IKARUS STAGE ARTS

“According to the use you give to your wings,

you can fly or fall to the ground,

cause a tornado or offer refuge,

rikindle a fire or exthinguish it

According to the energy, the direction and the time-rhythm used

you are who decide what are the effects of your action”.

Luis Alonso

BEGINNING

"We are the youngest actors of Odin Teatret. When we moved permanently to Holstebro, Eugenio asked us to have our own project. We realized how important is the autonomy and responsibility while working are important, and how the legacy we create and the way we use the tools that we have received is fundamental.
So, we decided to start with our own project, but we couldnt do it alone, we needed crazy people with whom one can share a dream, a utopia or a necesity. And We find them ... For this reason, IKARUS STAGE ARTS was born".
Carolina Pizarro, Director

VISION

"In our process, we want our work to speak for ourselves. We are looking for quality, and to discover how we can use our body and our voice to find our identity and share new learning in the times in which we live. How can we build a new path and relationship with a group where we want to transform and improve ourselves as human beings first.
The word "Artist" is a denomination that viewers will give us or not.
But, to be "human beings" is something that relates only to ourselves and to the relationships we can build".
Luis Alonso, Director

CHALLENGE

Since the first meeting in 2017, the main challenge has been how the work realised during the various sessions at NTL in Holstebro can overcome the time-space barriers once the members return to their places of origin. The compromise is to continue together, but in the same time the aim is for them to generate management and production strategies so they can develop their own projects and we meet again bringing new energy and more experience to grow up our group.
Carolina Pizarro and Luis Alonso

WHO WE ARE

“Ikarus Stage Arts aims to challenge our wings, to propitiate the meeting again and the constant learning. Here is the place where we are betting the active role and the compromise of each participant to allow the project grow and we can fly together”  Carolina Pizarro

  • Founders and directors: Carolina Pizarro and Luis Alonso.
  • Collaborators from Odin Teatret: Frans Winther, Else Marie Laukvik, Julia Varley, Roberta Carreri, Eugenio Barba and Per Kap Bech Jensen.
  • Traditional arts masters: I Wayan Bawa (Bali), Lakshman Gurukal from Kalari Gram (India)
  • Other collaborators: Sabrina Martello (Italy)
  • Members from América, Asia, Europe and Africa. (Look the profile)

IKARUS STAGE ARTS CREATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

“We want to be a twister, with music from different countries and give a little joy, colour and disorder to the routine”. Carolina Pizarro

PERFORMANCES:

  • Te duele?, with Yessica Alvarado and John Velasco directed by Luis Alonso and Carolina Pizarro. Premiere Oct 2018.
  • Nueve Lagunaswith Benjamín Slavutzky. Premiere April 27th 2019. 
  • La mujer esta, with Gabriela Arancibia directed by Carolina Pizarro. Work in progress.
  • Performing the work of man, with Simon Samuelsson. Work in progress .
  • AQUA VITAE, work in progress.

CONCERTS:

  • The Southern Cimbalom, concert by Rodrigo Contreras. Premiere January 2019
  • La Guitarra entrópica, with Gonzalo Hernandez. Premiere January 2020

GRUPAL PERFORMANCES AND THETRICAL CONCERTS

  • The chair’s dream, Theatrical concert with chair percussion.
  • The dragon is coming, Street Parade.
  • Ikarus to heavens goes,  Theatrical concert with schools.
  • Ikarus and wedding’s tools, Concert in the church.
  • Ikarus in Black “Noche Balkan Latina” Theatrical cabaret concert.

BARTER AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Play time, songs and games with kids.
  • Banquet on wheels, barter.
  • Ikarus twister, short intervention, Birthday, Prizes, jubilee or other celebrations.
FESTIVAL
WUZHEN 2019

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IKARUS HELPED TO BUILD "CENTAURE VILLAGE" 2019

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CAROLINA PIZARRO

Founder- DIRECTOR

Mother, daughter, sister and friend.  Chilean director, Actor, teacher and scenic researcher.

LUIS ALONSO

FOUNDER - DIRECTOR

Chilean Director, Actor and teacher. 

