• angela stoecklin

Instant Composition projects

Aktualisiert: 19. Dez 2020

nothing is as contemporary as that which is being created out of each moment

Instant Composition challenges me on multilayered issues. It has become one of my dearest means of creation. I am intrigued by the body-mind state of presence it gets me into. I feel it is one of those places which offer never-ending perspective.

I have been practicing improvisation and Instant Composition on a regular basis since 2001. Researching, teaching, performing and exchanging...

and it has never eased to keep me interested...






"city dances", 2018 Zurich




"between heaven and hell"

is a second outdoor project in collaboration with x-group and some dancers from the "city dances" on flocking, group-dynamic versus individualism.

Performances are planned in Zurich in Oerlikon West Max-Bill-Platz and Max-Frisch-Platz, Zurich Europaplatz at the main station and in front of the station Zurich Altstetten

dates: May 31st 2021

June 1st, 7th, 8th, 10th 2021


My interest in this topic rose, when considering performances in Islamic countries, where dance still is not really permitted in public. I asked myself how to bring movement in a group of people away from the individual body. Translating movement into spaciality and designing trajectories and energies by a group of people we need to understand and explore group dynamics. So I got interested in exploring flocking. The dichotomy of individualism and yielding to a group is inherent to this and is one of this project's main challenges.


This issue has been pursued by x-group since summer 2019, as soon as the Covid-19 lockdown eases and allows us to meet again, we will continue the practice




gate of Tehran - festival, online Dec 19th 2020


https://www.instagram.com/tv/CI8k5ErAZkQ/

https://vimeo.com/492234892/be20ec0b16



Musician Peter Pirhosseinloo and dancer Angela Stoecklin cross the distance from Iran to Switzerland by interacting live online. They meet through a desire for dialogue on eye-level and for playfully being challenged by the unknown. The two artists drive each other on and hold the common space on a voyage full of surprises.






city walks

City walks is a performative tour through urban environment. Like land art it unravels what is there but often stays unnoticed. Body architecture meets urbanity, moving images meet dynamics of urban structures. The performers guide public's eye towards the flow of movement in a city, highlighting structures and pointing out hidden marks and signs, letting us discover the city through a sharpened lens.

Learning to live with globality we want to understand how we build networks to connect. Digitalization opens our consciousness towards how they are functioning through gaps. City walks is like filling those gaps, and designing the traces which the connections draw. Movement and the body materialize the energy of these relations.


Seeds Festival Stuttgart, September 2020

in the due of a two day workshop with local dancers we did a city walk in the old part of Stuttgart.

dancers: Laura Boertlein, Johanna Kufri, Daniela Naeger, Petra Strausky, Lisa, Angela Stoecklin


http://www.produktionszentrum.de/tl_files/produktionszentrum.de/bilder/veranstaltungen/2020/PZ_SEEDS_Academy_2020_Programm.pdf


https://vimeo.com/484115424

citywalks_2020


photos and video: Produktionszentrum E.V.



"city dances"

outdoor project

https://vimeo.com/296624975

password: citydances_Zurich_18


“city dances”wants to bring dance to the people and be inspired by them and urban spaces. Which dances evolve where a city moves and the people of that city dwell? A group of performers create a dance on several days in an outdoor urban space.  In front of peoples’ eyes a new performance develops, they are let in into the creation process, and at the same time a performance piece passes by.“city dances” bases on improvisation and Instant Composition. This art values the influences of the momentary surrounding: sounds, architectural factors, human meetings, and involves these into building form and choreography, without wanting to be participative or provocative.


"city dances 1": Helvetiaplatz Zurich

24. - 28.09.2018 and 1. - 5. 10.2018          17.15 - 17.45 

dance: Mirjam Bührer, Jael Hiltbrunner, Sonia Rocha, Manel Salas,      Angela Stöcklin, Kuan-Ling Tsai, Marco Volta


with the kind support of Cassinelli-Vogel Stiftung, SIS Schweizer Interpretenstiftug














"city dances 2" Shanghai Improvisation Festival 2019

4. September 2019        YUZ Museum

5., 8. September 2019   K11 dance: Angela Stöcklin, Rebecca Weingarten, Zoe Yuchien Cheng, Fei Jing Xiang, Jess, Marsell

music: Eldar Baruch, Wes Swing








"city dances 3" is invited to FIDCDMX (International Festival for Contemporary Dance of Mexico City)

due to the Corona lockdown this invitation will hopefully be postponed for 2021




sounding bodies - moving sounds

dense moments - a song cycle

one hand clapping

http://jasch.ch/sounding_bodies.html


an 8-year collaboration with Jan Schacher, music and interaction- technology. Researching, performing, co-teaching and exchanging in inter-cultural contexts.

We were searching for a linkage between the non-verbal art forms dance and music, where the body can take on the role of a musical instrument and the electronic music obtains a physical form and expresses motion pattern. We were interested to find a crossing point where the two art forms become like one.


1) sounding bodies - moving sounds

I a) New Delhi / India, November 2013   

On invitation from the Sound Reasons Festival  Jan Schacher and myself got a residency through Pro Helvetia. This consisted of

- teaching workshops on improvisation and the interaction between music and dance for musicians and dancers

- preparing a performance with the Indian dancer Namrata and Swiss musician Lionel living in Delhi for the Sound Reasons Festival on Wed Nov 20th at the Alliance Francaise in New Delhi


https://vimeo.com/80215160, password d3e3l9h6i8

(performance at Alliance Française 21.11.13) residency between Jan and myself for our project dense moments - a song cycle


https://vimeo.com/80791400, password d3e3n6s2e3

(open-form music and dance work session)

b) Lausanne / Zurich August 2014 the four artists meet again for mutual working sessions in Lausanne, and a performance at Corner College in Zurich






II Habana / Cuba October 2014  - workshop for dancers, musicians and fine arts on interaction and improvisation at ISA (Instituto Superior de Bellas Artes) - performance at Teatro del Museo de Bellas Artes:         - "one hand clapping", Jan Schacher and Angela Stoecklin         - performance piece for pianist Sunlay Almeida Rodriguez

interacting with Jan Schacher (sounds)           and Angela Stoecklin (dramaturgy, action proposals)         - Instant Composition with two dancers and one musician from

ISA

thanks to the support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council and the Laboratorio de Musica Electroacustica, director Emmanuel Blanco










teaching on the relationship and interaction between music and dance in intercultural contexts

http://www.jasch.ch/sounding_bodies_workshops.html



2) dense moments - a song cycle http://www.jasch.ch/dense_moments.html a) March 23rd 2014: performance at Atelier Herman, Hochdorf b) May 9th 2014: performance at Pantographe, Moutier following a five day residency there

3) one hand clapping, Tokyo / Japan December 2015

three week artistic residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda



- Dec 16th performance at co-oh Studio





- 3 day collaboration and performance on Dec 17th at 3331 Arts Chiyoda with dancers Junya Ishii and Kota Nagaya, and musician Yuko Sasama 





http://www.jasch.ch/sounding_bodies.html







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