IKARUS STAGE ARTS

"Ifølge den måde du bruger dine vinger,

kan du flyve eller falde til jorden,

forårsage en tornado eller byde andre tilflugt,

genoplive en flamme eller slukke den.

Ifølge energien, retningen og rytmen i tid brugt,

du er den, der bestemmer, hvad virkningen af dine handlinger er."

Luis Alonso

BEGYNDELSE

Vi er de yngste skuespillere på Odin Teatret. Da vi flyttede til Holstebro permanent, bad Eugenio os om at finde et projekt. Det gik op for os hvor vigtigt det er for ens arbejde med selvstændighed og ansvar, og hvor fundamentalt det er for arven vi skaber, og for at holde de redskaber ved lige, vi har fået i tidens løb. Så vi besluttede at begynde på vores projekt, men vi kunne ikke gøre det alene. Vi havde brug for skøre mennesker som vi kunne dele en drøm, en utopi, en nødvendighed med. Og vi fandt dem ... Sådan blev IKARUS STAGE ARTS født.

VISION

I vores proces vil vi, at vores arbejde skal tale for sig selv. Vi leder efter kvalitet og efter at opdage, hvordan vi kan bruge vores krop og stemme til at finde vores identitet og dele nye erfaringer af tiden, som vi lever i. Hvordan kan vi bygge en ny vej og forhold til en gruppe, hvor vi kan forandre og forbedre os selv som mennesker først? For ordet "kunstner" er en benævnelse, som tilskueren vil tildele os eller ikke.
Men at være "menneske" er noget, der kun relaterer sig til os selv og til det forhold, vi prøver at opbygge.

UDFORDRING

Siden vores første møde i 2017 har den største udfordring været, hvordan arbejdet gennemført under de forskellige NTL-møder i Holstebro kan overvinde barriererne af tid og rum, når medlemmerne vender tilbage til deres respektive hjemlande. Kompromisset er at fortsætte sammen, men på samme tid bevare et mål om at generere strategier for management og produktion, så de kan udvikle deres egne projekter, for når vi så mødes igen at kunne bringe fornyet energi og erfaring med tilbage til gruppen, som den kan vokse på.
Carolina Pizarro og Luis Alonso

HVEM ER VI

IKARUS STAGE ARTS sigter efter at udfordre vores vinger, at formilde det næste møde og den konstante læring. Det er stedet hvor vi vover deltagelsen, den aktive rolle, og hvert medlems kompromis, som skal tillade projektet at gro, at vi sammen kan flyve.  Carolina Pizarro

  • Grundlæggere og instruktører: Carolina Pizarro og Luis Alonso.
  • Samarbejdspartnere fra Odin Teatret: Frans Winther, Else Marie Laukvik, Julia Varley, Roberta Carreri, Eugenio Barba og Per Kap Bech Jensen.
  • Traditionelle mestre: I Wayan Bawa (Bali), Lakshman Gurukal fra Kalari Gram (Indien)
  • Andre samarbejdspartnere: Sabrina Martello (Italien)
  • Medlemmer fra Amerika, Asien, Europa og Afrika (se profiler)

IKARUS STAGE ARTS FORESTILLINGER OG AKTIVITETER

"Vi vil gerne være en orkan med musik fra forskellige kontinenter, der bringer lidt glæde, farve og uorden til rutinen." Carolina Pizarro

FORESTILLINGER:

  • Te duele?, med Yessica Alvarado og John Velasco, instrueret af Luis Alonso og Carolina Pizarro. Præmiere oktober 2018.
  • Nueve Lagunas, med Benjamín Slavutzky. Præmiere 27. april 2019. 
  • La mujer esta, med Gabriela Arancibia, instrueret af Carolina Pizarro. Work in progress.
  • Performing the work of man, med Simon Samuelsson. Work in progress.
  • AQUA VITAE, work in progress.

KONCERTER:

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

GRUPPE FORESTILLINGER OG TEATERKONCERTER:

  • The chair’s dream, teaterkoncert med stole-percussion.
  • The dragon is coming, gadeparade.
  • Ikarus to heavens goes,  teaterkoncert med skoler.
  • Ikarus and wedding’s tools, kirkekoncert.
  • Ikarus in Black “Noche Balkan Latina", teaterkabaret.

BYTTEHANDLER OG ANDRE AKTIVITETER:

  • Play time, sange og lege med børn.
  • Banquet on wheels, byttehandel.
  • Ikarus twister, kort intervention til fødselsdage, pristildelinger, jubilæer og andre fejringer.
FESTIVAL
WUZHEN 2019

VIDEO
IKARUS HJALP MED AT BYGGE "KENTAURLANDSBYEN" 2019

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CAROLINA PIZARRO

GRUNDLÆGGER - INSTRUKTØR

Mor, datter, søster og ven. Chilensk instruktør, skuespiller, lærer og scenisk forsker.

LUIS ALONSO

GRUNDLÆGGER - INSTRUKTØR

Chilensk direktør, skuespiller og lærer. 

 

Formålene for NTL's residens, co-produktioner, workshops og transformationer. Holstebro-Danmark.

MØDER

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.