Awards and Encores
17, Friday, 21:15, Rodina, Main Hall
Program R12: Together: Director+Choreographer
– New in KINODANCE 2006-2008
9 – Golden Ball (12min, 2008, Switzerland)
chor. Phillippe Saire
dir. Bruno Deville
haven hidden under a bridge in Lausanne, the bowling club
of La Boule d'Or is home to a team of pensioners who join
in a very strange game under the direction of a choreographer.
was born in Algeria, where he spent the five first years of
his life. His family moved to Lausanne (Switzerland), where
he studied contemporary dance and in 1986 established his
own dance company. The Company Cie Philippe Saire created
25 choreographic creations which they toured all over the
world. Philippe Saire was awarded the Grand Prix de la Fondation
Vaudoise for his contribution into developing contemporary
dance. He also received the Prix d'Auteur of the 6th Rencontres
Chorégraphiques Internationales for the piece “Etude
sur la Légèreté” among other international
was born in 1976 in Belgium. Since 2000, Bruno directed films
and performances in various formats – from ads for the
shows of Maurice Béjart and music videos to shorts,
medium-length fiction films and multimedia performances. Among
his awards is Grand Prix from Locarno Film Festival for his
35 mm film “Viande”. In 2004, he took part in
the first performance of “Eraritjaritjaka” by
Heiner Goebbels, designing and directing the video part of
the show, with which he toured worldwide, amongst others in
Paris, New-York, Wellington, Rome, Berlin, Montreal, Quebec,
Barcelona, Vienna and Moscow.
Macabre (8min, 2008, Canada)
concept: Robert Lepage, original idea: AnneBruce Falconer
dir. Pedro Pires
Macabre” is a collaboration between the world famous
thereatre director/choreographer Robert Lepage, dancer AnneBruce
Flaconer and filmmaker Pedro Pires. For a period of time,
while we believe it to be perfectly still, lifeless flesh
responds, stirs and contorts in a final macabre. Are these
spasms merely erratic motions or do they echo the chaotic
twists and turns of a past life?
is a multidisciplinary artist, displaying equal mastery of
the roles of playwright, director, actor, and film-maker.
Critically acclaimed around the world, he creates and stages
original works that have shaken the dogma of classical stage
direction to its foundations, notably through the use of new
technology. Contemporary history is his source of inspiration,
and his modern and unusual work transcends all boundaries.
His work has received numerous awards, including recently
the 2007 Europe Theatre Prize.
born in Winnipeg in 1967. At the age of 13, she entered The
Canadian Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Professional Program.
In 1987, she started her professional career at Contemporary
Dancers under the direction of Tedd Robinson. AnneBruce Falconer
has toured the world and has danced for numerous choreographers:
Jean-Pierre Perreault, Catherine Tardif, Louise Bédard,
Harold Rhéaume, Helene Blackburn, Margie Gillis, Bill
Coleman, Dominique Dumas, Charmaine Leblanc, Estelle Clareton,
and Lynda Gaudreau.
was born in 1969 in Nantes, France from Portuguese parents.
He grew up in Quebec City and studied Fine Arts at Laval University.
He then obtained a “Special Make-Up Effects” certificate
from the renowned Dick Smith in New York, and completed a
computer graphic design certificate at the NAD in Montreal.
He won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Visual Effects”
and a Gemini Award for “Best Visual Effects” for
The Sound of the Carceri by François Girard, where
he recreated three dimensionally the fictitious prisons of
Piranesi around the cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In 2007, he founded
his film production company, Pedro Pires Inc., dedicated to
the creation of original content using digital technologies.
Heroes” (33 minutes, 2007, Austria)
dir: Mara Mattuschka
chor: Chris Haring
for fame’ s elevator goes up and down, the ego’s
bust and boom. Each character in “Part Time Heroes“
gets a small chance to show that he or she alone is better
at embodying that self, which is just as good as any other
self. The film checks these beings, isolated through their
hero competition, frivolous encounters slip in.
Haring is a choreographer, dancer, and founder
of Liquid Loft Dance Company who lives in Vienna. He worked
with international companies such as DV 8 Physical Theatre
(UK), Nikolais/Luis Dance Cie (USA), man act (UK), and others.
In 1995 he founded the Grenztanz Festival at Cselley Mühle,
Austria. In cooperation with multimedia artist and composer
Klaus Obermaier he developed and performed the videodance
performances D.A.V.E. and VIVISECTOR, both successfully shown
all over Europe, Asia, USA and Australia. His production FREMDKOERPER,
influenced by science fiction films, was nominated as "best
performance“ at Biennale de la Danse in Lyon 2004. In
2007 the first his productiong “Posing Project B (The
Art of Seduction)” won the Golden Lion at the Biennale
filmmaker and artist Mara Mattuschka
was born in Sophia, Bulgaria in 1959. She was a math genius
and at 17 moved to Austria. From 1977 to 1983, she studied
ethnology and linguistics at the University of Vienna, subsequently
painting and animation film at the Univerity for Applied Arts
in Vienna. She works as film director, painter, singer and
performance artist.. One of the particularities of her is
the way she relates to her body. She often appears on camera
herself as Mimi Minus, Madame Ping Pong, Mahatma Gobi. The
other point of reference in her work is a persistent research
of use of sound and music in experimental and Hollywood films.
In her films she often reads narration, sings, shouts, always
seaching for new ways to work with sound. She is considered
one of the most influential artist in contemporary European
(28 minutes, 2006, Belgium)
dir: Thierry Knauff
chor: Michèle Noiret
is a dance cinema poem inspired by the text of Joseph Noiret
and his daughter Michèle’s choreography. With
light and shadow as her partners, Ms. Noiret approaches the
world created by her dance, confronts and captures it. She
immerses herself in this world and eventually loses herself
in it. In this way the rhythm of dance joins the pleasure
of pure cinema in fluid, dream-like harmony.
joined Maurice Béjart's Mudra School in 1976, where
she studied for three years. It was there she met Karlheinz
Stockhausen, who spoke to her in 1977 about a project for
a solo dance performance incorporated into his music. After
leaving Mudra, she went on to study the composer's system
for the notation of gestures, and worked with him as a soloist
for 15 or so years. She set off to explore the New York dance
scene in 1982, where she was suitably impressed with the members
of the Trisha Brown dance company and their "contact
improvisation". On her return to Belgium she set up her
own company in 1986 that she has directed since then.
Kinshasa in 1957, Belgian filmmaker Thierry
Knauff has been making features, documentaries
and dance films for over twenty years. His films received
numerous awards including Golden Gate Award (San Francisco
Film Festival), Prix Italia (Music and Arts, Bologna), “Un
Certain Regard” (Cannes Film Festival), Silver Hugo
(Chicago International Film Festival) and many others. Among
his films are “Wild Blue” (2000), “Baka”
(1995), “Gbanga-Tita” (1994), “Anton Webern”
(1991) and many others.
Awards and Encores
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