieces by Sasha Waltz & Guests. He can be seen among others in “Gezeiten”, “Medea” and “Jagden und Formen” by Sasha Waltz.

Since November 2007 he manages the “Kindertanzcompany” of Sasha Waltz & Guests at the Radialsystem V Berlin, he created for them several pieces. In 2012 he participated in the dance project “MusicTANZ – Carmen” within the education project of the Berliner Philharmoniker, where he took part in the choreographical and pedagogical realization of the project with over 100 pupils.

In 2009/10 Gabriel was part of the dance company of the Theater St. Gallen in Switzerland under the direction of Marco Santi. At the moment he stills working with Sasha Waltz and performing for
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at La Scala di Milano and the Deutscher Oper Berlin.