ganz im hintergrund, in der landschaft
So 26 October 2014, 12am, Biel/Bienne Bahnhofplatz 2, entrance Aldi
Mo 27 October 2014, 6pm, Biel/Bienne Bahnhofplatz 2, entrance Aldi
So 26 October 2014, 4pm Uhr, Biel/Bienne, Burgerwald Biel - Orpund, directions from Büttenberg road, Bus 1 stop Vorhölzli
ganz im hintergrund, in der landschaft (working title)
conception, production, dance: Katharina Vogel, text: Regina Dürig, music: Jonas Kocher, lights: Pablo Weber, supervision: Monica Klingler, voicetraining: An Chen.
Black Song – A Celebration Of The Unknown
The performance explores: How do I act and move outside tradition. Which anchors remain, when there is no tradition? Do I have access to my core, do I have a sense of self, a sense of belonging to humanity. How can I reclaim my body and put the profound experience of the sensual at the centre of my research? How can I embrace the interrelation between body sensation, emotion, thoughts and find expression through movement? I listen carefully and take the pain back to myself. I stopp suppressing space and movement inside me, I learn to surrender: to movement, to the unknown, to love.
24-25-26 February 2010, 20h00 Uhr,
Espace culturel Rennweg 26 Biel
In «ohr» the choreographer’s objective is to stimulate body movement through the sense perception of listening, creating an intense and vibrating dialog between two artistic languages.
repertoire: speak tenderness solo dance performance with live-accordion | premiere 17 January 2008 Espace culturel Theater Rennweg 26 Biel/Bienne Switzerland | conception, choreography, dance: Katharina Vogel Biel/Bienne | composition, live-accordion: Martin Schumacher Zurich | stage-set: Saskia Edens Basle | costumes: Inge Gill Klossner Bern | light-design: Brigitte Dubach Basle | oeil exterieur: Corina Pia Geneva
Touring dates 18-19-20 January 2008 Espace culturel Theater Rennweg 26 Biel | 9-10 February 2008 festival HEIMSPIEL Dampfzentrale Bern | 18-19-20 July 2008 20h30 Scène ouverte Nechâtel www.adn-scene-ouverte.ch | September 2008 Festival 'Out the box' Cape Town South-Africa www.unima.za.org | 5-6-7 September 2008 Voorkamerfest Darling South-Africa www.voorkamerfest-darling.co.za
Katharina Vogel‘s work is unique, authentic and highly personal. Her movement is deeply internalised and emotionally charged. Vogel presents a visceral dance, where the economy of gestures allows the body to install itself with power, not needing anything more than it‘s indivisible absoluteness. Her choreographic universe is dense and concentrated. An elaborate way of directing and positioning the body as a source of incantation and incarnation - of the senses and of life. Le Devoir Montréal und M-G Rotie London
Trained in ballet and contemporary, inspired by the japanese butoh dance, Katharina
Vogel‘s main research has come from a consistent exploration of body and
movement deriving from landscape and elemental forces. She combines an ability
to embody internal states and atmospheres with a deeply personal approach, questioning
conventional forms and aesthetics in the arts. Influences from contact improvisation
and continuum movement enrich the ongoing process of an open movement research
into the inherent mysterious wisdom of the body. 1995 her first choreography
Chief Josef was Laureate of the Bancs d‘Essai International. Between
1995-2004 Katharina Vogel has been creating, producing and performing eight
choreographic projects, which where represented in Switzerland, Germany, France,
Italy, England, Hungary, Romania, USA, Canada, South-Africa.
Chief Josef l soloperformance l 40‘ l premiere Dampfzentrale
Bern 16-03-1995 l L‘aureate Bancs d‘Essai Internationaux l tour
CH, D, F, GB, HU, RO, USA, CAN, ZA l choreography, dance: Katharina Vogel Biel
l lights: Thierry Biolley Bern l music: Nick Parkin London l costumes: Theres
Eating the sound and drinking a fish l soloperformance l 50‘
l premiere Theater Rennweg 26 Biel 15-11-1996 l tour CH, D, I l choreography,
dance: Katharina Vogel Biel l music: Jean-Philippe Héritier Lausanne
l lights: Robert Gautier Montréal l supported by Pro Helvetia-Swiss Arts
council, City of Biel, Kanton Bern, city of Bern, Migros Kulturprozent, Société
Suisse des Auteurs, Ernst Göhner Stiftung Zug.
