New choreography, Schreibstück, after a manuscript by Tomas Lehmen (http://www.thomaslehmen.de), will be performed in Dublin (Ireland) and Wienna (Austria), and Oslo during March and April.
For Dansdesign (choreographers Anne Grete Eriksen and Leif Hernes and team) Schreibstück represent an important choreographic approach; namely a way of taking a chance on chance operations.
Schreibstück by Tomas Lehmen challenges all the assets of artistic daring. Following another artists instructions and framework endangers looosing ones own style, idenity, and integrity.
Dansdesign engage in this exiting European project because of this personal challenge as well as the tempting opportunity to deepen our facinating research into composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunninghams world and heritage.
The meeting of three teams of dancers and choroegraphers at the same time and in the same space with their different approaches to ”understanding” the rules set by the exiting artist Tomas Lehmen demands thorough choreographic preperation and the utmost respect for the others. The ethical dimension within dancecreation is for Dansdesign embedded in meaning of our artistic and human actvity.
DAVID ENDER, INGER MALENE GLETTE, GRY BECH HANSEN, JAMES HOSTY, FEARGHUS Ó CONCHÚIR, KATHERINE O'MALLEY, CEZARY TOMASZEWSKI, MARTIN TOMANN, LONE TORVIK
Tanzquartier Wien GmbH (http://www.tqw.at)
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (Ireland)
Production: Dance House, Norway
Vienna: 29th & 30th March
Oslo: 7th & 8th April
©all photos: Helge Reistad
Schreibstück is a score for dance written by German choreographer Thomas Lehmen.
Any new production of Schreibstück must include three versions. These three versions, from Ireland, Norway and Austria, premiered in Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna) in March 2006 with further performances in Dansens Hus (Oslo) in April 2006.
For Schreibstück, one author, three choreographers and nine dancers unite in a performative dance canon. The piece wanders over the stage; the different interpretations meet and conflict with one another in the shared space.
With this work, which received its world première in 2002, the author of Schreibstück, German choreographer Thomas Lehmen, takes up interesting problems of authorship and repeatability.
For more information on Schreibstück: www.thomaslehmen.de
Post show discussion 26th October with Paul Johnson , Chief Executive, Dance Ireland.
A project in the framework of IDEE (Initiatives in Dance through European Exchange) supported by Culture 2000.
Idea and concept
Conceptual cooperation with PETRA ROGGEL AND KATRIN SCHOOF
Choreographic cooperation with MARC REES
Choreography Dansdesign (Anne Grete Eriksen and Leif Hernes), Tanzverein Erdberg / Andrea Bold, Rebecca Walter Production Thomas Lehmen, Petra Roggel.
Co-production FUNDACAO CALUSTE GULBENKIAN, LISBON, LA BATIE FESTIVAL DE GENEVE, KANUTI GILDI SAAL, GOETHE INSTITUTE, PODEWIL TANZWERKSTATT BERLIN, HAUPTSTADTKULTURFONDS, SENATSVERWALTUNG FÜR WISSENSCHAFT FORSCHUNG UND KULTUR BERLIN.
Production of this Version CATAPULT DANCE IN ASSOCIATION WITH PROJECT ARTS CENTRE (IRL), TANZQUARTIER WIEN (A), DANSENS HUS (N). WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE ARTS COUNCIL OF IRELAND, THE NORWEGIAN EMBASSY, THE AUSTRIAN CULTURAL MINISTRY, IDEE (INITIATIVES IN DANCE THROUGH EUROPEAN EXCHANGE) AND THE CULTURE 2000 PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.
Creation of the Irish version of Schreibstuck was initiated by The Institute of Choreography and Dance.