This short essay was constructed for the new project "Our Times", by Michiel Vandevelde, one of DNA's Focus Artists. Rita Natálio's text departs from the relationship between thought and politics, in dialogue with the ideia of ending/bending of the world.
Radouan Mriziga was born in Marrakesh and is currently based in Brussels. He started taking dance classes in Marrakesh at age of eighteen. He studied at PARTS from 2008 to 2012 and he has worked with Bart Meuleman/Toneelhuis, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Claire Croize, Simon Tangy, among others.
He is one of DNA's Focus Artists for the next two years (2016-2018).
At Alkantara Festival he presented 55, a solo work that is part of an obsessive trilogy around the power of numbers, architecture and live construction.
Alma Söderberg makes choreographies that include music, sound, rhythm and singing in relation to movement and dance. She grew up in Sweden, spent a few years dancing flamenco in Spain and graduated from SNDO in 2011. Her work has won the prizes Its choreography award (Amsterdam), ACT festival prize (Bilbao) and 100 grad Berlin audience prize and has been shown in among others: Impulstanz (Wienna), Springdance EIM (Utrecht), Tanz in Bern, MDT (Stockholm) and Something Raw (Amsterdam). Next 22nd March she will present NADITA in Vooruit in the frame of "It all happens in your head".
Veli Lehtovaara is one of the seven Focus Artists of the [DNA] project. “Clandestine sites: Displaced” is Veli Lehtovaara’s new creation with coproduction from DNA partner ZODIAK and support in residence from VOORUIT. We went to Helsinki to see the premiere at Moving In November Festival!
“Corps Archivés" (Archived bodies) is a project in residency in Alkantara proposed by the French artist based in Lisbon Claire Buisson. The project is about the construction of the self explored through posture and a multiplicity of resources. It is a project for one performer with several resources . Archive images of German dancers from the 20’s, women from the 20’s, revisiting relational objects from Lygia Clark, black american music from the 60’s, texts, voice(s) are part of the research that will take place in Lisbon between 16th november and 15th december. The project frontally addresses the issue of constructing the self. Which are the social and body conditions in one's construction? How does the subject position itself in a process of self-determination?
RESIDENCY SHOWING - 10th december at Alkantara space
PREMIERE - 29th March 2016 at Festival Grand Bain
Linda Blomqvist says “Cosmos The Beach” is a license and a permission to produce on the premise of happiness, desire, care, fantasy and curiosity. It detects what’s already there to create links between things in order to build a vast network of interests.
The piece will be presented at MDT the next 16h and 17th september, with DNA support.
In a time of frantic traveling, ecological dismantling and Mediterranean overload of refugees, Pieter Ampe and Benjamin Verdonck presents us a landscape where we can perhaps suspend our troubles. Or not.
Georgia Vardarou is a Greek artist based in Brussels and a Focus Artist actively supported by DNA for the period of 2014-2016. After graduating from PARTS in 2008, she started to work as a dancer with the choreographer Salva Sanchis (Kunst/Werk) and she danced in several pieces by Sanchis, Marc Vanrunxt, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.