Karen and Allen Kaeja created a film/stage collaboration called XTOD:SDX. The film, by Allen, is named Xtraordinary TO Dances: Moments in Reel Time (XTOD) and the stage, by Karen, is Solo Dance Xchange (SDX).
The film takes place throughout Metropolitan Toronto highlight 22 Xtraordinary Toronto Dance Artists (EDA’s) improvising one-minute dances in deeply meaningfullocations of their choice. The 22 creators are of diverse genres, practices and generations.
Karen conceived of the Solo Dance Xchange (SDX) at the same time. Each of the film performers were given one of the other film solos (exchanged) to inspire them to create a two-three minute solo to perform. The concept was to re-imaginea new idea from the film solo and not reinterpret or redo the film solo.
Xtraordinary TO Dances has been performed in Japan, inviting 10 dancers and choreographers to créate and perform new solos.
Direction: Allen and Karen Kaeja
Performing: Jun Morii, Naoko Mirakoshi, Yui Ugai, Helena Lizari, Mio Sakamoto, Caryn Chapell, Minoru Harata, Allen Kaeja, Masuyo Higashide, Karen Kaeja, Sho Ikushima, Miki Sato.
An interactive installation, presented at the Mercatde lesFlors, within theFestivalIDN–Image, DanceandNew Media2015.
An intervention ina spacedesignedto generate newpersonalexperiences.
How often dowe pay attention tothe spaces we inhabit, to the citieswhere we live,to the mallsfor whichwe walk? What impact dotheses tructuredspaces have in our activities, our routines, our movement? In an effort toraise awareness of theimportance of thesephysical interactionsfor our bodyand at the sametime,for our health andour creativity, we invite you tolookwith new eyesthe structureof the spacedo you use. Reconsideringwhat is normaland thinkingratherin what isnatural.
What ifthe stairswerenostairs, butslides? What ifthe floorwas neverplain? Or if malls will rather have suspended bridges instead of wide hallways? Andif we look atthe world asa playground?
Walkme,come with meanddiscover.
Direction: Maria Philippou
Coreography: Helena Lizari
Architectural Design: Constantinos Kiprianou
Interactive Design: David Dalmazzo
“The Immediacyof PurePresence“ is a meeting of threeperformersand the spectatorsjoined inthe transienceof the momentin a sharedspace.We start from thepresence asscanning process. Dance understood aspuremovement that emergedin the gameof buildingtogetherat the present moment. The presenceof the moment.
“It is not about to continue dancing, is about to realize thatit is impossible tostop.Amplifythe chancesof the body,broadenfreedom ofthe mind,fire thecreativityand imagination.Lostinthe body andrescueunique beauties…“
“We will not stop to explore andat the end ofthe explorationwill be at thestarting point andrecognizetheplace for the first time.“
Series of improvisationscreated and directed byCarlosOsatinsky andFernandoN.Pelliccionimade incitiesspread over differentcountries (Buenos Aires, Tucuman, Madrid, Granada, Millstat, Mendoza, Barcelona), inviting to collaborate to variousperformers/creatorsin every city.
Lenght: 25 a 30 minutos.
This work isadaptable to anytype of spaceand technicalequipment (light &sound arereproducedfrom a computer).Generallythe work processinvolvesa shorttimepriorresearchin situ.
A multidisciplinary andintercultural performance aimed atchildren and families. An oldpainterofextraordinaryhuman qualitiesandartistic talent,is saved together with his disciple from the Emperor´s ragefleeing throughhis own work.Theclose lookof the artist,fascinated by the worldin all its forms, it allows us to discoverthe value of art ineach of us. The storyis told froma poeticmainstreaminglanguages.