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2 x 6 Tage Frei-Award to SURROUND

We are happy about the fourth and fifth award for SURROUND!

In addition to the awarding of the ten dance and theatre prices, on Saturday, 13.04.2019, at the 6 tage frei festival in Stuttgart, the Audience Award, as well as the Guest Performance Award were announced.

Both prizes went this year to OVERHEAD PROJECT for the performance “SURROUND”.

 

 

Photo: 6 Tage Frei, Award Ceremony

 



Cologne Dance-Circus Festival – TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund

OVERHEAD PROJECT receives TANZPAKT funding
TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund supports seven projects with around 2.2 million euros.
 
Within the jury meeting of the second application round on 12 March 2019, it was decided that Overhead Project would receive funding for the “Cologne Dance-Circus Festival” project.
The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne.
 
In cooperation with the ZAK Zirkus- und Artistikzentrum Köln, Overhead Project is developing model formats for the presentation and interdisciplinary production of the crossover section Dance and Circus. The “Cologne Dance-Circus Festival“, which will take place annually from 2020 onwards, offers a program of performances, workshops and symposia. In addition, from 2019 the project will implement a sector-specific residency programme advertised nationwide and is dedicated to support young talents with the mentoring format “Junge Wilde”.

 

 

Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the

German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media 



Lecture: Mischa Kuball

 

Reality report – public prepositions

Mischa Kuball, Conceptual Artist, Düsseldorf

 

Tuesday March 26th | 18:00

Kyoto Bar, Gereonswall 75, 50670 Köln

 

 

Public lecture about spatial settings and prepositions of spaces in public intervention projects by Studio Mischa Kuball. In this 50 minutes lecture the conceptual artist Mischa Kuball will present a.o. his projects „agora/arena“ (Bochum) and „public square“ (Thesssaloniki) in the frame of his long-term conception „public prepositions“.   He will focus on his conceptual tactics of approaching spaces as a space for itself, his approaches to call bodies into action and how to think the medium of light as a guide to discover a space.

With a small number of shifts / markings a public space can already be extended into a place for exchanging views, for communication, for argument, for discussion, for debate.

The work of Mischa Kuball starts at this specific point, between the public place of exchange and visibility, and the arena, where we distinguish between performers and spectators.

www.public-preposition.net

 

After the lecture there is a Q&A with the audience, free entrance, lecture in english

 

Mischa Kuball is Invited by Overhead Project in the framework of the project series “Geometry and Politics”

 

Photo © Archiv Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

 

Das Projekt „Geometrie und Politik“ wird im Rahmen des Mentoring-Programms durch die Kunststiftung NRW und das Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. gefördert.



Movement Art Award Leipzig for SURROUND

Award ceremony on 2 February 2019:
Jury Statement for the “Leipziger Bewegungskunstpreis 2018”

“Anyone who sees a pommel horse hanging from the ceiling during a visit to the theatre will almost certainly find this unusual. You don’t know this from the theatre, but above all you don’t know it from the gym equipment that usually stands on the floor. And presumably the pommel horse is an object that plays no role at all in the everyday life of most theatregoers…
Overhead Project show with Surround the well-known herd instinct of the theatre visitors. That’s not what it’s about today. Rather, it is remarkable and the merit of Surround to push this social situation so to extremes. The idea of herd and circle, the juxtaposition of inside and outside, the orientation towards power – this has been implemented in a practically and playfully excellent way. What’s more, the whole evening is dramaturgically cleverly constructed, the individual elements interlock seamlessly, refer to each other in the course, the pace is not too fast to lose touch, but fast enough to nourish insecurity. The staging can unfold its fascination – somewhere in the border area of dance, acrobatics and performative installation – and it unfolds its fascination with pleasure”.

 

Foto (c) Thilo Neubacher

 

 



Designing Democracy – Lecture Feb 22

 
We cordially invite you to a public lecture on the research of the Amsterdam architectural office XLM on spaces of political assembly.
 

David Mulder van der Vegt, Architect, Amsterdam „Designing Democracy“
Invited by Overhead Project in the framework of the project “Politics and Geometry”.
22 February 2019 / 7 pm
hdak-Kubus / House of Architecture
, Josef-Haubrich-Hof 2, 50676 Cologne, Germany
 

In a 60-minute lecture David Mulder van der Vegt will present research and design projects of the offices, including the draft for the European Council in Brussels, the art installation “Settings”, the “Parliament Book” and the interdisciplinary research programme “Designing Democracy”, which David Mulder founded and led at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.
 

