THE FESTIVAL CLOSE ENCOUNTERS VOL. 2
Noa & Snow, a gentle experiment between the everyday and the event.
By Alix Eynaudi (FR/AT)
Noa & Snow is a poetry studio, taking place during a choreographic event.
Everything taking place in the space is to be considered poetry.
During Noa & Snow in Copenhagen, Alix Eynaudi and her guests will present dance events, group choreographies, costumes and other crafts during which the audience will be given the possibility to write: a writing atelier into a performance, a co-working salon.
At the crossroad between curating, poetry, dance and choreography, Noa & Snow becomes an organization of Working Together, an event that skirts the already established modes of artistic production–theaters, museums…- and organizes its own poetic encounters.
In Noa & Snow, we understand dance/choreography not only as literal physical movement, but also as a mindset for constantly reconfiguring a vast network of relationships between form, content, disciplines and references. The proposal puts forward an experimental artistic presentation as well as a specific mode of participation: there, people are invited to work on their (almost) daily writing tasks: applications, e-mails, long forgotten instant messages, shopping lists, letters maybe… at the same time as a performance is unravelling.
In other words, Noa & Snow offers a space in which choreographic occurrences become intertwined with writing: a poetry studio, a studio to be poetically inhabited.
Featuring in Copenhagen / Alix Eynaudi, Cécile Tonizzo, An Breugelmans, Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Julia Müllner, Andreas Haglund, Paolo de Venecia Gile, the students of the Danish National School of Performing Arts (2nd year).
Embroidery/Drawings/Leather collages / Cecile Tonizzo
Production / Eva Holzinger
The first session of Noa & Snow happened during Wien Modern 2018 at the Volkskundemuseum in Vienna. This project was awarded a Peek grant by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union through Life Long Burning.
Support / This project was made possible by the trust and with the help of Quim Pujol, Paula Caspão, Agnès Quackels, Jennifer Lacey, Alice Chauchat, Jacopo Lanteri, Raimundas Malašauskas, Sarah Blumenfeld and Rasmus Ölme.
She lives and works in Vienna. Alix was trained as a ballet dancer in the Opéra of Paris. She worked in various ballet companies before entering P.A.R.T.S. when the school first opened. In 1996, Alix joined Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker’s company Rosas where she worked for 7 years.
Since 2005 Alix has been creating her own pieces: Crystalll, in collaboration with Alice Chauchat (2005), Supernaturel (2007), Long Long Short Long Short (2009), in collaboration with Agata Maszkiewicz. In 2011, she leads, together with Kris Verdonck, an artistic research on sleep which turns into Exit (2011), a solo still in which she puts the audience to sleep. Then comes Monique (2012), a dance duet with Mark Lorimer which finds its inspiration in bondage, in 2015 Edelweiss, a danced rebus that oscillates between abstract and figurative art. In 2017 Chesterfield is born. Chesterfield is a dance that tends towards the infinitely soft.
Close Encounters Vol. 2 – for the brave audience
Noa & Snow is part of the festival Close Encounters Vol. 2 – four intense days of present and participatory works, performances and installations, where we invite the audience to come closer. It all takes place at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, with threads into the city of Copenhagen.
More info about the program for the festival Close Encounters here
Experience Noa & Snow in the opening hours of Close Encounters Vol. 2
4 April 6 – 9.30 pm
5 April 3 – 9.30 pm
6 April 3 – 9.30 pm
7 April 3 – 6.00 pm