Dance:

Mercedes Appugliese
Renate Graziadei
Reinaldo Ribeiro
Arianna Rodeghiero
Mariagiulia Serantoni
 
 
Voice
Ute Wassermann
 
 
Alto Saxophone &
Contrabass Clarinet
Chris Heenan
 
 
Turntables, CDs mic., Mixer
Lou Mallozzi
 
 
Clarinet
Michael Thieke
 
 
Percussion
Michael Vorfeld

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Tickets
5/10 Euro (sliding scale)

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Saturday Evening Improvisation

Mercedes Appugliese, Renate Graziadei, Chris Heenan, Lou Mallozzi, Reinaldo Ribeiro, Arianna Rodeghiero
Mariagiulia Serantoni, Michael Thieke, Michael Vorfeld, Ute Wassermann

Studio laborgras - A weekend of Improvisation

Mercedes Appugliese was born in 1979 in Mendoza, Argentina. There, she studied classical dance and was a member of five years of the National University of Cuyo Ballett companie. With a scholarship from the Foundation Julio Bocca and the Foundation Antorcha she went to Buenos Aires to study classical, contemporary dance as well as Tango Argentino. She spent five years as a dancer in the Companie Tangokinesis for Ana Maria Stekelman. Her commitment led them, among other festivals in the U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, France, Greece, and Germany. Mercedes Appugliese was from 2007 until the end of 2010 working for the Companie Toula Limnaios as a dancer. Since 2011 she has worked as a freelancer dancer and choreographer in numerous projects including with Dieter Baumann and Jutta Hell (Dance Company Rubato) with Clébio Oliveira, Christoph Winkler and Yuko Matsuyama in the Project Movement & Sound improvisation. Since 2008 she is teaching in contemporary dance at the FU Berlin Freie Universität) and since 2011 worked at the TU Berlin (Technische Universität). 

In 2012 she founded in collaboration with Florian Bilbao “A + B Tanzbau”.

 

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Renate Graziadei born in Austria, began her dance training in Switzerland. She then went to New York for three years to study, live and work, most notably as a dancer for the Nina Wiener dance company. Upon her return to Europe, she worked with Rui Horta at the S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt and then moved on to the dance group COAX in Hamburg. In the fall of 1994 she established the LaborGras collective with Arthur Stäldi. In 1997 and 1998 she received a grant from the danceWEB programme during the ‘International Weeks of Dance’ in Vienna. In 1997 she was additionally profiled in the critic’s survey of the magazine ballet international / tanz aktuell as ‘upcoming female dancer’. Since 1996 she has been teaching contemporary technique regularly in various institutions in Gemrany and internationally. Since summer 2004 she has been working as rehearsal director for Sasha Waltz & Guests for the productions Impromptus, Dialoge 06 – Radiale Systeme, Medea, Romeo & Juliette, Metamorphoses and Continu. Since 2008 she is also dancing with Sasha Walz & Guests in the projects Jagden and Formen and Metamorphoses. Her longest collaboration has been with the choreographer David Hernandez. Since 1999 she has been closely involved in many of his productions and projects.

 

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Chris Heenan, alto saxophone & contrabass clarinet
Chris Heenan lives in Berlin and is an active composer/ performer and organizer of experimental music. He performs on alto saxophone, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet in contexts ranging from solo to large groups and in various ongoing projects. He uses these instruments to investigate new musical forms, noise, and improvisation both in his solo work and in collaboration with composers and performers such as actors, musicians, dancers, and visual artists. Heenan has developed a formidable solo voice on his wind instruments, particularly with the contrabass clarinet, often incorporating multiphonics with surprising results, to reveal the subtleties inherent to the instrument. He has recently worked musicians such as Ute Wassermann, Axel Dörner, Alessandro Bossetti and Clayton Thomas. Some ongoing projects include his acoustic duo with Michael Vorfeld, PIVOT (with Liz Allbee), Trigger (with Matthias Müller and Nils Ostendorf), Nordzucker (with Michael Maierhof, Birgit Ulher) and Splitter Orchester.

 

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Lou Mallozzi is a sound artist who makes installations, performances, works for CD and broadcast, improvised music, sound design for cinema and media installations, drawings, visual installations, and other projects.  He regularly collaborates with other artists and musicians – these have included Michael Zerang, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Hal Rammel, Gustavo Matamoros, Charlotte Hug, Michael Vorfeld, Antonia Contro, Sandra Binion, Carlos Zingaro Alves, and many others.  He has received grants and residencies to pursue his work, including four Illinois Arts Council fellowships; a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center in Italy; Artist-in-Residence positions at Harvestworks New York, Spritzenhaus Hamburg, and the City of Lucerne; and faculty grants from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Mallozzi is co-founder and executive director of Experimental Sound Studio, a nonprofit sonic arts organization in Chicago, and he is on the faculty of the Sound Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

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Reinaldo Ribeiro (Lamajara colletive)

From Rio de Janeiro, started his career as an actor in various  theater and television projects in Brazil, his homeland. In 2000 moved to Argentina, trainned at Contemporary  Dance Theater  San Martin School in Buenos Aires. For two consecutive years was awarded a scholarship by Julio Bocca Foundation and worked with several argentinian choreographers, such as: Oscar Araiz, Maurício Wainrot, Anna Maria Stelkelman, Ana Garat, Alejandro Cervera. Was a dancer in  Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company and Pies desnudos Dance Company.
 
