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 IDEA GNOSIS 

            PERFORMANCE 

                     "HUMAN PROJECT"

                       jUNE 16, 19:00

International contemporary dance      festival "time to dance"


Human project’ is a multi-disciplinary performance exploring the levels of Latvian mytho-poetic thinking – archetypes of folklore, layers of Christianity, grotesque of Medieval theatre and butoh dance, and the process-driven and paradoxical code of post-dramatic theater and contemporary dance – in contemporary context. This performance is a metaphor of spiritual involvement  in order to discern a new path, human being must face his private shadows, it's how the author of performance introduces her work.


IDEA GNOSIS - Ieva Putniņa, Atvars Buka, Laura Feldberga, Anda Hūna, Viktorija Eksta, Anna Egle

Simona Orinska– direction, choreography

Dana Indāne, Arvis Kantiševs – sound

Andrējs Krūmiņš – lightning

Gita Straustiņa – videoart




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  Photo: Gita Straustiņa

Authors of the performance explore feelings, emotions and semantic meanings of life in own or others' skin. A human being is living between two existences: Nature and Civilization.

The skin of civilization as haste, anxiety, repetition, information, electrical hum, clothes, dust, alienation and loneliness.

The skin of nature as primordial nudity, unity, ritual, release and new birth. We are balancing between these two skins, creating and maintaining our own.

What happens if we embody such expressions as "to be without skin", "thick-skinned", "take off the skin over the eyes", "what are you keep behind the skin?", "to feel this on your own skin", "sneak out of the skin" if we look at them as the psychological and physical expression?


idea gnosis

              performance 

         "SKIN SKIN you MY BLACK CROW"


Interdisciplinary arts company IDEA GNOSIS arrived from student theatre festival in Viljandi (Estonia, February, 16-17) very inspired with successfull performance experience. Thank you, Viljandi for such a nice and warm host!


“If this isn't THE MASTERPIECE than nothing is. I felt like I am witnessing deep art and exclussive performance. Everything was perfect. I am amazed. Thank you!”

“...I was happy to see skin. I felt weird at the beginning but it was a lesson in itself also: body is beautiful to see and I shouldn't feel ashamed to see it. We couldn't treat it as every other narrative piece, because the language of communication they use is different...”

“I liked very powerfull beginning, sounds, movements – mysterious!”

/From audience comments/


In his masterpiece “My Mother”, the French writer George Bataille (1966) write: "Je courais seule les bois. J'étais folle," which means: I was wandering through the woods. I was mad.

Latvian art critic Santa Remere, in her review about the performance, refers to him by stating: “I have survive the pain of childbirth. I was born stifled and entangled in the umbilical cord, my step unified with that of the dancers. Than I was riding on the stump, allowing myself to experience a ferocious orgasm - one that has been left from the forest's times.



The I part of the performance was presented in 

Dirty Deal Teatro in Riga  - April, 2 

II part - May, 14. First night premiere - June 8, 9 (2012).


 PERFORMANCE / WORKSHOP

  THE SIGN. RUSSIA


     EURASIA BUTOH FESTIVAL       

SEPTEMBER, 26 - OCTOBER,1


Butoh artist Simona Orinska, director Modris Tenisons and video artist Gita Straustina will go to Saint-Petersburg (Russia) for new collaboration performance “The Sign. ZIME” on Sept, 29-30.


They will also take part in Butoh Symposium on Sept, 29.  


They will keep work on the theme where relations between Baltic ornaments and signs, butoh and Eastern cultures have been investigated.


Simona Orinska also will give her class on Sept, 27-28 where butoh and dance movement therapy principles and approaches have been explored.


PERFORMANCE / WORKSHOP

       THE SIGN. ARMENIA       AUGUST, 22-24


Butoh artist Simona Orinska, director Modris Tenisons and video artist Gita Straustina will go to Yerevan (Armenia) for new collaboration performance “The Sign. ZIME. Eyes in My Knees”.  


They will keep work on the theme where relations between Baltic ornaments and signs, butoh and Eastern cultures have been investigated.


Simona Orinska also will give her new class “Emptiness as the Source of Body Movement” where sumi-e graphic, butoh and dance movement therapy principles and approaches have been used.


NPAK Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimenatl Art



Thanks for support

STEP BEYOND


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            Photo by J. Deinats 

 zime. midsummer fire            performance

         in pedvale open air art museum


                  23, June at 22:00



Participants:

THOMAS MATSUDA (USA) - FIRE SCULPTURE

Simona Orinska butoh studio

Skaidra Jančaite (Lithuania) - sound

Artis Gulbis - sound


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Asia tour 

with art project  

ZIME - Zen of Interconnected ME”

MALAYSIA / THAILAND

December 1 - 19 / 2011

The performance will be based on the ancient – archetypical structure of Latvian sign (ZIME) and understandings of butoh, Zen and modernity. The unsonscious, chaotic material called “the seed of the chaoss” will be transformed into consciousness structure of ZIME, using body, voice and other mediums. Thought the elements of ancient Baltic culture can also be seen as a collective archetype, understandable feelings for all people. The performance will be based on dancer's personal input letting go into flow of non-consciousness, also trust body intelligence and awareness.

There also will be exhibition by Latvian photographer Janis Deinats and workshops by Simona Orinska.

http://nyobakan.blogspot.com/

http://www.klue.com.my/articles/3809-4th-Nyoba-Kan-International-Butoh-Festival-2011


Photo from the performance

Photo by Anna Khor (Malaysia)

Video of the performance 

Article by Richard Chua Lian Choo, editor of “Theatrex Asia”


References about the performance ZIME:


It was awesome performance!” 

