Geo / Eng

Performance Days

The third edition is trying to extend the program and show the variety of forms and mediums. Given, that ephemeral actions happen at a specific time and last only for a moment, importance of Performing arts is nowadays even more obvious. In a trap of a digital era, where everything can be repeated, documented, Performing arts are still shifting a focus to essentiality of the moment and uniqueness of NOW.  

With this two day festival and its program containing public actions, indoor performances, sound performances and workshop, we would like to stress the importance of an existence, development and education in Performing Arts within the Georgian art scene.

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Nada Gambier (FIN/BE), Mark Etchells (UK), Thomas Kasebacher (AT)
The Voice of a City 

First Part 

Time: 17:00 
Date 20.09.2019   
Location:  Politika  
Address: Agmashenebeli  Ave, 164
 
Nada Gambier is eclectic artist whose work is linked to theater, dance, performance and the visual arts. She studied dance in London (London Contemporary Dance School at The Place 1997-2000) and Brussels (P.A.R.T.S. research cycle 2000-2002).  
The Voice of a City   is a project initiated by Nada Gambier  and realised  with Mark Etchells  and Thomas Kasebacher. The Voice of a City  is their first semi-documentary work and exists as a performance, a participatory performance, a book and an exhibition. 
For Performance Days Tbilisi  Nada & Co. propose a kind of collective reading session. Each audience member is given a role in a script.

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Jennifer Rosenblit 
Feeling right 

 

Date: 20.09.2019
Time:  20:00
Location:  E. A. Shared Space
Address:  P.Ingorokva st, 10/2    
 
Jennifer Rosenblit makes performance in New York City and Berlin. Rosenblit is a 2015-16 Movement Research artist-in-residence, a recipient of a 2016 MAP Fund, a 2014 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Emerging Choreographer, an inaugural recipient of THE AWARD, a 2014-2015 workspace artist through LMCC, a 2013 Fellow at Insel Hombroich (Germany), a 2012 Grant to Artists from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and a 2009 Fresh Tracks artist (Dance Theater Workshop).
 
After a week of workshop gathering around strategizing possible exits while being bound and potentially floating away, the participants offer a showing to the public where they sift through a collection of requests from each other to emerge as a something like a mechanic, busy taking care of all the parts. Feeling right  navigates the body’s constant capacity to build and consistent drive toward autonomy while collecting the architectures of feelings which texture our narratives. With references somewhere between fetish toys and survival kits, this work considers the gathering of tools amidst a practice which sharpens dull things and files down sharp things.
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Veronika Svobodová (CZ)
Ror-bu


 
Date :  20.09.2019 
Time: 23:00
Location: Budka 
Address: Ghambashidze st, 10

Veronika Svobodová is a Czech Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1986. She graduated from the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theater of the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Ror-bu  is a performance of Veronika Svobodová, whose approach to work with sound unmistakably reveals the links to theater scenography, art of installation and performance. In her work she connects space, time, and situations. What is important is not the sound itself but also the way it is created on the scene. Often, it is a direct response to specific locations in the landscape or architectural spaces.

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Nada Gambier (FIN/BE), Mark Etchells (UK), Thomas Kasebacher (AT)
The Voice of a City

Second  Part   

Time: 15:00
Date 21.09.2019  
Location:  Politika 
Address: Agmashenebeli  Ave, 164
 
Nada Gambier is eclectic artist whose work is linked to theater, dance, performance and the visual arts. She studied dance in London (London Contemporary Dance School at The Place 1997-2000) and Brussels (P.A.R.T.S. research cycle 2000-2002).  
The Voice of a City  is a project initiated by Nada Gambier  and realised  with Mark Etchells  and Thomas Kasebacher. The Voice of a City is their first semi-documentary work and exists as a performance, a participatory performance, a book and an exhibition. 
 
For Tbilisi Performance Days Nada & Co. propose a kind of collective reading session. Each audience member is given a role in a script.
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Siniša Labrović (HR)
A la recherche d'un artiste perdu  / In search of a lost artist  

 
Time:  17:00
Date: 21.09.2019    
Location:  Politika  
Address: Agmashenebeli  Ave, 164
 
Siniša Labrović was born in Sinj, Croatia, in 1965. He has exhibited all over Croatia and abroad He is represented by the Galerie Michaela Stock from Vienna.  
Performance A la recherche d'un artiste perdu In search of a lost artist  is a part of the project Create to Connect -> Create to Impact (ctc-cti.eu), which strives to find new ways of building connections between the artists and audiences, researchers and cultural actors, and so making a positive impact in terms of emancipation, empowerment, innovation and change in the society.

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Sabotanic Garden  
Pasi Mäkelä, Jussi Saivo, Simo Laihonen (FIN)

 

Live Group Improvisation 
Time: 20:00
Date:  21.09.2019 /    
Location:  Politika 
Address:  Agmashenebeli  Ave, 164
 
Sabotanic Garden  is a Finish experimental performance and music group founded in 2007 in Tampere / Finland.
 
Improvisational performance meltdown with experimental music, contemporary physical theater, post-tribal masks, obscure objects and poetry - seen as psychedelic ever-changing organic fresco, radiating the spirit of early avant-garde.
 
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Barbora Gallo (CZ), Ana Jikia (GE)
Title:   Zuerst das Spiel dann die Arbeit !  First play, then work! 
Thinking of Franz West

 

Date :  21.09.2019 /
Time: 23:00
Location: Budka 
Address: Ghambashidze 10

Barbora Gallo  worked for e.g. National Theatre in Czech Republic, performing art conservatory and theatres in Prague (Duncan Centre, Ponec, etc.), Prague City Gallery, Skaftfell - Visual Art Centre in Iceland. Art practice contains mostly of drawings, sound art, radio art. Currently lives in Tbilisi.
Ana Jikia  is a Georgian producer, visual artist and dj. Her debut album "I Won't Stop Till The Whole World Is Mine" was released in 2016 via California label Memory No. 36 Recordings. In her dj-sets Ana succinctly mixes liquid electronics, post-industrial noises, prickly electroacoustics, post-grime and occult techno.
One thing leads to another. One action causes another one. Every your decision creates the new setting. The same way you direct your life situations, the artists will let you lead this small show. Weird and abstract objects that will appear in front of you might provoke certain movements. The musician will interactively accompany your small spontaneous choreography.

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The project is financed by the European Union, Creative Europe programme: Culture.