X-legged Sally l duett with Alexandra Luyat Paris l 50‘
l premiere Roxy Birsfelden 23-04-1998 l tour CH l choreography, dance: Katharina
Vogel Biel l artistic collaboration, dance: Alexandra Luyat Paris l music: Jean-Philippe
Héritier Lausanne l stage-set: Jean-Daniel Corbet Neuchâtel l lights:
Brigitte Dubach Basel, Thierry Biolley Bern l supoorted by Pro Helvetia-Swiss
Arts council, city of Biel, Kanton Bern, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art,
Migros Kulturprozent, city of Bern, Kanton Basel-Stadt.
Velvet Iglu l trio with singer Phil Minton London and cellist
Martin Schütz Biel l 50‘ l premiere Théâtre Arsenic
Lausanne 27-01-2000 l tour CH, GB, CAN l conception, dance: Katharina Vogel
Biel l cello, electronics: Martin Schütz Biel l vocals: Phil Minton London
l video: Nick Parkin London l lights: Thierry Biolley Bern l coproduction: Théâtre
Arsenic Lausanne l residence: Armunia-Castiglioncello Italiy l with the support
of Pro Helvetia-Swiss Arts council, city of Biel, Kanton Bern, Migros Kulturprozent.
Proud to be here l choreography for 4 interpreters l 55‘
l premiere Theater Ion Creanga Bucharest 16-06-2000 l tour RO l a production
of International Dance Festival BucharEast.West, Project DCM Bucharest Romania
l choreography: Katharina Vogel Biel l vocals-electronics-livesampling: Kristin
Norderval New York l dance: Inna Shvartz Moscow, Mateia Stanculescu Bucharest,
Dragos Bucur Bucharest, Alexandru Jitea Bucharest l lights: Thierry Biolley
Bern l costumes: Inge Gill Klossner Bern l with the support of Pro Helvetia-Swiss
Arts council, Project DCM, Arcub-Bucharest.
Slowly coming into focus l solo for Kylie Walters Geneva l
20‘ l premiere Théâtre du Grütli Geneva 03-11-2001 l
a comission of the festival la Bâtie Geneva l choreography: Katharina
Vogel Biel l artistic collaboration, interpretation: Kylie Walters Geneva l
music: Romica Puceanu and Orchestra Florea Cioaca, Marva Wright, Pops Mohammed
and London sound collective l lights: Marc Gaillard Genf.
corps liquide l duett with lighttechnician l 50‘ l premiere
Theater Rennweg 26 Biel 06-02-2002 l tour CH, I, RO l conception, dance: Katharina
Vogel Biel l music: Dorothea Schürch Zurich, Nick Parkin London l lights:
Daniel Demont Geneva l stage-set, costumes: Verena Lafargue Biel l artistic
advisor: Boedi S. Otong Jegenstorf, Tina J. Park Toronto l with the support
of Pro Helvetia-Swiss Arts council, city of Biel, SEVA-Lotteriefonds Kanton
Bern, Stanley Thomas Johnson, Migros Kulturprozent, Binding Stiftung, Präsidialdepartement
der Stadt Zürich, Stiftung zur Förderung der darbietenden Künste,
<blut> l duett with Sophie Dubrocard Geneva l 60‘
l premiere Theater Rennweg 26 Biel 16-01-2003 l tour CH l concept, dance: Katharina
Vogel Biel l artistic collaboration, dance: Sophie Dubrocard Geneva l lights:
Brigitte Dubach Basle l costumes: Verena Lafargue Biel l with the support of
Pro Helvetia-Swiss Arts council, city of Biel, Amt für Kultur des Kantons
Bern-Swisslos, Stanley Thomas Johnson, Migros Kulturprozent, Fondation Nestlé
pour l'Art, Stiftung zur Förderung der darbietenden Künste, Kulturstadt
raum berühren l solo open-air l 50‘ l prépremiere Biel Falbrigen 29-04-2005, premiere Bern Glasbrunnen Bremgartenwald 05-05-2005 l conception, choreography, dance: Katharina Vogel Biel l music, Shakuhachi: Ueli Derendinger Basel l costumes: Inge Gill Klossner Bern l lights: Christoph Gorgé Bern l Oeil extérieur: Beatrice Burkart Biel, Adrian Russi Bern. with the support of Pro Helvetia-Swiss Arts council, Amt für Kultur des Kantons Bern/Swisslos, city of Biel, Stanley Thomas Johnson, Migros Kulturprozent, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, Schweizerische Interpreten Stiftung, KulturStadtBern.
Le Devoir l Chief Josef l Katharina Vogel‘s work is unique, authentic and highly personal. Her choreography Chief Josef oszillates between butoh, minimalism and primitive art. Alone on stage, Vogel presents a visceral dance, where the economy of gestures allows the body - covered in drying clay which forms dusty clouds by each movement - to install itself with power, not needing anything more than it‘s indivisible absoluteness. An elaborate way of directing and positioning the body as a source of incantation and incarnation - of the senses and of life.
