PERFORMING: premier "SUITES"
19.4.2015 AVAYAVA PUNE
TEACHING : HI TEC TOOLS, CONTACT IMPROVISATION
DANCEWORX NEW DELHI
18. - 28. 4. 2015
Tour in India was supported by AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM NEW DELHI.
Cultural activities of Tomas Danielis are supported by STADT GRAZ KULTUR and LAND STEIERMÄRK A9 KULTUR - EUROPA
"How long you prolong the moment that something lasts?" Steve Paxton
Improvised dance performance on music of Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by: Tomas Danielis
Music: French Suite b minor, BWV 831
Suites - improvisation dance piece in which Danielis is exploring concept of time. He is not just asking how much you can prolong moment something lasts, but examine how human perception is altered with each passing moment, with each experience thus undermining any fixed position and any fixed understanding.
Through exploration of time Danielis also questions need for decontextualization - of person - of his/hers action - of dance, invariably challenging if we are still able to see individual in the simplicity of who he/she really is in ever passing moment.
"I am devoted to improvisation. Its is a discipline and that suggest, that aside from videotape, that I am ok with the fact that it disappears the minute that is made, so that what you are leaving behind is not a body of work, or choreographic future, but nothing. You are leaving nothing behind. I think that's political statement and I'm sad sometimes to think that's the case, but I think it's the reality anyway. I mean just the question, how long you prolong - the moment that something lasts. “ Steve Paxton
quote of S.Paxton you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY8qHaBQDso
residence in Nice & Marseille
Tour in India
16.-19. April AVAYAVA Pune
19.4. "Suites" - premier
20.4. - 5.5. workshops - New Delhi
with special thanks to AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM NEW DELHI
cie.Pulso - residencies with "Homeostasis"
residencies in Marseille and Graz
13. 20th Trust WiP / "Suites" in Danscentrum Jette
11.-19. Int.Bühnenwerstatt Tanztheater Festival Graz, "Suites" + workshops
20.-25. Tanzfaktur Köln performance and teaching
24.-25. "Locus - concept of me" Tanzfaktur Köln
27.-1.8. Tsekh Moscow - teaching
5.8. - 10.8. Bridges Festival Kolkata - "On the Red Lawn"
14.-18. Hi Tec Tools + workshop, Bud Hybrid Studios, Brussels
21.-30. Hi Tec Tools + residence, Trois C+L, Luxemburg
1. - 3. Hi Tec Tools + residence, Trois C+L, Luxemburg
3. 20th Trust WiP, Trois C+L, Luxemburg
Tomas Danielis is internationally touring choreographer and teacher coming originally from Slovakia. At the present moment living and working in Austria, Slovakia and France. Danielis mainly
focuses on choreography, however he still works/co-operates with Achim Freyer Ensemble and cie.Pulso.
For the quick reference....
You could see Danielis performing @ Theater National de Chaillot Paris, Hot Summer Kyoto, GAM Santiago de Chille, Fringe Philadelpia, Dansehallerne Denmark, Hivernalles Avignon, Suzanne Dellal Centre Tel Aviv....
...as a member of cie W.Dorner, Croatian National Ballet in Rijeka, cie. F.Ruckert, Ballet Graz, guest for S.Waltz, Granhoj Dans, Frey Faust company, Pilottanz...
...as an art director of Int. Buhnenwerkstatt Tanztheater Graz and I am serving as obmann of IG TANZ STEIERMÄRK.
As teacher assisted to Frey Faust and David Zambrano. I tought my classes in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Slovakia, Japan, India, Czech republic, Turkey...
Actual performances and their touring was supported by following institutions:
Dansehallerne Copenhagen 8. and 9. of January received among reviews also this audience reaction:
Thank you so much for your performance at Dancehallnene on 8th January.
I'm Haruka from Japan,mastered Japanese traditional dancer/instructor, live in Cph and Berlin.
I just wanted to tell you that your performance really touched my heart so much and gave me much of courage and determination to live by doing/following what I honestly want.
Around the day I went to see your performance, I was in a trouble that I could stay longer in Europe or not, even I doubt myself that "Do I really want to expand Japanese traditional dance and
culture in Europe?"
"Will it be a right choice to keep living in Europe?"
I'm afraid if I bother you by what I write but, through your dance, I felt your passion and strong/ pure determination toward yourself as a dancer and it waken me up. Dakujem,Tomas!
Literally I just started to live my life here in Europe but now I'm so looking forward to expand possibility of Japanese traditional dance more here!
Hope to see your performance somewhere in Europe again!!
Dakujem and Best Regards