Duett M_A project – Nagao, Tuttle

©Akemi_Nagao-photo-LucaS.Tanz – Akemi Nagao,
Musik/ Sound – Michael Tuttle

Our path through the territory of movement and sound
MA Project is a collaborative project involving dance, sound, movement, and
music. Our intent with is to research the intersection of sound and motion,
and to turn the convention of „movement following music“ on its head. As music has its own narrative and direct connection to our emotions, we have experimented with the motions informing the soundscape. Both of which, in turn, evolve and shift within their own dimensions. In this way a symbiosis is formed between the two performers and their dissimilar, yet convergent, art forms.

http://akeminagao.wix.com/akemi-nagao   www.michael-tuttle.co

Akemi Nagao is a Berlin based Japanese dancer and choreographer. Her dance background is ballet, street dance, soul dance in Japan. She started to develop her movement history into the contemporary dance and improvisation dance under Renate Graziadei, Ingo Reulecke and Julyen Hamilton in Berlin from 2007.  She as a dancer has worked for Micha Purucker, Louise Wagner, Gerhart Hauptmann Theatre Görlitz-Zittau and many others.  Since 2014 she has a improvisation group with Ingo Reulecke, Fatou Traoré, Léo Dupleix, Yannick Dupont, Louis Evrard and Michael Tuttle and has performed in Berlin, Brussels and Japan.  She is working with Dietmar Kirstein, Adam Pultz Melbye and Michael Tuttle. And since 2014, she is collaborating with William “Bilwa” Costa and Jasmin Schaitl as the collective 三(3). She has received funding from Kulturtopf Bremerhaven for the piece “A Step” created with Michael Tuttle in 2012.

Solo and Encounters – Musik und Tanz

Musik: Renu Hossain (Percussion) , Emilio Gordoa Rodriguez (Percussion) ,  Simon Rose (Saxophon) | Tanz: Annapaola Leso, Laura Sarah Dowdall

© Annapaola_Leso, photographer_Christina MarxAnnapaola Leso is an Italian dancer and improviser, based in Berlin.
She began her ballet training in Verona, Italy. She then went to Milan for three years to study at the Academy of Contemporary Dance and Theatre and she graduated in 2009.
She has been working as freelancer dancer and assistant with the Taiwanese choreographer Shang-Chi Sun for several productions: “Breakfast” 2012, “Uphill” 2013, “Threads” 2013, “Transit in Préludes” 2014, “The Photographer” 2014.
She joined Neon Dance Company, under the direction of the London choreographer Adrienne Hart, for the production “Empathy” 2014.
Her collaboration as dancer and choreographer with Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin started in 2013 for the piece “ Capìtan Luiso Ferrauto” at Clang Cut Book Festival, on music by Ana Maria Rodriguez. She was also involved in the project “Camera Lucida”, production of KNM, in LaborGras in 2013 and at Klangwerkstatt Berlin Festival in 2014. She joined Sasha Waltz & Guest Company for the production “Romeo & Juliette”2015.

Laura Sarah Dowdall is a contemporary dancer based in Dublin. Laura Sarah Dowdall

©Laura Sarah Dowdall

© RENU HossainRenu Hossain is a London born percussionist, composer, sound  designer & poet. Instruments played: tabla, cajon, latin percussion, djembe and soundscape guitar.
She is an accompanist for Trinity Laban Consevatoire for music and dance and for The Place.
A composer/sound designer for films, theatre and dance.
A performance percussionist who has toured globally. And worked with Grace Jones, MIKA, Alabama 3, The Irrepressibles, Tunde Jegede, Fun-da-mental.
She has been commissioned by dance companies to compose.
Renu has released 3 albums to critical acclaim (BBC RADIO 3). Love from London, Midnight Radio and Threshold (Commissioned by Rachel Burn Dance) www.renu.org.uk   https://renu-holykutirecords.bandcamp.com/

©Simon Rose

Simon Rose plays baritone and alto saxophones. Born in London, England, he has performed in Europe, Canada and USA. As well as collaborating with those who play traditional instruments, Rose performs with musicians who employ self-designed instruments and electronics. He is also interested in collaborations beyond music, for example with dance.  Performing solo is an ongoing project: ‘Procession,’ solo alto and ‘Schmetterling,’ solo baritone.  Music recordings can be found on the labels: Emanem, Leo, PSI, Bruce’s Fingers, Not Two, Rayon and PFMentum. His research interest is in the creative process of improvisation, in which he has completed three studies. Following an MA at Middlesex University, 2008, he gained his doctorate in 2013 at Glasgow Caledonian University.  For several decades he taught drama and music in London, this included working with permanently excluded and special educational needs students. Studying drama at Dartington College of Arts, with subsequent teacher training, Exeter University, his early career was in theater-in-education and fringe theatre: devising and touring schools, prisons, hospitals and small-scale venues. He is currently completing a book for Intellectbooks, UK concerning the agency of improvisation. Other publications include book chapters: ‘Free improvisation in education,’ in Investigating Musical Performance(Ashgate, 2012); Improvisation as real-time composition’ in The act of musical composition (Ashgate, 2014), and ‘The Process of Improvisation’ in Organising and Music (Cambridge, 2014). www.simonrose.org

© Emilio_GordoaEmilio Gordoa Rodriguez, Mexican composer and vibraphonist based in Berlin since 2012.
He is involved in numerous projects including his work as a soloist and in collaboration with theater and dance. Emilio is specially focus in sound art, experimental music, noise, free jazz, improvisation and contemporary music.
He is redefining the vibraphone as a source, treating it with preparations and extended techniques, and is a busy composer as well, writing graphic scores for a variety of ensembles, large and small, for theater, documentary films and audiovisual.
Emilio studied composition with Vincent Carver and  Mario Lavista, and percussion with Raul Tudon. He has been worked and recorded with artist such as German Bringas, John Russell, Tristan Honsinger, Misha Marks, Axel Dörner, Tony Buck, Tobias Delius, Ignaz Schick, Jack Wright, Remi Alvarez, Klaus Kürvers, Alexander Bruck, Bonnie Jones, Roland Ramanan, and Ute Wassermann.
He often performs with the Berliner Improviser Orchestra and the GOReC Orchestra and played in several venues and festivals around Europe such as the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in 2014, Klangkunstprojekte of Leipzig, Art-Sound Festival Berlin, CSW (Contemporary Art Museum of Warsaw), and in Vortex London. Some of his recent projects are: soel, Para.keets, Kepa chotti, and MOvE.

Performance: Mi 05.08. 2015, 20:00 Uhr, Dock11 Theaterhalle

Im Rahmen des Festival Programmes von Improvisation Xchange Berlin


Duett Nagao, Tuttle | Gordoa, Renu, Rose – 05.08.15