PROPOSAL  ABOUT COLLABORATION WITH LONG MUSEUM

I+I refers to: Iratxe plus Igor.

The duo collaborates on a variety of project since several years, choreographing, dancing, teaching, organising events and producing shows.

IRATXE

ANSA

Iratxe is originally from San Sebastian, Spain where she attended the Conservatorio Superior de Musica before graduating from the John Cranko Schule Stuttgart, Germany. She danced with Basel Ballet and Ballet Gulbenkian before acting as muse to Nacho Duato in the CND, Spain, having many roles and pieces originally set on her. Iratxe danced with Lyon Opera Ballet before becoming a member of NDT under Director Anders Hellstrom. She has worked with choreographers such as Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Jacopo Godani, Johan Inger, Medhi Walerski, Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Wayne McGregor, Alexander Ekman, to name a few. 

Iratxe won prizes and mentions in choreographic competitions such as the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival, Certamen Coreografico de Madrid and was awarded for her artistic trajectory by the Association of Dance Professionals (Spain) in 2007. 

Since 2009 after leaving NDT she became a freelance artist.

She has created and set original choreography on companies, such as Lyon Opera Ballet and as a freelance artist has choreographed, danced and given workshops in many projects and countries around the globe. 

IGOR

BACOVICH

Igor Bacovich is an Italian dancer and choreographer born in Torino, Italy.

Igor began his dance studies at the age of 16 at the ballet academy “Accademia Nazionale di danza” in Rome, Italy.

At the age of 22 moved to the Netherlands to Follow the “Rotterdam Danse Academie” (CODARTS) and specialise in the contemporary dance techniques.

In the Netherlands he worked with several choreographers such as Bruno Listopad, Krisztina de Chatel, Nanine Linning among others.

In the mean time he kept dancing and collaborating in several projects with Iratxe Ansa like performances or dance festivals around the globe such as “Cello Dance Festival” in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and “Comunicación Interpretación Automatica”, Matadero, Madrid, Spain. 

Since 2014 Igor starts being full time Iratxe Ansa assistant in teaching, choreographing and dance partner in their multiple and diverse works all around the globe.

 

METAMORPHOSIS

Intensive contemporary dance course and choreographycal residency given by  Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich, focused on generating a process of exploration of movement and choreography, using a personal methodology: METAMORPHOSIS METHOD, built from the artistic experience of the choreographers, supported by an impeccable international career.

Within this process the participants from different nationalities are provided by a specific improvisation and creative procedure, all in order to result in a final creation.

This process aims to:

  • Working intensively and be part of a choreographycal creation with Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich.​

 

  • Present the results to the public in various conventional and unconventional spaces.

 

  • Generate links between international artists.

 

  • Produce dance related works in collaborations with local artists.

 

  • Develop the artistic potential of each participant.

 

  • Motivating the institutional environment to grow the possibilities of promoting research and artistic exploration through such international meetings.

ENCOUNTER

ENCOUNTER is the name of all the activities such as presentations, installations, and interventions that are made  in the cultural spaces of the city within the METAMORPHOSIS INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY frame.

In specific occasions the cultural spaces are used to create a video art specifically designed for the space.

Iratxe and Igor create the platform where the national and international artists get together, but also coordinates directly each of them, in the dance studio and on the spot.

Here we list few of them:

GUGGENHEIM -BILBAO

SOUMAYA - MEXICO

SAN TELMO -    SAN SEBASTIAN

CHILLIDA LEKU - SAN SEBASTIAN

MATADERO - MADRID

CENART -            MEXICO

CINE TONALA' -MEXICO

PMQ -            HONG KONG

TABAKALERA - SAN SEBASTIAN

POMPEII -            ITALY

PROPOSALS

IDEA A

NO BUDGET PROPOSAL

Depending on what spaces we could access we could design a specific intervention. 

The happening could be in the same space or divided in multiple areas.

The performance will consist in 2 parts:

  1. a guided improvisation based on our improvisation technique form the METAMORPHOSIS METHOD

  2. a showing of a part of the creation that we will be creating during the residency.

1 or max. 2 run in the same day.

Duration: 40 to 60 minutes each run.

Dancers: 15 to 25 nationals and internationals

Technical requirements: a sound system connectable with a mini jack cable and possibly a microphone.

Dates: 1 day in the period from 24/7 to 3/8

VIDEO-PICTURES

BUDGET REQUIRED DUE TO TECHNICAL NEEDS

We will use a day (maybe a Monday if the museum is closed) to do a photoshoot in the museum.

We will do a video with our artists involved and our dancers.

We could do it without budget and get the best as we can, but if the museum would like to participate economically we could use it to upgrade cameras and probably use some lighting and technicians.

Here you can see some of our previous works:

IDEA B

BUDGET REQUIRED DUE TO TECHNICAL NEEDS

PERFORMANCE AND SOUND INSTALLATION.

The performance will consist in 2 parts:

  1. a sound and physical installation where dancers are placed in some strategical areas of the museum, their sound will be amplified and directed in a way that the eco will be coming from different areas of the space.

  2. as a result of the sounds and individual performances a group showing will take place, all the sound speakers will be placed in the same common space. The showing will be part of the creation that we will be creating during the residency.

1 or max. 2 run in the same day.

Duration: 40 minutes each run.

Dancers: 15 to 25 nationals and international dancers.

Technical requirements: to be discussed with the sound artists.

Sound artists: 

Dates: 1 to 2 days in the period from 24/7 to 3/8

Budget

Option with Echo Plates: 9000RMB

Option with normal PA sound system: 5000RMB

ECHO PLATES

Echo Plates is an ongoing experimental drone sound installation project by Chinese electronic music composer and media artist Yiwei Liu,aka Far Infinity. the project is based on artist designed metal plate loudspeakers and 8 channel surround sound system. The technical part is Inspired from early mechanical plate reverberation devices from 1930-1970, such as EMT 140, which is a 2.4 meters 200kg giant.present in 1950s by Elektro Mess Technik(EMT). The Echo Plates installation project is a reproduction of ancient sound technology, but with the futurist concept of world of listening. Exploring between the perception experience of space and time extension and re ections of a public modern world.

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