'Re-imagining piano' was designed by for an audience who wants to experience classical music in a different setting. A performance with live visuals and dance create a 'Gesamtkunstwerk', a world of different experiences. It was commissioned by: Jeunesse Gherdëina (IT), February 2015. Visual art: Maarten van der Glas, Annlin Caho. Piano: Eva Vinatzer, Belle Chen. Sound design: Bas Gebbing, Timothy Tate. Performed further at the Royal Academy of Music Piano Festival in 2016 and the Bloomsbury Festival in London 2017.
Photo: Athos, visuals Annlin Caho
Video of rehearsal: Maarten van der Glas with visuals by Maarten van der Glas
TANZ UND ORGEL
TANZ UND ORGEL is a chain of several performances, which search beyond the place and music. Organ: Constanze Schweizer Elser, Margareta Hürholz, Wakako Yamanaga, Christian Rose, Ralf Stiewe / Performed in: Selb, Pforzheim, Stadthagen, Schwerte, Kelkheim, Ahlen, Menden, Hagen, Gießen (DE). To read a review click here for Stadthagen, klick here for Menden.
Photo: Hanke SN
The collaboration with the pianist Belle Chen started in 2012 at the Bloomsbury festival in London. Two dance videos together with MvdGlas: 'Ravel in Merano' and 'Bridge', were created in the following year. 'Ravel in Merano' was screened at the 'Royal academy of music' festival, London, 2014.
Photo: Maarten van der Glas
SCHWER WIE EIN-STEIN
A research of gravity gave 'SCHWER WIE EIN-STEIN' its form. Of interest was the kinetic chain of movement that arises, once we let the weight of the head guide. The piece talks about interdependency, waiting and expectations, humor and play. With Jungyeon Kim, it was performed at Alps Move 2011 in Lana (I) and Sommerwerft 2011 in Frankfurt am Main (DE).
Photo: Michael Jekel
Contact meets AK
Together with conTakt percussion group, a repertoire of contemporary musical pieces as for example ‘Trio per uno’ by Zivkovic, and improvisations were designed, which made the interplay between music and dance visible. It was performed at: Jeunesse Festival, Val Gardena.
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The Alice Syndrome is a neurological condition that affects perception. Shapes become distorted.The performance takes Lewis Carroll and Alice as its protagonists and offers a collage of dance, theatre, poetry and film. With: Riva Godfried, Judigor Zimmerman Gor, Marieke Helmus, Leah Jacob, Maarten Van Der Glas. Under the supervision of Ammy Kuiper, supported by: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Stichting Stokroos Premiered at Radion Amsterdam (NL) in 2017.
Photo: Dipa de Floor
SMOke and mirrors
As part of the 'Young Blood Initiative' in Amsterdam a solo was made in collaboration with artist Maarten van der Glas. Smoke and mirrors looks at hiding and showing. When being mislead, how can we know what is the truth? It was performed 2016 at the Bart gallery and the Radion Bovenkamer in Amsterdam (NL)
Photo: Theo van Loon
After first trials at the dunes in the Netherlands, on roofs of London and in the roads of Paris, MvdGlas created a complex concept of pixilation, out of which resulted 'Icosahedronic'. It was screened at the 'Dance Camera West' dance film festival in Los Angeles (US) in 2014.
Photo: Maarten van der Glas
Fractals has been the second work of the collective 20Finch House, consisting of Simon Wehrli, Guiomar Campos and myself. ‘Fractals’ was performed at Canterbury Festival in London and at Alps Move Festival in Italy in 2010. Artistic collaborator: Keren’or Pezard / Music: Tomas Tallis ‘In time of’