For over two years United Cowboys has developed so-called biotopes under the title Concept for new Development. These artificial site-specific environments, in which dancers and musicians were embedded, questioned the conventional structure and duration of performance from within.
The audience had the ability to observe this world from all angles in its own pace, being guided in its apparent freedom by the performers. The biotope usually lasted up to eight hours per occasion and has been presented in over seven countries in Europe.
UNITED COWBOYS RETURNS TO THE THEATRE STAGE.
In The New Piece United Cowboys takes along their findings about (cultural) identity, about individuality and about generosity into a performance for and by four dancers.
Maarten van der Put and Pauline Roelants have both established their artistic signatures through their intrinsic expertise to channel the individual performer’s power and vulnerability. By merging four dancers with backgrounds in resp. Ballet, Urban, Modern Dance, Performative Physicality, United Cowboys is able to extracts the best out of this unique composition.
In The New Piece Maarten and Pauline will be present on stage as intermediary between dancers and audience.
With live camera projections and inciting live soundscapes, they create parallel worlds, in which the exclusiveness of the individual dancer – his/her duende - is being augmented in a world of details and senses.
Concept: Maarten van der Put and Pauline Roelants
Created with- and performed by: Conor Doherty, Eulàlia Bergadà Serra, Marti Güell Vallbona, Florencia Martina
Live camera: Maarten van der Put | Live soundscapes: Pauline Roelants
SEASONING FALL - 27 & 28 SEPTEMBER, 2019
8:30pm | Art HousE, Kleine Berg 62, Eindhoven
Every change of the season we present a new edition of SEASONING in our Art House in the centre of Eindhoven. We open our doors to new developments in the field of live art; focused on (international) dance and performance and accompanied by music, video and fine arts. We make space for new work, for the approach that it just that different from the average. More and more, our guest are a combination of local, national and international artists and performers.
Prior to the SEASONING performances our guests are welcome to work in the art house, to meet and discuss, to watch each others work and rehearsals, who knows, this will start a collaboration.
The program of SEASONING is curated by the artistic team of United Cowboys: Maarten van der Put and Pauline Roelants.
We will introduce our guest artists on our Facebook page.
General Admission: 11,50€ / CJP-students 9,00€
TICKETS RELEASED SOON.
SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE
For only € 40,00 you have entrance to 4 editions of SEASONING.
Furthermore, you can bring a friend for free (one night only).
BIOTOPE & MASTERCLASS - ACT FESTIVAL - October 16-18, 2019
THE RED HOUSE, SOFIA, BULGARIA
In collaboration with ACT and their closely related cultural partners, United Cowboys invites local Bulgarian artists from different disciplines to join a collaborative three-day masterclass in Sofia, which will ultimately culminate into a public performance of the site-specific durational Biotope.
The Masterclass will be hosted and run by United Cowboys (and associated artists from Holland/Europe) and will offer a space to investigate the individual relationships towards cultural identity using signature artistic approaches, developed by United Cowboys over the past 25 years.
United Cowboys will interweave and translate the findings into a site-specific durational Biotope performance. Implementing local artistic manifestations of identity into a performative environment expressed and translated by performers from the Netherlands, Bulgaria and other European countries.
With this intimate collaboration United Cowboys hopes to kindle awareness for a truly united artistic approach and a sustainable partnership with the rich contemporary cultural landscapes of Bulgaria and Holland.