In season 2022, we were working with Patricia Apergi and Elena Fokina, two internationally acclaimed choreographers.
„Newtopia“ by Patricia Apergi explores the concept of utopia, drawing from and responding to the societal crisis today. How does it feel to be a citizen of a society that is in decline? Which emotion is the most difficult to confront, anger, fear, or defeat? What is of most value, the fight or its outcome? Can one emerge a hero from failure? Who are the citizens to be praised today? In those, yet-to-be-identified, societies, world citizens hear the last sounds of things familiar and learn how to accept the organic, fertilizing presence of chaos. They are confronted with an urgent demand; to invent new sounds, new images, and other languages in order to reveal the reality that is coming. Newtopia. A discovery of a new land, where defeat transforms into triumph in a stunning show of failures. Humor emerges from our tragedies. Newtopia, a new place of justice, balance and beauty that reinvents new ways to fight and resist, to fall and stand up.
„Fly Me To The Moon“ by Elena Fokina invites the viewer to spend an unforgettable day on board of intergalactic ship FMTTM which after many years of traveling in space is heading back to Earth. The viewer will witness the unfolding tragicomedy between the crew of top pilots and their base on earth. The piece was created in close collaboration between dancers of BODHI PROJECT dance company and choreographer Elena Fokina. This work has the style of a theatrical play that utilizes virtuosic contemporary dance language. The piece is supported by the unique soundscape created by composer Tara Moskalets.
Acclaimed choreographers Adrien Hód and Reut Shemesh have been commissioned to create new works for BODHI PROJECT in season 2021.
The piece „Chorus Line“ created by Adrienn Hód and BODHI PROJECT is focusing on paradoxical phenomenons between movement, stillness, monotony and attitude. The deconstruction that can be observed through-out the piece brings together the tough athleticness of marching bands and the sensitivity of the Chopin Nocturnes. The contradictory nature of the deconstructed performances thus force the audience to look beyond the object of their attention and observe a deeper sense. This way the dancers raise questions on individuality and collectivity while building a piece that brings strong provocative characteristics that are not unfamiliar to the work of Adrienn Hód.
Reut Shemesh created the piece „Tonky Lonky“ which is using public confession and absolution to attack, cynically and provocatively, relevant topics from family relations, robots, human communication, and daily concerns. By doing so, distorted relations about individual’s motives and a voyeuristic pleasure are coming into play. Based on found footage interviews, Shemesh creates a collage that touches on themes from the bland to the intimate, seeking an aesthetic between minimalism and grotesque.
Together with the six dancers of the BODHI PROJECT dance company, they will re-enact the interviews in various ways, such as singing and lip-synching. The text will be transformed into rhythmical patterns and movements. Through the plot of the work, the characters will be revealed in their fragility and powerlessness towards disasters and loss of control in front of nature and in their inability to embrace each other.
In season 2019/20 we invited the four internationally acclaimed choreographers Stephanie Thiersch, Hillel Kogan, Francesco Scavetta and Adrienn Hód to work with BODHI PROJECT.
Stephanie Thiersch’s choreography “Kritter” throws a view on the ambivalent relationship of humans and non-human with the natural world. Six bodies in constant transformation try to organize and reconfigure the relations with what is there and explore strategies of „staying in trouble“ (Donna Haraway) proposing more a making with, than an individual self-fulfillment.
Hillel Kogan examines in “Dancer is the Answer” the existence / non-existence of freedom in movement and exposes and deconstructs conventions, social ideologies, and the clichés of dance and of art in general that are reflected in bodies. Francesco Scavetta aims to work with “For all the other reasons” on a dramaturgical polyphony that combines and interplays physical and theatrical materials produced individually by the performers. The individual solos will be later knitted together and investigate the possibility to create intricate scenes that become an opportunity for epiphany.
The new piece created by Adrienn Hód and BODHI PROJECT is focusing on paradoxical phenomena between movement, stillness, monotonity and attitude. The deconstruction that can be observed through-out the piece brings together the tough athleticism of marching bands and the sensitivity of the Chopin nocturnes. The contradictory nature of the deconstructed performances thus forces the audience to look beyond the object of their attention and observe a deeper sense.
For this season 2018/19 four internationally acclaimed choreographers Guy Nader & Maria Campos, Jose Agudo, Lisi Estaras and Francesco Scavetta have been commisioned to work with us.
The new piece „ROUTES“ by Guy Nader & Maria Campos steers our attention to a journey of multiple paths inhabited by the complicity of six dancers that constantly defy gravity finding different strategies of cooperation that make these complex paths and situations achievable.
The second piece „BHAJ – to belong to“ by Josè Agudo initiates a journey of transformation, that connects with the power of ritualistic movement and ascends into a trance.
Lisi Estara’s piece „No Human No cry!“ with raw art forms, not honed by academic conventions, open up a glimpse into the secrets of intuitive creativity with its exuberance and empathy. Lisi was inspired by the dancer Valeska Gert and the artistic vision of Art Brut.
Francesco Scavettas choreography „All I know of which I am not thinking“ explores, in a peculiar blend of politics, poetics and humour, the notion of truth and falsehood in theatre and everydays life.The project identifies the theme of lying as iconic and relevant on both a socio-political and personal level.
The first piece „Beneath a Falling Sky“ by Jarrko Mandelin deals with sceneries where tender and caring relations between people seem timeless and substantial. As a counterpoint unrestrained bursts, which might on the first sight seem violent, reveal as a playful game filled with physical details between the dancers who share an ultimate atmosphere of trust and support.
The second piece „Sound of the Trap“ by Cecilia Bengolea fokuses on the study of different body constructions and dance cultures. She creates a cadavre exquis, full of imagery, historical references, contemporary and folk dances that intertwine with recorded music and live sound.
The third performance „Lucy“ by Lali Ayguadè was about the dialiectic of our world: We are consistently living with good and bad, with what is right and what is wrong, with beauty and ugliness… One always exists because of the other, we cannot imagine one of them existing by itself.
And on the occasion of Salzburg Festival’s opera production „L’incoronazione di Poppea“ in summer 2018, the fourth choreographer and director Jan Lauwers was working with dancers of his prestigious Needcompany as well as with dancers of BODHI PROJECT. The premiere took place on August 12th, 2018 in Haus für Mozart.
Acclaimed choreographers Emanuel Gat, Mala Kline, Iratxe Ansa & Igor Bacovich and Rosalba Torres have been commissioned to create new works for BODHI PROJECT in season 2016/17 whereas Sita Ostheimer restages a beloved creation “Ubuntu”. Anastasia Valsamaki, Barnaby Booth & Mathilde Pailley choreographed “Common Ground” as part of international choreographic exchange program.
The season started with an international cooperation with DIALOGE festival for Etienne Guilloteau’s „Tanz & Musik Zeit-Bild“ (premiere November 2015, republic), followed by two premieres by Jukstapoz – Christine Gouzelis („Fragile Matter“) & Paul Blackman and Sita Ostheimer („Ubuntu“) at New Faces New Dances Festival in republic in February 2016. Later in April one more premiere happend at the Xchange Festival in republic with the presentation of Eldad Ben Sasson’s „Ha’omnam“ (in the context of the Hidden States exchange project with Israel). In June, Mark Lorimer’s new piece „Darwin’s Gypsy Dance“ premiered at SommerSzene festival in ARGEkultur. An international touring brought the company to the US, to Israel and to various places in Europe.
Repertory 2008 - 2015
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