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.
author: Betsy Mowry
source: TC Daily Planet
On October 29, Public Art Saint Paul (PASP) hosted the first of three artist discussions regarding its new Sustainable Practice Fellowships. The funds and creative support are allowing four local artists to research and experiment with methods and practices for sustainable art-making in their disciplines.
VISITING OLIVE BIERINGA’S CLASS “IMPROVISATIONAL COMPOSITION”
Author: Sabina Holzer
“Phenomenology establishes a relationship between the subject and the objective world through the body. Most of the time the bodily movements are restricted to daily actions: at other times unusual patterns of movements serve no longer the primary conservation of life but the movements transform into dance.
author: Caroline Palmer
source: City Pages
Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad are the co-directors of the BodyCartography Project, a 10-year-old company with a history of more than 130 performances worldwide. When they aren’t globetrotting they live in Minneapolis, developing new works that draw from modern dance, contact improvisation, and other movement theories.
author: Camille LeFevre
Before the launch of their dance series at the Bryant Lake Bowl, Camille LeFevre chats with Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad about how the essence of a location figures into their performance projects.
author: Robb Nelson
The short film “Holiday House” begins with a low-angle shot of an ordinary man walking ordinarily through an ordinary Minneapolis lawn on an ordinary summer night.
author: Claudia La Rocco
source: New York Times
This article discusses DTW’s Fresh Tracks performance series and features Otto Ramstad discussing is participation in Fresh Tracks in January 2008. For full article click on the New York Times link above.
author: Sue Cheesman
source: DANZ QUARTERLY
Olive Bieringa, a first generation New Zealander, and Otto Ramstad, a third generation American, travel the globe by desire and necessity in order to connect with land, family, explore new cultural contexts and sustain their work practices in dance.
author: Lightsey Darst
Lightsey Darst previews the great dance film event that’s happening at Rogue Buddha Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis: Kinesthetic Kino will screen a number of films starting at 7 pm on
Friday, February 16. Go see! You’ll see.
author: Alys Longley
Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad’s BodyCartography Project has played an important role in the New Zealand improvisation community, through their regular visits here for the development of award winning site specific performances for the Wellington Fringe Festival,
author: Otto Ramstad
source: Contact Quarterly
The senses develop in sequence: kinesthetic, touch, smell and taste, and then vision. When our vision is developing we associate it with all the other sensations that we have that have more fully developed.
source: Evening Post
It was an afternoon of glitz and glamour for Wellington theatre as the Fringe New Zealand Stellar Awards were handed out last Sunday. Big Congratulations!!! to the BodyCartography Project who were the overall winners at Fringe 2003 with their dance and music ensemble, LAGOON.
author: Jenny Stevenson
source: The Domion Post
A huge crowd packed into the Frank Kitts Lagoon surrounds on a perfect Saturday night to view what has become for many the definitive Fringe event- the annual charting of a public place by the BodyCartography Project.
author: Sherri Cruz
source: Star Tribune
Today, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, several people plan to go to Nicollet Mall and gleefully dance down store aisles with shopping carts. But their carts will be empty. Gasp!
author: Jenny Stevenson, New Zealand
During the 1998 International Festival Of the Arts, Olive Bieringa and her collective of dancers, staged a month long performance project, The BodyCartography Project as one of the headline acts of the Fringe Festival.