„Opening night“ – Tanz und Musik
Duett: Judith Sánchez Ruíz – Tanz und Atalyá Tirosh – Stimme /Soprano
Quartett, MusikTanzNulldreissig: Manuela Tessi, Mata Sakka – Tanz und Rieko Okuda – Klavier, Friederike Motzkau – Querflöte
The quartet Okuda-Motzkau-Sakka-Tessi was born from several collaborative performance events of Manuela’s and Friederike’s initiative MusikTanzNullDreißig. Throughout the season 2014-15 the artists were delving deep into the relationship of dance and music.
The material is composed on the spot, emerging from a sense of urgency, a need for immediacy and directness, yet subtle listening to each other’s voices. Each performer is engaged in their own personal research of physicality of sound and movement. In the meeting the four performers are passionately striving to give form to the ever fleeting moment.
MusikTanzNullDreißig (MT030) is an initiative of flutist Friederike Motzkau and dancer Manuela Tessi. It is a platform aimed at fostering the collaboration of dance and music in performance. It consists of a performance series and practice sessions.
Performance: Mi 29.07. 2015, 20:00 Uhr, Dock11 Theaterhalle
Im Rahmen des Festival Programmes von Improvisation Xchange Berlin
Judith Sánchez Ruíz – Tanz
Atalyá Tirosh – Voice /Soprano
The Berlin–based director, choreographer, and artist Judith Sánchez Ruíz has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guest, (2011-2014); Deborah Hay, (2012); Trisha Brown Dance Company, (2006-2009); DD Dorvillier, (2002); David Zambrano, (1997). For several years, she has emphasized a strong commitment to improvisation as a performance form involving live music. Sánchez also developed various collaborative projects with the innovative composers Henry Threadgill, (2002, 2008); and Steve Coleman, (1997); as well as with the visual artists Daniel Arsham, (2009-2010); Stephen Talasnik, (2010); Sun K. Kwak, (2010); and the media artist and choreographer Jonah Bokaer, (2009-2010). Sánchez ’s works have been presented internationally and have received numerous grants and commissions support through her career, most importantly from The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Cuban Artists Fund, CAF, (2010-2011); The American Music Center’s Live Music for Dance program, (2010); Baryshnikov Arts Center: Martha Duffy Resident Artist Spring (2011). Regularly she teach Master Class and Workshops through Europe and US. www.judithsanchezruiz.com
Israeli born soprano Atalyá Tirosh specialises in Opera, Lieder and New Music. She performs regularly in concerts, recitals and festivals throughout Europe, as well in performances of improvised music.
Atalyá studied Voice at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance, and simultaneously completed a B.A. in Musicology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During her studies she performed the roles of the Erste Dame “Die Zauberflöte” (Mozart), Gertrude (the mother) in “Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck), and Arminda in “La finta giardiniera” (Mozart).
Atalyá was the winner of the Rubin Academy Soloists competition for 2011.
She has participated in Masterclasses and workshops Mr. David Jones, Ms. Janet Williams, Mr. Francois Le Roux and the late Mr. Tom Krause.
Atalyá has given recitals and concerts throughout Israel at renowned venues such as the Felicja Blumental Music Center in Tel-Aviv, “Mishkenot Sha’ananim” Music Center, YMCA Hall, Gerard Bachar Hall and the Henry Crown Hall in Jerusalem. She performed as soloist with several orchestras
including the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Opera Orchestra and the Mendi Rodan Symphony Orchestra.
Manuela Tessi is an Amsterdam based contemporary dancer temporarily relocated to Berlin, whose work focuses on the relationship between movement and live music. She works with Katie Duck and Magpie a.o. and for many years has been curating dance and music events at cultural centre OT301.
Friederike Motzkau is a freelance musician and flute teacher in Berlin.
Her artistic focus lies in improvisation, particularly the relationship between sound and movement. Her tool for exploration is the flute, but her sound sources also extend to the deeper and warmer soundworlds of the alto and bass flutes. She is an active member of the free improvising scene in Berlin, where she works with musicians and dancers.
Friederike completed her flute studies at the conservatoires in Berlin (UdK), Cologne (HfMT) and Amsterdam (CvA) obtaining degrees in classical music and jazz. Meanwhile she pursued her interest in movement, taking classes in modern dance, tango, salsa, acrobatics and yoga.
Rieko Okuda is the active pianist from japan, currently living in berlin.
She began to play the classic music at the age of 3. Afterwards, she got interested in jazz, and studied in the United States. While she was in the USA, both classic and jazz experiences let her interest follow to the improvisation music. She performed with Marshall Allen (San Ra Arkestra), Elliot Levin and Tristan Honsinger (recorded with Cecil Taylor), etc.
Now, her experiments is going forward, and she also collaborates with electronic music.
Mata Sakka was born in Larisa, Greece, she traveled from Athens to New York and finally lives and works in Berlin for the last 14 years. She has performed works amongst others, by Omada Edafus-Papaioannou, MS Schrittmacher, Jan Pusch, Cocoon dance, La Fura dels Baus, Ingo Reulecke, Davide Camplani, Felix Ruckert in New York and in various cities worldwide.
She has been dancing for the Sasha Waltz & Guests company since 2005.
As a choreographer she created works, that were presented in New York, Bonn, Athens, Potsdam and Berlin.
Mata followed through workshops improvisation teachers like Julyen Hamilton, Rosalind Crisp, Jeremy Nelson, amongst others and improvises dances regularly in Berlin with different musicians and movers in venues like Freistill- Tanz Fabrik, Korsobad, Club der polnische Versager, etc.
Together with Jung Sun Kim, she organised „inc.lusive“ a multidisciplinary gathering in Dock 11, Berlin, in June 2015.