The lecture in English language is followed by a discussion with the audience, the entrance is free.
Please register under jari@overhead-project.de
 

The project “Politics and Geometry” is supported by the Kunststiftung NRW and the Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. as part of the mentoring program.
 



SURROUND: NOMINATIONS

We are happy and excited!
Because SURROUND is nominated for:
 
Leipziger Bewegungskunstpreis 2019
Award ceremony February 2, LOFFT – das Theater, Leipzig
 
6 tage frei – Dance and Theatre Award of the City of Stuttgart and the State of Baden-Württemberg
Festival from April 8 – 13, show at April 10



Linz: How Duett / My Body is Your Body

In March 2019 Overhead Project will be presented

with two pieces at TanzTagen im Posthof Linz, Austria

 

How Duett and My Body is Your Body will be shown

March 22, 2019, 8:00 pm



TRAILER MY BODY IS YOUR BODY



10 years Overhead Project

Hard to believe but true: Overhead Project is already looking back on 10 years of existence. 12 productions and guest choreographies happened since then!
That’s a reason to celebrate – with three different pieces, Screenings and talks in four different venues in Cologne from 3rd – 13th October.

 

Beside the World Premiere of My Body Is Your Body (at studiobühne) we re-present the two award-winning performances Carnival of the Body (at TanzFaktur) and Surround (at the ZAK chapiteau).

 

Don’t miss the format “Let’s talk about” (at ehrenfeldstudios) with the philosopher Eric Eggert and the Screening of the film “Duvarlar-Mauern-Walls” by Can Candan.

 

 

SURROUND | Wednesday 3. /Thursday 4. Oktober | ZAK Zirkus und Artistikzentrum Köln
Location: www.zak-koeln.com
Tickets per Mail: tickets@overhead-project.de

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CARNIVAL OF THE BODY | Fr. 6. Oktober | TanzFaktur Köln
Festivalinfo / Location: www.tanzfaktur.eu
Tickets: info@tanzfaktur.eu, 0221/ 222 00 583

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MYBODY IS YOUR BODY | 12./13. Oktober | studiobühneköln
Tickets: www.studiobuehnekoeln.de, 0221/ 470 4513


 



2 x 6 Tage Frei-Award to SURROUND

We are happy about the fourth and fifth award for SURROUND!

In addition to the awarding of the ten dance and theatre prices, on Saturday, 13.04.2019, at the 6 tage frei festival in Stuttgart, the Audience Award, as well as the Guest Performance Award were announced.

Both prizes went this year to OVERHEAD PROJECT for the performance “SURROUND”.

 

 

Photo: 6 Tage Frei, Award Ceremony

 



Cologne Dance-Circus Festival – TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund

OVERHEAD PROJECT receives TANZPAKT funding
TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund supports seven projects with around 2.2 million euros.
 
Within the jury meeting of the second application round on 12 March 2019, it was decided that Overhead Project would receive funding for the “Cologne Dance-Circus Festival” project.
The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne.
 
In cooperation with the ZAK Zirkus- und Artistikzentrum Köln, Overhead Project is developing model formats for the presentation and interdisciplinary production of the crossover section Dance and Circus. The “Cologne Dance-Circus Festival“, which will take place annually from 2020 onwards, offers a program of performances, workshops and symposia. In addition, from 2019 the project will implement a sector-specific residency programme advertised nationwide and is dedicated to support young talents with the mentoring format “Junge Wilde”.

 

 

Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the

German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media 



Lecture: Mischa Kuball

 

Reality report – public prepositions

Mischa Kuball, Conceptual Artist, Düsseldorf

 

Tuesday March 26th | 18:00

Kyoto Bar, Gereonswall 75, 50670 Köln

 

 

Public lecture about spatial settings and prepositions of spaces in public intervention projects by Studio Mischa Kuball. In this 50 minutes lecture the conceptual artist Mischa Kuball will present a.o. his projects „agora/arena“ (Bochum) and „public square“ (Thesssaloniki) in the frame of his long-term conception „public prepositions“.   He will focus on his conceptual tactics of approaching spaces as a space for itself, his approaches to call bodies into action and how to think the medium of light as a guide to discover a space.

With a small number of shifts / markings a public space can already be extended into a place for exchanging views, for communication, for argument, for discussion, for debate.

