Sommerszene 2024

INFLUX | Nayana Keshava Bhat (IND)

Manifesto of the Now – Acts of (non)Resistance

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©Bernhard Müller
©Bernhard Müller

Manifesto of the Now is a series of performative acts by nine artists, standing for persistent attentiveness towards the Here and Now, placing the agency of change on the individual. It is a practice of resistance against fragmented perception, through dance, music and poetry, celebrating the whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Seven short solos and five group acts of various constellations inhabit four days in diverse spaces such as the studio, connecting hallways, the theatre blackbox. Each performance is an act of resistance, where the performers, dancers and musicians negotiate between the given choreographic structure and the imminent state of the body in relation to space and time. With distinct physical and sensorial themes, the artists in each act examine the Now from a different point of view.

Programm 13. Juni
Of Multiplicities – Solo by András Meszerics (ca 16min)
Of Connecting - Quartet by Almut Kühne, Jordina Millà, Natalia Castaneira, Verena Pircher (ca 18min)
Of Changing – Solo by Chris Dahlgren (ca 20 min)

Programm 14. Juni
Of Turning - Quintet by András Meszerics, Chris Dahlgren, Natalia Castaneira, Tomaz Simatovic, Verena Pircher (ca 12min)
Of Resonance – Solo by Almut Kühne (15min)
Of Holding - Septet by Almut Kühne, András Meszerics, Chris Dahlgren, Jordina Millà, Natalia Castaneira, Tomaz Simatovic, Verena Pircher (ca 20min)

INFLUX – Network for Dance, Theatre & Performance is an open network of artists from various disciplines. Founded & sustained since 2017 by Nayana Keshava Bhat in continual collaboration with various artists, interdisciplinarity plays a key role in INFLUX operations. Based in the city of Salzburg, INFLUX works at developing new formats in performances, artistic research, non-formal learning, collaborative projects with non-artists etc., thereby acting as a framework for artists to share their art with one another and the larger public.

Passages in English language.

 Concept, choreographic research, artistic direction, lights: Nayana Keshava Bhat
in close collaboration through research & performance: Almut Kühne (Voice), András Meszerics (Dance), Chris Dahlgren (Viola da Gamba), Jordina Millà (Piano), Natalia Castaneira (Dance), Tomaž Simatović (Dance), Verena Pircher (Dance), & Peter Stamer (Dramaturgy)
Production assistance: Olivia Mitterhuemer
Stage-design advice: Yvonne Schäfer
Production: INFLUX - Network for Dance, Theater & Performance
Co-production: SZENE Salzburg
Cooperation & Venue Partner: Salzburger Kunstverein
Technical support: Toihaus Theater, Theater Bodi End Sole, Hallein
Funding support: Stadt Salzburg, Land Salzburg, Bildrecht
This project has been made possible through the generous support and contributions of several individuals throughout its research, creation and production stages (all the persons mentioned above + Mircea Sorin Albutiu, Agnes Distelberger, Angela Glechner, Mirela Baciak, Andrea Kahlhammer, Ursula Schwarz) & institutions (mentioned above + SUPER Initiative, Breloque Theater, Tatwerk Berlin, Berchtold Villa, oenm studio in 2022, 2023 & 2024.

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