Naïma Mazic / n ï m company

PoLy-Mirrors /a re-performance of feminine diagonals/

featuring music by Elias Stemeseder

brut nordwest
Live music / Performance / Dance Austrian premiere
imagetanz 2021
{A glissando into a} {Feminine diagonal} {State of being}

Look at me.
  
Don’t look at me.
 
Look diagonally to the top right corner.
  
Tilt your head.
 
Imagine a diagonal line between your right shoulder and your left hip.
 
Create the largest possible distance between them.
 
Stop.
 
Change the position of your eyes.
 
Show me your neck.
 
In PoLy-Mirrors /a re-performance of feminine diagonals, choreographer Naïma Mazic brought slanted looks, tilted heads, tangent necks, twisted bodies into movement. Two dancers and two jazz musicians communicate through a shared rhythmic vernacular, disrupting straight lines, looks, bodies.

, © Christine Miess

Naïma Mazic / n ï m company – PoLy-Mirrors /a re-performance of feminine diagonals/ featuring music by Elias Stemeseder

, © Christine Miess

Naïma Mazic / n ï m company PoLy-Mirrors /a re-performance of feminine diagonals/ featuring music by Elias Stemeseder

, © Christine Miess

Naïma Mazic / n ï m company – PoLy-Mirrors /a re-performance of feminine diagonals/ featuring music by Elias Stemeseder

, © Christine Miess

Naïma Mazic / n ï m company – PoLy-Mirrors /a re-performance of feminine diagonals/ featuring music by Elias Stemeseder

Dancers Yuika Hashimoto and Lucie Piot, Evi Filippou on percussion/vibraphone and Felix Kaufmann on synthesizer and keys perform a polyrhythmic glissando into a diagonal feminine state of being, questioning an imposition of diagonal lines on the female body, leading from a projection, eroticization and fetishization of a desired strangeness, a mystified seductiveness into a ritual of submission. The rhythm is based on the menstruation cycle, the choreographic material derives from paintings, sculptures and images representing an ideal of the feminine- from the figure of the virgin Mary, European renaissance Art until today. In PoLy-Mirrors, the visual artist Lola Drubigny is creating a space for reflections of gender and a place for the mirroring of dance and music. Within this room, one subject is fixed, the other takes off, orbiting in circles and emerging into queerness.

Together, n ï m company is facing and playing with the “dance of contempt” of patriarchal masculinity by reclaiming and re-signifying gestures of feminine diagonals.  

On the performance days, the film installation PoLy-Mirrors by Alaa Alkurdi & Naïma Mazic can be seen in the foyer from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
 

Naïma Mazic founded the more2rhythm association and the company n ï m in Austria in 2016. In 2018/19 she was choreographer in residence at K3 Tanzplan Hamburg/Kampnagel and has an MA in Performance Studies from NYU TISCH. She furthermore studied at P.A.R.T.S., the Reykjavik Academy of Arts, AHK Amsterdam and at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts/MUK. Naïma Mazic has been invited to the HipHop Continuum of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival USA and ImPulsTanz DanceWeb15. She dances for choreographer Talia De Vries, was a choreographic assistant to film-maker Athina Rachel Tsangari and choreographers Erna Ómarsdottir and Alix Eynaudi. In her work, Naïma Mazic focuses on the musical independence of dancers with different backgrounds and on the collaboration with jazz musicians. With n ï m company she performed, among others, in Havana, at CAB Brüssel, the Vienna Art Week / Kunstraum NÖ, Judson Church NYC,  Leipziger Jazztage and many more.

Credits

Concept & Choreography Naïma Mazic Choreographic / Dramaturgical Assistance Fergus Johnson Musical Composition Elias Stemeseder Dance Yuika Hashimoto & Lucie Piot Synthesizer, Keys Felix Hauptmann Percussion,Drums, Vibraphone und Mirrors Evi Filippou Stage Design Lola Drubigny Costumes Maël Blau Dramaturgy Sara Ostertag Assistant Christine Kern Mentoring Alain Franco, Robyn Schulkowsky & Marcela Giesche Production more2rhythm/ Naïma Mazic Outside Eye Olivia Hild

A co-production of Naïma Mazic / n ï m company and imagetanz / brut Wien. With the kind support of the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna and the Federal Ministry for Art, Culture, Public Service and Sport., ACTOUT, ÖKF Berlin.

Residencies & Research at Lake Studios Berlin, ImPulsTanz, DOCK11 Eden***** Berlin, D.ID Dance Identity, workspace Brussels, Le Regard du Cygne, La Ménagerie de Verre.

   

Film installation PoLy-Mirrors
 
Concept & Direction Alaa Alkurdi & Naïma Mazic Choreography Naïma Mazic Cinematography Alaa Alkurdi Performer Naïma Mazic Composition and piano Elias Stemeseder M-Claviton (Naima by John Coltrane) Georg Vogel Costume Maël Blau Make Up / Hair / Assistance Christine Kern Production more2rhythm

 
Supported by „von der Bühne zum Video“ of the Federal Ministry for Art, Culture, Public Service and Sport, ÖKF Paris, brut Wien
Filming locations PAF Performing Arts Forum, Jazz & Musicclub Porgy & Bess Vienna

Dates & Tickets

On the performance days, the film installation PoLy-Mirrors by Alaa Alkurdi & Naïma Mazic can be seen in the foyer from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
   

Please read our Covid-19 regulations here

 

Exhibition & Vernissage Georg Vogel Claviton at Porgy & Bess

Vernissage concert January 4th, 7 pm

Duration of the exhibition 5th till 31st January 2022

The new Claviton keyboard instruments by Georg Vogel, which transfer a forgotten tradition of harpsichords and organs from the 16th/17th century into the digital space will be presented. The musician Georg Vogel is part of Naïma Mazic's team, the claviton is also used in the performance PoLy-Mirrors at brut nordwest. 

January 2022

Thu. 13.01.2022, 20:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9

Fri. 14.01.2022, 20:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9

Sat. 15.01.2022, 20:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9

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Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien

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