IBIZA Labor Camp by LOST NINJAS |2014| Dance-Video Research Project and Residency


KONCEPT: Rocio Marano and Lea Kieffer MUSIC: Daniel Sapir PERFORMANCE: Jefta Tanate, Pierre Enaux, Reut Shaibe, Daniel Sapir, Lea Kieffer and Rocio Marano FILM: Rocio Marano

Supported by Dance and Performance Festival, Ibiza Contact Festival 2014
We are a tribe meeting in an old Phoenician island. We use the body as weapon to build a material that has no shape but the shape of the performers themselves and the trade between them. We will document this. It won’t be real but it won’t be fake, like free ninjas running across olive trees and techno music. We move leaning toward the vandalism of Western movies and the cuteness of Youtube cat’s videos.”
We will create a frame of work that aims to bring the body to an ultimate place of presence and readiness. We will train physically in order to develop a common movement vocabulary. Our goal is to create primarily from the body intelligence.
The work will find its’ base in “the making” of itself. We will track the things that thrill and touch us, practice trust and bravery, raise up the physical and dramatic potential of the material and of each performer. We play the game and take the risk to loose. We will present an excerpt of the documented material combined with a live-performance, both virtual and flesh meeting at the point zero of not returning.
Our creative camp will be strengthen by artists from different backgrounds and countries who are willing to play the game of creators and collaborators and who share our deep inner desires and interests in the work of video dance. They are Jefta Tanate, Pierre Enaux, Reut Shaibe, Daniel Sapir, Lea Kieffer and Rocio Marano.


DANZA SIN FIN Video-Documentary (2012)


Paquita dreamt about dancing. One afternoon in Plaza Mayor, Palma de Mallorca, she dreamt about Carolina, with whom she learnt her first steps in the dance world. Some time after she dreamt a group of dancers and made Pauline appear in that dream, with whom she worked until she got to a theatre stage. Each time more skilled in the art of creating realities she dreamt about Rocio documenting with her camera the creative process we are living of wHich you can be part too.

Danza Sin Fin (video documental) what seems impossible is made possible dancing. A touching story that inspires and dissolves prejudices. Disability teaches us how limitations are diluted when we focus on possibilities. A person on a wheel chair has movement limitations as any other person, and also possibilities. These possibilities inspire our story and surprise us. The documentary focuses on part of the process in which Paquita – who lives with her cerebral palsy from birth – starts taking dance lessons and thus stops feeling a prisoner of her own body. At the age of 30 she makes a dream that seemed impossible come true: to dance.

During dance lessons she learns a language that enables her to share her body experience with others, working with elements of Contact Improvisation, Body Mind Centering, Dance Ability and Meditation among others. The whole documentary walks us through the lessons with Carolina; Jams (spaces for improvisation) with the Contact Improvisation Group of Palma de Mallorca; urban interventions; rehearsals; the theatre with Pauline; her house; conversations with her mother; images from the past and visions of the future.

SCRIPT Carolina Becker – DIRECTION, CAMERA AND EDITING Rocio Marano – DANCERS Carolina Becker, Paquita Ferragut, Pauline Thevenot – MUSIC Quique Sinesi, Hindi Zahra – GRAPHIC DESIGN Rocio Marano – ILLUSTRATIONS David Tur y Serena Perrotta

Thanks to: Quique Sinesi, Hindi Zahra, Onofre, Grupo de Contact Improvisación Mallorca, Casal de Llevant Palma de Mallorca, Teatro Xesc Forteza