Lille Prinsen, a family dance performance re-premiered in Härnösand (SE) this sunday. Now on tour in Sweden before it lands in Cph for the ICE
HOT festival. http://en.norrdans.se/evenemang/lille-prinsen/
TØRST from 2013 continues to tour in Denmark. Last week our team of dancers went to Aabenraa to perform and teach the students at 5 different schools.
The artistic team behind our new production "as I collapse" part of the residency program Ars Bioarctica 2016
as I collapse is a speculative dance performance with its point of origin in a collapse in the perception of the world as divided into two: Nature and culture.
In what seems to be an impenetrable darkness, the performance comes to life as millions of microscopic algae illuminate the stage in a glowing response to the dancers’ touch. A concrete, bright image of the human footprint on the planet and a poetic encounter with life of microscopic size.
LIVE - the boundless body # 2 was presented at the Click festival 2016 at Culture Yard in Helsingør, Denmark.
The performance is a participatory choreography for Bacterias and Humans. It is also a performance that runs over a period of one month. Please see the full documentation of this performance here
LIVE - the boundless body # 1
21st & 22nd November 2015 at Laboratoriescenen, Dansehallerne
Duration: 70 min.
LIVE is for an English speaking audience
An open laboratory
initiated by recoil performance group
STEREO is a powerful disruption of the senses presented by award winning recoil performance group. A graphic universe in 3D and an intense duet between man and woman, between reality and illusion. With STEREO recoil performance group adds a new dimension to their frontiering video scenographies: Thus, the space around the dancers' bodies collapses and expands indefinitely; it curls up or slips off the stage tempting the audience to reach out.
recoil performance group hands out 3D glasses and welcomes the audience to a whole new chapter in the performing arts’ use of illusions.
“It is rare that one can do as so many dream of: to renew yourself. But it succeeds to a surprising degree for choreographer Tina Tarpgaard.” ♥♥♥♥♥ Monna Dithmer, Politiken
“Tina Tarpgaard succeeds with her clear idea in On/Volt to create a unique visual and movement universe, where the audience comes up close to the body’s powerful release of energy and hidden potential.” ★★★★ Vibeke Wern, Berlingske
The initial research took place in Culture Yard Elsinore at the Click festival 2013. In JAnuary 2014 the project was developed further during a residency at 3LD Art and Technology Center in NYC.
In may 2014 the Click Festival hosted recoil performance group to create an installation based on the STEREO concept.
Video excerpts from STEREO (in 2D)
TØRST is the danish word for thirst.
The title itself provokes an almost physical sensation – a bodily urge fueled by an essential need.
TØRST is a powerful duet for two male dancers, a duet on human drive and survival. Two bodies in a place where strategic thinking has ceased and instinct has taken over - a place between vulnerable intimacy and untamed forces.
recoil performance group presents…and it ends TWICE - a double performance with two choreographies, one by reward winning Tina Tarpgaard and one by debutant Nelson Rodriguez-Smith.
Tina Tarpgaard presents the performance TØRST. The title it self provokes an almost physical sensation – a bodily urge fueled by an essential need.
LIVING ROOM is a performance about hierarchies. Open source, 2.0 and other non-hierarchical structures are buzzwords in the 21st century – and yet, we all subject ourselves to a long line of ancient hierarchies. The world’s oldest is that between man and shadow – a hierarchy of nature that it is impossible to disobey… Or is it?
Confronting the human body and a motion sensitive scenography, LIVING ROOM put a physical expression on what it means to take control or subject, and questions who is the puppet and who is the puppeteer – who controls whom?
Malpais is a search to understand the anatomy of fear, in society as well as for the individual in different cultures.
Through documentary style video and a physical research on the anatomy of fear, the performance combines reality, satire and fiction to address one of the most used power tools in history: Our fear.
The fusion of “game theory” (a mathematical attempt to predict human behaviour) and the dramaturgical development in computer games in the last decade, is the conceptual and visual frame of this performance for 4 dancers and an interacting video scenography.
With graphics and choreography inspired by the totalitarian collectivism in games like “Lemming’s” to the anarchistic individualism in “GTA”, “Fuck you Buddy” is a performance for the sake of the game, a game about winning at any cost and about being born inherently selfish.....or?
The performance is framed by a video scenography consisting of movement sensitive graphics. The combination of choreographic material and delicately "choreographed" video scenography is the core of this performance, where the warm intensity of the body contrasts with the frozen imprints it leaves behind.
5 stars out of 6:
“….. eminent, exemplary, imaginative, poetic, humorous, enchantingly beautiful, showing Tarpgaard’s unique talent for meaningful reconciliation between dance and interactive technology.” Vibeke Wern, Berlingske Tidende, 26th October 2009
4 stars out of 6:
In this time displaced universe 3 socially stigmatized people meet.
Ottilia 1886, Rose 2008, Keem 2258 - each of them seeking to find justice. Being placed in past, present and future their stories are portrayed visually, physically and dramatically.
Timemap#3 premiered April 16th as the opening performance in Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Choreographer: Tina Tarpgaard
Dramatist: Gritt Uldall-Jessen
Dancers: Anna Pehrson, Laura Lohi, Kasper Ravnhøj
Media artist: Ole Kristensen
Sound: Pelle Skovmand
Two dancers and their digital reproduction is the scenographic frame of this humorous and emotional portrait of human relations.
Based on rules and structured in a game like manner, the performance makes way for a playful dialog between man, woman and the digital “footprints” they leave behind.
Body Navigation was produced by Danish Dance Theatre and premiered as a part of the performance “labyrinth” May 21st 2008 at K2 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Choreography: Tina Tarpgaard
Video Design: Ole Kristensen and Jonas Jongejan
Below Red is a dynamic dance trio, physical to a point of exhaustion. By capturing extreme physicality through digital video sensors, it explores the human fascination and fatigue surrounding the overwhelming pace by which technology can process, manipulate and control information about us.
Below red is also a reference to Infrared, an invisible light that is used in the performance. A light that is also used in survailiance cameras to make them able to see in darkness.
Since 2003 recoil has experimented with artist collaborations across genre and borders. Amongst other projects we have developed the concept GRENZSTADT, which is a trans national artist collaboration via the Internet. We named our project GRENZSTADT (Border Town) as it aims to search and dilute the concept of borders.
cognitive debris revolves around real-time image manipulation and electronic sound interacting with the dynamic physical expression of dance. By sampling and reproducing live video, the installation challenges our experience of the present in a visual language inspired by the fragmented nature of dreams.
”Crick and Mitchison (1983) believe that the brain’s neural memory systems are easily overloaded and that REM eliminates cognitive debris”
Barbara Lusk, Professor in psychology
Physical space is exploited within a revolving perspective where dance, video, text and sound fuse. An Ego flirts with the Other only to ultimately reemerge in a final synthetic act of reconstructed affirmation.
Horizontal Vertigo explores the body’s senses via digital transformations—where movement becomes picture and sound.
The dancer’s body directs sound and images, melting together into a viscous atmosphere, while the rules of gravity are turned upside down. The vertical axis of the wall is the dancer’s true element. As she approaches the floor’s horizontal axis, she is confronted with a new world of different physical laws. The transformation is plainly visualized by the right angle between floor and wall.