Source: mn.artists blog July 17, 2014 BodyCartography co-directors Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad speak with HIJACK collaborators Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder about some of the many behind-the-scenes variables that go into…
Author: Val SmithSource: Theater ReviewDate: June 6 2014 At the opening of Footnote New Zealand Dance’s new season of original works by New Zealand choreographers at the Herald Theatre in Auckland, NOW 2014,…
Author: Sam TrubridgeSource: Theater ReviewDate: May 30 2014 The new Hannah Playhouse opened its doors last night for the first ever Footnote New Zealand Dance NOW season. While this mixed bill format has been…
Author: Camille Le Fevre Source: MNartists.blog Laurie Van Wieren has done something wonderful and original with her newest curatorial project, Monday Live Arts: She’s made the making of performance fun, enlightening,…
Author: Sheila Regan Source: City Pages Date: August 21, 2013 The Soap Factory has a history of including dance and performance art as part of its programming. There’s the WorkHorse…
Author: Lightsey Darst Source: MNartists.org Date: July 1, 2013 The template – beautiful people, beautifully filmed with a sketch of a story or character – is identical. In feature films,…
Author: Michele Steinwald Source: walkerart.org Date: June 10, 2013 When I asked a room filled with my peers to imagine an ideal future for presenting contemporary dance performances, they agreed…
Author: Lightsey Darst
Date: February 7, 2013
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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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.
Source: Bachtrack Author: Ivan Talijancic Date: January 23rd, 2013 I promise I am not late – the house lights are up and the performance has not formally begun. And yet, the…
Source: CulturebotAuthor: Jeremy M. BarkerJanuary 8, 2013 “We had another show we did in New York at the COIL Festival in 2009, called Holiday House,” Otto Ramstad, half of the core…
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.
Author: Jessica Fiala Source:blogs.walkerart.org Date: October 29, 2012 A SpeakEasy is an informal audience discussion facilitated by a Walker tour guide and a local performer or choreographer. Today’s edition highlights themes…
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.
Source: The Green Room, Walker Art Center blog Author: Michele Steinwald Cutting-edge dance artists “tend to explore anything that transports them closer to the inside, closer to an understanding of…
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.”
authour: Lightsey Darst
date: June 7th 2012
Lightsey Darst describes the experience of engaging BodyCartography Project’s recent installation/work-in-progress at the Walker – “Super Nature” – which explores the nuance of interpersonal relation, attempting to “choreograph empathy.”
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.