 

The aim of NTL’s residences, co-productions, workshops and transformances. Holstebro- Denmark

MEETINGS

Cinzia Poli (Italy), Francesca Pesce (Italy) Francesca Tesoniero(Italy), Gabriela Arancibia(Chile), Gonzalo Hernández(Chile)Ida Myllerup (Denmark) Jakob Nielsen (Denmark), Joao Carlos Silva (Portugal- GuineaBissau), John Velasco Vargas(Colombia), Julia Cymerman(Argentina), María Catalina Jorquera (Chile), Michelle Rodríguez (Puerto Rico- France), Pablo Lara García (Spain), Rodrigo Contreras (Chile), Sebastian Diaconescu (Romania), Simon Samuelsson (Sweden), Stefania Onofrei (Italy); Yessica Alvarado (Colombia),
  • ELKA MOURA VICTORINO (Brasil) August 2019
  • SILENCIO BLANCO (Chile) July 2019
  • LA HUELLA TEATRO (Chile), May 2019
  • KALARI GRAM (India ) July 2018
  • STELLA PENZO (Italy), July 2018.

 

Andrea Terraza (USA), Cinzia Poli (Italy), Francesca Tesoniero (Italy), Francesca Pesce (Italy), Francesca Chiellini (Italy), Gabriela Arancibia (Chile), Georgina Edwards (USA), Gonzalo Hernández (Chile), Hui Tsi Yang (Taiwan), Ida Myllerup, (Denmark), Jakob Nielsen (Denmark), Karla Franco (Mexico), Marco Antonio González (Chile), Michelle Rodríguez (Puerto Rico), Marta Viera (Spain), Miriam Lorenzo González (Spain), Moon, Biqing Cheng (China), Olga Ermolova (Russia), RodrigoContreras (Chile), Samuel Fiorillo (USA), Simon Samuelsson (Sweden), Stella Godmet (France), Yessica Alvarado (Colombia), Yun Su (Korea), Zuzana Ďuríková (Slovakia)

Intensive period of training, creation and experience involving the community, with other artists and companies in Holstebro. 
IKARUS STAGE ARTS collaborated actively with Eugenio Barba, Julia Varley and Théâtre du Centaure in order to create a “Centaure Village”. 
  • Training as a bridge to creation led by Carolina Pizarro including master classes with Roberta Carreri and regular meetings with Eugenio Barba. 
  • The demands of performing in different venues and outdoors led by Carolina Pizarro, Luis Alonso and Frans Winther.
We presented Theatrical concert, Street Parades, Concert in the church and interaction with groups of school children, with the community and in performances with other artists.
 

Alexander Nasenkov(Russia), Dario Castro(Argentina), Francesca Pesce(Italy) , Francesca Tesoniero(Italy), Gabriela Arancibia(Chile), Gonzalo Hernández(Chile), Ida Myllerup(Denmark), Jakob Nielsen(Denmark), Joao Carlos Silva(Portugal- GuineaBissau), John Velasco Vargas(Colombia), Julia Cymerman(Argentina), Karoline Banke (Denmark), Marta Viera(Spain), Matías Dreva(Argentina), Michelle Rodríguez (PuertoRico- France), Rodrigo Contreras(Chile), Sebastian Diaconescu(Romania), Shuyi Wang, Alice(China) , Simon Samuelsson(Sweden), Stella Godmet(France), Tomás Medina Saúl(Argentina), YessicaAlvarado(Colombia), ZuzanaĎuríková(Slovakia- Spain)

For a period of three weeks the members of Ikarus from all over the world had the chance to work on the development of their personal theatrical projects under the supervision of the Odin actors Carolina Pizarro and Luis Alonso. 
  • First Axis: Authonomy
  • Second Axis: Creation
  • Third Axis: Social Contribution

TRAINING:

  • .Kalaripayattu training led by Lakshmanan Gurukkal with the assistance of Akshay Sekhar from India.
  • Training with Carolina Pizarro, whose aim was to build a bridge to creation through it.
  • Among the activities realized was also the creation and design of a street character and its use in an open performance in the city

This laboratory took place for the first time one year ago and it was the starting point of the whole Ikarus project. The meeting between artists who are currently initiating their projects with some other who are in a more.

