John the Houseband “Candlelit Durational Concert”

29th of April, PACT Zollverein (DE)

John the Houseband is a project born in Amsterdam back in 2008.  It is a musical assembly of dancers and choreographers from Sweden, Iceland, Belgium, Spain and Germany. They came together as a collaborative changing body, a band, which is not a band in normal terms, but an art project; an investigation of life and liveness. John is inspired by the particular ability of live music to affect an audience in a very primal way. Furthermore John the Housebands shows blur the boundaries between concert and performance, professionalism and amateurism, skill and dedication. John bends the spacial organization of a band. John the Houseband are : Alma Söderberg (SE), Dennis Deter (D), Melkorka Sigridur Magnusdottir (IS), Anja Müller (D), Hendrik Willekens (BE) and Roger Sala Reyner (ES).

Performances in January

John the Houseband
4th of January, Tanztage Berlin (DE)
18th of January, Performing New Europe, SZENE Salzburg (AT)
John the Houseband is a project born in Amsterdam back in 2008.  It is a musical assembly of dancers and choreographers from Sweden, Iceland, Belgium, Spain and Germany. They came together as a collaborative changing body, a band, which is not a band in normal terms, but an art project; an investigation of life and liveness. John is inspired by the particular ability of live music to affect an audience in a very primal way. Furthermore John the Housebands shows blur the boundaries between concert and performance, professionalism and amateurism, skill and dedication. John bends the spacial organization of a band. John the Houseband are : Alma Söderberg (SE), Dennis Deter (D), Melkorka Sigridur Magnusdottir (IS), Anja Müller (D), Hendrik Willekens (BE) and Roger Sala Reyner (ES).

 

Sudermann & Söderberg “A Talk”
14th, 15th and 17th of January, Performing New Europe, SZENE Salzburg (AT)
“A Talk” is more than a conversation between two women. “A Talk” is rather a choreography of speech acrobatics, gestures and song. They stamp, snap, teeter, whistle, sing, rap – with and against each other, peppered with counterpoints, synchronously, chorally, chaotically. With the aid of the simplest means, Sudermann and Söderberg develop a complex, finely coordinated performance with precise timing, thrilling ease and intelligent humour. With their songs, text fragments and scraps of conversation, they not only deal with the important themes of life, but also chat and gossip about the weather, holidays and football. And they sing about love and
the fact that they cannot stand the silence and must therefore make music and talk.

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