Alix Eynaudi

Notebooks, small acts of friendship / Close Encounters Vol. 2

Notebooks, small acts of friendship
By Alix Eynaudi (FR/AT)

Notebooks, small acts of friendship is a poetry studio, taking place during a choreographic event.
Everything taking place in the space is to be considered poetry.

During the work 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, Notebooks, small acts of friendship 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 Notebooks, small acts of friendship, 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, Notebooks, small acts of friendship 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 / Cécile Tonizzo
Costumes / An Breugelmans
Production / Eva Holzinger

The first session of Notebooks, small acts of friendship happened during Wien Modern 2018 at the Volkskundemuseum in Vienna. 

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.

Alix Eynaudi
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 Ecounters Vol. 2
The work is part of the festival Close Encounters Vol. 2 – Dansehallernes program presented at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art.
Welcome to four days with international performative choreographic works and installations that invite the audience into a co-creation universe. The festival offers an opportunity to explore, be provoked and seduced. See the entire program here

Tickets for Close Encounters Vol. 2
You buy a festival ticket for a day in the period April 4-7, 2019 and the chosen day you can experience all the works, installations and talks going on – except for the children´s performance RUSTLE/KNITREN where you must buy a separate ticket.

Notice there is limited access to the performances IN IT TOGETHER and feelings, half an hour before the performances begin you can reserve a “ticket” at the box office, first-come-first served!

Experience Notebooks, small acts of friendship 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

Where / Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Oslo Plads 1, CPH

Photo / © Alix Eynaudi/Alexander Meeus