Dance, as with most performance art forms, often relies heavily on strong collaborations; a synergy between movement and music, choreography and the body, lighting and sound.
Time to meet Austrian artist Mirjam Sögner and Australian artist Renae Shadler based between Melbourne and Berlin. This interview explores the collaborative process alongside the position of spoken word within dance.
Meeting at ImPulsTanz in 2014, Mirjam and Renae formed a strong friendship, which has developed into a successful collaboration. Throughout this interview you will hear the wonderful synergy between their ideas and their work, while gaining a deeper appreciation of how they work together and complement each other’s individual skill sets.
In May the artists will be performing RESTORE and LARA at Dance House. In LARA Mirjam Sögner translates digital movement qualities from animated gaming figures back onto her organic body, which produces an uncanny hybrid seemingly trapped between the realities. RESTORE plays with the perceived time-acceleration of our modern lives condensing past, present and future into a single moment.
Delving into Dance will be back in a few weeks with a new season looking at Gender Equality in dance. Interviews will feature the voices of Ilse Ghekiere, Judith Mackrell, Cathy Marston, as well as some other surprises.
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You can find the transcript of this episode here.