The idea behind those patterns is the starting point of a reflection on the relation between movement and emotion. We started researching on movements that enhance wellbeing, both, involuntary movements we execute in daily life, and small movement rituals consciously chosen.
Which ones can have a positive perceptible effect on our emotional state? Which are the qualities of these movements? To what extent do bodily reactions induce emotion? We work around the relation first between movement and emotion: more concretely on the way that movement can become a tool to cultivate a light experience of life, to cultivate happiness. And secondly on the relation movement-emotion-observation: on how can the movement observed be also a source of happiness for the viewer.
concept Marìa Casares Gonzàlez and Alexandra Surugiu
coreography by Marìa Casares Gonzàlez and Laureline Mejean
costumes Alexandra Surugiu
artistic assistance Dana Horenczyk
Project selected within the Citofonare PimOff 2017 call
Marìa Casares Gonzàlez graduated from the University of Barcelona with a bachelor’s degree in Teaching, in the field of Physical Education. Afterwards she decided to join the choreography program at Institut del Theatre in Barcelona. She completed her professional training at SEAD, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, graduating in 2016. She is currently based in Salzburg, Austria. As a dancer she has worked with choreographers like Paul Wenninger, Anton Laschky or Zsuzsa Rozsavolgyi, and she is part of 4.15 Performance Platform. As a choreographer she has created IT’s not in the shower and Too much Introduction, both site specific interactive performances.
Laureline Mejean entered the school of Roland Petit in Marseille, a conservatory program dedicated to ballet. In 2012, she moved to Austria and started training at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance - SEAD where she further developped her contemporary technique and her artistic skills. She is now part of 4.15, a collaborative performance platform starting to collaborate with various choreographers as Milla Koistinen, Edivaldo Ernesto, and Daphna Horenczyk.
Alexandra Surugiu designs and produces women and men collections, bags and accessories under the label ENTRANCE STAFF. Fashion is for her a visual language.
The own textile work and collages are always the beginning of a new collection. In 2010 she finished her Bachelor of Arts Fashion Design in the University of Fine Arts Linz / Hetzendorf. Between 2001-2007 she Studied French, Italian, Romanian in the Roman Studies University of Vienna: Diploma thesis Magistra phil.