16-17/4/2016: Claire Huber
In Progress Feedback Festival 2016: Urban Surprises
photo: Cowhouse Studios
The work that our second for this year resident artist will present will be based on playfulness and through movement and colors she will attempt to draw a path both with visible and invisible traces in the labyrinth of the National Garden.
Claire Huber is a dancer and a choreographer, born in Paris and now living in Berlin. She will be Kinitiras’ guest from 9 to 18/4/2016. She started by being involved in theater companies before pursuing her education in physical theater in Paris and creating her own theater plays. From theater, she retained a strong attention for the clarity of intentions and of address. She then got more engaged in dance, working with Cynthia Briggs, and studying contemporary dance in Berlin where she combined it with somatic practices (mostly Laban/Bartenieff and Klein technique among others), having a special interest for the fluidity of the movement, and how to achieve great amplitude with less muscles. She has created a few dance pieces (for dancers and for children), and has collaborated with visual artists in Germany and Ireland. For the moment, she is mainly developing solos and dance videos, where she works with landscapes, weaving connections and continuities through the body, its musicality and its spacial lines, between the inner and the outer world. All this with the joy for movement, the discoveries of the senses, the enjoyment of strong physicality, lightness and poetry.
16-17/4/2016, 18.00 at the National Garden (meeting point the entrance from Vas. Amalias, close to Syntagma metro station, Garden’s map)
In Progress Feedback Festival has been recognized by the EFFE International Jury as one of Europe’s finest festivals. This year, the festival, which is connected with Kinitiras’ residency program, will be held from 28/3/2016 to 25/4/2016 and it has the subject “Urban Surprises”.
The aim is to create short site-specific projects outdoors that will act as little surprises in the everyday life of the urban landscape. The positive surprise caused by the art in the least expected places, gives cheerfulness and optimism to citizens and at the same time acts as an everyday balm. When art is outdoors it feeds the social development while addressing to all regardless of age, race or social background.
In Progress Feedback Festival has as main objective the research, experimentation and development of the creative process, and how this can be influenced by public opinion through the exchange of ideas with it. In addition, it focuses on the education and cultivation of audiences in contemporary society.
The artists present their work, which is not yet completed but “under development”, testing their thoughts and ideas. They come in direct contact with the public that actively participates in the end of each show through creative discussions, questionnaires and other imaginative ways of exchanging ideas, taking the feedback that will lead them to a future, complete work.
In Progress Feedback Festival is a Kinitiras’ tradition, a Kinitiras’ party. It is another effort of being closer to the neighborhood and to the community. All actions, interactive and performative, have free entrance so everybody can attend. Moreover, side events are being hosted with notable institutions and people of the performing arts and there are always efforts being made so as to open a meaningful channel of communication with the province.
Festival Direction: Antigone Gyra
Festival Production: Maria Vlachostathopoulou
Administration: Angeliki Pavlou
Graphic Design: Sofia Apostolopoulou
Communication: Socialmouse (Maria Lamprou 6937 887 304 | Martha Koskina 6945 892 8080
Special thanks to the festival committee: Ana Sanchez Colberg, Marion Renard and Christos Kaoukis
Thanks to the volunteer: Paola Aparicio, Nicol Dedousi, Athina Eleftheriou, Areti Botsari, Christiana Stamou
- For the performances and actions being held outside, please consult our website or our facebook page for any last minute changes.
- Free entrance in all the festival actions.