Argentinian choreographer Amparo González Sola will be working from February until April as a resident at Dansmakers, undertaking research for a new project "CHARGED" .
Dansmaker / Residency Amparo González Sola (AR) / February-April 2019
This project is part of the research platform “Over the leak” in which Amparo is working since 2017 in dialog with people from different fields, generations, social context and nationalities. The main research is around the concept of “performatic alchemy”, putting the attention on to the processes of transformations that takes part at different levels. Transform / become another as a poetic act and as a political strategy.
For “CHARGED”, Amparo research about friction as a generator of transformation.
What happens when we rub things? Stones, our bodies, plastic, wood, our hair, ideas, tissues, ice... Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other. Too much friction means that things become stuck together. An interesting metaphor for entrenched conflict? If there is so much friction it's not possible to get loose from the situation. For something to get traction, there needs to be friction. A metaphor for how ideas come to be accepted?
Research Project In dialog with: Vinny Jones (AU/NL) and Ariadna Rubio Lleo (DE/NL)
Support: Fondo Nacional de las Artes (AR) / Dansmaker (NL) / Estudio El Cuarto (AR)
Amparo Gonzalez Solais a performer, choreographer, teacher and researcher from Argentina. She has been working the last years interested in: Thinking and setting new creation perspectives in dance, putting in relation people from different fields, generations, social context and nationalities / Researching the relationship between Art and Science as conceptual discourses and potential subjective knowledge: she has been working on the paradigm of complexity within the framework of Tensegrity applied to bodies / Exploring ways of knowledge in contexts of socio-economic emergency: she coordinates the Program KM29- Danza for young people in situation of social difficulty in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, and overseas / Thinking and making visible the relationship between Politics and Art, and creating new spaces of encounter: She is co-founder of the artistic and political collective Foro Danza en Acción and Escena Política.
Her performative pieces include: La conspiración de las Formas (Museo Sivori- Buenos Aires 2018) Caravana with Juan Onofri Barbato (SPRING Performing Arts Festival /Teatro Argentino de La Plata, 2017); El Becerro de Oro (Prize Bienal Arte Joven, Buenos Aires, 2015); Campo (Festival Prisma, Panamá, 2017); Hay alguien Ahi (Ciclo Bicéfalos, 2016), Faraday (2013). With her group KM29 she took part of the european tour GETLOST with the piece Duramadre (2015). www.km29.net / www.escenapolitica.info
is a light designer who uses light to shape the relationship between the audience and performance space. Her approach to design has been shaped by collaborative, multi-disciplinary processes, in which she uses light as both an aesthetic and dramaturgical tool of theatre making.
In 2013 vinny graduated cum laude from the MFA Scenography at the Frank Mohr International Masters, her work exploring the use of light as a sensory medium that is experienced by the body as well as seen with the eyes. Her ongoing work is supported by the Dutch Creative Industries Fund and Performing Arts Fund New Makers grant, exploring installations of performing spaces which invite the audience to discover the story of another through immersion in their sensory world. She is currently presenting a research installation, IN.here, as a live lab in Spring Academy, and will develop the work to premier in Spring Festival 2019.
Vinny has worked in a wide range of genres from experimental performances to large, site-specific works, to the stages of the Dutch, British and Czech Republic’s National Theatres. Recently her work can be seen in collaborations with Arno Schuitermaker. Lotte van den Berg and Spectra's Andrea Božić and Julia Willms. Her work can be distinguished by a desire to illuminate the journey of a piece, as opposed to illustrate it; and to give light a formative role in the performance making process.