Moving Bodies Festival 2016 “Difference”

Moving Bodies Festival in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Ireland is delighted to present “Difference – Own your Difference”:

Difference challenges the idea of self, proprioception and boundaries. Identity and “self” develop in function of the other, through acceptance – rejection – cooperation/conflict and existence. How do these find a vocabulary in dance performance and art? How do different forms of doing come together pollinating and rejecting each other?

We, Ambra G. Bergamasco and Edegar Starke understand difference not from a negation, but from an affirmation. Learn rather than deny, create a community rather than building walls. Ultimately, we suggest difference as a singular that becomes plurality of such.
Philosophically, Difference has been researched and questioned through approaches that look at paradigms of creation, genesis, real, experience, virtual, negation, affirmation. There is a contemporary urge to address Difference; from our individual everyday actions to wider understanding of what today’s reality is; in our own artistic practice and in the space of contamination and relation with others. The festival is also a homage to the sudden death of great Artist and President of Mad Pride, Simone Sandretti, from Torino (Italy).

“Kaleidoscope-ing” from intimacy to archetypical and the universal, the artists of this festival’s edition, investigate issues regarding mental health, teenage pregnancy, ageing and the body, healing, poetic landscapes, rituals, solitude and poetry, through para-cinema, visual arts, performance art and Butoh.

Artist line-up for Dublin: 24th -25th June 2016 Mart Gallery Rathmines

Butoh Master guest: Masaki Iwana
Workshop dates: 26th to the 29th of June
Fringe Lab – D2
Performance Artists
Sinead Keogh – Ireland
Eleanor Lawler – Ireland
Susanne Wawra -Germany
Francesca Arri – Italy
Miriam Needham  – Ireland
Para-cinema Performance
Open Night Cinema: Cillian Roche, Michael Higgins, Oli Ryan, Shane Cleare – Ireland
Performances and Butoh
Yuri Dini – Italy
Ambra G. Bergamasco – Ireland Italy
Rachel Sweeney and Antonio Roberts
Antje o’Toole – Germany Ireland
Tobi Omoteso – Ireland
Tash Bourke – Ireland
Visual Art
Clare O’Sullivan -Ireland
Sculpture site specific lecture performance
Kathleen Moroney – Ireland
Performance and Theatre
Luca Pierucci – NY – Ireland

Moving Bodies Festival in Espace Teatro Torino (Italy) 3-18 July 2016

18-22 July closed door training and programming for 2017

Minako Seki (Germania Giappone) Masaki Iwana (Francia Giappone) Ken Mai (Finlandia
Giappone) Eleanor Lawler (Dublino, Irlanda) Cillian Roche (Dublino, Irlanda) Edegar Starke
(Berlino, Germania) Clarinde Wesselink (Amsterdam, Olanda) Francesca Arri (Torino, Italia) Yuri Dini (Bologna, Italia) Ambra Gatto Bergamasco (Dublino, Irlanda Torino, Italia) Fulvia Romeo e Andrea Fardella – Atelier del Gesto – (Torino, Italia) Elisa Spagone (Torino, Italy), Dante Tanzi (Italia) Luca Atzori (Torino, Italia) Nicola Candreva, Marco Ferraro, Olga Canavesio, Gabriel Beddos, Francesca Cola, Mattia Campo, Arsenio Bravuomo, Paolo Agrati, Enrico Pastore, Andrea Spione, Andrea Pierini (Italia), MAD
PRIDE – MATTI A COTTIMO (Torino, Italia) Compagnia Essere Non Essere (Torino, Italy).


Residenze artistiche sono state offerte a Cillian Roche (Irlanda), Eleanor Lawler
(Irlanda) Gianluca Bottoni (Italia) e Iliris Viirpalu (Semiotics and Culture Theory- Estonia)


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