Iseli-Chiodi (Ireland), in collaboration with Martin Mele & Oscar Mascarañas
Fri 14 Oct | 7.30 pm (double-bill with
Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary town
“Delightful… Visually arresting… Wonderfully moving in its struggle and simplicity.” – The Irish Examiner 21 April 2016
A woman and a barricade, in a solo that draws a parallel between personal attempts for change and the universal process of social transformation. Revolutions. Proclaimed promises meet resistances made of flesh, bones, history and objects. Impossible to evoke change without revisiting your own traces… To the relatively easy task of proclaiming, dance opposes the complexity of living matter, and the difficult task to prescribe change to your own flesh.
Choreography: Alexandre Iseli & Jazmin Chiodi
Dance: Jazmin Chiodi
Visual composition: Martin Mele
Soundscape composition: Oscar Mascareñas
Lighting: Pius McGrath
About the company
Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company was founded in 2009 by Jazmin Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli. Trained in Argentina, Jazmin worked in Buenos Aires, in Montpellier, and since 2001 in Ireland. Alexandre is from Switzerland and performed worldwide since 1992 with renowned companies from Switzerland, France, Belgium and Ireland. Iseli-Chiodi’s work aims to find a true voice for the body in motion, by nature calling on personal memory imprints to let the body talk histories that are not accessible through speech. Their work emphasizes the empirical creativity that emerges through artistic collaboration with choreographers, dancers, lighting designers, visual artists, musicians…
Iseli-Chiodi’s works have been performed in Ireland, Mexico, USA, Venezuela, France, Switzerland, Germany, the UK, Korea and Russia.
Besides creation, Iseli & Chiodi direct Tipperary Dance Platform since 2008. Dedicated to develop dance regionally and nationally, the programme implements resources for the dance sector, activities for the local community, and the annual international dance festival TDP (7th edition in 2016).
Funding: Irish Arts Council, Tipperary Dance Residency, Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary County CounciL | Supported by: Dublin Dance Festival, festival Mouvements sur la Ville, Le Grand Studio (Brussels), Compagnie Hors-Commerce (Montpellier), Tig Roy (Tipperary), Espacio La Boca 780 (Buenos Aires) | Many thanks to: Hélène Cathala, Marc Baylet Delperier, Ayelen Parolin, Celina Jure, Roy Galvin, Villa Panaderia Dorada and Carl Schröer.
(Première) | A hybrid dance-and-visual arts experience around the commemoration of the Proclamation of Irish independence.