The Art and Present Time Foundation together with the Centre for Contemporary Art ? Ujazdowski Castle are pleased to invite everyone interested to the presentation of Happiness by the contemporary dance company Club Guy & Roni of Groningen accompanied by the percussion ensemble Slagwerk Den Haag (3 November, 7 pm). The presentation is organised as part of the 23rd International Meeting of Live Arts CROSSROADS. The show will be presented at the Nowy Theatre (ul. Madalińskiego 10/16), making it the first ever performance by Club Guy & Roni, led by choreographers Guy Weizman and Roni Haver.
Happiness is the company?s latest piece.In their characteristically dynamic way and with a grain of salt they portray characters who are far from ideal in their search for happiness. Does one have to be lucky to experience true Happiness?, ask the authors of the piece. An explosive combination of absurd comedy about a dysfunctional family and a pastiche of reality TV with dynamic dance to expressive live music. Inspired, among others, by Todd Solondz?s film Happiness, the performance was created by the acclaimed Holland-based Israeli choreographers Guy Weizman and Roni Haver, and composers Frank Wienk (Binkbeats, Slagwerk Den Haag) and Niels Broos (Kyteman Orchestra).
Following the presentation, the artist will meet with the audience at the theatre foyer.
The day before the show, choreographer Guy Weizman will give a lecture on Guy & Roni?s oeuvre (2 November 2016, 6 pm) at the Centre for Contemporary Art ? Ujazdowski Castle (Kino.LAB). The lecture will be illustrated by screenings of the company?s performances.
Directed and choreographed by: Guy Weizman and Roni Haver
Music: Frank Wienk i Niels Broos
Dramaturgy: Veerle van Overloop
Musical director: Fedor Teunisse
Dancers: Camilo Chapela, Roni Haver, Angela Herenda,
Sofiko Nachkebiya, Adam Peterson, Igor Podsiadly
Musicians: Jonathan Bonny, Enric Monfort, Frank Wienk
featuring: Joanne van den Bos, Albert Delfos,
Kevin Duurken, Noah Halsema, Carin Halsema, Martijn Veldman
Set design: Ascon de Nijs
Costumes: Slavna Martinovic
Lighting design: Wil Frikken
Sound: Simon Derks
Coproduction: Club Guy & Roni and Slagwerk Den Haag
supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL, and the City and Province of Groningen
Tickets: (normal/reduced/entrance card): PLN 45/25/20
The day before the show, choreographer Guy Weizman will give a lecture on Guy & Roni?s oeuvre (2 November 2016, 6 pm) at the Centre for Contemporary Art ? Ujazdowski Castle.
About the artists:
Club Guy & Roni is an acclaimed company who have successfully performed at numerous European theatres and festivals, among others in Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Marseille, Barcelona, and at the prestigious Jacob?s Pillow Festival in the United States.The international cast of Club Guy&Roni includes Polish dancer Igor Podsiadły, winner of the Swan award for the best dancer of contemporary dance in the Netherlands in 2014 for a part in Naked Lunch performance. Club Guy&Roni was also awarded with the prestigious Swan prize for Midnight Rising in the category: the best Dutch contemporary dance performance in 2013. Performance Happiness will be shown in The Nowy Teatr International Cultural Centre.
Percussion group Slagwerk Den Haag, established in 1977, is considered one of world?s foremost percussion ensembles. Currently, Slagwerk Den Haag is comprised of the third generation of musicians. The ensemble is mostly appreciated for its instrumental innovations and continuously extended repertoire. They cooperate with Club Guy&Roni for a long time. The ensemble has performed in most of the European countries, also in the United States and Japan.
The interdisciplinary festival International Meeting of Live Arts. CROSSROADS (organised every year since 1994) presents valuable, innovative performances at the crossroads between theatre, dance and visual arts. During the 23rd edition of the CROSSROADS Festival, artists from Netherlands and Poland will present performances at the crossroads between modern dance and theatre, as well as shows combining live theatrical animation and film.
Partner of the presentation of Happiness performance: The Nowy Teatr International Cultural Centre.
Partner of the Festival: Qchnia Artystyczna
CROSSROADS Festival is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, City of Warsaw and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: