Dates, News:

Dates of "Timeless in Space" Contemporary Dance Performance 2016/2017:

16.03.2016, Graz, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Kunsthaus

03.07.2016, Berlin, Germany, LemoArt Gallery, co-production

28.10.2016, Helsinki, Finland, "Musiikkitalo" The Helsinki Music Centre

18.12.2016, Graz, Austria, Universalmuseum Joanneumsviertel, Duo Premier "Zeitlos", co-production

05.02.2017, Brussels, Belgium, Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium

28.04.2017, Havana, Cuba, Fabrica de Arte Cubano

October 2017 at the Exhibition "Crossing Arts"

 

Dates of productions:

2018, Company production "Inroots"

Artistic direction, Producer: Aldina Michelle Topcagic

Creation, Choreography: Isael Cruz Mata Rojas, Aldina Michelle Topacgic

 

Dates of Installations:

Nov 2017 Installation "Space" at la Bienal Internacional de Artes Visuales y Fábrica in Havana, Cuba

Dez/Jan 2017/18 Installation: Performance & multimedial Video "Space" in Graz, Austria

 

Dates of Workshops:

22.-23.09.2016, Tanztheater, Graz, Austria

24.10.2016, Das Andere Theater, Graz, Austria

12.03.2017 Dance&Yoga Studio, Graz, Austria

17. - 23.7.2017, Tanztheater, Graz, Austria

 

Dates of Exhibitions:

2017,  "Crossing Arts"

 

Flying Low Workshop with Isael Cruz Mata

7.10.2017,  5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

8.10.2017,  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

As part of "Semana del Arte Austria" we are offering the possebility to participate at the Workshop with the trainer of several world known companies, like Ultima Vez - Wim Vandekeybus Brussels. We welcome the Flying Low Master Isael Cruz Mata (Venezuela / Belgien), who will teach a Contemporary Dance Workshop in Graz, Austria in October. 

Workshop Details:
Saturday 7. October, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. , Orpheumgasse 11
Sunday 8. Oktober, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Price:

€100,- per workshop member
For groups up to 3 people: €90,- / per person.

 

You are getting also a reduced ticket (€5,- instead of €13,-) to the Grand Opening of the Dance Exhibition "Crossing Arts" on the 5th of October at 8 p.m., with live Dance Performance, 2 Musicians and Buffet. 

 

Open Level. Dance experience is nesessary. 
Participation is only possible by registration with your full name and contact details on the following e-mail address:
artalive.office@gmail.com
We are looking forward to you!

 

Flying Low
The "Flying Low" technique focuses mainly on the dancer‘s relationship with the floor, earth and ground. Simple movement patterns involve breathing, speed, and the release of energy through
the body in order to activate the relationship between center and periphery and between joints and
skin. Exercises will focus on moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining the state of being centered. Emphasis is placed on the skeletal structure which will aid to improve physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion

Cruz Mata

Cruz Mata was born in Caracas (Venezuela). He started his dancetraining in the Institut supérieur de Danse de Caracas » in 1992 and continued his studies at the Central University of Venezuela where he followed classes in theatresciences, fine arts and   philosophy.
He participated in classes of Asthanga Yoga and travelled before coming to Belgium to become a member of the X-Group in P.A.R.T.S., directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. He studied circustechniques at the « Ecole nationale du Cirque Annie Fratellini » and therapeutic psychomassage Conscience physiologique. He danced with several companies : in Venezuela with Espacio Alterno, in Copenhague with Tim Feldman » Wilda dance production », in Brussels with Enclave & Roberto Olivan, Josse de Pauw and Maria Clara villalobos. he works with Michél Noiret front 2006 la 2007, Nadine Ganase,Virginie Thirion,Company:  CTC Choreographer: Mey-Ling Bisogno,Cruz created Puzzle in 2005 and Casa 26,S- Main Gauche Preimier in Paris, winner of joug talent of de festival in  Print. 
He teached Dance Release Technique, Flying Low, Acrobatic Dance and Contact impro in Buenos Aires, Venezuela, Mexico,Croatia ,Finland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Corea, Sweeden, Holland (Arnehem Dansacademie) and since 2003  and DansCentrumJette ,Bruxelles, ultima vez win vandekeybus ,Cie Philipe Saire- Lauzanne-Switzerland, company thor thierry, smits,need company,ecole superior des arts du cirque Lesac, internacional tanztheaterfestival graz,tanzlabor 21 Germany-Frankfurt, La Raffinerie/charleroi dance, tramplin project hip hop. Feria música circus company, conservatoire music dance Artesis Plantinj Hogeschool Antwerpen, FAC, National Danza Contemporanea de Cuba.