Alesia Belpasso (Argentina), Benjamin Slavutzky (Argentina); Bi Qing Cheng, Moon (China); Catalina Muñoz (Chile); Francesca Pesce (Italy); Francesca Tesoniero (Italy); Gabriela Arancibia Villagra (Chile);Gonzalo Hernández (Chile); João Silva (Portugal, Guinea Bissau); Julia Cymerman (Argentina);John Velasco (Colombia); María Cantero Nieves (Spain); María Catalina Jorquera (Chile); Michelle Rodríguez (Puerto Rico); Pablo Lara- García (Spain); Rodrigo Contreras (Chile); Stefania Onofrei (Italy); Umay Elias (Argentina); Vivian Schindler (Chile- France), Yazel Parra Nahmens (Venezuela); Yessica Alvarado (Colombia)

Kalaripayattu training by Lakshmanan Gurukkal with the assistance of Akshay Sekhar. They come from Hidustan Kalari Sanghan, a prestigious temple of Kalaripayattu and Ayurveda founded in 1950 and located in Puthiyara, India.Kalaripayattu is an ancient martial art original from India with a considerable historical and spiritual background. Among the benefits of Kalaripayattu are the improvement of the physical shape, the endurance and the flexibility, as well as the development of the concentration, the emotional self-awareness and team and invidual work skills.

Alesia Belpasso (Argentina), Benjamin Slavutzky (Argentina); Bi Qing Cheng, Moon (China); Catalina Muñoz (Chile); Francesca Pesce (Italy); Francesca Tesoniero (Italy); Gabriela Arancibia Villagra (Chile);Gonzalo Hernández (Chile); João Silva (Portugal, Guinea Bissau); Julia Cymerman (Argentina);John Velasco (Colombia); María Cantero Nieves (Spain); María Catalina Jorquera (Chile); Michelle Rodríguez (Puerto Rico); Pablo Lara- García (Spain); Rodrigo Contreras (Chile); Serín Jemaa (Rumanía); Stefania Onofrei (Italy); Victor Tapeanu (Rumanía); Umay Elias (Argentina); Yazel Parra Nahmens (Venezuela); Yessica Alvarado (Colombia)

 

Intensive period of training, creation and experience involving the community, with other artists and companies in Holstebro. 
IKARUS STAGE ARTS collaborated actively with Eugenio Barba, Julia Varley and Théâtre du Centaure in order to create a “Centaure Village”. 
  • Training as a bridge to creation led by Carolina Pizarro including master classes with I Wayan Bawa (Bali) and regular meetings with Eugenio Barba. 
  • The demands of performing in different venues and outdoors led by Carolina Pizarro, Luis Alonso and Frans Winther.
We presented Theatrical concert, Street Parades, Concerts in the church and interaction with groups of school children, with the community and in performances with other artists.
 
 Alesia Belpasso (Argentina); Alexander Nasenkov (Russia); Bi Qing Cheng, Moon (China); Dila Okus (Turkey); Francesca Pesce (Italy); Francesca Tesoniero (Italy); Gabriela Arancibia Villagra (Chile); Ida Myllerup (Denmark); Jakob Nielsen (Denmark); Julia Cymerman (Argentina); Karoline Banke (Denmark); María Catalina Jorquera (Chile); Marina Capezzone (Italy); Matías Dreva (Argentina); Michelle Rodríguez (Puerto Rico); Pablo Lara- García (Spain); Rodrigo Contreras (Chile); Serín Jemaa (Rumanía); Stella Godmet (France), Stefania Onofrei (Italy); Victor Tapeanu (Rumanía);

Intensive period of 3 weeks, the members was  immerse in the exploration of different strategies to create scenic material, thinking the training as a bridge for creation, and integrating the study and the exchange of reflections on the practice, on the theory and its empirical application.

The main challenge, from the first meeting in 2017, was that the work realized in Holstebro could overpass the space-time boundaries in in the moment of coming back to the original places.

It’s necessary the empowerment, the authonomy and the decision of  participants, to be able to generate managment and production strategies to come back in Denmark with new strenght and experiences.

  • First Axis: Training
  • Second Axis: Creation
  • Third Axis: Barter 

Alvaro Paez (Chile); Andreyna Ordaz Carías (Venezuela); Benjamin Slavutzky (Argentina); Bi Qing Cheng, Moon (China); Catalina Muñoz (Chile); Dario Tamiazzo (Italy); Francesca Pesce (Italy); Francesca Tesoniero (Italy); Gabriela Arancibia Villagra (Chile); Gonzalo Hernández (Chile); Jerome Viveret (France); Jessica Saras Ramos (México); João Silva (Portugal); Johana Sanchez (Ecuador); John Velasco (Colombia); Jonas Neergaard (Denmark); Maria Catalina Jorquera (Chile); Michelle Marie Rodriguez (Puerto Rico); Milagros Plaza Diaz (Argentina); Yarett Aguila (Chile); Paola Vilchez Ramirez (Perú); Rodrigo Contreras (Chile); Xiaoyue Zhang (China); Yazel Parra Nahmens (Venezuela); Yessica Alvarado (Colombia)

