noish ~ by Maria Zimpel
15 & 16 February 2019
ACZIUN SUSCH is launched on invitation of the founder Grażyna Kulczyk and curator Joanna Leśnierowska with a performance by Maria Zimpel - Warsaw-based dancer and choreographer working extensively with somatic body practices and improvisation. Focused on exploring the limits of physicality and emotional corporeality, Zimpel developed a unique language of expression which gained her critical acclaim and international repute. With her idiosyncratic, lyrical, (and mostly solo) performances, she references the Canadian-born American painter Agnes Martin, boldly declaring her practice to be Abstract Expressionism.
In Susch, Zimpel will present noish~, a choreography realization co-produced by Art Stations Foundation PL and previously selected as one of the most interesting works by voices of European Platform of Dance professionals Aerowaves (2016).
In noish ~ [commotion in moderation] the sensitive body filters noise through itself, intensifying within the space the breaking down of all [her] becomings. There is no „I” – the self solely witness. Music intensifies the process. Dance and music intertwine and all we see is the vibration of the shell, never the cracking.
concept, choreography, dance: Maria Zimpel
music live: Bryan Eubanks
Production support: Art Station Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk/Old Brewery New Dance & PERFORMAT series of City Gallery Arsenal, Poznan.
duration: 35 min.
Maria Zimpel (PL) – dancer and choreographer, Zimpel studied Dance, Choreography and Context at HZT at Berlin University of the Arts. In 2009, she was a recipient of DanceWeb Scholarship. Among Zimpel’s many collaborations is one with Kat Valastur, for whom she worked as a leading dancer in multiple productions. For her own creations, she continues working with American musician and composer Bryan Eubanks. Her past solo performances include „Pure Matter”, „Epic”, „What do you really miss?” (within Solo Project by Art Stations Foundation), „s c a t t e r”, as well as „noish~” and the katest „Body and Fiction” (2018). „What do you really miss? (3,2)” – a trio produced by Art Stations Foundation, which entered finale of the prestigious competition Danse Elargie at Theatre de la Ville in Paris. Zimpel currently lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.
Bryan Eubanks (USA) - musician and composer, primarily an autodidact, he received an MFA in 2012 from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College. Eubanks works with electronics and acoustics for small ensembles, solo instruments, and custom generative software. He also improvises in collaboration (i.e. with Maria Zimpel) and develops sound installations and diffusion techniques using acoustic holography. Since 2001, he has participated in many collaborative projects and presented his work internationally. He has lived and worked in Portland and New York City, and is currently based in Berlin, Germany.