27/08 – 31/08, Shanghai International Dance Center
Panel discussion on audience development
representing Aerowaves/Springback magazine
МАЛЪК СЕЗОН 2018
Концепция за солов физически пърформанс
Автор Ясен Василев
Изпълнява Джугас Кунсманас (Литва)
NUTRICULA е концепция за солов физически пърформанс на драматурга Ясен Василев в сътрудничество с поредица от изпълнители, всеки от които променя структурата на работата на база на своите биография и социално-политически контекст. Поредицата от версии наблюдава как една глобална система регулира начините, по които живеем, произвеждаме и се възпроизвеждаме и как й отговаряме на локално ниво, ограничени от собствените си тела. Концепцията подлага изпълнителя на интензивно физическо натоварване, което се стреми да изпита и преосмисли границите и функциите на частите на тялото.
NUTRICULA е създаден с подкрепата на Minsheng Museum и Шанхайската театрална академия в Китай, Аtalaia Artes Performativas в Португалия, Arts Printing House в Литва и The Blank Contemporary Art в Италия.
В селекцията на фестивала OUT NOW 2017 в Бремен, Германия и в шортлиста на Arte Laguna Prize 2018 във Венеция, Италия в категория пърформанс.
Джугас Кунсманас(1994) е актьор, танцьор и изпълнител от Каунас, Литва. Завършва Vytautas Magnus Univerity в Каунас и специализира в цирковото училище Flic в Торино. Част от театралната компания Teatronas.
SMALL SEASON 2018
А concept of solo physical performance
Author Yasen Vasilev
PerformerDziugas Kunsmanas (Lithuania)
NUTRICULA is a concept of solo physical performance by playwright Yasen Vasilev in collaboration with a series of performers, each of them changing the structure of the work based on his biography and socio-political context. The series of versions monitors how a global system regulates the ways in which we live, produce and reproduce and how we respond to it locally, limited by our own bodies. The concept subjects the performer to an intense physical effort that aims to test and reconsider the limits and functions of body parts.
NUTRICULA was created with the support of Minsheng Museum and Shanghai Theatrical Academy in China, Attalia Artes Performativas in Portugal, Arts Printing House in Lithuania and The Blank Contemporary Art in Italy.
In the selection of the OUT NOW 2017 Festival in Bremen, Germany and in the shorts of the Arte Laguna Prize 2018 in Venice, Italy, in performance category.
Dziugas Kunsmanas(1994) is an actor, dancer and performer from Kaunas, Lithuania. He graduated from the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas and specializes in the Flic circus school in Turin. Part of the theatre company Teatronas.
Borgestriptych premiered as half-live performance, half-video installation on Halloween night 2014. The piece is devised so that the six scenes of the play fit the six floors of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, starting from lobby and finishing up on the rooftop. On the night of Oct31, as part of the 3-year anniversary celebration of the residency and the opening of the Faces&Traces exhibition, five scenes of the piece were screened on five different floors and the 6th scene was continuously performed live throughout the night on floor R in The Good Fortune Suite. Then on Nov 1st the full live performance had its first two full runs as a site-specific immersive theatre piece with the audience moving along with the actors from lobby to rooftop. The team involved theatre professional from Bulgaria, China, USA, UK, Ghana, Afghanistan, France and Germany. It will be on in Shanghai again in 2015.
THE WALLED IN ONES in Shanghai was part of my open studio at the end of the 6-month artist residency at the SAPH and the first performative reading of the play in English (translation by Angela Rodel) with three freelance actors currently living in Shanghai and working with different local theatre companies: Aaron Garcia, Awesta Zarif and Björn Dahlman.
Björn Dahlman is an actor, director, playwright and clown. He runs his own theatre company Bananteatern in his hometown Uppsala, Sweden. He holds an MFA in acting from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, has participated in theatre productions and films in Sweden, toured in India with Clowns without borders and performed in the international project Re-Orientations that had a two weeks run at Shanghai Dramatic Art Centre in 2010. As a director he focuses on international collaborations. His play Ragulabuggla, in collaboration with Indian artist Rupesh Tillu, has won awards in Fringe Festivals in Stockholm and Prague and has been listed Best of Fringe/Special selection in Amsterdam and Rome, and has been touring India and USA in collaboration with UNESCO Center for peace. He is currently studying Chinese at Shanghai Theatre Academy, translating his solo performance Frankenstein into Chinese and directing the children´s play A night in February (一个二月的夜晚) with Shanghai based E Theatre.
Originally from Afghanistan, Awesta grew up San Diego, CA and studied theatre arts at Boston University. She has somehow ended up in Shanghai where she’s been working as an actress and drama teacher. Awesta is stoked to be a part of this reading and hopes everyone can appreciate the mystery of this play as much as she does! XOXO
Aaron Garcia is an actor here in Shanghai from the US. He has been in Shanghai for about a year. When not rushing off to some rehearsal for something or other you can find him traipsing the streets of Shanghai looking for the ultimate dumpling place. Previous shows in Shanghai include “Self: A smart Phone Experience”, Charlie and the chocolate factory, “Almost, Maine”, and “Rock ON! Halloween”
YEZZEN is a collaboration between Bulgarian playwright/poet Yasen Vasilev and Swedish musician Christian Berg (KITE). It is an intense improvisational 20-minute spoken word performance combining original contemporary poetry in Bulgarian with noise created live at place. Thus with the audience not really understanding the language the focus is moved from meaning to sound and words start to have almost ritual functions.
June 10th, Basement 6 Collective, Shanghai
June 15th, O!Collective Happening, Tongji University, Shanghai