2023 – Mirko Guido & CC // ALL THAT REMAINS (DANCE)

THE SHOW : ALL THAT REMAINS

All That Remains is a landscape suspended in a liminal state. Sculptures of discarded industrial waste are spread across a stage bare in its architecture — objects that are no longer what they once were and are not yet something new. 3 dancers move through this space in multidirectional spirals, reshaping along with their encounters, as their voices dissolve into a mesmerising soundscape. Dance performance, sound work and art installation at once, ´All That Remains´ turns the black box into a place of profound listening, evoking a sense of instability of the present moment, as well as the beauty of persistence in subtle but constant change. Choreographer and dancer Mirko Guido, in collaboration with dancers Elisa D’Amico and Zen Jefferson, with visual artist Søren Engsted, composer Fredrik Arsæus Nauckhoff and light designer Christoffer Brekne, investigates a state of profound intra-dependence between movement, sound, sculpture and space, and how the circulation of affects shapes a collective landscape.

Duration: 59 min

THE CONTEXT 

Italian dancer and choreographer Mirko Guido has developed his career internationally. Moving first to Switzerland, then Germany, Sweden and now Denmark, for over 20 years Mirko has worked in many different cities and professional contexts, engaging with multiple technical, methodological and aesthetic approaches. This professional and personal journey, which has grown as a continuous encountering/converging of cultures, methods and subjectivities, has led Mirko to develop his work in the spirit of research and as an attempt to express his relationship with the world and the others. His choreographic investigation dwells and reflects on the concept of relationality as one of the cornerstones of our continuous becoming and being in/with/of the world. His practices therefore articulate around dynamic processes of intra-subjective relations aimed at creating choreographic environments in which the most important resource seems to be the relational space in and of itself.

THE COMPANY: MARCO GUIDO

Mirko Guido (b. Italy) is a choreographer and dancer currently based in Aarhus, Denmark. Often intrigued by themes of liminality, transition and change Mirko moves between theatre, art galleries and public spaces, and by employing dance, voice, text, video and participatory methods, his work crystallise in very different performances. He holds a Master’s degree in New Performative Practices from Stockholm University of the Arts. Early in his career as maker, his first choreographic works earned him the First Prize and the Audience Award at the International Choreographic Competition in Hannover, and a nomination as Young Choreographer to Watch in the Ballet Tanz magazine. He has created works for the Staatstheater Saarbrücken and the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, before moving on to projects as an independent artist. His works have been presented in various venues in Sweden, Italy, Denmark, France, Serbia, Portugal, Greece, Germany and Switzerland, and he has been artist in residence at centers such as PACT Zollverein, Uferstudios, Work Space Bruxelles, Summer Studios Rosas, Dansens Hus Stockholm, among many others. As a dancer he was part of the dance companies at the Theater Hagen, Tanz Theater Bielefeld, Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Cullberg Ballet.

INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY

All That Remains premieres in April 2023 at Bora Bora – Dance and Visual Theater, in Aarhus. The project grew in a Nordic dimension, thanks to the residency support of MARC in Knislinge, ccap in Stockholm, Åbne Scene – Godsbanen and Q&A Studios in Aarhus, and the co-production of Bora Bora in Aarhus and Dansenshus in Stockholm. The project was also selected for the MoreMoreMore pitch session of the Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform – Helsinki 2022. The participation in the event allowed us to establish dialogues with several potential partners for future presentations of the piece in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. By taking part in the CPH Stage we want to continue building relationships with international partners in Europe, so as to strengthen our international network and give the work a longer and more sustainable life.

FORMAT AND SUSTAINABILITY

“Our strategy for a more sustainable approach to the work focuses mainly on: reducing the technical requirements of the work whenever possible and organising clever travel solutions and transport for the set. Scheduling several performances in one or more cities and with several partners in one trip, in order to reduce the number of trips and costs, while increasing the number of public performances and thus the life and the deepening of the work.”

LANGUAGE

English

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WEBSITE

https://www.mirkoguido.com/

CONTACT PERSON

Marco Guido, guido.mirko@gmail.com, + 45 71909305

CREDITS

Concept and choreography: Mirko Guido
Dance and co-creation: Elisa D’Amico, Mirko Guido, Zen Jefferson
Visual artist: Søren Engsted
Composer: Fredrik Arsæus Nauckhoff
Light design: Christoffer Brekne
Artistic and choreographic assistant: Alberto Franceschini
Production: Mirko Guido – Shifting Thoughts and Sigrid Aakvik – Art&About
Co-production: Bora Bora – Dance and Visual Theater (Aarhus) and Dansens Hus (Stockholm)
Residencies support: MARC (Knislinge), ccap (Stockholm), Q&A Studios (Aarhus) and Åbne Scene – Godsbanen (Aarhus)
Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Aarhus Municipality – Kulturudviklingspuljen, The Foundation for Danish-Swedish Cooperation, Wilhelm Hansen Foundation.