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

WHO WE ARE

Ikarus Stage Arts is an international ensemble based in Holstebro, Denmark, consisting of performers from 10 different countries. The group is a part of Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium and is led and directed by Carolina Pizarro and Luis Alonso, both of them actors in Odin Teatret’s ensemble.

Ikarus Stage Arts’ repertoire is very diverse, including street theatre, parades, theatrical concerts and stage performances, where music and movement is at the core. The group has participated in numerous events and festivals in Europe, Asia and America, addressing all sorts of audiences.

Alongside performing, Ikarus Stage Arts also work with community art and social including projects that opens up for new human encounters; focusing on personal development and creating new communities through performing arts.

Furthermore, there is Ikarus Cultural Platform that serves as a platform for theatrical research and as a network consisting of professional artists from around the world.

Ikarus Stage Arts was founded by Carolina Pizarro and Luis Alonso in 2017 and was initially a cultural platform, consisting of short term projects, residencies, and a network for performing artists from all over the world. While it continues as a platform for theatrical research and has members from many different countries, it has slowly developed into being a fixed ensemble, residing in Holstebro, Denmark.

In 2021 Ikarus Stage Arts officially became an ensemble. It now consists of 13 performers from 11 different countries who live in Holstebro and work on a daily basis at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium. 

Ikarus Stage Arts has several groupal performances, duos and solo-performances, that they have been developing during the years.

They have been touring in both Denmark and internationally, and are continuing to do so. 

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.

VIDEOS

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)