P.A.D. + Y
20 – 21 January 2012
Extra City hosts a double bill of site-specific dance performances, presented by DeSingel International Arts Campus. Mamaza is a three-man ensemble consisting of Fabrice Mazliah, Ioannis Mandafounis and May Zarhy who met as members of the Forsythe Company. In 2009 they formed a partnership. All three believe that working together makes one stronger, and that the sharing of ideas is crucial to any form of creation. Their performances are always about perception and the senses. About the relationship between seeing, feeling and hearing and all the nuances in between. Mamaza decided to present two projects, P.A.D. and Y at Extra City to break down the conventions of viewing.
Fabrice Mazliah, Ioannis Mandafounis and May Zarhy base their work on a close relationship between choreographer and performer. They pursue the ideal of the conscious performer who is responsible for his or her performance. Moreover, they wish to share this responsibility with the audience. Indeed, the members of the audience are expected to be an active observer, who not only watches but also questions.
In P.A.D., a 2007 duet with Fabrice Mazliah and Ioannis Mandafounis, you are very close to the action. The audience is seated along the four sides of a wooden cube, a small arena in the middle of which Mazliah and Mandafounis await you. Their relationship is unclear. Are they partners, enemies or strangers? The event throws you off balance, confuses and moves you. P.A.D. is an experiment in closeness and intimacy.
In Y you are just as close to the artist. In fact you virtually step into May Zarhy's shoes. Or into her mind, rather. She talks about the how and why of artistic creation. What is creativity? What is the fundamental driving force behind it? This personal monologue leads you to a broad field of possibilities, ways of thinking and questions. Y is a reflection on the intellectual and the sensual, and in this respect covers the whole field of art, not only that of dance.
Friday 20.01.2012 | 20:00 - 22:00h
Saturday 21.01.2012 | 18:00 - 20:00h | 21:00 - 23:00h