This was an amazing project that I was part of last month. It was a workshop choreographed by Vicky Angelidou and it thought me a lot about the possibilities of performing in public spaces and it also introduced me to a different way to allow myself to get inspired by Nature.
The music that I am performing in this video is a mixture of the sounds that I was hearing in the park, and the movements that I was seeing. I was trying to translate them into the mandolin sound while the dancers where translating them into their bodies. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I have enjoyed being a part of the performance. – Xavier Geerman
Vicky’s own words on the project:
One more round of public space intaractive performances finished!
Here is what we did with those beautiful performers Martina Gunkel, Cinzia Robbiati, Outi Elena and Margret Schütz, the one and only Xavier Geermanand his mandoline, and all recorded by the camera of the unique Dimitris Manousiakis Ασημένια Κάριματ.
This was the final experiment in public space of Tilburg, in the framework of the master program Performing Public Space.
I can’t put in words, or I would need thousands of them to express my feelings about this work..
Better see the video and feel some of its spirit.
Thanks to all the people that came to support us, and many thanks to all the people that helped us in all possible ways.
Dean Mavridis, Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar, Saphia Loizeau, Hanna-lina Hutzfeldt, Meldy IJpelaar Flóra Hédi Veres
See you around!