Catarina Carvalho, Nina Kov Host Vuong 10 Summer Workshop at Deptford Lounge, Beg. Today
Choreographers Catarina Carvalho (Wayne McGregor | Random Dance) and Nina Kov (Place Prize 2012) have been working together on a new duet piece called Vuong 10 (to be premiered in December) along with a collective of talented artists including Michael-John Harper (Wayne McGregor | Random Dance) plus the composing duo Leafcutter John (Polar Bear) and Max Baillie (Aurora Orchestra).
Vuong 10 is growing out of a short performance curated by Wayne McGregor at Kings Place September 2013. Vuong 10 has been awarded Grants for the Arts funding for a research and development phase. During this phase the company is also offering a professional development opportunity for dancers/choreographers.
3 Day Choreographic Workshop
Wednesday 13 - Friday 15 August 2014, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin St, Deptford, London, SE8 4RJ
Prices: Regular £85 / Lewisham Borough residents £70
This August, for the first time in their long collaboration, Nina and Catarina are going to share their working methods and the outcomes of their research during a 3-day intensive workshop, as part of our commitment made for our Art Council research and development grant.
They will come together to lead a 3-day intensive at the Deptford Lounge, in conjunction with the new dance platform Into/Out Of.
Vuong 10 explores the resilience of touch and physical communication in the digital age. Using sensorial exploration of the body as a starting point, participants will be guided through improvised tasks, exploring the thinking and techniques behind the work and refining improvisational skills. Each participant will have the opportunity to devise a solo and perform it at a public show as the conclusion of the workshop, which will be professionally filmed for the participant's use. A place to make, think and play, explore a novel mode of performance based on shared intimacy with the viewer, and gain insight into the artists' practice. Suitable for both professional dancers and advanced dance students.
Into/Out Of - Developing a platform for dance with the Deptford Lounge in SE London through an exchange of space and support for skills. Bringing making and performance into & out of spaces, engaging people and place. To be informed, involved or submit a proposal, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Nina Kov - Nina Kov is a choreographer, dancer and researcher based in London. Nina's works explore the possibilities of expression of the unconscious within dance, movement and technology. She studied at Rosella Hightower's school in Cannes, was a member of dance theatre company Artus in Hungary and worked freelance before completing her MA in Choreography at Laban, London in 2009.
She was an Associate Artist with Dance Digital for 2010 - 2011 where she created Divide by Zero (2010), a solo for Catarina Carvalho using hypnotherapy, interactive projection and movement in collaboration with Hellicar & Lewis. Nina is also a pioneer in term of manned aerial device-human choreographic interaction.
She created Copter for the Place Prize 2012, the first ever dance duet with a miniature helicopter. Vuong 10 (2013), a collaboration with Random Dance Company dancers curated by Wayne McGregor, explores the resilience and yearning for touch in a digital age, with live music by Leafcutter John and Max Baillie. In 2014 Nina delivered an ensemble commission for the BA2 students of University of Cumbria.
Nina research interests include human-machine choreographic interactions, exploring the dichotomic fear/hope relationship with technology, dance for machines and objects, physical communication with unmanned aerial vehicles, and the use of choreographic thinking in day to day to life as well as in a technological framework. In that context, she collaborated with designer Lingjin Yin and Yamaha on a device transforming touch into music, and published in collaboration with Goldsmith University Creative Computing department on choreographers conceptions of motion capture for full body interactions. She also provides private consultancy on wearable technology and movement related design.
About Catarina Carvalho - Catarina was born in Lisbon where she began her dance training with teacher Anna Mascolo. She then went to France to continue her training for six years at the École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, with a scholarship from the Ambrosoli Foundation. After graduating, Catarina joined Ballet du Rhin as an apprentice and performed works by Bertrand d'At. She also worked with Javier de Frutos, Vasco Wellenkamp, Benvindo Fonseca, Cézar Moniz and Rui Horta among others. Catarina has taught for numerous dance schools and companies, including Laban Summer School and GDA, and she is a certified BASI Pilates Mat work teacher. Catarina recently choreographed for Laban CAT students' final year show. She has been collaborating with Nina Kov since 2010 when she performed Divide by Zero, a solo piece with the interactive visual artists collective Hellicar & Lewis. Catarina joined Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in 2008 and took on the role of Rehearsal Assistant in 2013.
For more information, visit www.vuong10.tumblr.com and follow on Facebook: /Vuong_10 and Twitter: @Vuong_10.