The Mamuska Nights network goes east
From John's Square to Tokyo!
Originally created by Davide Terlingo for Daghdha Dance Company in 2004, Mamuska Limerick has seen a good few years of truly inspiring programming, presenting to an ever enthusiastic audience a stunning 160 shows with the participation of over 100 individual artists. For the one of us who have seen this innovative platform growing from the friendly days at the Boat Club to the mature days at the Daghdha Space, it is a delight to know that the success of Mamuska Limerick is leading to the development of an international Mamuska Nights network. Mamuska Nights in each city share a common ethos and vision, however these special evenings also maintain a fluidity to respond to local and national context. To this purpose, each city has a different curator with the role of creating a point of reference for the local artists and audience, selecting the works that compile each city programme.
Under Terlingo's directorship, the network started to develop in association with the Yorkshire Dance Centre in Leeds, UK in December 2006 following a visit from their artistic director Bush Hartshorn to Mamuska Limerick. Following its success and in collaboration with Dance and Media Japan director Naoto Iina, the platform will voyage to Asia to premiere Mamuska Tokyo on the 7th of March, 2007. And this is not all! This year will also see the birth of Mamuska Dublin and Mamuska Galway, consolidating Mamuska Nights aims to build a strong national and international network for cultural and artistic exchange.
Keep an eye on Mamuska as its surprises aren't finished yet.
Mamuska Tokyo is a new exciting Japanese initiation as part of Mamuska Nights, an international network of platforms with a unique flavour and format built around informality and a true sense of artistic experimentation.
These are structured social contexts that challenge established notions of performance and theatrical space. Originally conceived in 2004 by Italian artist and curator Davide TERLINGO for Daghdha Dance Company in Ireland.
Curators in each city have the role of creating a local point of reference and selecting the programme. Mamuska Tokyo is curated by IINA Naoto, director of Dance and Media Japan
- Tatsuya Kusuhara [dance]
- Tetsuo Sanari [dance]
- IDO MASSAGE & Minami Azu [body painting/Butoh]
- Yuzo Ishiyama [dance performance]
- Kaori Seki [dance performance]
- Kazunori Okuno&Maya Ichikawa [sound&dance]
- Elena Giannotti & Michael Klien [dance]
- Kae Ishimoto [dance]
- post theater "LifeDramaturgy" [1:1 performance]
[Date] March 7th [Wed] 19:00 open / 20:00 start
[Venue] P-House http://www.phouse-web.com/access.html
[Ticket] Free (drink order required)
APPEARANCE – Physical presence (1’)
APPEARANCE: Davide Terlingo
SUNLIGHT – Dance (5’)
CHOREOGRAPHY | DANCE: Aoife
MUSIC: St. Germain
AIR IN NATURAL MOTION/IT CAME FROM AFAR – Dance performance (10’)
CONCEPT | CHOREOGRAPHY: Daniel Vais
PERFORMANCE: The Love Spotters
MARIANNE MERINGUE, EPISODE 1, THE BUTCHERS BEEF – Performance (8’)
ORIGINAL IDEA: Talal Al-Muhanna, Mark Carberry
PERFORMER: Marianne Meringue
COSTUME: The Edge
COMMENTING ON MYSELF – Dance performance (5’)
CONCEPT AND PERFORMANCE: Nick Bryson
FOAL – Dance performance (5')
CHOREOGRAPHY: Lucy Suggate
DANCE: Becky Bramwell
I HOPE… – Dance (10’)
CHOREOGRAPHY | DANCE: Bora Kim
ME AND VERONICA – Dance, Live voice with electronics (6’)
CHOREOGRAPHY | DANCE: Veronica Pulga
LIVE VOICE WITH ELECTRONICS: Dorota Konczewska
MAMUSKA NIGHT CREDITS:
Production: Daghdha Dance Company
Programme Curator: Davide Terlingo
Programme Coordinator: Cristina Goletti
Choreographed environment: Davide Terlingo
Sound environment: Robin Parmar
Main screen visuals: Conor Buckley
International aspect to Mamuska's reach
Daghdha Dance Company's Mamuska, the open platform intended to challenge notions of performance and theatrical space, is now international. The objective is to share a common ethos and promoting collaborations and artistic exchange across the sea and indeed, ocean.
With Davide Terlingo of Daghdha at the helm, Mamuska is connecting with artists and organic performance work in Britain and Japan. The first British Mamuska took place in December in the Yorkshire Dance Centre; a Mamuska Tokyo is being organised in collaboration with Dance and Media Japan for March next.
Limerick has already witnessed 4 enjoyable, surprising, creative and sometimes stunning years of local and international artists availing of this public platform.
"Mamuska is an unique occasion to present and view evolving works, raw ideas, minimalist perfections, unrehearsed visions," Terlingo explains. "It's about trial and errors, short masterpieces, playful nonsense, conceptual research, first steps... all in the context of an informal choreographed with the freedom to chat and move around at any time".
See for yourself what the fuss is about at this wildly successful event that spans genres, age groups and the imagination. Doors open for Limerick's first Mamuska in 2007 this Friday 2, John's Square at 8pm. Entrance is free of charge and there's a small bar.
Anyone interested in performing at future Mamuska should first contact Davide Terlingo at John's Square or by email davide [at] daghdha.ie with their idea.
Limerick Post, 'the arts' section, Saturday 3 February 2007
WELCOME TO THE FIRST MAMUSKA OF 2007
FRI 2ND FEBRUARY
8PM - 11:30PM
DAGHDHA SPACE, JOHN’S SQUARE, LIMERICK, IRELAND
The successful, Limerick born, performance night is back! Better than ever. Join us again for a new season of short masterpieces presented in an informal environment. A unique place to be inspired and socialise. Free entrance, bar service available.
Part of UNFRINGED 2007 in association with Belltable.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Upcoming Mamuska Limerick
Friday 13TH April 2007
Friday 1ST June 2007