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PROFILES

GABRIELA ARANCIBIA VILLAGRA. Chilean actor, percussionist and coordinator. She got her undergraduate degree from the Universidad Finis Terrae, Chile in 2016. Ever since she graduated she has performed in several productions including “Cabezas redondas y cabezas puntiagudas” by Bertolt Brech, “Jardinería Humana” by Rodrigo García and “En la Luna” by Vicente Huidobro. She was also a part of the collective “La Maquina de Arte”, where she collaborated as a teacher. Gabriela is currently a resident actor at the Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, where she is devising her own solo performance La Mujer Esta directed by Carolina Pizarro. She has been a founder, member and coordinator of Ikarus Stage Art since 2017.

GONZALO HERNANDEZ.  Chilean musician, singer, composer, actor and story teller with a Bachelor Degree of Arts with music mention from the University of Chile. He has been involved in projects with multipletheater companies performing at the most important theatre festivals in Chile and touring around the country in order to introduce art to small communities. He is currently composing the original soundtrack of a Chileanmovie financed by the national cultural funds. He is a founder and member of Ikarus Stage Art since 2017, as well as its musical director.

IDA MYLLERUP MIKKELSEN. Danish. Studied fine arts in Kunst&Design, Holstebro and Kunsthøjskolen Holbæk (Folk school of fine arts) 2015-2017, where she completed courses in painting, digital photography, performance art and storytelling.  Actress from Move’N Act, physical acting school in Aarhus 2017. Here she has been tought by guest teachers from Odin Teatret and Teatr Brama, and studied contact improvisation, stage fight, mask work etc. Member of Ikarus Stage Arts since May 2018. Currently is in residency at NTL and recently started playing accordion.

JOAO SILVA. Performer, actor and producer from Guinea Bissau/Portugal. He completed his performing studies at the Conservatório de Música da Jobra in Albergaria-a-velha. In 2012 he participated asan actor in the show Joane with the Galician company Voadora directed by Marta Pazos and presented inGuimarães, European Capital of Culture of the respective year. In 2013, he joined the cast of the theatercompany Trigo Limpo Teatro Acert performing in shows directed by José Rui Martins, Pompeu José andRaquel Costa. He was granted the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship of specialization and artisticvalorization in 2016 and graduated in Jacque Lecoq methodology at the Berty Tovías International Theatre School of Barcelona. He is currently a performer and producer at the performing arts collective NOMAS  and the founder of APELARTE, both performing organizations that develops cultural projects in Guinea Bissau. On top of that he has been a founder and member of Ikarus Stage Art since 2017.

KAROLINE LEONORA SEIDELIN BANKEDanish Musician, actor and Coordinator. She has been involved in performances at Teater Blik in 2015 and 2016. She studied at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts and attended the art course on Kunsthøjskolen Aeroe in 2017. She has also participated in several performances at the Nordisk teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret in cooperation with Carolina Pizarro, Anna Stigsgaard “Denmarsk gade”, Roberta Carreri and Donald Kitt as performer, musician, costume designer and coordinator. She was a Redesign and Scenography teacher at Vestjyllands Højskoles Familiy course since 2012 until 2018 and a member of the International group Ikarus Stage Arts since 2018.

MATIAS A. CARRUITERO CONTRERAS. Argentinian musician and actor. He has been playing the Bassand the Stick guitar since 2002, performing in several festivals in Argentina (Fiesta Nacional de la Nieve in Bariloche) and Europe (Cest d’Best in Zagreb and Ferrara Buskers Festival). His training includes Clown, Contact Improvisation and Anthropological Theatre with theatre companies like ElBrote and Odin Teatret among others. He is also an active collaborator of the Argentinian company DragonflyTapping Instruments and has been working as a musician at the mountain cottage Reintalangerhütte, in Munich, since 2016.  He has been a member of the International group Ikarus Stage Art since 2018.

MICHELLE MARIE RODRÍGUEZ SANTIAGO. Puertorican actor based in France. She began her training at the University of Puerto Rico and developed it further at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq of Paris. She is currently completing a master degree research at the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris 3. She is the founder of the theatre association Théâtre de l’Entre-Là and a founder and member of Ikarus Stage Arts since 2017.

