Marta Navaridas, Alex Deutinger
“Time to Meet” is a series of open rehearsals and discussions, a meeting place for exchange and feedback on artistic processes, this time with the artists Marta Navaridas and Alex Deutinger.
Marta Navaridas and Alex Deutinger are experimenting in their new performance a bottom-up approach to populism and its relationship with 'Populus', the people. Starting from the dance floor up to the last row of the grandstand they are wondering: who is this nation instrumentalized by populists, democrats, demagogues from the left and right in policy. How many people can a person represent? Or otherwise: Can a person be the people? 'I would like to be a better person' is about the paradox, to be an individual and a part of an anonymous crowd. On stage, Marta Navaridas negotiates physically her current state under the pseudonym 'The People'. Sitting in the audience, equipped with a microphone, Alex Deutinger confirms, modifies, breaks, reconfigures this state in a continuous rhythmic monologue. A self-reflective 'I - the people' takes stock of itself and the world in general.
Concept, performance: Marta Navaridas, Alex Deutinger | Dramaturgy: Mala Kline | Outside Eye: Florin Flueras | Sound: Stefan Ehgartner | Light: Svetlana Schwin | Production & Tour Managment: Sophie Schmeiser | Production: Performanceinitiative 22 | Coproduction: Tanzquartier Wien
Marta Navaridas studied Translation at UPF Barcelona, Choreography at ArtEZ College of Art Arnhem and Mime at HKA Theaterschool of Amsterdam. DanceWEB-Europe Scholarship 2010. She has been working with Blood For Roses, Sarah Vanhee, Dani Brown, Sofia Mavragani, Mala Kline, Christine Gaigg. She is member of the international artistic collectives Fingersix and The Loose Collective. Since 2008, she develops her own text-based choreographic works together with Alex Deutinger. Selected works: "Look at them now!", "Your Majesties" (Aerowaves ‘13), "Speaking of Which", "On the Other Hand”, “Queen of Hearts”. Awards: Tall Order Linz, ACT Jury Prize Bilbao, BestOFF-Styria Award. Since 2015 she plays the drums in various music projects.
Alexander Deutinger studied Translation and Interpreting at Karl Franzens Universität Graz and Dance at Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria. DanceWEB-Scholarship 2007. He was Artist-in-Residence at ImPulsTanz (TURBO), at CCL Linz, at Espacio de Creación Azala, Vitoria, Espacio Común Bogotá, K3 Hamburg and at D.ID Dance-Identity. As a performer, he has been working with Oleg Soulimenko, Dani Brown, Sofia Mavragani, Christine Gaigg, Alexander Gottfarb, Anna Mendelssohn, The Loose Collective. Since 2008 he develops own choreographic works together with Marta Navaridas, including the Obama-Performance "Your Majesties", the video performance "Speaking of Which" (8:tension), the puppet choreography "On The Other Hand” and the Lady Di Performance “Queen of Hearts”(tanzquartier Wien). Upcoming production: Pontifex (Premiere: 2017). www.navaridasdeutinger.com