BLAST is the latest choreographic production by VEDANZA Luxembourg created and performed by Emanuela Iacopini (IT/LU) in collaboration with Frey Faust (US/DE), Yuko Kominami (LU/JP/PT), and Saju Hari (UK/IN) to an original sound track by Rajivan Ayyappan (IN/LU). In a digital set design created by Laura Mannelli (LU) the piece explores sound projections and the impact of explosions on the response mechanisms of the human body.

BLAST reflects on destruction and creation, transition and transformation, the end and the beginning, searching into the light and darkness of explosions. A live performance where Butoh, Contact Improvisation, Axis Syllabus, Kalaripayattu, Meditation and Contemporary Dance enhance the creative process of the dancers. Coproduced by Opderschmelz and Centre des Arts Pluriels Ettelbruck in Luxembourg with the financial support of the Ministère de la Culture, the piece will premiere and tour in Turkey, Morocco, and Luxembourg in 2020.

2020 TOUR

15-22 Feb 2020 FARO – residency at Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve, Devir/CAPa (PT)

23 Mar- 3 Apr 2020 LUXEMBOURG – residency at VEDANZA STUDIOS, Luxembourg (postponed)

4-11 Apr 2020 LUXEMBOURG – residency and showing at TROIS C-L, Luxembourg (postponed)

13-29 Aug 2020 – residency at La Radice dei Viandanti / Axis Syllabus International Research Network in Ostuni, Italy

4-15 Sep 2020 – residency at Centre de création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois

18 Sep 2020 ANKARA – performance extract at CERModern, Ankara, Turkey

10-16 Oct 2020 CASABLANCA & RABAT- performance (extract), Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Casablanca, Morocco (tbc)

10-11 Nov LUXEMBOURG – première at Opderschmelz, Dudelange, G. D. Luxembourg

19-20 Nov 2020 LUXEMBOURG – performance, CAPé Ettelbruck, G. D. Luxembourg

Duration: unknown (approx. 60 min)

Created and performed by: Emanuela Iacopini, Frey Faust, Yuko Kominami, Saju Hari

Choreographic direction: Emanuela Iacopini

Sound design: Rajivan Ayyappan

Scenography: Laura Mannelli

Interface design: Sonic Invasions

Costume design: Anne-Marie Herckes

Light design/Technical director: Nico Tremblay

Production Manager: Lucile Risch

Producer: VEDANZA

Co-Producers: Op der Schmelz (Dudelange), Centre des Arts Pluriels CAPé (Ettelbruck).

With the financial support of: ministère de la Culture du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Sacem, Embassy of Luxembourg in Turkey, FOCUNA, Fondation Indépendance.

Partners: CERModern Ankara, Corpo de Hoje, DeVIR/CAPa Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve, Dance from Luxembourg (TROIS C-L), Les Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Casablanca, Dance Science Net, Axis Syllabus International Research Network.