The Not Festival: An atypical point of view, if you allow me will take place from October 22nd to 27th, 2012. It will serve as a platform for experimentation, creation, presentation and open dialogues. It consists of a series of performances and installations, jams, screenings, lectures and discussions of topics that are relevant to contemporary dance, performance and art today, as well as contemporary dance classes and workshops. All the activities will be created, developed and presented at Dansehallerne.
is a kaleidoscopic new media artistic object created by Luis Lara
Malvacías. It is ephemeral, erratic and nomadic. Through the use of old
and new technologies and media, it embraces the ideas of global artistic
collaboration and the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, DIY attitudes.
It exists outside the realm of the establishment, which implies
generally non-existing financial support. However, its inclusive nature
allows it to move inside and outside of institutions and at the same
time to avoid the institutional restrictions. This political “object”
aims to fight the standardized and systematized commodification of the
arts. Thus, it is NOT a FESTIVAL.
The event also questions the boundaries and definitions
of the generally accepted roles of the “presenter” and the “presented”.
Participant artists are encouraged to play an active role in managing
and facilitating it, and to use their creativity not only in their own
work but also in the creation of the event itself. For instances, My
Linblad and Gry Raaby , two Copenhagen-based choreographers/ dancers
are helping to coordinate and organize a team of other Copenhagen-based
artists. The Dance Department of the Statens Scenekunstskole has
agreed to be part of this and to help to co-produce part of the event,
as this will be of great benefit for its students. In every edition of
the Not Festival a conceptual framework is offered to the participants
and it is embedded in the title chosen for each occasion. The title
chosen for the Copenhagen edition, Not Festival: An atypical point of view, if you allow me, is open to the artists’ own interpretations.
others, activities include contemporary dance classes taught by Jeremy
Nelson; Movement and Sound taught by Brussels based composer Matteo
Fargion ( long time Jonathan Burrows' collaborator); Controlling sound
and video in performances with Junxion software, lead by Amsterdam based
sound artist Ivo Bol; Improvisation and composition workshop by Lucy
Suggate; and Feldenkrais workshop taught by New York based
teacher/choreographer Jimena Paz. The exhibitions, performances and
lectures involve local and international artists.
There are many
ways in which people can get involved and participate. They can take the
classes and workshops, show a work in progress or show an old short
piece during the evening performances or create one in the space
facilitated by the Not Festival, they can participate in the lectures or
come to see the performances and screenings. There are many more ways
to be part of the Not Festival. For a full program of the activities or
for more information on classes and workshop fees, discounts for
participants, etc. please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com. All the information is available at
www.laramalvacias.org and in http://www.facebook.com/pages/NotFestival/156871124451577