International solo choreography and contemporary music festival.
Unit Motives #4: Berio - March 28-29, 2020, Vitruvian Thing.
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Die Wolke art group continues its work on the development and presentation of research and creative materials, and, for the fourth consecutive year, presents its Unit Motives initiative for the creation of solo works on music by 20th century composers. This year, the event aims to explore the different kinetic and choreographic approaches to the interpretation of works by Luciano Berio.
A different dance festival: Eight participant dancers from Greece, Italy, the USA, Germany, and Japan, will present a short solo of their own choreography, made through the exchange of information and video with Die Wolke, as well as personal research.
Luciano Berio (1925-2003) is regarded by many as the most naturally musical and least doctrinaire of the post-1945 avant-garde composers. He was a forerunner in the development of electronic composition, as well as the combination of speech and music. He was also an active orchestra conductor and professor, as well as the director of the Studio di Fonologia Musicale in Milan.
Unit Motives is an independent festival that aims to bring together solo choreography and contemporary music.
Every year, Unit Motives’ organisers select a 20th century composer and selected applicants are called to create a short solo on one of his/her pieces that will echo its aesthetic and composition methodology, as well as the spirit and historical significance of the composer in general.
Unit Motives is first a foremost a research opportunity. Drosia Triantaki (choreographic director), Dani Joss (musical advisor), and guest experts and consultants stay in constant communication with the participants, facilitated via video exchange, in order to provide information and context to the creative process, which culminates with a five-day stay in Thessaloniki and the final performances.
This year's participants:
- Jessica Gaynor: USA
- Julia Kannewischer: Germany
- Dora Mela: Greece
- Anna Rose: USA/Germany
- Keisuke Mihara: Japan
- Sara Caplan: USA
- Rafailia Bambasidou / Despina Kapoulitsa: Greece
- Sara Lupoli: Italy
Past Unit Motives:
“[The festival offers] a supportive environment, delivering effective dramaturgical guidance while encouraging individual expression and freedom. During the preparation and festival, the artistic process is well nourished and Die Wolke ensures each artist is taken care of during their stay. […] The work that is produced for Unit Motives is diverse, risky, and experimental, all centered on the spirit of 20th-century music pioneers.” - Nicole Nigro
“[The organisers] offered all their resources to make this festival a real human experience, in between participants as well. Three words that would describe this experience: discovery, inspiration, connection.” - Enora Gemin
“Unit Motives enriched my choreographic process toolkit. It motivated me to consider concepts like the transfer of elements between media, to compare the two disciplines under new light, and, more importantly, to study musique concrète and the GRM. The participants received support and guidance in the form of feedback and and resources. For this, as well as meeting other choreographers from around the world, I would encourage choreographers, young or otherwise, to get involved” - Ioanna Bili
“Unit Motives challenges both the participants and the audience to look at experimental music and dance under a new perspective. Dani and Drosia are supportive and welcoming, ready to share their expertise, and willing to encourage constructive dialogue and exchange. A beautiful occasion to test new ideas, make new friends, learn and refine your practice!!” - Irene FiordilinoAshley Menestrina (USA)
Nicole Nigro (Canada)
Ioanna Bili (UK, Greece)
Areti Michou (Greece)
Irene Fiordillino (Italy, UK)
Chara Thodi (Greece)
Aneta Parpouli (Greece)
Enora Gemin (France)
Marian Mariani (Greece)
Dana Raz (Israel/Spain)
Anna Kyriazi (Greece)
Olina Economidou (Greece)
Erika Silgoner + Noemi Dalla Vecchia (Italy)
Rima Pipoyan (Armenia)
Christina Bitiou (Greece)
Malvina - Nicoletta Androni + Foteini Lata (Greece)
Pelagia Tsakalidou (Greece)
Korhan Basaran + Umut Sevgul (Turkey)
Maria Garefi (Greece)
Katerina Taitzoglou (Greece)
Afina Erofeeva (Russia)
Stella Mastorosteriou | Faedra Charalampidou (Greece)
Maria Pisiou (Greece)
Margarita Symeonidou (Greece)
Evi Tzortzi (Greece)
Fenia Chatzakou (Greece)
Vicky Aggelidou | Vasiliki Kapetanaki (Greece)