 

 

 

Exhibition "Crossing Arts" 

from the 5th of October until the 18th of October 2017

in Graz, Austria

 

 

Aldina Michelle Topcagic is announced the "Artist of the Month May, by "Österreichisches Kulturforum Brüssel" in Brussels, Belgium.

May 2017

 

Contemporary Dance Workshop & Performance "Timeless in Space"

Aldina Michelle & Isael Cruz Mata Rojas

with the Havana based professional contemporary dancers

in Havana, Cuba

at la Fabrica de Arte Cubano

28.04.2017, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

 

English:

"Timeless in Space" is a contemporary dance performance, created by the contemporary dancer and choreographer Aldina Michelle Topcagic. In "Timeless in Space" the artist gives life into the art space by exploring the architecture of the artistic space and responding onto the energy of the environment and the time, while connecting them into one with the physicality of dance movements, spirituality and the simplicity of pure being. This performance is created by and based on the philosophy "Art Alive", which focus is approaching the truthfulness and authenticity in artistic work and in personality.
The two artists Aldina Michelle Topcagic and Isael Cruz Mata Rojas will transform together with the professional local dancers from Cuba, the Fabrica de Arte Cubano into living art.


The performance takes place with the kind support of "Österreichische Botschaft Havana" and the “Bundeskanzleramt Österreich".
The photographic results will be presented at the exhibition “Crossing Arts” in Graz, Austria.


Professional contemporary dancers are sincerely invited to participate at the workshop from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and to be part of the performance “Timeless in Space” the same evening, at la nave 3 de la Fabrica on Friday the 28th of April 2017.

 

Workshop description
The workshop will be held by Aldina Michelle Topcagic and Cruz Isael Mata Rojas from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. It is based on developing the authentic expression of the dancers by reaching the innermost being, which results into changing the quality of movement and unfolding the individual potential by awaking the true self. This is achieved by different techniques of centering, improvisation, waking up the primary instinct in movement, combining body tension with dynamic. The workshop will include partnering, floorwork and flying low. An important focus will be on improvisation in solo, duets and group work, which will be the preparation for the presentation of the “Timeless in Space” performance. It will follow after a short break with the workshop participants from 9:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

 

Espanol:

“Timeless in Space”
en la Fabrica de Arte Cubano en Havana, Cuba
28.04.2017 desde 8 p.m. hasta 10:30 p.m.
interpretado por Aldina Michelle Topcagic y Cruz Isael Mata Rojas

 

“Timeless in Space” es un proyecto de danza contemporánea creado por la bailarina y coreógrafa Aldina Michelle Topcagic. En “Timeless in Space” el artista da vida al espacio explorando la arquitectura del lugar y en dialogo con la energía y el tiempo que el espacio artístico brinda mientras conecta en un solo cuerpo movimientos, espiritualidad y la simplicidad de una existencia pura. Este perfomance es creado por y basado en la filosofía “Art Alive” (Arte Vivo), la cual se enfoca en el acercamiento a la honestidad y autenticidad tanto en trabajos artísticos como en la vida y personalidad del artista.
Los artistas Aldina Michelle Topcagic y Isael Cruz Mata Rojas, junto a bailarines profesionales locales transformarán Fabrica de Arte Cubano en arte viviente. El performance sucederá con el amable apoyo de la Embajada de Austria en La Habana. Los resultados fotográficos serán presentados en la exhibición “Crossing Arts” en Graz, Austria.

Bailarines contemporáneos profesionales están invitados a participar en el taller que sucederá desde las 8 p.m. hasta las 9:30 p.m. y a ser parte del performance “Timeless in Space” la misma noche en la nave 3 de la Fábrica de Arte Cubano el 28 de Abril del 2017.

 

El taller
El taller impartido por Aldina Michelle Topcagic y Isael Cruz Mata Rojas desde las 8 p.m. hasta las 9:30 p.m. Está basado en el desarrollo de expresiones auténticas y una existencia interior por parte de los bailarines, resultando en el cambio de las cualidades de movimiento, el despliegue del potencial individual y el despertar del verdadero ser. Esto será logrado por medio de diferentes técnicas de improvisación, centro, despertando instintos primarios en el movimiento, combinando tensión corporal y dinámica. El taller incluirá partnering, trabajo de suelo y volando bajo. Foco importante tendrá la improvisación de solos, duetos y trabajo en grupo. El taller funciona como preparación para la presentación de “Timeless in Space” que sucede la misma noche de 9:45 p.m. hasta 10:30 p.m. después de una pequeña pausa con los participantes en el taller.

