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What Do You Want to See?

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Source: mnartists.org

Author: Lightsey Darst

Date: February 7, 2013

 

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But a contrast might illuminate something. The other piece on Outlet’s double bill was a solo in which BodyCartography’s Otto Ramstad gave the audience not so much something to see as something to witness—a transformation, an embodiment, that we take in with our whole social and physical being. 

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The Real Thing

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Source: Cupertino Inn NEWSLETTER

February 15th, 2013

The Real Thing

The benefit of writing a blog is that I can that I can write about things that are happening right now. The downside, of course, to writing a blog for a hotel, and so knowing that of the very few people who will read this, an even smaller number will actually be in town, is that telling you about things that are happening right now might only be frustrating for everyone. 

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BodyCartography’s Wild Kingdom

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Twin Cities dance troupe explores human behavior and the psyche in a bold, smart world premiere.

Author: Caroline Palmer  

Source: Star Tribune 

Date: October 26, 2012

You might worry about a show that first requires you to avoid running over a performer darting about the cavernous Walker Art Center parking ramp. It’s like he broke loose from his pack. But that’s the sort of unexpected wildness that defines “Super Nature,” a sneaky-smart world premiere conceived and directed by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad of Minneapolis-based BodyCartography Project, with music by Zeena Parkins.

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Supernatural Star Turns

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Source: the Green Room blog, Walker Arts Center

Author: Pemelope Freeh

Date: October 26th, 2012

To spark discussion, the Walker invites local artists and critics to write overnight reviews of ourperformances. The ongoing Re:View series shares a diverse array of independent voices andopinions; it doesn’t reflect the views or opinions of the Walker or its curators. Today, PenelopeFreeh shares her perspective on Thursday night’s performance of Super Nature by theBodyCartography Project with Zeena Parkins. 

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BodyCartography brings empathy and melodrama to the Walker

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Source: City Pages

Author: Sheila Regan

Date: October 23, 2012

Last spring, BodyCartography Project set up an unusual installation at the Walker Art Center. Participants signed up for individual oneonone sessions with BC dancers in small, empty gallery rooms surrounded by curtains. What happened during those time slots varied wildly depending on the interactions between the audience member and the dancer. The installation was part of an investigation of empathy that feeds into this weekend’s performance of “Super Nature.”

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Super Nature Installation at the Walker

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author: Tony Wagner

source: MN Daily

date: June 2 2012

 

When I talked to Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad about their performance installation at the Walker Art Center, they told me the basics but kept the details a secret. The duo that makes up the BodyCartography project would only divulge that the installation was an experiment for their upcoming “Super Nature” show, and that the performance would involve a ten-minute, one-on-one interaction between a performer and an audience member in an empty gallery.

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BodyCartography Project’s Olive Bieringa at the Bell Museum

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Source: City Pages

Author: Sheila Regan

Date: February 23, 2011

Science meets art on Thursday for a unique installation at the Bell Museum led by choreographer Olive Bieringa ofBodyCartography Project. Part of an artist-in-residence program at the museum, Bieringa has spent the last month talking to scientists and developing an installation called Proximity that explores social boundaries, personal space, and animal behavior.

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Bell Museum event gets up close and personal with dance

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Source: MPR

February 23, 2011

Author Euan Kerr

Olive Bieringa doesn’t pull her punches when it comes to the local audience. “People in Minnesota are nice, but I think there is a little anxiety about proximity and intimacy,” she says. Bieringa, (shown here in a previous work) is co-director of the Body Cartography Project will be looking to pokeat some of those anxieties with an evening called “Proximity” at the Bell Museum at the U of M’s Minneapolis campus tomorrow night. It’s the latest Bell Museum Social, which presents an artist in residence in the context ofthe Bell’s natural history displays.

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BodyCartography Project looks at twin dynamics in “Symptom”

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BY SHEILA REGAN, TC DAILY PLANET

November 13, 2010



Symptom confused me. I loved it, but it confused me. And then when I went home and read the program, and then read the other program, I was confused even more (yes, there are two programs).

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BodyCartography Project makes physics physical (and political) in “1/2 Life” at the Southern

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January 28, 2010

When I think of multidisciplinary performance art, I usually imagine a melding of theater, dance, visual art, and maybe some slides or video projection. BodyCartography Project’s 1/2 Life, now playing at the Southern Theater, has all that, with one addition: physics.

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Memories of late dance icons abound

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Memories of late dance icons abound

REVIEW: This year’s dance sampler was dedicated to Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham and Michael Jackson.

Last update: November 30, 2009 – 5:40 PM

Curators Olive Bierenga and Otto Ramstad of the BodyCartography Project dedicated Saturday night’s Choreographer’s Evening performances to a trio of late, great dance icons — Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham and Michael Jackson — and reminders of their legacies, intended or not, were apparent throughout the show at Walker Art Center.

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