Projects

OWN PROJECTS

Photography by Marta Oui

I only do chewing gum

Amy Pender & Laura Alcala

 

“I only do chewing gum” is about the moment which appears when two people meet for the first time. We wish to give attention to this special moment which only happens once per human relation.

PROJECTS

Photography by Mizuki Kin Tachibana

Alenetid

Amy Pender

 

“Alenetid” is a solo research on the theme of loneliness and the search for solitude. The project is inspired by “Writing”, a book written by Marguerite Duras in 1993.

Photography by Günter Krämmer

Behind closed doors

Amy Pender & Martijn Joling

 

"Behind closed doors" is a performative reflection on the current state of democracy, questioning the idea around secret agreements made by governments, organisations and people with power.

OTHER PROJECTS

Photography by Yaniv Cohen
Photography by Sjoerd Derine
Photography by Sjoerd Derine
© Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen
Photography by Michael Priebe


© Spitfire Company
© Bodytalk & Gotra

You look like you

(performer)

 

Credits:

Concept: Yaniv Cohen

Performance: Amy Pender und Sudesh Adhana

Artistic advice: Asher Lev, Amit Gour und Andrea Spreafico

Stage design: Simen Aanerud

Software-Design: Itay Galim

Production: Y to C – Yaniv Cohen

Co-production: Hessisches Staatsballett Germany, Carte Blanche Norway, BIT teatergarasjen Norway, Bærum kulturhus Norway

Support: The Norwegian art council & Miphal Ha-pais

 

This performance event is based on interpersonal communication between audience and performers. It uses a method that invites an audience to continuously comment and give live feedback as the creative origins for a dancer's performance. By doing so, both dancers and the audience will share a response-ability for the event's choreography, which traverses through ethical boarders, empowers intimate moments and arrives to a point in which a “small dance” becomes important.

 

Underneath

(performer)

 

Credits:

Choreography: Roskva Yasmin Andersen

Performers: Lisa Colette Bysheim , Synne Elve Enoksen, Cesilie Kverneland, Rina Rosenqvist, Ingeborg Bjerke Styve, Amy Pender

Music composer: Mads Solberg

Light design: Dominique Pollet

Co-production: BIT Teatergarasjen, RAS Regional Arena for Samtidsdans, Bergen Dansesenter

Supported by: Bergen Kommune, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Norsk Kulturråd

 

Premiere: 19.10.18, Oktoberdans Bergen, Norway

 

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Fleeting Feathers

(performer)


Credits:

Choreography: Blenard Azizaj

Performers: Maya Gomez, Justyna Kalbarczyk, Élia Lopez, Amy Pender, Joel Suárez, Alexander Windner Lieberman

Music composer: Stavros Gasparatos

Light design: Roger Rossell

Dramaturgy: Phi Micheli

Co-production: Radialsystem Berlin


Premiere: 9.11.2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany for the Opening of the International Tempel Festival.


Can you imagine your body fall? Arms desperately outstretched looking to soften the impact. Fear of fall confronted. You've stared into the abyss. Deep breath taken, body straightened with honesty and passion. There's the first step, towards the great void. Now you fly…


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Sweet dreams darling

(performer)

 

Credits:

Director: Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen

Performers: Amy Pender and Edith Buttingsrud Pedersen

Music: "beyond victory and defeat piece" by Andrew Hamilton, played by Oliver Coates

Costumes: Toril Eikanger Gullaksen

Color Grading: Øyvind Aspen

 

Length: 14 min.

 

Premiere: 11.01.2018, Kunstnerforbundet Oslo

 

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may/be bodies

(performer)

 

Credits:

Choreography: Jasminka Stenz

Performers: Amy Pender, Antonio Savoia, Marcelo Bizarri, Maud Buckenmeyer, Rowan Blockey

Extras: Anna-Barbara Lehmann, Leni Barletti, Deva Schubert

Music/sound: Andi Stecher

Dramaturgy: Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez

Supervisor: Nik Haffner

 

Premiere: 14.08.2018 PARMA di Vinibendetti, Berlin


- Created within the framework of the master program Choreography (maC) at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (HZT) Berlin.

 

Die Choreographie lädt dich ein, vor einer Bar zu verweilen und Performer zu erleben, die im fragilen Ringen zwischen Mensch-Sein und Objekthaftigkeit in eine humorvolle Verfremdung geraten.

Draußen und bei jedem Wetter, empfohlen für die ganze Familie.

Sniper ́s Lake - Spitfire Company

(performer)


Credits:

Choreographer: Miřenka Čechová

Concept: Petr Boháč

Performers: Cécile Da Costa, Markéta Vacovská, Jiří Bartovanec, Amy Margaret Pender, Katja Schia Henriksen

Music: Sivan Eldar

Music interpretation: Clarinet Factory

Project manager: Ludmila Vacková

Production: Tereza Havlíčková, Marianne Bilger

Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický

Production: Bezhlavi o.s. and Baerum Kulturhus

Co-production: Tanec Praha / PONEC – The Dance Venue

Partners: DIOD Jihlava, Papírny Plzeň


Premiere: 26.03.2015


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Håp under broene

(performer)


Credits:

Idea: Jan Harald Hagen

Musicians: Eline Smith Rydningen (vocals), Dag Frode Eilertsen and more (band)

Text: Per Christian Ellefsen

Dancer: Amy Pender


Premiere: 06.12.2017 in Oslo, Grønland. Also performed outdoors under bridges in Hamar, Lillehammer and Trondheim.


“Under broene” is a Christmas concert placed in environments where the Salvation Army and others often find people who have sought shelter from the hard winter weather.


The Salvation Army ́s work in Oslo began under bridges. By holding Christmas concerts in these places, often seen as dark and dirty, we try to draw attention to the fact that Jesus came to our world, not in the royal fashion, but to share with us and our struggling lives.

(Amy Pender also performed in “Håp under broene" 2015 and 2016").

Moresnet

(performer)


Credits:

Bodytalk: Amy Pender, Charlie Fouchier, Damian Pielka, Donia Touglo, Martijn Joling, Rolf Baumgart, Yoshiko Waki

Gotra: Joany Uranka, Joost Vrouenraets, Maïté Guérin, Maxime Smeets, Roshanak Morrowatian

Production manager - Leana Bekker

Curator - Sara Wiktorowicz


Premiere: 25.08.2018, Ainsi building, Maastricht


The urge for an independent refuge is a common one. People have looked for a refuge in the past and will do so in the future. We see this development today with internet communities and digital networks.

A physical space is no longer a border to find a refuge. The urge to draw up your own standards and rules is being translated into many forms.


The performance MORESNET is made by dance theater company bodytalk (D) and GOTRA (NL).


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