Virtual 2020

Spring 2020, Everywhere/Virtual

In response to the global pandemic ∞therside came together for weekly online practices. For 5 months, we confronted uncertainty together, maintaining collective practice, and researching “live improvised cinema” using Zoom as both a platform and a tool for improvisation. We also created a practice of asynchronously exchanging solos: each week one member recorded a short solo work in either music or movement, and all other members created their own response. The group developed tools for remote collaboration, feedback, and creative process.


Sanskar Digital Festival

Our short film, “In There/In Here” was selected for Sanskar India’s 2020 Digital Festival.


Members & Contributors

Sarah Chien (USA) • Vicky Angelidou (GR) •  Agata Gregorkiewitz (PL) • Susanna Grob (CH) • Francesca Caselli (IT) • Xavier Geerman (AW/NL) • Sokratis Votskos (GR) • Mirko Lancerotto (IT)


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Greece 2019

Greece 2019

∞therside gathered for a 2 week creative residency at the Stavros Village Cultural Center in Stavros, Greece. Joined by local musicians, Giorgios Kalamakis and Sokrates Votskos, we studied greek folk dances and rhythms and incorporated elements of those into our work. We performed an evening length work, less is more, for 2 nights at Studio 29A in Thessaloniki and shared 3 days of workshops with local dance students there. We also toured to neighboring city, Drama to perform in their traditional amphitheater, curated as special guests for of an evening of improvisation.

This close-knit gathering of performers helped cement the collective’s core group, resulting in the creation of our (wo)manifesto organizing document and the formalization of our commitment to each other as a permanent collective.


Members and Contributors

Sarah Chien (USA) • Vicky Angelidou (GR) •  Susanna Grob (CH) • Francesca Caselli (IT) • Giorgos Kalamakis (GR) • Sokratis Votskos (GR) • Marianna Rantou (GR) • Dean Mavridis (GR) • Kyriakos Paimon (GR)


Activities

Performance: less is more
Studio 29A
Thessaloniki, Greece
September 2019

Performance: less is more (excerpt)
Drama Amphitheater
Drama, Greece
September 2019

2 week Residency Stavros Village Cultural Center
Stavros, Greece
August 2018

Teaching: ∞therside collective professional training workshop
Studio 29A
Thessaloniki, Greece
September 2019

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Bratislava 2018

Bratislava 2018

8 dancers from 8 different countries gathered in Bratislava, united only by their shared experience of studying David Zambrano’s Passing Through work intensively the year before. We quickly discovered we were able to live, work and create together by applying the same values used to create instant compositions to our collective organizing. After a 2 week residency at Nova Cvernovka, we performed two versions of our work. First, at Štúdio 12 in Bratislava with experimental electronic music group Zoo & Aquarium, and then at T3, a reclaimed tram, turned-music-venue with percussionist Ivo Palenčár. We developed structures and scores to expand beyond Passing Through and at the end of the residency a core group of members committed to meeting again, as ootherside collective.


Members and Contributors

Michal Freriks (SK) • Sarah Chien (USA) • Vicky Angelidou (GR) •  Susanna Grob (CH) • Agata Gregorkiewitz (PL) • Paul Guenot (UK) • Valentina Azzati (AR) • Ingvild Bertelsen (NO) • Martin Kosorín (SK) •  Adam Kapjor (SK) •  Vlado Oravec (SK) •  Daniela Mužíková (SK) •  Ivo Palenčár (SK)


Supporting Institutions

Štúdio 12 •  T3Nova Cvernovka

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Sicily 2017

Sicily 2017

32 dancers from around the world were invited to spend a month working intensively with master improviser, David Zambrano. In Sicily, they met to study and further develop his group improvisation form, Passing Through. This is the moment where the future ∞therside members met, and seeds were planted for the first meeting in Bratislava meeting.

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