PROGRAM

18th of OCTOBER, 19.00 – 22.00
ROBERT STEIJN, RICARDO RUBIO, ROBIN MEIER: BODIES, VOICES, MACHINES

19.00: Bodies in poetry. Robert Steijn introduces the block.

19.15: Robin Meier will speak about his experiences of working with machines to create feelings. At the interface of science and art he is constantly wondering how science replaces spirituality and how art can survive the scientific method. Not a scientist, not an artist, not a musician he tries to understand these fields as an outsider. During his talk he will try to illustrate his explorations through works he created and projects he is working on right now.

20.00: A vegetarian buffet is served

21.00: Improvisation with Ricardo Rubio, Robert Steijn and Robin Meier. The dancers Ricardo Rubio and Robert Steijn have invited composer and visual artist Robin Meier to work with their voices and texts. In an improvisation they will test different strategies how internal contemplations and confessions can become an audible universe in which one can dance, move or die (metaphorically). Together they will explore the relationships between speech, rhythm, movement and song. By slowing down their words many many times short sounds which last only milliseconds can last up to minutes. This opens up new sound-worlds as if digging deeper and deeper with a microscope revealing hidden harmonies.

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22nd of OCTOBER 19.00 – 20.00
FLAMENCO FOR NON FLAMENCOS (Workshop with RICARDO RUBIO)

Ricardo Rubio gives a brief introductory theorical-practical workshop for people in general. The main purpose is to understand and experience flamenco movements and its language. Ricardo Rubio will also organize workshops for flamenco dancers in cooperation with World Dance Company.

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24st of OCTOBER, 18.00
ROBERT STEIJN & RICARDO RUBIO: FLAMENCO MEETS SHAMANISM

18.00: Flamenco as a scenic ritual & shamanic practices as performative acts. Robert Steijn & Ricardo Rubio talks about their work.

19.00: Mexican dinner. How spicy can we eat when we aren’t use to it? Ricardo and Robert will test our endurance to get it hot, hotter, or even hottest. But they don’t go hard core exotic, so no fried grasshoppers, or living worms, they keep it accessible for everyone.

20.00: Shamanic snake dance by Robert Steijn.

20.45: Flamenco solo by Ricardo Rubio.

21.15: The public is invited to an open workshop with Robert and Ricardo. What is an auto-didactic snake dance, and what power does it have on a stage like Skogen? Instead of dancing it in a cultural environment, a society that is based on magic belief systems Robert continues his investigation in how shamanism can vitalize the contemporary dance.

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25th of OCTOBER, 19.00 – 23.00
FREDERIC GIES with FIEDEL and ANTON STOIANOV – GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN, BAD GIRLS GO EVERYWHERE

Frédéric Gies invites you to a 3 hours and 38 minutes experiment, for which he collaborates with the DJ Fiedel and the visual artist Anton Stoinaov.

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1st of NOVEMBER 19.00 – 21.00
ROBERT STEIJN & RICARDO RUBIO: PRELUDE ON LOVE – A SNAKE RESEARCH

19.00: Prelude on love, a snake research. Robert Steijn and Ricardo Rubio present the performance that is the outcome of their work at Skogen

20.00: Talk with Robert and Ricardo about their performance

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