Ashley Duffalo Aug 6, 2010 Walker Art Center From August 20-27th dancer and choreographer, Olive Bieringa of BodyCartography Project will be facilitating a week-long collaborative classroom (in the Walker’s FlatPak House and at off-site locations), teaming…
Walker Art Center blog Ashley Duffalo Aug 6, 2010 From August 20-27th dancer and choreographer, Olive Bieringa of BodyCartography Project will be facilitating a week-long collaborative classroom (in the Walker’s FlatPak House and at off-site locations),…
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.
New book on site dance featuring writing from the BodyCartography Project
Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces
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.
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.