 

Photo left: by Andrea Copony, photo right: by Christopharo

 

Producer, Artistc direction, Workshop, Dance Performance: Aldina Michelle Topcagic

Dance Performance, Workshop: Isael Cruz Mata Rojas

Photographer: Juani Aristides Otamendi, Larisa Lopez

Cinematographer: Carla Franco

Musician: Jose Angel

Dancers: Sandra Ramy, Laura Rios, Grettel Montes de Oca Valdes, Daniela Novoa, Mariel Ocanda, Beatriz Diaz, Luis Carricaburru, Gabriela Burdsall, Mario Jorge Varela Cruz, Alejandro Minoso Jiminez, Miguel Alejandro Lopez Jorge, Tamara Venereo Valcarcel, Andi Prieto, Victor Manuel Varela Cruz

Special thanks for production support goes to Sandra Ramy and Joel Suarez

Kindly supported by the "Österreichische Botschaft in Havanna" and "Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kultur"

 

Contemporary Dance Performance "Timeless in Space"

Aldina Michelle & Ricardo Ambrozio

Duo in Brussels

at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium

05.02.2017, 14:00-16:00h

 

Creator, Concept: Art Alive

Performance: Aldina Michelle Topcagic, Ricardo Ambrozio

Photography: Lucija Novak

Place: Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium

Video Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4-oeijiUYM

Supported by " Österreichisches Kulturforum Brüssel"

https://www.bmeia.gv.at/kf-bruessel/aktuelles/veranstaltungen/detail/article/timeless-in-space-aldina-topcagic/

 

How does the energy of two artists respond onto each other surrounded by the architecture of artistic space in the present moment? How to achieve the deep innermost being, the source of inspiration, both in dance of the soloist and in interaction with the partner? Together the two dancers are exploring space and time, while connecting them with their physicality of movements and the simplicity of pure being. They are transforming the being into the timeless existence of here and now. In interaction of responding and projecting with each other they are melting into one with themselves, the time and the space.

 

It will take place on Sunday the 5th February 2017 starting at 2:00 pm. The two artists Aldina Michelle and Ricardo Ambrozio will transform together the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium into living art.

 

Event published at the museum website: https://www.fine-arts-museum.be/en/agenda/2017/02/05/timeless-in-space

 

 

 

Contemporary Dance Intervention "Zeitlos"

co-production of "Timeless in Space"

18.12.2016 at 14:30h

The new upcoming dance intervention "Zeitlos" is a co-production of the international performance "Timeless in Space". "Zeitlos" is a  duo dance intervention which will be performed by Aldina Michelle Topcagic and Jessica Moretto.

It will take place on Sunday the 18th December 2016 starting at 2:30 pm. The two artists will transform together the Universalmuseum Joanneumviertel Graz into living art.

 

The performance takes place with the kind support of "Land Steiermark, Kultur, Europa und Außenbeziehungen".
All fellows of contemporary art and dance are sincerely invited to this event.

 

Creator, Concept: Art Alive

Performance: Aldina Michelle Topcagic, Jessica Moretto

Photography: Lucija Novak

Museum Management: Michael Sladek

Place: Universalmuseum Joanneumsviertel Graz

Supported by "Land Steiermark, Kultur, Europa und Außenbeziehungen",

Website: https://www.museum-joanneum.at/

 

Published at tanz.at : 

http://www.tanz.at/index.php/kalender/icalrepeat.detail/2016/12/18/1633/-/zeitlos

 

About "Zeitlos":

We live in a society where peace became luxury and where violence became part of everyday life.  Millions of citizen have to fight for basic human rights. The aspiration for power, limits and control became more important than the ability of freedom and trust. But where does control end and where does trust begin? How is it possible to raise the awarness of the society? It starts in each individual.
Each of us is on its own path, fulfilled with experiences of the past and expectations for the future. Both are closing our hearts and controling our lifes subconsciously, while provoking actions of fear and power. By getting this awarness we are awaking trust. Trust into here and now - into life. We chose not be led by emotions of the unconscious, but rather by our pure being.
 We just need to have courage of leaving our bad experiences in the past and to turn the expectations of the future into our now. This pure moment of timelessness is connecting us with the devine energy of deep inspiration, where everything begins - peace, trust, humanity, ..., the movement, the choreography, the art work. 

