On Wednesday, 1 July (7:30 pm), the Mumuth Theatre in Graz (György LigetiSaal, Leonhardtstrasse 15) will host the premiere of when they travel at the speed of light, ALONG the light?, a quartet with an installation formerly known as Spacetime by Sonia Borkowicz, Alexander Chernyshkov, Hygin Delimat, and Marina Poleukhina. The show is part of Invisible Drives. The Polish premiere of the piece under the name Czasoprzestrzeń is scheduled for 26 and 27 September 2015 as part of the Studio Otwarte # 3 project by Komuna//Warszawa.
About the piece:
In the past, humans were dreaming to be able to fly. Our dream is a journey to another galaxy. Inspired also by science fiction cinema, the modern ones (Interstellar, Gravity) but also by the classic (Metropolis, Barbarella). We create world of cosmic relationships, impossible, moving surreal to another space-time dimensions. Male-female duo is based on the surreal relations of the bodies. The unique multisensory experience is supported by the intense musical composition from futuristic sound-machines.
Hygin Delimat ( http://hygind.wix.com/hygin )
Hygin Delimat is a performer and choreographer working mainly in Central Europe. He holds academic degrees in Contemporary Dance and Dance Pedagogy at Anton Bruckner University in Linz (Austria). In 2013 he received a danceWEB scholarship. As a dancer he performed for various choreographers including Elio Gervasi, Georg Blaschke, Willi Dorner, Rose Breuss, Johanna Roggan, or Robert Clark.
Since 2011 he has been creating his own choreographic works. He received artistic residencies and presented his pieces in several European countries (Klub Żak Gdańsk, Derida Dance Center Sofia, Michael Douglas Collective Cologne, RedSapata Tanzfabrik Linz, Butoh Festival Dublin, Monotanc Fesztival Budapest, ProART Brno). Guest choreographer at AURA Dance Theatre in Lithuania. He collaborates with artists from various fields including contemporary composition, visual arts and new media. In his artistic research he integrates approaches and philosophies of somatic methods (yoga, Feldenkrais) and urban dance styles (breakdance). His working method is based on thorough physical research and developing new artistic practices.
Sonia Borkowicz was born in 1993 in Poznań. Started her dance education in 2006 in Poland. Since 2013 Sonia studies Contemporary Dance at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. As a dancer/performer, she has collaborated with list of choreographers, such as: Isabelle Schad, Rose Breuss, Yumiko Yoshioka, Joanna Leśnierowska… Sonia performed at festivals such as: Ex?it (Germany), Dancing Poznań, Malta Festival (Poland), Front@9 (Slovenia). Sonia Borkowicz is also a culture manager and event curator, she is the founding member of the art event Body/Sound/Space (Linz/Austria)
Alexander Chernyshkov is a composer, performer and improviser. Graduated in composition at the Vienna Musik Universität in the class of Chaya Czernowin, Karlheinz Essl and Clemens Gadenstätter. His compositions are performed in numerous festivals by ensembles such as musikFabrik, Nikel, Phace, MCME (Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble) during festivals like Wien Modern 2008, Donaueschingen Musiktage-Off-Programm, Platforma (Moscow), Unsafe Sounds (Vienna), Izlog Suvremennog Zvuka (Zagreb). He worked with musicians like Natalia Pschenitschinikowa, Carl Rosman, Vincent Daoud. As performer and improviser he co-founded the experimental duo O I O with Marina Poleukhina. His records are published by labels “PanYrosas” and “TOPOT” and count several albums ?Puinen Neon Itku?, “Songs about trees” “Partly cloudy”. He is a frequent guest at numerous free improvisation festivals like Multiversal (Berlin-Copenhagen), Velak (Vienna), TurnTheCorner (Vienna). He experiments and builds instruments of strictly acoustical and mechanical origin using long tubes to transform the wind instruments or using motors, relays and electromagnets as vibrating sources. Works and sleeps in Vienna.
Marina Poleukhina is composer, improviser and performer, graduated at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with V. Tarnopolski. From 2015 she studies at the Kunstuniversität Graz with C. Gadenstätter. She participates in many festivals such as: Platforma (Moscow), Gaudeamus Muziek Week (Utrecht), Multiversal (Berlin, Copenhagen), Path Festival (Verona), Pilot: Soundkarte (Berlin), Velak (Vienna), Strenge Kammer sessions in Porgy and Bess (Vienna), Echoraum (Vienna). She played with Matthias Bauer, Alexander Chernyshkov (duo ?O I O?), Dario Fariello, Kirill Shirokov (duo [t]), Hilary Jeffrey, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Hannes Dufek. She recorded several albums as “Puinen Neon Itku”, “Songs about trees”. Her music is played by ensembles like MCME (Moscow contemporary music ensemble), Nostri Temporis, NoName, Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, Pro Arte, Looptail, Zwerm E-Guitarquartet; musicians: Pete Harden, Susanna Borsch, Alexandra Topalidi, Ivan Bushuev. Some of her music is published on the label Pan y Rosas.