Der Bund l Chief Josef l For one hour a square lit with pin spots is transformed into a metaphysical life-cell. Perfectly crafted, slow, ambivalent movement appear and dissolve. Atmospheres proliferate and grow out of body and space like some sort of emotional architecture. The images she creates are strong. The concentration and clear, concise expression of Katharina Vogel's unconventional choreographic language are convincing.
La Voix l Chief Josef l Terrifying. And impressive.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung l Chief Josef l Most impressive part of the evening was Chief Josef with its magical atmosphere.
M-G Rotie London l Chief Josef l Vogel‘s performance happily came as a forceful embodiment of the potential for butoh to move forward out of confusion. Transforming from one sharply executed image to another, her movement was deeply internalised and emotionally charged, with a distilled economy of gestures. Trained in ballet, contemporary and butoh, Vogel‘s main research has come from a consistent exploration of movement deriving from landscape and elemental forces, combining an ability to embody internal states and atmospheres with a deeply personal and autobiographical approach. In her sensual opening sequence, half naked and clay-covered, she undulated with celebratory energy. She pulls endless faces, sad, neurotic, grotesque, funny and with a playful kiss in darkness in the end, defiantly powerful.
Journal du Jura l Eating the sound and drinking a fish l Vogel's style is extreme, extroverted, lyrical. Her movements burst into space like some sort of abdominal spasm. This research shows to what degree mankind has not yet stopped to explore it‘s capacity of movement.
Der Bund l Eating the sound and drinking a fish l Katharina Vogel consequently pursues her experimental search for new movement. She let herself float in motion, unpredictable like a waterplant being moved by changing currents. Difficult to tell what is actio and what is reactio. A fascinating physical play between interior and exterior.
Basellandschaftliche Zeitung l X-legged Sally l She tells us the story of longing, searching and finding in close proximity. A love declaration to love.
Total Theatre London l Velvet Iglu l Artaud would have loved the first piece in this evening's double bill of 'new butoh performances'. This extraordinary performance seemed to be ripped, raw and bleeding, straight from the core of the collective unconscious. Powerful sources - both seen and unseen, heard and unheard, internal and external - pummelled vogel's graceful ballerina's body. Sometimes she was responding viscerally to a spiritual force emanating from deep within. It felt like watching a magnificent swan in its final death throes. Vogel's performance eloquently demonstrated the extraordinary power of butoh to communicate on a purely emotional level. Frequently painful and uncomfortable as they may be to watch, performances as brilliant as Vogel's lodge themselves in the heart for a lifetime.
Bieler Tagblatt l corps liquide l Covered only by a transparent material, her half naked body moves extremely slow and in absolute silence. Every single gesture, every muscle is subject to this almost stand-still. The smallest changes are deliberately executed. For the audience the dancer‘s body seems to float effortlessly in space. Katharina Vogel let her body simply be, rather than express itself. Utterly concentrated on that existence, the delightful exploration of every small movement, the body itself has taken over the choreography it seems. Katharina Vogel presents the audience an ode to the beauty of the human body. With her almost motionless slow-motion, she shows with perfection and clarity the course of an instinctive, 'primitive' life. 'corps liquide' restricts itself to the minimum. The silent slow-motion dance stands in extreme (and positive) contrast to today‘s celebration of speed.
tanz-danse l <blut> l Katharina Vogel‘s shining presence captures our attention even in her simple actions: breathing, crumpling red paper between the hands, collecting pieces of white chalk from a red handbag. We are invited into some sort of primordial state, to which the choreographer has easely access. Instinctively trusting her guidance, we dive into a magical world, knowing that she will get us through securely. One needs a stable centre in order to get out of balance. Katharina Vogel, beautiful and human despite her grimasses, states a good example.
Music l Nick Parkin London l Martin Schütz Biel l Phil Minton London l Dorothea Schürch Zurich l Kristin Norderval New York/Oslo l Jean-Philippe Héritier Lausanne l Hanna E. Hänni Biel l Lê Quan Ninh Toulouse l Lights l Thierry Biolley Bern l Daniel Demont Geneva l Brigitte Dubach Basel l Dance l Kylie Walters Geneva l Alexandra Luyat Paris l Sophie Dubrocard Geneva l Performance l Zivo Lausanne l Boedi S. Otong Jegenstorf l Adrian Russi Bern l Stage set l Verena Lafargue Biel l Costumes l Verena Lafargue Biel l Inge Gill Klossner Bern l Artistic advise l Tina J. Park Toronto l Boedi S. Otong Jegenstorf l Œil exterieur l Beatrice Burkart Biel l Adrian Russi Bern
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