JOHANNA SOFIA HEUSSER
22:30, Evanthia Kairi Theatre
In Schnufe we aim to create an intimate space with the audience where the performers expose their desire for power and the need for control of the other. Music and movement work in the tension between dictating and reacting / manipulating and coexisting / leading and revolt. The piece is constructed by this game of powers, an energy that transcend any conventional form and lights the most primitive ways of relating to each other.
Dance and performance: Johanna Heusser
Light, music and performance: Marc Vilanova
Outside Eye: Katharina Germo
Partner and Premier: ROXY Birsfelden Theatre
Duration: 25 minutes
Johanna Sofia Heusser
Johanna studied contemporary and urban dance in Zürich and graduated in july 2016. Right after she went to Vienna to dance for Ismael Ivo at the Impulstanz Festival in Biblioteca do Corpo. Johanna had a contract as a dancer in the com- pangnie Neopost Foofwa in Geneva for one year. In 2017 she had a artist Residency at Play Practice centre for contemporary dance in Bangalore where she created her piece swimming pool which was per- formed in Bangalore, Berlin and Basel.
Johanna was invited as a Choreographer from the Goetheinstitute in Uganda, Kampala to lead an artist exchange programme in February 2018. The piece was presented at Kampala National Theatre and at Goethe Institute Kampala. Johanna is the winner of the Atelier Mondial artist residency in Manipur, India where she spent 4 months creating the piece Lairen Mathek, based on traditional martial arts of the north east Thang Tha, which was performed in Imphal, Bangalore and Delhi. Johanna is collaborating with the Artist Marc Villanova with whom she created the piece SCHNUFE which premiered at Theatre Roxy.
I am a saxophonist and sound artist working at the intersection of art and technology. My artistic production has always been led by a spirit of innovation fueled by my interest in new media. My work is an exploration of the interaction between human beings and machines, often with a focus on the relationship between sound and visual elements.
However, my work is not constrained by a conventional conception of performance. I have created several sound installations and video works that had been awarded with several international prizes such as: Kara Award 2018, First prize at the International Contest of Sound Art Performance in Zaragoza 2014, The Encou- ragement Prize from the Tokyo Experimental Festival 2016, Best Experimental Work at the IV European Con- test of Audiovisual Creation CTL’59 or Jury Prize at the World Saxophone Congress Strasbourg’15 among others.
The piece has been shown in:
Theatre ROXY in 3rd and 5th of May 2018 Theatre ROXY Basel, Switzerland
Tinos Soul Food 6th of May 2019, Greece
Festival Incidanse 15th and 16th of October 2019, Fribourg Switzerland
Festival Oltner Tanztage, 24th of November 2019, Olten, Switzerland