Kirenia Danza company

Spain

Call

Support to European Cooperation Projects 2023

Strand or category

Small Scale Cooperation Projects

Name of organisation

Kirenia Danza company (feat. Orquesta Galega de Liberación)

Country

Spain

Organisation website

https://www.kireniadanza.gal/

http://jazzfromgaliza.com/JazzFromGaliza/welcome.html

https://www.facebook.com/orquestragalegadeliberacion/

http://xacobemartinezantelo.com/es/proyectos/ver/20

https://www.instagram.com/orquestragalegadeliberacion/?hl=%20es

Contact person

Project coordinator @UxioNovo +34671445247

Organisation type

private for profit organisation

Scale of the organization

freelance autonomous company developing Spanish Limited Society

PIC number

884204083

Aims and activities of the organisation

Kirenia Danza (KD after here) founded in 2019 is one of the most emergent dance companies of Galicia region (NUTS ES111) in Spain. Commanded by veteran choreographer Kirenia Martinez Acosta, director of Escenas do Cambio avantgarde scenic festival (City of Culture, Santiago city), co director of Quince Gotas contemporanean dance festival (A Coruña) and co director of Entremáns Company.

KD was associated on a joint venture as scenic director with the soundpainting project “Orquestra Galega De Liberación” (“Galician orquestra of liberation”) leaded by musician Xacobe Martínez Antelo (Sumrrá) as music director launched in 2020 and made up of an ensemble of 20 musicians and 4 dancers living in Galicia gathered around avant-garde music, the search for new forms of spontaneous creation, and improvisation as a source of research.

Soundpainting is the universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual Artists. Presently (2023) the language comprises more than 1500 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter (composer) to indicate the type of material desired of the performers. The creation of the composition is realized, by the Soundpainter, through the parameters of each set of signed gestures. The Soundpainting language was created by Walter Thompson in Woodstock, New York in 1974.

The “Orquestra Galega de Liberación” works with directing improvisation techniques, and with sign languages applied to real-time multidisciplinary composition, such as Soundpainting, of which Xacobe Martínez Antelo is a certified instructor by Walter Thompson himself..

A project built by renowned artists and performers in the different fields of the classical world, jazz, avant-garde music and performance. Over 31 artists, 22 men and 7 women, with a vital career and an international trajectory that we have rarely found giving birth to a project so contemporary, so ambitious and so anchored in our avant-garde musical habitat. There are already 3 recordings that legitimise the trajectory of the ensemble. All the music on these albums was improvised on the spot and composed in real time using directing improvisation techniques. No material was previously agreed upon, learned, or composed and 3 full concerts performed in Compostela, Narón and Tui, between the years 2020 and 2021, are their 3 published albums. In their brief but intense history, the Orquestra Galega de Liberación and their side projects has performed over a dozen performances in Spain and Portugal. Besides that the Orquestra Galega de Liberación mantain a busy agenda of rehearsals, master classes and formation projects for musicians, dancers and performers.

Role of the organisation in the project

Project leader or project partner

Previous EU grants received

CREATIVE EUROPE ULYSSES EUROPEAN ODDYSEY

https://culture.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/projects/search/details/101056375as scenic advisor of FUN and Lugo City Council

Other European projects:

Aesop-project.eu

Antibullyngmovementseries.eu

Ongoing Perform4change.eu collaborating with Cuntis Local Council (NUTS ES111).

Spiralproject.eu to be launched

Proposed Creative Europe project – to which project are you looking for partners?

Sector or field

Music and performing arts

Description or summary of the proposed project

EUROPEAN SOUND PAINTING ORCHESTRA

Soundpainting is the universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual Artists. Presently (2023) the language comprises more than 1500 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter (composer) to indicate the type of material desired of the performers. The creation of the composition is realized, by the Soundpainter, through the parameters of each set of signed gestures. The Soundpainting language was created by Walter Thompson in Woodstock, New York in 1974.

Kirenia Danza and Orquestra Galega de Liberación from Spain want to lead a small cooperation proposal added with Belgian The Safety Last Ensemble and the French Batik Soundpainting Orchestra to develop the first European Soundpainting Orchestra.

We are taking this innovative multidisciplinary music and dance project together for the very first time in Europe. Three unique artistic communities coming together and joining forces around integration, art, music, dance and real time composition.

Our project will be to create the first European Sound Painting Orchestra developing during 2 years common rehearsals between partners, collaborators and open to other artists as well as musicians and dancers workshops to train them on this new music and scenic expresion and a itinerary of lives across the European countries of the partners to show all the European audiences (sector, inclusive, students, general) the phenomenon of Sound Painting.

Partners currently involved in the project

Kirenia Danza (Spain) Leader (feat. Orquesta Galega de Liberación (collaborator)

Batik Soundpainting Orchestra (France)

Safety Last Ensemble (Belgium)

Partners searched – which type of partner are you looking for?

From country or region

North European, East

Preferred field of expertise

Soundpainting, Contemporanean Dance, others

Projects searched – are you interested in participating in other EU projects as a partner?

Yes

Which kind of projects are you looking for?

Creative Europe

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