Norway, Holanda

ENGEL | 20 min

O que é consciência? Quando um pensamento vem a mente, de onde ele surge? Nós temos várias maneiras de ver o mundo a nossa volta. Ainda assim, encontramos dificuldades em lidar com as coisas que não podemos colocar em palavras.Talvez por temermos o caos do incompreensível. 
A artista de circo Marta Alstadsaeter e o bailarino Kim-Jomi Fischer se encontram entre seus gêneros, num dueto físico sobre essa contínua luta interior. Propondo enfrentar perguntas e sem dar respostas, eles convidam ao público a ficar em paz com essas questões que são difíceis de explicar. E a abraçar as os diversos lados do ser-humano. 

Classificação: LIVRE

Conceito e coreografia: Marta Alstadsaeter e Kim-Jomi Fischer
Artistas: Marta Alstadsaeter e Kim-Jomi Fischer
Música: Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) com contribuição: bateria - Paal Nilsen, voz - Kim Jomi Fischer, Marta Alstadsaeter, em texto baseado nos dizeres de Anil Seth em "Guardian Science weekly big unknown: what is consciouness".
Design de luz e técnico: Loes Schakenbos
Dramaturgia e aconselhamento artístico: Piet Rogie, Merel Heering, Petra Eikelenboom\
Fotografia: Anna Van Kooji
Trailer: Paul Sixta
Agradecimentos especiais: Vincent Kollar, Andreas Eilertsen, Jasper van Luijk, Erik Kaiel
Co-produção: Fetspillene i Nord-norge, Dansateliers, Podium Bloos, Dansearena nord
Apoio: Eilertsen & Granados teaterkompani, Scenekunst i Nordland, Fond for lyd oq bilde - Kulturradet

Other info to potentially include about ENGEL 
- World premiere at Festspillene I Nord-Norge (the Arctic Arts Festival), Harstad kulturhus, Norway on the 27th of June 2018. 
- Awarded the BNG bank dance price 2018
- Selected for Aerowaves Twenty19
- Represented in the Norwegian Touring Network for Performing Arts repertoire. 

Kim and Marta
met in 2015. Their different backgrounds in contemporary dance and circus sparked a blooming collaboration. During the last years they have been creating their own movement vocabulary, diving into the possibilities and qualities they find within this symbiosis, exploring their identity across languages. This has naturally led them into creating work together, creating a space where they can go beyond the frames of their disciplines and dive into the physical communication in between them. Now working closely together with Dansateliers (NL) and Dansearena nord (NO) they are making work in Norway and the Netherlands. 

Kim-Jomi Fischer (Utrecht, Netherlands 1985) was born into a family of street performers and got introduced to partnering acrobatics from an early age. Kim could better relate to the ideas in dance and graduated from Codarts, Rotterdam’s dance academy, in 2007. Since then, he has worked as a freelance dancer in the Netherlands for choreographers like Ann vd Broek, André Gingras, Liat Waysbort, Loïc Perela, and Suzy Blok. In 2011, he was working for DV8 Physical Theatre in the production ‘Can we talk about this?’. Today, Kim is back in the Netherlands. Here, he mostly works with Pia Meuthen, Ivan Perez and Erik Kaiel, whom he has collaborated with since 2004. Kim’s own work involves a lot of contact improvisation, hand to hand acrobatics, location work, and a physical blend of different dance styles. 

Marta Alstadsæter (Hammerfest, Norway 1990) comes from a family of visual artists. She was set out to be a writer, but communication with horses inspired a more physical language research. As research often goes, she took an unexpected path that led to the Netherlands. After specialising in hand to hand acrobatics, she got her Bachelor of Circus Arts from Codarts university in Rotterdam in 2016. Next to her own work she works as a freelance artist, with Erik Kaiel/Arch8, Cie Woest, Het Houten Huis and Collective Penguin Productions.