profesional contemporary dance training in the Lake Geneva region
Since 2007 the GVA Sessions tend to encourage interactions and further relationships between artists, creative producers and cultural organizations.
After a Japanese 2010 edition, devoted to the relation between body and camera movements, the GVA Sessions 2011 will be focusing on exploring one of the longest established collaborative partnerships in the performing arts: that between choreographer and composer, choreography and music, under the heading:Dialog: Sound and Movement, they will take place in Geneva from July 16th to 22nd.
For this 5th edition our special guest is the Tanzhaus Zurich, with which we support the participation of four artists from Zurich. We will also take advantage of this edition to establish links with artists, choreographers and musicians from other Swiss cities, and will be hosting, as well, two South-African artists in partnership with Pro Helvetia Cape Town.
A preliminary session, in partnership with Electron Festival, was held on April 21st 2011 at La Fonderie in Ateliers Kügler. On that occasion Gilles Jobin and Cristian Vogel made a presentation of their artistic partnership, and the use of Kyma soundsystem, used for the creation of the musical score of Spider Galaxies.
GVA SESSIONS 2011: DIALOG: SOUND AND MOVEMENT
Led by Cristian Vogel and Marlon Barrios Solano, the participants – dancers, choreographers, musicians and composers – will be working on the issue Dialog: Sound and Movement. The GVA Sessions 2011 will offer a mixed format providing a collaborative space for different types and levels of knowledge, artists research and production.
Over a seven-day period, the 2011 edition will offer the participants a hybrid collaborative format that will have two intersecting instances:
July 16th and 17th 2011 : Perspectives and Frames
We will start a two day seminar over the weekend with an international guest group of choreographers, composers and interdisciplinary artists who will dissect and discuss with participants their recent work and practices, exploring the practical and conceptual challenges involved in the composition of choreography, music and sound.
Jennifer Bonn (composer), Alain Crevoisier (compositeur), Andre Decosterd & Michel Decosterd (music & architecture), Christian Garcia (composer), Myriam Gourfink (choreographer), Adam Harper (composer, musicologist), Anna Huber(choreographer), Eric Linder (composer), Muriel Romero (choreographer) & Pablo Palacio (composer), Daniel Schorno (composer), Jérome Soudan (composer),Kasper T Toeplitz (composer), Perrine Valli (choreographer), Cindy Van Acker(choreographer), Ariella Vidach & Claudio Prati (interdisciplinary artists), Cristian Vogel (composer).
July 18th - 22nd 2011 : Collaborative Lab
Monday begins five days of workshop at the studios of Cie Gilles Jobin, in Geneva, where concepts and ideas will be explored and embodied by the GVA Sessions participants in different collaborative configurations.
GVA Sessions 2011 culminates seven days of creative explorations with an informal showing session open to the public on Friday July 22nd 2011.
The GVA Sessions 2011 will also offer diverse public activities:
Saturday 16th July - 21h : GVA Sessions @ Shark Electronic music party with with Cristian Vogel, Pablo Palacio and Kasper T. Toeplitz.
Tuesday 19th July - 20h : Spoutnik @ GVA Sessions Screening of the film Spider Galaxies, directed by Vincent Pluss 55 minute dance film / adapted from the choregraphy Spider Galaxies by Gilles Jobin shot in April 2011 at the ADC venue in Geneva.
Wednesday 20th July - 20h : Spoutnik @ GVA Sessions Exploration of sound and movement in dance films in partnership with the Dance Films Association from NYC Screening of dance films exploring the relation between moving image, moving bodies and sound design.
Friday 22nd July : Open day After 7 days of creative wanderings, the GVA Sessions 2011 will offer an open house at studios 44.
GVA sessions is an initiative of the GVA Dance Project/Cie Gilles Jobin
Artistic direction : Gilles Jobin
Project direction : Mélanie Rouquier, Cristian Vogel, Marlon Barrios Solano
Production : GVA Dance Project/Cie Gilles Jobin - Genève
Supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Republic and Canton of Genève, Société Suisse des Auteurs, Migros Culture Percentage
In partnership with Pro Helvetia Cape Town, Tanzhaus Zurich, Spoutnik Cinema
Gilles Jobin is jointly supported through an agreement with the City of Geneva, the Republic and Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia
Gilles Jobin is associated artist with Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy, France
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