Performance

LIVE (a work in progress) van Cherish Menzo and Müşfik Can Müftüoğlu

28 november 2018, 20.00

By

Cherish Menzo and Müşfik Can Müftüoğlu

Light Design | VJ

Niels Runderkamp

With special thanks to

Nicole Beutler, BAU Dance & Performance Amsterdam, Lynn Meijer, Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, en Stimuleringsregeling eigentijdse dans

Van 28 tot en met 30 november wordt in Veem Huis voor Performance het programma "Polyphonic Songs" gepresenteerd en is gecureerd in samenwerking met BAU Dance & Performance Amsterdam, Keren Levi | NeverLike en Nicole Beutler Projects.


Volledig programma "Polyphonic Songs, dag 1"


"Live" is een onderzoek naar relaties die ontstaan tijdens een performance. Een muzikant en een danser komen samen en doen een poging de waargenomen grenzen tussen hun disciplines te ontdekken en deze te verenigen door op verschillende wijzen met elkaar en elkaars discipline te verbinden. Het is een werk-in-ontwikkeling van verschillende liedjes die samengevoegd zijn aan de hand van het gemeenschappelijke thema: het doorkruisen van relaties tussen afhankelijkheid en onafhankelijkheid. Het doel is om een verhaal van een live performance beter te kunnen vertellen op basis van nieuwe inzichten over zulke relaties.

Bio:


Cherish Menzo


Cherish Menzo (1988) graduated in 2013  from The Urban Contemporary (JMD) at the ‘Hogeschool voor de Kunsten’ in Amsterdam. 

After her graduation she has danced in several productions of various choreographers such as  Akram Khan Company ( Abide with me ),Leo Lerus (Vaval and Fractal),  Hanzel Nezza (Crows Nest) , Jan Martens (The Dog Days Are Over), Nicole Beutler (The Square) ,Eszter Salamon (Lores & Praxes) , Olivier Dubois (Auguri) , Voetvolk Lisbeth Gruwez & Maarten van Cauwenberghe (The Sea Within) and recently collaborated and performed the solo piece Sorry,But I Feel Slightly Disidentified  by Benjamin Kahn.


Next to her work as a dancer and performer Cherish creates her own work.

In 2016 she created the dance performance EFES in collaboration with Nicole Geertruida(Bronze award winner Amsterdam Fringe).

This dance duet presents a hypnotic, rhythmical performance that totally absorbs the audience in a metronome-like universe of two people utterly absorbed and driven by the beat (Julian Caddy).

At the moment Cherish is working on a new performance in collaboration with musician and composer Müşfik Can Müftüoğlu called ‘LIVE’ a crossing between a dance performance and a pop/rock concert.


As a maker Cherish is driven to experiment and explore how both the performer and the spectator can relate and meet each other. 

With this information she researches ways of performing where both parties can be challenged and question the known theater conventions. With her interest in interdisciplinary collaborations between performance and other art forms she tries to challenge the format and approach of her work as a maker and performer.


Müsfick Can Müftüoglo


Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Müşfik studied music in Istanbul Bilgi University, Utrecht School of Arts and Royal Conservatory The Hague with a focus on electronic music and application of live electronics along with acoustic or electronic instruments. He currently works as a composer and performer based in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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