MOON CHENG BIQING. Chinese actor. She studied Cinema and Television in Peking Normal University & Hong Kong Baptist University – United International College. She was also part of the Maleonn Grand Puppet Theater (Shanghai) and Tang Shu-Wing Theatre Studio (Hong Kong). Her theatrical journey around the world includes North Africa, Brazil, Denmark, USA and Japan. She is currently a founder and active member of Ikarus Stage Arts from 2017.

FRANCESCA TESONIERO. Italian actor and architect. Her training includes several workshops about theatre and theatre anthropology at companies like Teatro Segreto (Italy) and Odin Teatret (Denmark). She has been cast in a considerable number of productions such as Appuntamenti al buio Gipsy V, Anime or Segreti d’autore and performed in national theatre festivals like the Environment festival of science and the arts in Cilento. She has been a founder and member of Ikarus Stage Arts since 2017.

PABLO LARA. Spanish actor, singer, dancer and clarinettist. He studied acting at the Higher School ofActing of Malaga and completed a master in Musical Theatre Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Apart from devising some short plays and Cabarets he was also casted in several national andregional tours in Spain, working for companies like NOOMA Producciones, NOSE Teatro and El Terral Teatro. The most recent productions in which he was involved are Legally Blonde and City of Dreams, two musicals performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has been an active member of Ikarus Stage Arts since 2018.

RODRIGO CONTRERAS. Chilean musician who plays the cimbalom, a percuted strings instrument of Hungarian origin. He graduated with a degree in Music Theory from the University of Chile, worked as a composer of the company Triskel Teatro in 2008-2009 and was part of Chilean bands linked to Balkan-Roma and Klezmer music, such as SinesteTrío and La Mano Ajena. In 2016-2017 he studied a non-degree programme in Folk Cimbalom at the Liszt Academy in Budapest with Kálmán Balogh. In that city he formed the band Danube Trio, along with which he performed several concerts in Hungary and the Czech Republic. During 2018 and 2019 he made an artistic residence at the Odin Teatret in Holstebro, Denmark, working on the creation of a cimbalom concert and as the musical director of Ikarus Stage Arts, project directed by actors Carolina Pizarro and Luis Alonso. In August 2019, he obtained the third place in the open category of the Budapest Music Center Cimbalom International Competition in Budapest, Hungary. He is currently studying a Master in Ethnomusicology at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

SIMON SAMUELSSON.  Swedish actor trained in Sweden and Germany. He has been active since 2015 creating, directing and performing his own work in Sweden and different countries of Europe. His background includes Contact Improvisation and Feldenkrais method and he is currently involved in the theatrical project Fossilien in Heidelberg, Germany and he is also taking part in a six months artistic residency at Odin Teatret – Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium. He is one of the most recent members to be incorporated to Ikarus Stage Arts in 2019.

YANG HUI-TSYR. From Taipei, based in Berlin. Dancer, theatre creator , performer since 2008. She performed around Asia and Europe: Hangzhou International dance festival (China), Shizuoka dance festival (Japan), Chingay art of costumes and masquerades (Singapore), Lumi fusion jazz showcase (Teipei); “Orlando Evolution” project directed by Julie Beavais, “Sisters” – a solo performance in Arthaus Berlin theatre festival (Berlin, Germany) and Terraza 01 theatre festival at Arrapaineko (Basque Country, Spain). Formation  in classical chinese dance, ballet, acrbatic, taiwanese folk dance, fusion jazz dance,  bouffon, clown, neutral and expressive masks, scenography in movement, Alexander Technique, Anthropological theatre. She was a member of The Lang Yang Dancer for seven years. She went to the professional physical theatre training in L’Ecole Internationale de Théatre Jaques Lecoq in 2017, LEM — Laboratory of Movement Study in Lecoq ( Paris)  and LISPA — London International School of Performing Arts (Berlin) in 2018. She is a member of Ikarus Stage Arts since June of 2019.

CHO YUNSU. Ko Actress and Director since 2015. She performed as an actress in several plays in Korea: The good doctor, Iphigenia, Canon-Antigone, Toilet people, Smile of Shouko, Nevertheless, Why did you come to my house?. She participated as a performer: Shakespere in blue (Seoul, Korea), Dance-Become a language (Seoul, Korea), Odin Week 2018 (Holstebro, Denmark), Feats of Performing 2019 (Holstebro, Denmark), Kulturmodet Mors 2019 (Mors, Denmark). Member of the International group “Ikarus Stage Arts Center” (Nordisk Teater Laboratorium) since July 2019.