TOMAS DANIELIS - DANCE AND LIGHT FIELDS


PERFORMING: premier "SUITES" 

19.4.2015 AVAYAVA PUNE

TEACHING : HI TEC TOOLS, CONTACT IMPROVISATION
  
AVAYAVA PUNE
http://www.swapnildagliya.com/dance-festival-pune/

TERENCE LEWIS ACADEMY MUMBAI
http://www.terencelewis.com/index.php/academy

 

DANCEWORX NEW DELHI
http://www.thedanceworx.com/
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

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"How long you prolong the moment that something lasts?" Steve Paxton

 “Suites"


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





 

 

March:

residence in Nice & Marseille

April:

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

May:

cie.Pulso - residencies with "Homeostasis"

June:

residencies in Marseille and Graz

13.               20th Trust WiP / "Suites" in Danscentrum Jette

July:

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

August

5.8. - 10.8.   Bridges Festival Kolkata - "On the Red Lawn"

September

14.-18.         Hi Tec Tools + workshop, Bud Hybrid Studios, Brussels

21.-30.         Hi Tec Tools + residence, Trois C+L, Luxemburg

October

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:

financially

other

 


Dansehallerne Copenhagen 8. and 9. of January received among reviews also this audience reaction:

 

Dear Tomas

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

Haruka