TraumWandeln XXIV, II

© Amirali Ghaff. performers: Lise Chevalier, Mirjam Gurtner

© Amirali Ghaff. performers: Lise Chevalier, Mirjam Gurtner

One space. One night. Within the time of a sleep cycle with the language of dance and visual arts we are looking for the encounter of dream and reality. Falling asleep. Waking up.

During the 24 hours of a day two artists explore the back and forth between dream and reality, are searching for the emergence of the one in the other. A private laboratory during the day, the space becomes public during the 12 hours of the night. This time is divided into the familiar sleep phases. Following their rhythm, moments of sleep, waking up and action interlink, codetermined by the audience.

A collaboration with visual artist Lise Chevalier (www.lisechevalier.com)  
25 June 2010, 48-Stunden-Neukölln Festival 2010, Berlin (12 hour performance installation)
6 November 2010, Nacht und Nebel Festival 2010, Berlin (6 hour performance installation)

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Inside, Outside, On!

© Javier Cura. dancers: Javier Cura, Mirjam Gurtner

© Javier Cura. dancers: Javier Cura, Mirjam Gurtner

A research into the nature of human encounter. I meet you. You meet me. Right here. Right now. When there is nowhere to hide, everything could be revealed. 

A collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Javier Cura (www.javiercura.com)
Research Residency at Shawbrook in Longford/Ireland, April 2011
29 April 2011, Longford Dance Festival, Ireland

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Of Monks and Meerkats

© Rachel Cherry. dancers: Pauline Huguet, Mirjam Gurtner

© Rachel Cherry. dancers: Pauline Huguet, Mirjam Gurtner

She wants me to see. I want her to understand. We want to be together and share where we really are. But can two people ever be at the same place?

Does sharing mean looking in the same direction or looking at each other? If you take my place, do you see what I do? And what happens if I am not where I have always been? Taking a look beneath our credulous assumptions and desperate demands we find there is more than just one answer. 

A collaboration with dance artist Eleanor McDonald
22 January 2008, the Place Theatre London.
Movement devising/performance: Eleanor McDonald and Mirjam Gurtner     Singer/Composer: Oona Levasseur
Lighting/Sound: Mishi Bekesi
Costumes (advice): Elizabeth Barker                                                                                  

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DreamWalking XXIV,II (2010) // Inside, Outside, On (2011). © Amirali Ghaff / Mirjam Gurtner. Performers: Lise Chevalier, Javier Cura, Mirjam Gurtner