On Tuesday, 8 November (7 pm), the Old Brewery New Dance will host a presentation of Mirjam Sögner?s LARA (Studio Słodownia +3, ul. Półwiejska 42), which was officially selected for Aerowaves Twenty 2016. LARA takes the pixelated movement patterns of early computer game characters as a starting point to explore digitally altered physicality. Mirjam Sögner translates the unnatural qualities and glitchy image errors of digital avatars back onto her own body, creating an uncanny hybrid. Imitating the imitation, she creates a physical body seemingly trapped in the digital realm. As our digital and physical realities grow together, this solo offers a bodily response to our changing experience of the world.
On Thursday, 10 November (8 pm), LARA will be presented in Lublin as part of the International Dance Theatres Festival (Centre for Culture in Lublin, MainPerformance Room). The show will be presented as a double bill with another piece selected for this year?s Aerowaves Twenty, Christos Papadopoulos?s Elvedon (Leon & the Wolf).
choreography & performance: Mirjam Sögner
music: Andreas Völk
kindly supported by: Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, the BKA ? Austrian Council for the Arts
duration: 30 min.
Admission: PLN 5
Mirjam Sögner was born in Austria and lives in Berlin. She studied contemporary dance in Vienna and Holland; her diploma piece OOZE was presented at numerous young artists? festivals, including the ITS Festival in the Hague and tanz_house Salzburg. Scholarship from danceWeb and the Austrian Arts Council allowed Mirjam to creat a solo piece LARA, which was featured at some of the most intriguing Aerowaves festivals, including Oslo, Zurich, Amsterdam, Vienna, and now Poland. Mirjam Sögner is currently working on a duo devoted to Isadora Duncan. The first sketch of her New piece was presented at Tanztage Berlin 2016, and the premiere of the final version has been scheduled for February 2017 in Salzburg. Mirjam Sögner is also engaged in a number of artistic collaborations and projects. She has Dance for Helena Weinzierl, Jasper van Luijk, Ivan Perez, Julian Barnett and Akemi Takeya. She has also choreographed for Dschungel Wien (Farbenreich 2016, My Body in Me 2015), Kibbutzim College Tel Aviv (We Fade to Grey 2013), New Talents Biennale Cologne 2014 (Äther) and the London Fashion Weeks, and assisted Royston Maldoom in a large social project in Ramallah, Palestine. November 2016 will see the premiere of her film, co-created with the visual artist Stefan Panhans.
Official selection: Aerowaves Twenty16.