Proposed as a modul-dance artist by The Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center Athens [Greece]
Mapping the Wind is the continuation of our research on the constitution, representation and perception of borders. We will base our research on viewing wind maps depicting air masses and their movement across borders, trespassing in this way static notions of boundaries. This reflects a transcultural process beyond territorial constraints. As a counterpart to these observations we shall review the function of longitudes and latitudes as a series of imaginary lines, which both encompass and dissect the globe - mental structures that can’t be physically experienced but give us the sense of a temporal and spatial orientation. These elements will function as tools and systems to structure the performance allowing at the same time revelations and narratives to unfold.
In the performance the viewer will be transported on a journey where a parallel world embracing multiple states of rupture and oscillations between such leaps will be composed. The spectator rather than simply viewing the performance from the outside, will witness himself becoming immersed in a world of rearranged and reshaped psychophysical topographies activating in this way senses beyond the boundaries of vision.
Concept/Choreography: Alexandra Waierstall
Performers/Contributors: Evangelia Randou, Jonathan Pranlas, Harry Koushos, Scott Jennings, Kiriakos Hadjiioannou
Choreographers Assistance: Evangelia Randou
Visual Concept: Marianna Christofides
Sound Composition: Marios Takoushis
Costumes: Kyriaki Costa, Alexandra Waierstall
Production Assistance: Ina Zentner
Light Design: Ansgar Kluge
Photography/Artistic Contribution: Alexandros Niagos.
A production of: Noema Dance Works Co - produced with: the Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf, Dance Ireland, Dublin, Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center, Athens, in context of modul-dance.
Supported by: the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, the Kunststiftung NRW, the Fonds darstellende Künste e.V. and the Ministry of Culture of Cyprus.
Alexandra Waierstall received in The Netherlands a Master degree in Choreography from the Dance Unlimited Arnhem in 2006. Her choreographic work focuses on revealing fragments of ourselves and our environment, looking at issues of identity, geographical and intimate borders, retaining in her pieces again and again the fragile moment in a fleeting world. She is the co founder of the interactive arts festival No Body in Nicosia.
The choreographer has received numerous choreographic awards from the Dance Platform Cyprus, was presented in Aerowaves in 2006 with the solo Affect interpreted by Evangelia Randou and in 2010 with the duet Terminus interpreted by Evangelia Randou and Christos Papadopoulos and was nominated with the support prize for choreography from the Frauen Kültur Büro nrw in 2008 and the Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf in 2010. In the year 2007 she was named by Ballettanz, the year book as one of the carriers of hope‚ that also in the future will move dance described. Alexandra Waierstall has presented choreographic work in Europe, Canada, Brazil, Korea, China and is co produced since 2007 by the Tanzhaus NRW.
Upcoming artist events
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Past artist events
- 27-09-2010 - 02-10-2010
Alexandra Waierstall. Mapping the Wind. Research. DDRC Athens
- 16-01-2011 - 24-01-2011
Alexandra Waierstall. Mapping the Wind. Residency. Dance Ireland Dublin
- 11-04-2011 - 12-05-2011
Alexandra Waierstall. Mapping the Wind. Production. Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf
- 04-05-2011 - 04-05-2011
Alexandra Waierstall. Mapping the Wind. Presentation: PREMIERE. Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf
- 04-05-2011 - 04-05-2011
Alexandra Waierstall. Mapping the Wind. On Tour. Tanz Nrw 11 Festival Düsseldorf
- 06-09-2013 - 06-09-2013
Alexandra Waierstall. Roadshow. Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf
- 19-11-2013 - 26-11-2013
Alexandra Waierstall. Mapping the Wind. Residency. Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus
- 24-11-2013 - 24-11-2013
Alexandra Waierstall. Mapping the Wind. Presentation. Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus
- 06-12-2013 - 06-12-2013
Alexandra Waierstall. Mapping the Wind. Presentation: Dans <3 Stockholm. Dansens Hus Stockholm
- 15-06-2014 - 21-08-2014
Alexandra Waierstall. Matter of Ages. Production. Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf
- 21-08-2014 - 21-08-2014
Alexandra Waierstall. Matter of Ages. Roadshow. Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf