Utterly wild, without filters, without inhibition, without fear. Get ready for a night of outstanding instant production in which local trained performers will show under leadership of Sophia Rodríguez that what really counts is a good idea and courage, even if you hardly have any budget. The instants are our response to the local (hyper)production climate and an attempt to pass the methodology of unit multiplication to appease the bureaucratic machine onto new generations. Besides that, we are also fostering their outlandish inclinations and hidden fantasies to make sure to provide sufficient quantity of twisted images and we are also planning a few surprise acts with special guests…
Emanat Institute is systematically organising different movement, performative and vocal workshops for several years. We put special attention to the development of genres of new burlesque and cabaret through workshops and also our own stage production – Image Snatchers technoburlesque. Most local representatives of these genres that are active in the independent scene already participated in our workshops. On our own or in collaboration with the City of Women association we hosted selected most interesting representatives of performance, new burlesque and cabaret, among others, British performer Marisa Carnesky (2011), German performer Antonia Baehr (2011), international collective La Pocha Nostra (2011, 2013) and British and Australian creators Ursula Martinez (2014) and Moira Finucane (2015).
Sophia Rodríguez is a Venezuelan performer, currently living and working in Brussels. In 2000, she got her Bachelor's degree in Physical Theatre at Educational Program of the National Theatre of Venezuela. In 2003, she attended one year-long study in tightrope at National Circus School in Cuba and in 2008 she got her diploma in Dance/Performance at the University of Experimental Arts (UNEARTE) in Venezuela. In 2010, she was invited to participate in the project “50 days in Costa Rica” with David Zambrano, since then she has been teaching contemporary dance technique "Flying Low" and "Passing Through” around the world. In 2014, she got her Master’s degree in Physical Theatre. Since 2006, she has created several performances, either solo works or in collaboration with different artists, such as Ines Rojas, Nene Raul Vargas, Thomas Proksch, Ivo Dimchev, Micha Goldberg Inter Alias. She has worked with different choreographers, such as David Zambrano (VE/NL), Osmany Tellez (NY), Ayelen Parolin (BE), and currently, she is touring with a new dance performance by Koen Agustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero, called “(B)”.
Workshop participants: TBC
Organised by: Emanat
In collaboration with: Old City Power Plant
Coordination and executive production: Sabina Potočki
Financial support: Ministry of Culture of RS, Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture and Flanders Department of Culture, Youth and Media