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PHOTOS TAKEN BY Matías Batallé
ARTISTIC STATEMENT
03/2022
N FEBRUARY  2022, WHILE I WAS PRESENTING THE RESEARCH "X.DATES", DAVID NORSWORTHY, A DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER AND ARTS EDUCATOR,  SIMPLY ASKED ME : HOW COULD YOU  INTRODUCE YOUR  FIELDS OF INTEREST ?

Through the process of researching on various works I made, a specific space has self-structured over the years; thus becoming aware that what brought my research to exist, to be deepened, to question the generic definition of the word "art" was THIS space, entitled : an artistic practice.

 

Whatever the theme of the project, my practice has always been to address the following 3 questions in each of the creative processes evoked WHAT-  HOW- WHY  ?

 

What is the "what" I want to investigate ? What is the zone I am looking for ? What do I target artistically speaking ? How do I express this « what » through a performative context ? How do I incorporate a physicality ? Why is it important for me to stage the "what" in this way ? 

Understanding my identity as a filter for my research had guided the content of my artistic practice and how it fit together : WHO/WHAT I AM will lead to WHAT I DO. 

My interests within this practice are articulated in the simple act of embodying something that has no body yet such as a societal fact, a personal life experience, an aesthetic, etc. 

 

The physical materiality of these unbodied elements proposes a functionality, a dramaturgical content, a narrative that I want to explore in relation with the cultural/social/political/sexual/functional body. The physical outlets becomes content that generate visual narratives   where various mediums  such as light design, sound, text, set design, costumes, installations, intersect.

Through a queer mindset and a non-binary logic, my practice operates as a body/laboratory   within an underground poetic where I do question the tools, the systems, the processes, the mediums that activate the process of receiving for the audience : What do I see ? What do I get from this ? What does it make me think/feel ? 

NEWS 

2024

Brussels, Belgium

The project QUEER ARMENIA has been selected for a one-month residency at Villa Empain/Fondation Boghossian in Brussels during the course of 2024. QUEER ARMENIA will involve a performative reading based on texts from Armenian queer literature.

The research process will be accompanied by the LGBTQIA+ association "PINK Armenia," based in Yerevan, marking its first artistic collaboration with an artist through this project.

QUEER ARMENIA

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11/12.01
2024

Paris, France

In 2018, a short version of the solo X.DATES was included in the program of the Festival d'Automne in the hall of the Centre National de la Danse.

A finalized version of X.DATES (50 minutes) will be unveiled to the public in two performances on January 11 and 12, 2024, at 5 p.m.

The X.DATES team would like to express gratitude to the Centre National de la Danse for their hospitality and support during this presentation stage.

Photo taken by elsa

Brussels, Belgium
2024
The new choreographic/performative research, HARD.T/CORE, has just been awarded a research grant from the Federation Wallonia Brussels. The project will enter a residency during the course of 2024.
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Brussels, Belgium
2024
The new choreographic/performative research, HARD.T/CORE, has just been awarded a research grant from the Federation Wallonia Brussels.

The project will go into residency during the course of 2024.
HARD.T/CORE
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21/22.12
2023

Brussels, Belgium

The choreographic/performative research X.DATES will be presented at Studios Buenos Aires at Pianofabriek on December 21 (at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.) and on December 22 (at 11 a.m.), 2023.

An additional presentation is scheduled on January 4 at 4 p.m.

These sessions are specifically showcased for professionals. If you would like to attend any of these presentations, please contact our team through the CONTACT section. 

 

PHOTO - REGAL PRODUCTIONS

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04/10
2023

Paris, France

The project X.DATES has been selected by the RiTES Festival to showcase a version of X.DATES on October 4th at 5:30 p.m. at the Lavoir Moderne Parisien.

Tickets are available on the websites of Lavoir Moderne Parisien and the RiTES Festival.

PHOTO  TAKEN BY AXEL

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07-11/08
2023

Brussels, Belgium

The project X.DATES is currently hosted at the P.A.R.T.S Summer Residencies for a week. 

Thank to Tessa Hall, for her curation. 

PHOTO  TAKEN BY ELSA

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14/07
2023

Vienna, Austria

Within the framework of the research/workshop led by Steven Cohen as part of the DanceWeb/Impulstanz program, Alban Ovanessian presents a short performance titled "ուղիղ ինձ" in the courtyard of TanzQuartier in Vienna.

Photo taken by ALLAN THIEBAULT

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14/07
2023

Vienna, Austria

Within the framework of the research/workshop led by Steven Cohen as part of the DanceWeb/Impulstanz program, Alban Ovanessian presents a short performance titled "ուղիղ ինձ" in the courtyard of TanzQuartier in Vienna.

Photo taken by ANDREA

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31/10-05/11
2022
Brussels, Belgium.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE AT 
DANS HARMONIE 
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16-19/10
2022 
Brussels, Belgium.
VIDEO SHOOTING FOR
REGAL PRODUCTIONS  
TEZETA
Photo by Alexandre Vandekerre.
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22/10
2022
06-07/06
2023
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01-14/08 
2022
Brussels, Belgium.
Photos taken by Matias Batallé. 
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22/10
2022
05/09-13/10
2022
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01-14/08 
2022
Brussels, Belgium.
Directed by Robinson Cassarino 
10-14/08
2022
Brussels, Belgium.
PIANOFABRIEK
Directed by Robinson Cassarino 
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