The work of Mischa Kuball starts at this specific point, between the public place of exchange and visibility, and the arena, where we distinguish between performers and spectators.

www.public-preposition.net

 

After the lecture there is a Q&A with the audience, free entrance, lecture in english

 

Mischa Kuball is Invited by Overhead Project in the framework of the project series “Geometry and Politics”

 

Photo © Archiv Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

 

Das Projekt „Geometrie und Politik“ wird im Rahmen des Mentoring-Programms durch die Kunststiftung NRW und das Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. gefördert.



Movement Art Award Leipzig for SURROUND

Award ceremony on 2 February 2019:
Jury Statement for the “Leipziger Bewegungskunstpreis 2018”

“Anyone who sees a pommel horse hanging from the ceiling during a visit to the theatre will almost certainly find this unusual. You don’t know this from the theatre, but above all you don’t know it from the gym equipment that usually stands on the floor. And presumably the pommel horse is an object that plays no role at all in the everyday life of most theatregoers…
Overhead Project show with Surround the well-known herd instinct of the theatre visitors. That’s not what it’s about today. Rather, it is remarkable and the merit of Surround to push this social situation so to extremes. The idea of herd and circle, the juxtaposition of inside and outside, the orientation towards power – this has been implemented in a practically and playfully excellent way. What’s more, the whole evening is dramaturgically cleverly constructed, the individual elements interlock seamlessly, refer to each other in the course, the pace is not too fast to lose touch, but fast enough to nourish insecurity. The staging can unfold its fascination – somewhere in the border area of dance, acrobatics and performative installation – and it unfolds its fascination with pleasure”.

 

Foto (c) Thilo Neubacher

 

 



Designing Democracy – Lecture Feb 22

 
We cordially invite you to a public lecture on the research of the Amsterdam architectural office XLM on spaces of political assembly.
 

David Mulder van der Vegt, Architect, Amsterdam „Designing Democracy“
Invited by Overhead Project in the framework of the project “Politics and Geometry”.
22 February 2019 / 7 pm
hdak-Kubus / House of Architecture
, Josef-Haubrich-Hof 2, 50676 Cologne, Germany
 

In a 60-minute lecture David Mulder van der Vegt will present research and design projects of the offices, including the draft for the European Council in Brussels, the art installation “Settings”, the “Parliament Book” and the interdisciplinary research programme “Designing Democracy”, which David Mulder founded and led at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.
 

The lecture in English language is followed by a discussion with the audience, the entrance is free.
Please register under jari@overhead-project.de
 

The project “Politics and Geometry” is supported by the Kunststiftung NRW and the Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. as part of the mentoring program.
 



SURROUND: NOMINATIONS

We are happy and excited!
Because SURROUND is nominated for:
 
Leipziger Bewegungskunstpreis 2019
Award ceremony February 2, LOFFT – das Theater, Leipzig
 
6 tage frei – Dance and Theatre Award of the City of Stuttgart and the State of Baden-Württemberg
Festival from April 8 – 13, show at April 10



Linz: How Duett / My Body is Your Body

In March 2019 Overhead Project will be presented

with two pieces at TanzTagen im Posthof Linz, Austria

 

How Duett and My Body is Your Body will be shown

March 22, 2019, 8:00 pm



TRAILER MY BODY IS YOUR BODY



10 years Overhead Project

Hard to believe but true: Overhead Project is already looking back on 10 years of existence. 12 productions and guest choreographies happened since then!
That’s a reason to celebrate – with three different pieces, Screenings and talks in four different venues in Cologne from 3rd – 13th October.

 

Beside the World Premiere of My Body Is Your Body (at studiobühne) we re-present the two award-winning performances Carnival of the Body (at TanzFaktur) and Surround (at the ZAK chapiteau).

 

Don’t miss the format “Let’s talk about” (at ehrenfeldstudios) with the philosopher Eric Eggert and the Screening of the film “Duvarlar-Mauern-Walls” by Can Candan.

 

 

SURROUND | Wednesday 3. /Thursday 4. Oktober | ZAK Zirkus und Artistikzentrum Köln
Location: www.zak-koeln.com
Tickets per Mail: tickets@overhead-project.de

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CARNIVAL OF THE BODY | Fr. 6. Oktober | TanzFaktur Köln
Festivalinfo / Location: www.tanzfaktur.eu
Tickets: info@tanzfaktur.eu, 0221/ 222 00 583

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MYBODY IS YOUR BODY | 12./13. Oktober | studiobühneköln
Tickets: www.studiobuehnekoeln.de, 0221/ 470 4513