instinct perfomance art
Performances by Unai Alvarez & the Garden Performing Arts
The first edition of the Instinct Performance Art project is a art performance project that invited a group of Berlin-based performers to explore and challenge traditional notions of sexuality, gender, constant transformation and performance.
The body as a political discourse on stage and fine art as the foundation for movement. Instinct works on the premise that the limits of creativity and art are not constrained by our bodies or our idea of normality.
“Mannequin” by Unai Alvarez
Unai Alvarez is a performer, creator and teacher from Basque Country (Spain). After his formation in the University of dance in Bilbao, he moved to Berlin to further explore the contemporary dance scene. Since then, he has had the opportunity to work with artists such as Isabel Costa, Silvia Ospina and Candela Capitan. As a performer, he is interested in interdisciplinary projects, involving people with different backgrounds and languages. As a choreographer and teacher, Unai is focused principally in the creation of movement through the body, relationship, dynamic, music and space. Nowadays, Unai is working as a freelancer doing his own projects, collaboration works, teaching and starting a new path as a production assistant.
“LORDESS” by THE GARDEN // performing arts
The contemporary dance piece LORDESS by THE GARDEN // performing arts bursts into the heart of the discourse on sexuality, gender, permanent change and performance. The body as political discourse on stage and beautiful art as the basis of movement. Inspired by queer artist Lorenza Böttner, the piece shows what is possible – based on the premise that the limits of creativity and art do not depend on our bodies or our conception of normality.
Supported by the Darstellende Künste Fund, the Allbau Foundation, the Cultural Service of Essen, beWEGEnd.e.V, in cooperation with SZENE 2WEI, Theater im Depot, Rü-Bühne Essen and the monsun.theater Hamburg.