ESTEBAN DONOSO, THIAGO ANTUNES, LILI M. RAMPRE
Esteban Donoso (Ecuador) holds a BA in Clinical Psychology and an MFA in Dance from University of Illinois (U.S.) where he worked with choreographers such as Tere O’Connor and Jennifer Monson. In 2007 he attended Impulstanz in Vienna as a part of the danceWeb Europe Programme. He later moved back to Ecuador where he has taught and produced his own work individually and collaboratively. In 2014 he collaborated with Fabián Barba for the creation of the installation-performance cultivo de babosas / slugs’ garden, which will be performed at kunstenfestivaldesarts this year. In 2015 he moved to Belgium to start an artistic research program at a.pass. In the fall 2017 he will be starting a PhD in Performance Studies at York University in Toronto, Ca.
Thiago Antunes (Brasil) has a bachelor in cinema, and worked as a dancer, performance maker, movement advisor and theatre director. In 2012 he obtained a Master’s in Theatre at Unesp – São Paulo. He has collaborated with theatre and dance productions in Sao Paulo, either as a performer and as a movement director. He joined the dance company Oito Nova Dança from 2011 to 2014. Later on, he moved to Brussels where he completed the post-master program A.PASS where he developed performative games inspired by integration courses for migrants. In the past years he has been researching connections between martial arts and BDSM, as both physical training methods and as generative set-ups for his performance practice.
Lili M. Rampre (Slovenia): she holds a BS in Physics and a master on Contemporary Dance Education (MACoDE from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt – 2012). In the past she has been supported by various venues and programs such as: Nomad Dance Academy, ReRc (Centre Choreographique National de Montpellier – WILD CARD Jardin d’Europe), Mousonturm Frankfurt, ID Frankfurt, Modul dance artist in residence 2013/2014, Hessische Theaterakademie, Pact Zollverein Essen, tanzrecherche – Kultursekretariat NRW, Akademie der Künste der Welt Köln and Tanzhaus NRW, cooproducer of her last piece and venue of various formats in which Lili is actively engaged. Lili is currently finishing a.pass, advance performance and scenography studies, postmaster program in Brussels.
FRAME OF RESEARCH
Esteban Donoso, Lili Mihajlovic and Thiago Antunes have in common a background in dance, which they want to dig into and resignify. Taking elements from bondage, knitting and interviewing techniques as points of departure, they are creating a peculiar device for letting words and voice flow from their bodies -or others’ bodies. Through the work of attaching the body to objects they create a composite of different material qualities that become displayed as discrete universes; and this allows for unravelling new patterns for thinking, moving, and speaking. questioning the connections between speech and movement.
This residency was made possible with the support of Iberescena and Ministerio de Cultura del Ecuador.