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: 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.
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: 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.
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.
Source: Critical CorresponenceInterview date: October 30, 2010 Laurie Van Wieren: Let’s talk about the piece you just did in France,Mammal. How did that project become what it was? Otto Ramstad: I…
Author: Aurélie Mathieu
Source: Lyon Capitale. fr
Propelled into a stark white set and starting with sounds suggesting the power of breath, the dancers quickly established a delicate inner world. Constructed of collective and individual upsets and moments of joy,
It is very rare that a performance piece of any kind causes to me to scribble notes in the margins of my program afterward out of desperation not to forget any of the plethora of amazing images and ideas.
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.
by Lightsey Darst
December 2, 2009
Lightsey Darst reflects on the offerings at this year’s Choreographers’ Eve showcase, curated by BodyCartography Project, and on the lively (often heated) audience conversation online that has followed in its wake.
Memories of late dance icons abound
REVIEW: This year’s dance sampler was dedicated to Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham and Michael Jackson.
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.
author: Mette Garfield
date: 27th of April 2009
source: Terpsichore Magazine
“The American dancer and choreographer Otto Ramstad explores the nervous system in an installation with white threads hanging from the ceiling. Nerve fibres, maybe? In Hello Nervous System, Ramstad allows his audience to sense how the nervous system is a meeting point for and affects the whole body.
author: Reviewed by Jennifer Shennan
source: the Evening Post
The BodyCartography Project, directed by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, has been performing site-specific events in and around Wellington since 1998. Their work crosses boundaries between dance, installation art and kinetic sculpture.
author: Rosyln Sulcas
source: New York Times
BODY CARTOGRAPHY PROJECT
Performance Space 122
Often the titles of dance pieces, like those of musical compositions, have absolutely nothing to do with what’s happening in the performance, and looking to them for elucidation is a waste of effort. But in the case of the Body Cartography Project’s “Holiday House” at Performance Space 122, the title is all-revealing.
author: Mary Hodges
source: The Brooklyn Rail
Everyone is watching TV. Three performers sit in the front row of the audience, monitors on their laps, staring into the glowing screens. Two more lounge on a couch onstage, gazing up at projections of dancing bodies, running legs, or kitchen table snacking. One of the TV zombies wears the orange jumpsuit of an inmate.
author: Quim Pujol
Original Spanish version below. Here is a poor English translation
This collaboration with Otto Ramstad Olive Bieringa leaves very good taste in the mouth because it has a very personal quality.