Alex Ekman

COW

Ekman talents extend to the lighting and stage design and his eye for structuring an environment is unerring. There is no set as such, excepting the plaster cow which dangles overhead, but the stage surface has its share of movement as little island-blocks rise up and pits sink down. The extreme tilting of the stage at one point causes unfortunate Bauch to roll, cow-like, almost into the pit. COW has its iconic Ekman moment in the scene that opens on a stage full of swirling dancers in white skirts set in a magical silvery mist. Mikael Karlsson, whose music partners the piece provides a subtle and evocative soundscape. He offers a hint of percussive rhythm picked up by the dancers who launch into an ecstatic dance: a stage full of whirling dervishes, until they collapse exhausted.

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Ekmans Talente erstrecken sich auf die Beleuchtung und das Bühnenbild, und sein Auge für die Strukturierung einer Umgebung ist unfehlbar. Es gibt kein Set als solches, außer der Gipskuh, die über ihnen baumelt, aber die Bühnenoberfläche hat ihren Anteil an Bewegung, wenn kleine Inselblöcke aufsteigen und Gruben sinken. Das extreme Kippen der Bühne an einer Stelle führt dazu, dass der unglückliche Bauch kuhartig fast in die Grube rollt. COW hat seinen legendären Ekman-Moment in der Szene, die auf einer Bühne voller wirbelnder Tänzer in weißen Röcken in einem magischen silbernen Nebel beginnt. Mikael Karlsson, dessen Musikpartner das Stück ist, bietet eine subtile und eindrucksvolle Klanglandschaft. Er bietet einen Hauch von perkussivem Rhythmus, der von den Tänzern aufgenommen wurde, die einen ekstatischen Tanz beginnen: eine Bühne voller wirbelnder Derwische, bis sie erschöpft zusammenbrechen.

 

Aurélien Bory

Plexus
pour Kaori Ito

Soms is dans gewoon wonderschoon. Een visueel hoogtepunt is de installatieperformance Plexus van regisseur Aurélien Bory en danseres Kaori Ito. Bory schiep met Plexus ‘een portret in dans’ van Ito. De Japanse danseres en choreografe studeerde klassieke dans in Tokio en moderne dans in de VS. Ze stond eerder in Julidans NEXT, het talentenpodium. Bory ontwierp een installatie van vijfduizend nylondraden die Ito omsluiten als een marionet.Beperkt door die ruimte verkent Ito haar mogelijkheden. Ze zweeft, danst, valt, draait rond. Haar spel is poëtisch en dromerig, maar tot in de perfectie uitgevoerd.

Lech Majewski

The Roe’s Room
opera movie

In this “absolutely singular autobiographical film opera” (Time Out London), multi-talented composer, writer, director and artist Lech Majewski presents a stunning, intimate, and ultimately magical work of unbridled creativity. A ravishing ode to the imagination, THE ROE’S ROOM is a place where the energy of youth and the eternal power of the natural world triumph over the banalities and deprivations of the commonplace.Within their apartment, a father, mother and son bear the dulling yoke of an ordinary urban life. His mind and heart borne aloft by the cycle of the seasons and the images and music within him, the son transforms his cloistered existence into a richly poetic emotional utopia. As autumn arrives, cracking flakes of plaster become falling leaves. With spring, a cold hard floor comes alive with meadow grass and love beckons in the form of a beautiful young girl’s outstretched hand.

QIU HAO AND MATTHIEU BELIN

邱昊
When two talented people meet, an edgy fashion designer and an unconventional photographer, an astonishing project, intriguing in many levels, originates. The Serpens collection lookbook is the product of the collaboration between the Chinese fashion designer Qui Hao and the Shanghai based, French photographer Matthieu Belin. Named after the constellation of the northern hemisphere – the reptile, the mythological symbol that represents both good and evil – Serpens is as mysterious, futuristic and compelling as its name implies. An extravagant collection in which the size is the absolute dominant. Oversized clothes touched by the magic wand of minimalism.

IRIS VAN HERPEN

Айрис Ван Эрпен
イリス ヴァン ヘルペン

Iris van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer who is widely recognized as one of fashion’s most talented and forward-thinking creators who continuously pushes the boundaries of fashion design. Since her first show in 2007 van Herpen has been preoccupied with inventing new forms and methods of sartorial expression by combining the most traditional and the most radical materials and garment construction methods into her unique aesthetic vision.

BRUNO METRA AND LAURENCE JEANSON

برونو مترا وجينسون لورانس
Бруно Метра и Лоренс Джинсон

Talented French duo of photographers Bruno Metra and Laurence Jeanson experiments with our visual perception. Using sticky tape, cuts from fashion magazines and human portraits they create a new form of facial expressions. After watching few works in a row your mind starts working as usual and you easily adopt the new transformed face as it is.

SHAI LANGEN

Dutch-based designer Shai Langen is a master at transforming the human body into a range of surreal creations. These include coating the skin of his models in thousands of tiny dots or spiky silver studs. He is also a talented filmmaker, shooting his modernist, minimalist designs in a simple, beautiful fashion.

KATHARINA TRUDZINSKI

Катарина Trudzinski
Katharina Trudzinski is a talented artist who is making a name for herself through the creation of abstract 3D collages and paintings. Dabbling in all things contemporary, Katharina Trudzinski’s work is as thought-provoking as it is artistic. Both the sculptures and paintings will inspire people to look into their depths to either figure out the meaning behind each or to simply lose themselves in the haphazard twists and turns.

Ruggero Lupo Mengoni

Precious Armour
The striking Precious Armour story photographed for Luisa Via Roma by the talented Ruggero Lupo Mengoni at The Pictorialists stars Romina Morais at 2morrow Model Management in Milano and Korlan Madi. Intricate styling for the shoot is courtesy of Valentina G.Ottobri at Luisaviaroma.

csilla klenyánszki

Csilla Klenyánszki is a talented photographer and artist, who was born in 1986 in Budapest, Hungary and currently based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Csilla Klenyánszki

Csilla Klenyánszki is a talented photographer and artist, who was born in 1986 in Budapest, Hungary and currently based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Justin Vin

Wave house
If you would build a house made of moving waves? What it would be? Art director Justin Vin has collaborated with team of talented artists to find this out. This project is an approach to see and feel technologies in new way – as organic, friendly environments. It is nurturing, divine and filled with spirituality. Intuitive and friendly. Inspired by today’s emerging technologies – claytronics, programmable matter, quantum locking – we eventually came to the vision of Wave House. A home of beauty, freedom and softness. We see big spaces, like temple or church and a surrealism, surrounding it.

LEE MARVIN AND ANGIE DICKINSON

Peter Van Der Ham and George Manak
Clapping Music’s most fun “preview” is undoubtedly that of the talented George Manak and Peter van der Ham who used a scene from Point Blank with Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson.
Clapping Music