Saturday, September 8, 2012

questionnaire with participant Maik Riebort (DE)

When have you been to Budapest - Hungary with your piece and artistic work earlier?
Never before!

What do you know about Hungary and what kind of informations do you have about our dance life?
Viktor Orban and his crew wants to have national romantic theater on the National Stage. But my friend Bari is just dancing improvisations there. How does that come?

Do you have any preference who do you want to reach with your art and piece?
The “No Manifesto” people!

What kind of piece will you bring to L1danceFest and does this piece mean any differences or similarities to your earlier works?
Its a conceptual, arthistorical piece called “This Meaning”. How relavant is Yvonne Rainers work today?

What exaclty did you work on with this piece and where did you perform it already?
I was interested in the symbolic value of a dancesolo from the 60ies and what it means today?

Do you have any hobby beside working as a dancer or creator?
I love to build wooden boats in Norway!

Can you write some details about your artistic life - which direction did you come from and which direction do you go right now? Tell us some important steps from your background!
I danced Hip Hop and Breakdance before i entered all what we call today “contemporary dance”.

How did your summer time go? Did you get any new inspirations?
Pleasure is inspiring!

Does it mean any differences to play your pieces in different countries? If so, could you please tell us in what sense?
I´m interested in the different cultural codes... The work “This Meaning” will mostly speak to a globalized dance audience. All our dance teachers were somehow influenced by the Postmodern american artists like Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer... the Judson Church People... So it will be maybe just a slightly difference to play infront of this globalized dance community in different countries but of course it will be a hugh difference to play in front of a national romantic hungarian theater lovers audience, for sure.

Do you work and show your work for getting applause (for the audience) or does the working process mean anything else for you? What kind of feedback are you open for?
Any feedback is a reaction towards my work which is influenced  again by others, birds or a popsong.

Do you read critics about your works? What kind of critic do you need?
I read critics. 

Are you open for a round table discussion with the audience after a premier or after your show?
Yes why not.

Here you find some words, could you put them in sentences which could be kind of ars poetic of you!
Getting closer to community, religion, exchange, hug, sense by performing in different nations an hommage about popularity and organic food.

Do you have any question?
Is that Questionaire preproduced by the Hungarian Goverment?

Maik's performance takes place on 23rd September in MU Theatre but he also leads an open workshop on 22-23rd September during the day.

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