A performance project full of organic and never-ending movement under the artistic direction of Berlin based choreographer and dancer Sonia Rodriguez. The piece premiered on 21st of October 2015 in Uferstudios Berlin. Another wonderful experience!
Photography: Carlos Collado
It’s been a year – pure and powerful…
The concept of the piece is based on our idea: How do we approach each other and how does the contact with another person influence our individuality?
People meet and try to understand each other. Action and reaction merge into each other like pieces of a puzzle. Some fit – some donʻt. A pure contact between people can only happen if each person is one with themself – with honest thoughts and natural movement. The understanding and empathy, which is needed to truly meet someone, has been explored in the creative process of CUERPO FUNDIDO.
Moving bodies slot into each other in the right moment and mutual sensitivity leads their focus, intention and velocity to become one moving entity with the natural perfection of the momentum. A question that stays with us is: Which traces do we leave inside the person we have met and how much do we personally take on from the other?
During our creative process we collaborated with composer David Longa and costume designer Sarah Schmeikal from Linz and discovered how we enhance each others work in order to complement the piece. Premier on 11th of July 2015.
further information: http://www.passionred.com/dance-performance-cuerpo-fundido/
PASSIONRED will hold a two-week intensive workshop for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers. The focus lies on partnering and contact dance, technical training, rehearsing choreographies and dance-pieces of PASSIONRED, as well as on the development of personal and collective work.
Your mentor and teacher for the International Summer Workshop 2015 will be Julian Ricardo Yopasá Samacá – Dancer, Choreographer and Founder of the PASSIONRED Collective. He will create with you the choreography for the final Performance, give you personal advice and share as much experience as possible. Selina Glockner, a dancer from Germany, is going to assist Julian during classes and rehearsals. Together they will introduce you to the choreography and partner work of our upcoming project “Cuerpo Fundido” as well as to our current Project “TOYBOX” which has been presented in São Paulo on the 6th of December 2014. Furthermore we invite Ewa Wilisowska – Polish dancer and certified Gyrokinesis trainer – as a guest teacher for the morning classes.
further information: http://www.passionred.com/international-summer-workshop-2015/
The PASSIONRED Collective was invited to perform their current work TOYBOX at the 2nd Contemporary Dance Festival “Dança à Deriva” in São Paulo, Brasil.
From December 1st until December 9th 2014, we spent fantastic 10 days, taking and teaching workshops, rehearsing in the studios of Centro de Referência da Dança da Cidade de São Paulo and perform our work TOYBOX on the 6th of December 2014. It was great to share this inspiring experience and incredibly creative time with companies from Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia and dive into the contemporary dance of South America.
In 2013, 16 emerging artists were put into collaborative teams, allocated dancers and tasked with creating new work based on the Brothers Grimms’ fairytale “Hänsel and Gretel”. The project culminated in a sharing of work in the Linbury Studio Theatre at Royal Opera House in July 2013.
Mentored by Artistic Director, Kerry Nicholls, the artists and their company of performers worked with a variety of guest artists who inspired and challenged them, and gave them new ideas about topics including choreography, use of language, dramaturgy, design and lighting design.
video extract: https://vimeo.com/72829226