ATTENTION: THE DOORS ARE CLOSING!
Contemporary dance performance by Dutch choreographer Ivan Perez on music by Rutger Zuydervelt
The Meyerhold Theatre Centre
THERE IS AN INTIMACY WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PASSION OR EXPRESSIVITY; AN INTIMACY IN OUR EVERYDAY DEALINGS WITH OTHER PEOPLE, PLACES OR THINGS, INHERENT IN OUR MANNER OF OBSERVATION AND OUR ACCOMPLISHMENT OF EVERYDAY TASKS.
Mikkel Bogh, Art Historian, Rector of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
“Attention: the doors are closing!”. We can hear this phrase in public transport of any country. It has not only literal meaning but also psychological one. The doors are closing but anyway you stay in a confined space with all these people around and you have got to deal with them up to next stop when the doors will open again.
Ivan Perez’s performance is about personal space and intimacy in the meaning of everyday dealings with other people, places or things. Also it is about social and ideological boundaries and about frames of our time. Everyone deals with these boundaries and makes his own choice. You can aim for balance and harmony, for mutual understanding and respect, but also you can frighten and depress each other. Six dancers continuously interact among themselves and show us both possibilities.
The most important thing in Perez’s choreography is the dancer’s body and its movement. And this movement doesn’t stop. Solo transfers to duets, and duets transfer to team clash or conciliation. Ivan himself determines his play’s genre as physical dance performance.
The Spanish choreographer Ivan Perez had been working with Jiri Kylian in Nederlands Dance Theatre. Now he works with production house Korzo.
The performance is created within the frames of Russian-Dutch Year 2013.
Iván Pérez ( Spain, 1983) is a Freelance choreographer and former dancer of the Nederlands Dans Theater I, II and IT Dansa. Iván studied Choreography and Dramaturgy at the Rey Juan Carlos University. Finishing his degree with the school prize ´Best choreographic composition´.
Iván´s choreography won the third prize at the XIX Choreographic Competition of Madrid, first prize Young Creator Competition and first prize at the II International Choreography Competition Burgos-New York. Iván won Outstanding Dancer at the V International Choreographic Competition Burgos-New York and was nominated for the Swan Best Dance Interpretation in 2005. In 2010, Iván received the prize ¨Revelation artist¨, Cultura Viva, Madrid.
Pérez has created works for the Nederlands dans Theater I (Upcoming Choreographers), Nederlands Dans Theater II, Compañía Nacional de Danza, National Ballet of Cuba, Colombian Ballet Company, Crossover 55/2 ( Europian Union Commission), La Jove Compañía, NDT Summer Intensive, Korzo Productions, University of Art of Frankfurt, among others.
During this season 2013-2014, Iván will be creating a new full evening work at Ballet Moscow in co-production with Korzo Theater; A new commission for Balletboyz and short dance film for channel 4, in London; Re-staging of ´Flesh´ at River North Dance Chicago. And new short piece creation for the University of Arts of Frankfurt.
His independent productions tour to theaters in Holland and International Festivals such as Dansa Valencia, Valencia, Spain; Le Temps d´Aimer la danse, Biarritz, France; Open Look, St. Petersburg, Russia; Empape Festival, A Coruña, Spain.
Iván collaborates with the ¨kylian Foundation¨ , setting works from Jiri Kylian in companies around the world. In 2013 Iván has been assisting Gerald Tibbs in the Nederlands Dans Theater II.
Pérez teaches in different Festivals and Theaters such us Korzo Theater, Nederlands Dans Theater´s Summer Intensive, Holland Dance, Open Look Festival, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Kunstmaniora Dans, Gerard Collins foundation, among others. Iván Pérez is associate choreographer with Korzo Theater. Pérez´s work is financially supported by The City of The Hague and Ministery of OCW for the years 2013/2016.
Rutger Zuydervelt was born on 28 July 1978 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. He started working as Machinefabriek in 2004. Except for a few piano and guitar lessons when he was young, Zuydervelt didn’t study music. He graduated as a graphic designer. The sleeves of his releases are practically always desig
ned by Zuydervelt himself, being a crucial part of the music.
Machinefabriek’s music combines elements of ambient, modern classical music, minimalism, drone and field recordings. His pieces unfold as ‘films without image’, with a sharp ear for detail. After releasing a series of self released CD-Rs, the official debut, ‘Marijn’, was issued by Lampse in 2006. Since then a solid stream of singles and albums was released on labels like Type, Home Normal, 12K, Spekk, Dekorder, Digitalis, Experimedia and Staalplaat.
Performing live has been an important expression for Machinefabriek. He took his gear to Russia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Turkey and England.
Rutger collaborated with many artists, among whom Ralph Steinbrüchel, Aaron Martin, Peter Broderick, Frans de Waard, Wouter van Veldhoven, Simon Nabatov, Xela, Simon Scott, Steve Roden, Gareth Davis and Tim Catlin. Rutger also works with visual artists. He scored music for dance pieces, films, video installations and sculptures. Zuydervelt resides in Rotterdam.
Choreography: Ivan Perez (Netherlands)
Light designer: Peter Lemmens (Netherlands)
Choreographer's assistant: Eugeny Pankratov