research, movement scores and dance
Daniele Albanese, Eva Karczag
original music Luca Nasciuti
light design Fabio Sajiz
promotion Francesca Divano
production Nanou Associazione Culturale
Performance created within the context of Birds Flocking Project
with the support of MIBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna, Fondazione Teatro Due – Parma, Petrella ’18 ’19 – Longiano, ResiDance XL 2018/Anticorpi XL, ATER – Circuito Regionale Multidisciplinare dell’Emilia Romagna, Europa Teatri – Parma
anno di produzione production 2019
cover cover ph Andrea Macchia
Elsewhere is a performance, but also a frame in which to reflect upon a space that is somewhere else and yet here. It’s an inquiry into the invisible communication between the dancers, between dancers and space, between organization and freedom. The duet represents an evolution of Birds Flocking Project that condenses shared researches and creative processes that have emerged from the fascination with the complex trajectories that flocks of birds create. The choreography confronts the opposite polarities of structure and freedom to define each action, while the intricacies of movement collide with the impossibility of a precise notation. The concepts of flying and migration are a starting point to unveil the mingled imagery of our contemporary world made of different languages and contexts, where liquid borders foster exchange.
Daniele Albanese and Eva Karczag’s first encounter dates back to 1993, when he started attending the European Dance Development Center in Arnhem, where she was a member of the permanent teaching staff. After more than twenty years they decided to embark on a shared path of creation and research that led to Birds Flocking Project in 2017 and subsequently evolved into the duet Elsewhere.
For the past four decades Eva Karczag practices, teaches, and advocates for explorative methods of dance making. Her performance work and her teaching are informed by dance improvisation and mindful body practices which engender trust in the body’s innate capacity for ease, efficiency and integrated openness, including Alexander Technique (certified teacher), Ideokinesis, Taiji / Qigong. Teaches at major colleges and studios throughout the USA, Europe and Australia, including a period of sustained teaching at the European Dance Development Center (EDDC), Arnhem (1990- 2002). Has a Master of Fine Arts degree (Dance Research Fellow) from Bennington College, VT, USA. A member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company (1979-85), since the mid-1980s, functions as an independent dance artist, performing solo and collaborative work internationally. Recent performances include Promenade, a durational performance/installation with visual artist, Chris Crickmay and composer, Sylvia Hallett; Vapour Sketches with Bettina Neuhaus; Stephanie Skura’s Surreptitious Preparations for an Impossible Total Act. The profound influence of the New York post-modern dance movement of the 1960’s and 70’s has given her current dance practice a foundation of respect for the moving body, and a passion for creative process and experimentation.