In 2006, after a period in France working with director Alfredo Arias, became part of the Spanish Cia Transit Dansa. As coreographer, has been creating pieces like: Doble filo, 25x7, Que tu cuerpo sea, Corazón, Apollo 12. Innings.His latest creation  called Puerto Iguazu.In 2013 along with other dancers founded the collective Lamajara located in Barcelona. Currently working as a dancer, choreographer and teacher.

 

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Arianna Rodeghiero was born in Milan. She began her artistic education studying theater  with Teatro Officina in Milan. In 2009 she graduated in D.A.M.S., University for Art Music and Show in Bologna where she studied contemporary dance with Nicola Laudati, Simona Bertozzi and Anna Albertarelli.  In 2008 she danced in the production Fallen by the company Vi-Kap at Teatro Stabile in Torino and worked  with the company Laudati Danza dancing in Loft…spazi in carne e ossa choreographed by Nicola Laudati. At the same time she integrated dance with theater studies with Danilo De Summa, Claudio Morganti, compagnia Abbondanza-Bertoni, Jeremy Nelson, Kenneth Flak.

In 2009 she acts in Introspicio a monologue from “La Voix Humaine” by Jean Cocteau. Afterwards she continued her studies for  2 years at the “Modem Atelier”, run by Compagnia Zappalà Danza, in Catania where she takes daily classes of technique and composition with several teachers ( Michael Mualem, Loris Petrillo, Ime Essien, Helge Letonja, Giusi Santagati, Roberto Zappalà, Giovanna Velardi, Samuele Cardini and Marina Giovannini).

In 2012  she danced in OA second act, dance produced by Teatrostudiokrypton at the Teatro Studio in Florence, and  in Glass trasparenze opalescenti  by L’uovo Teatro Stabile dell’Aquila. She also joined as a performer some urban dance festivals in Italy. She attended many stages and classes in Italy and abroad with Elena Fokina, Jerman Jarequi, Eugenio De Mello, Rosita Mariani, Ariella Vidach, Francesco Scavetta, Renate Graziadei , David Hernandez, Jess Curtis . Now she lives in Berlin where she studies with laborgras and at the same time she started her own research.

 

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MariaGiulia Serantoni, began to study dance in Bologna, at the “Centre of Dance Chorea” where she studied, Limon, technique, Graham technique and Improvisation. In 2006 she finished High School and taking her  Diploma in Classical studies in Bologna. She then left Bologna and moved to Milan where she attended “Theatredance” classes at Poalo Grassi’s Drama school. During these lessons  she studied classical ballet, Cunningham technique, Improvisation, theatre, voice, rithmics, theory of dance, theatre and art. At the academy she took a master class with Lucinda Childs and two dancers of Jasmeen Godder reproducing the piece Sudden Birds, showed at the Biennale of Venezia.

2009, she took the diploma as Dancer and Performer. Once graduated  she moved to Catania and spent 6 months there studying at “ Scenario Pubblico”, a school for dancers and performers directed by Roberto Zappalà. Later on in 2009 she joined  the  dance company” Fattoria Vittadini “, this company had been created by her former classmates at Paolo Grassi’s . In 2010 she started to work  with the company Samotracia teatrodanza.

She  took classes  both in Milan  with Ariella Vidach, choreographer for the  AIEP company , and Jasmeen Godder , in Tel Aviv. During all these years she has also  studied in various  workshops : Raffaella Giordano, Matanicola, Maria Consagra, Yuval Pick, Yniaki Azpillaga, David Hernadez and Emio Greco. Now she lives and works in Berlin.

 

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Michael Thieke, the Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer Michael Thieke is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments, exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work. His music is well informed (not only) by electronic music although he mostly works in acoustic environments. He is currently involved in a number of projects that focus on diverse and contrasting facets of his musical interest, such as experimental song forms, collectively composing projects, improvising collectives, and music on the fringes of jazz. With groups such as The International Nothing, The Pitch, Splitter Orchestra, The Magic I.D., Hotelgäste and Der Lange Schatten he performed in Europe, Japan, USA, Canada and Russia.

 

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Michael Vorfeld, musician and visual artist, based in Berlin, plays percussion and self designed stringed instruments and realises electro-acoustic sound pieces. He works in the field of experimental, improvised music and sound art and is often involved in site-specific art projects. He realises installations and performances with light, works with photography and film. Besides his solo activities he is a member of various ensembles and collaborates with artists from different art forms. His list of activities includes numerous concerts, performances and exhibitions in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
www.vorfeld.org

 

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Ute Wassermann is known as a vocal soloist and composer/performer for her extraordinary, many-voiced and extreme vocal sound-language, which she has brought into experimental/contemporary music in diverse ways. She has developed techniques to “mask” the voice using birdcall-whistles, or resonant objects, and designs sound-installations.
She has performed  throughout Europe, Australia and Asia with musicians of the Berlin and London scene  and in duos including Richard Barrett, Aleks Kolkowski and Birgit Ulher, with “speak easy” (  Phil Minton / Thomas Lehn / Martin Blume), “Les Femmes Savantes” or  fORCH. As an interpreter she has given premieres of numerous works with ensembles and orchestras composed specially for her voice. www.femmes-savantes.net/les-femmes-savantes/ute-wassermann

 

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