«DANCING [BA]» – Alexandra Bachzetsis at FIBA 2020 [AR]Switzerland, Argentina — Residencies
Through a call by Foco BA Danza Contemporánea, fourteen performers were selected by Swiss choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis to partake in the creative process and experience the reappropriation of her work «DANCING» (a work from 2009, choreographed by Alexandra and performed by students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam), this way generating a local imprint in South America.
The residency was carried out through virtual and presential encounters on the stage of the Parque Centenario Auditorium, where it was filmed, and the performance was presented in the context of the 2020 edition of FIBA – Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires.
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Concept and choreography: Alexandra Bachzetsis
Performance and Interpretation: Abril Lis Varela, Alan Sinopoli, Ana Lucía Pellegrini, Javier Muphy Figueroa, Micaela Ghioldi, Miguel Valdivieso, Milena Capòbianco, Nazarena Salomé de los Santos Rodríguez, Nicolas Rubén Héctor Insfran, Pablo Damián Daolio, Sofía Pellicciaro, Teresa Marcaida, Valeria Primost, Verónica Pacenza
Music: Lies Vanborm
Managers: Franziska Schmidt, Regula Schelling
Co-production: Foco Buenos Aires Contemporary Dance
ABOUT THE ARTIST
She is a choreographer and visual artist, based in Basel and Zurich. Her practice takes place at the intersection of dance, performance, visual arts and theater, generating a confluence of spaces in which the body, as an artistic and critical apparatus, can manifest itself. This fundamentally interdisciplinary approach is reflected in her educational background. She studied and graduated from the Zürcher Kunstgymnasium, the Dimitrischule in Verscio, the Performance Education Program at the STUK arts center in Leuven, and then continued her postgraduate degree in Das Arts, at the Advanced Research Center for Theater and Dance Studies in Amsterdam. During these formative years, Bachzetsis began working as a dancer in the context of contemporary dance and performance, collaborating with Sasha Waltz & Guests (Berlin) and Les Ballets C. de la B. (Ghent), among others. Collaboration, transference, and a plurality of voices and bodies have shaped Bachzetsis’s work ever since, and it is often themed as a method of developing new work in her practice.