Liquid is a dance and music performance group focussed on re-imagining the relationship between dancers and musicians on stage. The group is formed by top professional dancers and musicians based in Helsinki, Finland. Our aim is to emphasize the musicality of movement and the spatiality of music. The performance is accompanied by the performative live-video by Marek Pluciennik. Liquid is Moritz Cartheuser, Pia Lindy, Libero Mureddu, Sara Puljula and Terhi Vaimala, and is led by Giorgio Convertito. We love to improvise.
On stage for this show: Moritz Cartheuser (guitar), Giorgio Convertito (dance), Libero Mureddu (piano and keyboards), Terhi Vaimala (dance). Live video by Marek Pluciennik.
SUN 14.4.2013, Malmisali, 14:00
Drawing © Riikka Theresa Innanen
Giorgio Convertito is an Italian dancer and dance maker based in Helsinki, Finland. He holds a BA in dance and choreography, from the School for New Dance Development, a department of the Amsterdam Theaterschool and has worked since 1993 as a dancer and a choreographer around Europe. Since January 2006 he has been organizing and curating The Helsinki Meeting Point, a multidisciplinary improvisation event whose main purpose is to cultivate unlimited free improvisation in Helsinki. He is the initiator and the artistic leader of the dance and music group Liquid.
Moritz Cartheuser is a finnish/german musician working in Helsinki and Berlin. He plays guitar in various groups in the genre of improvised music and jazz. His musical studies were directed by i.a. Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Hollenbeck and David Friedman at Jazz-Institut-Berlin. Musical projects reach from collaborations with “Art Zentral” and “HUM” to experimental soundscapes for exhibitions in the frame of “world design capital 2012″.
Libero Mureddu, Italian-French composer and pianist based in Helsinki since 2003. He studied Piano and Composition at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milano and Music Technology at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Active pianist in the field of improvised music, with long-standing collaborations with Giovanni Falzone and the Chant Trio. As composer his main interests are in the field of computer-assisted algorithmic composition and in the exploration of the connections between composition and improvisation.
Terhi Vaimala is a dancer working for Helsinki Dance Company of Helsinki City Theatre since 2011. Before that Terhi has worked with choreographers Carl Knif, Petri Kekoni, Ervi Sirén, Liisa Risu, Alpo Aaltokoski and many others since graduating as MA in dance from Theatre Academy of Finland in 2003.
Marek Pluciennik is a film and video artist. His preoccupations are projection time, haptic visuality, film materiality, intuition. He has developed a projection film performance in which he melts film while projecting it. In 2010 he joined forces with sound artist James Andean to form Plucié/DesAndes. His films and video have been screened in Images Film Festival in Toronto, International Short Film Festival in Tampere, as well as contemporary art galleries in Poland,Sweden,Hungary and Finland. He currently explores intuitive filming practices in performance based art.