hey, I`m just a person reading this. it is THEM, starting soon...lights will come and the atmosphere will change. Please try your best, do it for THEM
hey, I’m also a person reading this text, is an avert program text about a performance called THEM. It sounds interesting…I would love to go to a performance where I can also be creative, play with them, make music and sing for them, watch them and clap at the end.
hey, I’m an audience member, i think this text is not about THEM…is about me, reading this text now, breathing, watching, wanting, wondering, waiting to go to the theatre to see a performance called THEM
hey!, I’m the other, also reading this text. I’m not like them, I don’t like this text as it is, i think it should be more descriptive and in German, like this for example: ” Die Performance schafft einen poetischen Rahmen der ermöglicht auf gleichermassen angenehme wie schmerzliche Weise den anderen zu begegnen. Es entsteht eine fragiele Sprache der Begegnung die wie ein scheinbar steuerloses Schiff durch den Theatersaal gleitet.”
Hey. I’m not a person I’m an object, I’m the theatre building, i don't care about this text. I’m here, I will be there, I’m everywhere. In different cities.
Waiting for THEM.
Estamos trabajando en la nueva obra - Them - tratando de crear un espectáculo en que los espectadores sean los únicos personajes, como en WE, pero sin proyección gráfica.
El teatro representativo = la democracia representativa. El teatro participativo = democracia participativa, pero ¿cómo crear un espectáculo que se auto organice sin actores? ¿con actores?
Teatro, la palabra viene del griego Theatrón, "Lugar para contemplar", para ver, ver-se representado a través de los intermediarios actores. ¿Qué pasa cuando prescindimos de los intermediarios?
Artist couples at the Festival imagetanz at brut, Vienna: "WE" by Amanda Piña & Daniel Zimmermann.
Vienna - Within constellations of authorship in contemporary choreography the forming of couples is nothing unusual. And from time to time they work out fine, as with deufert + plischke or Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. imagetanz, the festival at the Viennese brut is now showing an extraordinary work of an artist couple: WE, by Amanda Piña & Daniel Zimmermann.
Piña/Zimmermann are projecting the group-image of their audence who are sitting on a stand, live onto a screen. Into this virtual mirror, the artists set comic-like thought-bubbles, such as: "Wow, I'm really good looking today" and "Did I turn off my phone?". In the face of what is presented here, one person regrets: "Oh, no, if I only had known..." It is all thoughts people could have while sitting in a theatre. Using wit, know- ledge of human nature and a masterly dramaturgy, WE turns into a feast of the recognition, the identificati- on with our own mirror image and the amusement of role allocation.
The couple is obviously good at defying logic and at rendering visible hidden claims; the cooperation between choreographer and visual artist turns out to be a recipe for success. (Helmut Ploebst / DER STANDARD, Print-Edition, 17.3.2008)
Amanda Piña & Daniel Zimmermann work together since 2005.
Their work focuses on the aspects of reception and perception involving the audience in new participative ways into different concepts of performance.
Amanda Piña - Chilean | Mexican Studied Physical Theatre in Santiago de Chile, Theatre Anthropology and Contemporary Dance in Barcelona, Salzburg and Montpellier; (Area, La Caldera, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance SEAD, Ex.e.r.ce, Centre Choregraphique National de Montpellier). She works in Europe and Latin America(Chile and Mexico) where she also teach and give workshops for young dancers and children. In 2005 she received a Fondart grant for culture from the Chilean Government for the support of young artists and in 2006 the Dance Web scholarship. In 2007 she received the 'á la source' Scholarship for Young Choreographers from Römerquelle and TQW. She works as freelance dancer and Choreographer in Austria, Switzerland, Holland Mexico and Chile, she creates her own pieces that have been presented in festivals in Europe and South América, ( ImpulsTanz Festival '08, Image Tanz Festival ‘07, ‘08, Tanz Quartier Studios and Halle G, festival danzalborde Valparaiso, among others)
Daniel Zimmermann Mixed-media artist. His artistic work has been shown in museums, exhibition spaces, and other public places in Switzerland and abroad. He also makes art films which have been presented in several festivals arround the world such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFCT New York City, the Olympic Games in Athens, Swiss Television and Swiss Film Festival in Solothurn. He has done several projects in public spaces involving different communities like the 10 Swiss in which he involved different traditional swiss activities and transformed them into health exercises. www.die10schweizer.ch. He collaborated with Cabula6 on the project 'On Earth' in the context of the TQW Factory Season Community Work in Santiago de Chile and Vienna, and collaborated with architects, choreographers and contemporary dancers in several projects presented his work at the International Contemporary Dance Festival Vienna in 2005. His work had received several distinctions and awards: „Mondsee Land Art“, Austria, International Olympic Comite, Best Swiss Short Film price nomination for the Lauberhornrennen im Sommer 2007 www.dz-productions.com