dance/ live video projection
rosalind crisp – dance
andrea keiz – video
Where does the performing space begin and end? A dancer and a video artist criss-cross the frontier between audience and stage –
– ‘dancing’ the in-between.
Rosalind Crisp and Andrea Keiz continue their collaboration, first shown in Paris (Atelier de Paris), Berlin (LaborGras) and Estonia (Notafe)
Australian choreographer and dancer, trained in classical and contemporary dance at the Victorian Ballet School, Melbourne Australia, and in Contact Improvisation, release work and Body-mind centering® at the European Dance Development Centre, the Netherlands. In 1992 and 1993, she worked with different choreographers in Belgium (R. de Herdt, A. Baervoets, E. Raeves) and in Canada (P. Bingham, C. Fischer-Credo, H. Meller).
In 1996, Rosalind established the Omeo Dance Studio in Sydney, place of residence for her research and site for the development of a community of dance artists in Sydney. She choreographed many works there, including in 1999, Accumulation 1-40, a work for 24 performers. She also initiated artistic exchanges such as BerlinXchange and Franco-Omeo-Exchange, and co-curated two editions of the international dance festival, Antistatic (1997 and 1999). Recipient of the Women and Arts Fellowship of the New South Wales government, she also received a “Mo” award for best female dancer of the year in 1996 and a 2-year choreographic fellowship from the Dance Fund of the Australia Council for the Arts (2000-2001).
In 2005, in France, she launched d a n s e , project of research and creation in collaboration with researcher Isabelle Ginot. This project has generated numerous pieces and events : d a n s e, a video work created at Le Fresnoy in 2005 in collaboration with Eric Pellet, d a n s e (1), a solo created with the collaboration of Isabelle Ginot in 2006; sur les traces du wombat, a site specific project for 6 dancers, commissioned by the Park of Chamarande in 2005; d a n s e (4), quartet premiered in JUNE EVENTS 2008 – festival of the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, d a n s e lab, research workshop based on the d a n s e practice. Regularly hosted by the Biennale nationale de danse du Val-de-Marne, she is also consistently supported by, amongst others, Mains d’œuvres, the Centre national de la danse Pantin, Centre chorégraphique national de Roubaix Nord Pas-de-Calais, Condition Publique Roubaix, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Performance Space Sydney and Dancehouse Melbourne.
Parallel to the d a n s e project, research, productions, touring and teaching, Rosalind Crisp maintains a regular practice of artistic exchange with other artists from different fields of practice, in particular Andreas Müller, Andrew Morrish, LaborGras… She also accepts commissions from other companies, such as the German ballet Vorpommern in Greifswald in 2007, and European structures such as Trinity Laban Centre in London where she created, in 2007, a piece for 21 dancers and in 2009 a piece for 13 dancers. In 2008/2009, she was guest professor for the BA pilot project in dance at the Universität der Kunste Berlin, co-directed by Boris Charmatz, Gisela Müller and Franz Anton Cramer. There she created a piece for 3 dancers: 36 movements for the arms and legs.
Rosalind teaches at the Centre national de la danse Paris, the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, the Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble, Tanzfabrik and LaborGras Berlin, Greenwich Dance Agency, Independentdance and Trinity Laban in London, Victorian College of the Arts and Dancehouse Melbourne, Critical Path Sydney.
While finishing her studies as biologist in Göttingen Andrea Keiz started an education as a teacher for dance improvisation. Through that she got involved in Contact Improvisation as well as in other improvisational work, release based technique and bodywork. After a few years of working with movement based improvisation in different international constellations, she started to work with video as a tool related to movement.
Since 2000 she is working in the field of video documentation of contemporary dance. (From 2000 to 2010 mainly in cooperation with Mimecentrum Berlin, where she was involved as well in the development of the database as a research tool for performing arts.) Besides documentation, she has done live video work in performance, as well as artistic video work.
Recent collaborations with Berlin based artist like Eva-Meyer Keller (pulling strings), Christina Ciupke (http://www.undo-redo-repeat.de/), Begum Ercyas (“This piece is still to come”), Martin Nachbar (Animal Dances) and Jochen Roller (http://www.thesourcecode.de/).
She did the video documentation for the educational book “Tanztechniken 2010” as well as the documentation for the project TANZFONDS ERBE (www.tanzfonds.de) funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, a project about preserving (german) dance heritage.
Besides filming, she is also editing, advising students in documentation, offering workshops in video//dance and perception.
27 June 2015 | performance 20 h | artist talk ca. 21:15 h
Mime Centrum Berlin, Studio 2 (2nd floor) | Kunstquartier Bethanien | Mariannenplatz 2 | 10997 Berlin