Richard Chua Lian Choo, editor of “Theatrex Asia”


The second programme at the 7th International Butoh Festival featured a stunning set of creators and performers with each of the three pieces varying greatly in terms of concept. “ZIME. Zen of Interconnected ME”, choreographed and performed by Simona Orinska with vocalisation by Skaidra Jancaite from Latvia, felt like a ritual replete with esoteric symbols and images of transformation and birth.” 

The Bangkok Post / Dec, 2012


I was very moved. Performance takes me so strongly! It allows me to meet a very different state of consciousness.” 

 Stephan Sanchez/ Bangkok Opera director


The performance was a very serious and deep but sometimes funny, which is good. I saw shamanistic image which inspired me a lot!” 

 Jukio Waguri/ butoh master, disciple of butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata 

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BUTOH autumn camp / September 9 - 11, 2011

Place: Tūja, guest house "Olnieki"

You are welcome to take part in Butoh Autumn Camp - near the Baltic Sea, amazing place and nature, only 70 km from capital Riga! The themes of the camp will be: base of the traditional Japanese Dance Theatre Nihon Buyo and principles of butoh; empty body; awareness; stone faces; final performance near the sea.

If you are interested, please, write: Simona.Orinska@inbox.lv


Photos from the last Butoh camp in Pedvale Open Air Museum (2010)

Please, see the space:

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DANCE movement therapy laboratory (April - June)


If you are interested in:


new experience what dance movement therapy is

exploring of body sensations and feelings

exploring of yourself and creative communication with others

investigation of different body techniques


More info here






  butoh performance

 "sacred dances of the night"


Already in this autumn there will be new butoh-processual art  performance in the contemporary art space called „Happy Art Museum” (Riga, Latvia, www.pinakoteka.lv). 

The dates of premiere - October 30, November 6 & 27 at 7 p.m. Additional performances - January 15, February 19 & 20 at 7 p.m.  We took part in the theatre festival in Germany, Padeborn on May 19 - 22. 


Now we prepare for Armenia, "High Fest" on October 1 - 10, 2011


The base of the performance is haiku by Japanese poet Kikaku Takarai: „the sacred dances of the night / white is them breath / behind the masks”. 

You can watch clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_HWBg1w4uE

Video about performance (in Latvian): http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=tv24zinas#p/u/1/8a99I6WHJzc


We suggest to go into "rational mind holiday", allowing to work your irrational brain, body intelligence and emotional self-reflection.  The creating of performance is like a poetry writing on the stage. Non conscious materiality which creates concrete structures in presence. Audience is like some part of this process as we give space for audience's spiritual collaboration. 


This performance is as a result of artistic and theoretical researches of butoh, nature, strong visuality, and body mind interaction. Performance's inspiration came from human transformation into nature's materials which is close to animistic thinking and accent our deep links with the Nature. Everything is alive in the Nature - from born to death. Butoh - time between breath in and breath out.  


The participants of the project: Simona Orinska (butoh, project idea), Modris Tenisons (artist, director), Artis Gulbis (performance & sound artist), Gita Straustiņa (video artist), Skaidra Jančaite (Lithuania, singer), Ken Mai (Japan, co-author, consultant of performance), Butoh Studio, artists Ērika Māldere and Aigars Lenkēvičs (http://www.lampas.lv/en/authors.htm).


Butoh emerged in Japan as contemporary dance form since 20th century 50' - 60'. It was rebellion against consumerism and also returning to Japanese traditional cultural roots. Butoh is keeping cultural dialogue between surrealism, expressionism, Zen, Tao, also performance art, authentic movement, physical theatre. Butoh dancer search for his "body archeology" and recreates these sources into images.  


Philosopher Gadamer H. G. said if self-intertia is base of living creature. There must be stimulus of movement if it is alive. The game is as a self-intertia which doesn't has special aim as mosquito's dance or flow of waves. There is some inner activity always in game. The audience becomes as an active part of this play not ordinary observer.

The performance is supported by: State Culture Capital Foundation, Latvian Radio Classics 3, radio Naba, Delfi.lv, Satori.lv, Hc.lv, Easyget.lv, Studentnet.lv, Randoms.lv, journals "Rigas Laiks", "Studija", "FotoKvartals", "Dizaina Studija", "Maksla Plus", TV 24, journal "Mistērija".

You can by tickets here: http://www.bilesuparadize.lv/events/buto_izrade_nakts_svetas_dejas

Reviews (in Latvian) & photos : http://easyget.lv/kultura/read/31758/http://www.studija.lv/?parent=3787

Photos before the performance: http://www.studentnet.lv/radosi/article.php?id=259531

 

Simona Orinska, author of the project,

mob. phone: (+371) 29394500;

simona.orinska@gmail.com
www.pinakoteka.lv

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butoh in THE international film forum "ARSENāLS"


“Arsenāl’s” clip 2010, created by Raitis Ābele un Māris Zommers (studio Tritone -www.tritone.lv). The clip is dedicated to Japan, because this year “Arsenāls” focuses on japanese cinema.

You can see clip here, performed by Simona Orinska

Latvian Television about opening ceremony

The Film Forum was opened by Japanese butoh dance improvisation by Simona Orinska, who together with almost hypnotic sound wave of live music performed by Jēkabs Nīmanis and Uģis Krišjānis made the soul awake “from the mud and blood” and to fly a couple of feet above the ground.

You can see photos here


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