 

 

 

Timeless in Space upcoming performances

Europe, Latin- & North America

 

"Timeless in Space" is a dance intervention, which is based in the museum or gallery. The focus of the artist is to transcend into the innermost truely being and to get inspired by it, while responding onto the energy of the environment, space, people, music or silence. The upcoming performances will take place internationally in solo and duo. 

How does the energy of two artists respond onto each other surrounded by the architecture of artistic space in the present moment? How to achieve the deep innermost being, the source of inspiration, both in dance of the soloist and in interaction with the partner? Togehter the two dancers are exploring space and time, while connecting them with their physicality of movements and the simplicity of pure being. They are transforming the being into the timeless existence of here and now. In interaction of responding and projecting with each other they are melting into onewith themselves, the time and the space.

 

This performance is based on the philosophy "Art Alive", which focus is approaching the truthfulness in artistic work and personality.

 

 

 

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Contemporary Dance Workshop

with Aldina Michelle, 24.10.2016, Graz

 

A contemporary dance workshop will take place at Das Andere Theater Orpheumgasse 11, 2nd Floor, from 14:30 untill 16:00.

The workshop is based on developing the authentic expression of the dancers by reaching the innermost being, which results into changing the quality of movement by awaking the true self. This is achieved by differnet techniques of centering, improvisation, waking up the primary instinct in movement and being, combining body tension with dynamic. The class will include partnering, floorwork, flying low both in improvisation and sequences.

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Dance Performance "Crossing Mediums"

Solo Premier in Helsinki, 26.10.2016

 

 

 

Producer, Director: Rigulio Graak

Performance, Dance: Aldina Michelle

Music Producer: Sebastian Galassi

Photography: Dan Öhman

Visual Assistence in postproduction: Isael Cruz Mata Rojas

Date: 26.10.2016, 17:00h

Place: Goethe Institute Helsinki

Sponsored by: Austrian Ambassy Helsinki, Goethe Institute, Laavu Filmi, Kinos Cine Rentals

 

 

 

 

Multicamera Video Installation will be the result of exploring a musical piece via the body movement and interpreting the language of music in visual ways to the viewer from the perspective and understanding of the performing dance artist.  The dancer will be positioned in the middle of the set and as the music processes, the dancer will explore the musical message, mood and energy via own movement, including the painting and flour medium to build a visual representation of the Exploration.

 

 

Contemporary Dance Performance "Timeless in Space"

Solo in Helsinki, 28.10.2016

 

The contemporary dance intervention solo Performance by Aldina Michelle will take place at the Helsinki Music Centre.

The contemporary dancer will explore the architecture and energy of the place, while turning into living art and responding onto the surrounding with movement and simplicity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Musiikkitalo" The Helsinki Music Centre

 Website: www.musiikkitalo.fi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concept: Aldina Michelle

Performance: Aldina Michelle

Producer: Rigulio Graak

Photography: Dan Öhman

Date: 28.10.2016, 16:00h

Supported by: Austrian Ambassy Helsinki, Musiikkitalio

 

 

 Exhibition "Crossing Arts":

"Timeless in Space" meets "Crossing Mediums"

2016 - 2017

 

- Contemporary Dance Peroformance “Timeless in Space" by Aldina Topcagic

Product: Series of photographs following the dancer exploring the surroundings

 

- Multicamera Video Installation “Crossing Mediums” by Rigulio Graak

Product: Multicamera Music Video investigating the musical piece via the body movement and interpreting the language of music in visual ways to the viewer from the perspective and understanding of the performing dance artist.  The dancer will be positioned in the middle of the set and as the music processes, the dancer will explore the musical message, mood and energy via own movement, including the painting medium to build a visual representation of the exploration. Five dancers will be involved in this project.

 

Publishing the Artistic Work:

The photographic series and the video performance will be exhibited  during 2017.

 

 

 

Previous Performances of "Timeless in Space"

Graz, Berlin

 

MARCH 2016

“Timeless in Space”, Museum of Modern Art Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria

Concept "Art Alive": Aldina Michelle Topcagic

Performance: Aldina Michelle Topcagic

Photography: Andrea Copony

Make up Artist: Melanie Pöppl

Photo Album: http://www.aldina-t.com/performance-photos/