LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Noemi Calzavara and Marta Wörner are two emerging dance makers based in Rotterdam.
In 2018, both artists collaborated in the movement research Between control and uncertainty supported by Codarts University of the Arts (Rotterdam) and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts (Tilburg).
In 2019, they composed and premiered Falling in. Notes on body space and matter, nominated for the best composition prize at the Theaterfestival Boulevard in 2019.
Both artists were quickly aware of how artistically enriching their interactions were. To continue researching and developing ways of artistic exchange and collaboration they worked together in the creation of Strata, a dance duet funded by the Goethe Institut and premiered in 2020.
Their collaborative work is determined by the sharpness and sensitivity in their performativity and by an increasing articulation of interdisciplinary means.
Noemi and Marta bring dance and movement toward its interaction with other disciplines like light, sound and visual arts.
Their work together emerges from a shared view on the importance of embodying experiences to express feelings. Their tools are sensitivity, shades and suspensions. They use the body as a vessel that gathers experiences that belong to the world, like the cracking of the rocks underneath their feet or the formation of dust provoked by the wind. Their research lies on the firm belief that we, organic 'materia', are all interlaced by similar inner states.
Listening to each other, listening to the breathing, listening to the noise as if it was music, observing invisible gestures, and asking each other a lot of questions; -questions without a verbal nor universal answer-, striving to create an enigmatic dance which is both confusing and magnetic.
Marta Wörner (1990, Madrid) is a freelance choreographer based in Rotterdam.
Her work is centred around the interaction between movement and philosophy and it is usually inspired by geological and geo-political events and patterns.
As a choreographer, she is seeking for expressive and artistic languages that can evolve from the interaction and mixture of different art fields and formats She aims to create vocabularies that entail a transdisciplinary language. Throughout her career, she combines contemporary dance and audio-visual work such projections and soundscapes for her performances.
Marta is trained in dance in different European institutions and independent platforms and she holds a master degree in Choreography by Codarts University of the Arts (Rotterdam) and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts (Tilburg) and a Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication by the Complutense University (Madrid).
She develops her artistic and pedagogic practise both inside and outside of the inclusive dance field, independently and with the support of companies like Goethe-Institut (Germany), Fritsch. Co (Madrid), Worm (Rotterdam), and PIPS:Lab (Amsterdam).
Her own creations have been shown at the Fringe Festival of Madrid and Edinburgh, Cinedans Festival (Amsterdam), The Boulevard Theatre Festival (Den Bosch), The ADM circus festival (Amsterdam), Worm (Rotterdam) and The grey space in the middle (The Hague).
Her dance research, Between control and uncertainty, is exposed online at The research catalogue.
Noemi Calzavara (Milan, 1998) is a young artist. She completed her education in performing arts at Codarts University of the Arts and did her internship with Tanzmainz. Calzavara experienced the stage and explored different aspects of dance, growing into an open-minded, versatile and devoted dancer. She aims to integrate her authentic expression within the creative process using imagination, courage, honesty and sensitivity as tools. She has worked with Giuseppe Spota, Pierre Rigal, Marta Worner, Adrijana Dancevska, Felix Berner and Cafelulé. Dancing works from Hofesch Schechter, Marco Goecke, Sharon Eyal, Jiří Kylián and Ihsan Rustem.
Free to express herself for Noemi life is an intimate, careless and precious performance.
WHO I AM
We are transformers of the body and space into vibrating and touching states of existence.
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