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ShiftKey, the project of the international network of festivals, fills the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

‘Légende’, by Frenchman Romain Beltrão Teule & Supercabras, and ‘Moore Bacon!’, by Belgian Boose Provoost & Kobe Chielens / pollen, were the two pieces selected by the ShiftKey project to participate in ACT Festival 2019. The session had place in the Auditorium of Guggenheim Bilbao Museum with more than a hundred attendees, in the TOPARTE program framework.

The ShiftKey project aims to boost companies that are at an intermediate stage of their career. For this, ACT Festival 2019 has also organized tutorials for participating companies with Steve Purcell, producer and professor of Leeds Beckett Unversity, and a course given by Sra. Polaroiska, ‘Camera and body’. ShiftKey, supported by Creative Europe, has been driven by the international network of festivals in which ACT Festival participates since its founding in 2003.

‘MOORE BACON!’

Bosse Provoost & Kobe Chielens / de polen / Belgium / 50′ / Dance

A body is torn apart and assumes impossible shapes: it stretches, contracts, and bursts apart, only to subsequently present itself to us in a new shape. Moore Bacon! constantly tricks the spectator’s eye. Every perception is an act of creation.

‘LÉGENDE’

Romain Beltrão Teule & Supercabras / France / 30′ / Performance

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What exists / What happens in the space (-time?) between the translation and the object that it comes from / the translated object? ‘Légende’ is a project that borrows the code of the conference/lecture to speak about the above question. It takes as its starting point the study of the fictional ‘language of the birds’ and the questions that the study of this language can create. ‘Légende’ is an attempt to enter in the world of words; to play with them and to question them. What are their powers? Where do they fail? A word as an act.

Mentoring breakfasts 121 for ACT companies

Steve Purcell / UK

Steve Purcell is professor and freelance producer. Mentoring meetings of the companies participating in ACT 2019 with professor and producer Steve Purcell in a 121 breakfast.

Kamera eta gorputza – Camera and body – Cámara y cuerpo

Sra. Polaroiska / Euskal Herria / 4h

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Sra. Polaroiska aims to work using the camera and the body in search of other ways to try and understand our surroundings; approaching a subject, hovering around it, and defining certain rules for the game. Creating a laboratory where letting things get out of control, where living on the margins, on the edge, where curiosity, desire and the possibility that everything can be different, can become reality.

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Sra. Polaroiska. Foto: Elssie Ansareo

Slovenian Nataša Živković wins ACT 2019 PRIZE with ‘Sonny’

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ACT International Festival for Emerging PerformingArtists closed the 1st of June four days programme of performing arts in Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Kafe Antzokia, Barakaldo Theater and Zirkodomoa. The Slovenian association City of Women has won the ACT 2019 AWARD to Best Short Piece with ‘Sonny’, directed and performed by Nataša Živković. The decision was made by the jury formed by the actress Bea Insa, the theater director and director of Moon Produkzioak, Fer Montoya, and the artistic director of the FLARE Festival Neil Mackenzie.

City of women elkarte esloveniarrak ACT 2019 SARIA irabazi du Natasa Zivkovic –ek zuzendu eta jokatutako SONNY lanarekin, Performance honek Balkanetako “virgina”k ditu gai, semerik gabeko familiatan birjina eta gizon izatera behartutako emakumeak alegia.

La asociación eslovena City of Women ha ganado el premio ACT 2019 a la Mejor Pieza Corta con ‘SONNY’ dirigida e interpretada por Natasa Zivkovic, una performance sobre las ‘virginas’ de Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo y Metohija obligadas a ser hombres en aquellas familias que carecían de un varón que ejerciese como tal.

ACT Award 2019, City of women, ‘Sonny’. Slovenia

Erregistro ezberdinak uztartuta egindako lan interpretatibo ikaragarriagatik, bai fisikoa bai idatzizkoa eta istorioak transmititzen digun indarragatik.

For the impressive interpretative work in different records, both physical and textual, and the strength that history transmits us.

Por el impresionante trabajo interpretativo en diferentes registros, tanto físicos como textuales, y la fuerza que la historia nos transmite.

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ACT-BAD As Marías, ‘Las 2 en punto’. Illes Balears

Interpretazioen kalitateagatik, dokumentu-antzerkian egindako ikerketa-lan handiagatik, eta zuzendaritza-lanaren zehaztasunagatik.

For the quality of the interpretations, for the great research work in the document theater and the precision in the direction.

Por la calidad de las interpretaciones, por el gran trabajo de investigación en el teatro documento y la precisión en el trabajo de dirección.

Nerea Merino

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ACT DURI: Carlo Massari & C&C Company. ‘Beast without Beauty’. Italy

Iruditeriaren indarragatik, piezaren ezusteko garapenagatik eta lan fisikoa egoki gauzatzeagatik.

Due to the strength of its images, the unexpected development of the piece and the good execution of the physical work.

Por la fuerza de sus imágenes, el inesperado desarrollo de la pieza y la buena ejecución del trabajo físico.

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AIPAMEN BEREZIA INTERPRETERIK ONENARI

SPECIAL MENTION TO THE BEST PERFORMER

MENCIÓN ESPECIAL AL MEJOR INTÉRPRETE

THE MAN

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AIPAMEN BEREZIA ZUZENDARITZARIK ONENARI

SPECIAL MENTION BEST DIRECTION

MENCIÓN ESPECIAL MEJOR DIRECCIÓN

CO-PULATION

 

Nerea Merino

Nerea Merino

The sixteenth edition of ACT International Festival for Emerging  Performing Artists culminates a four days programme around  the risk, putting the accent on the innovation that companies take when exploring with new languages ​​and to value certain discourses.

One more year ACT FESTIVAL has been made by artists that emerge to the stage . An experience of 16 years has shown us that they are the ones who continually renew the scene. Because the topicality of its themes, their investigative passion and the risks they assume, and they do it with great aesthetic preparation and technical development … But the result should be of quality, should pose innovative questions and use effective ways to be able to stimulate our senses in this accelerated time of virtual realities.

Around 900 attendees have visited ACT. The festival has been completed with two workshops given at the Barakaldo Theater, one by the Basque artistic collective Sra. Polaroiska,  the other by Ricardo Iniesta,. Also with the ACTmosfera meetings, held at the Bilbao Baila studio after lunch, where audience, artists and programmers have come together  to know each other and weave possible networks or synergies, to build a common language in certain artistic terms, as well as as to what risk means for emerging companies.

ACT 2019 third day: the photos

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