muyassar kurdi

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Muyassar Kurdi (NYC)

  • Date
    08/09/2017
  • Time
    21:00
  • Address
    C/ de l’Alzina 20
  • Tickets
    Free entry members / donations
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https://muyassarkurdi.bandcamp.com/

Muyassar Kurdi és músic, artista de performance, ballarina, cineasta i educadora de Xicago, Illinois, actualment resideix a NYC. En les seves actuacions, explora la relació entre so abstracte i moviment meta-primordial, confrontant de manera obliqua idees de subjugació masculina a reapropiar i distorsionar moviment figuratiu sexualitzat hegemònicament tyuxtaponiéndolo amb sons aleatoris, abrasius i discordants al costat de vocalitzacions sense lletra.

Una feliç ritualista acte-exorcisante, Kurdi va estudiar veu i dansa amb la llegendària vocalista bailaringa i artista d’ECM Meredith Monk a través de The House Foundation for the Arts alhora que va aprendre la tradició japonesa del Butoh amb Tadashi Endo, director de l’Butoh Center Mamu i el Butoh Festival a Alemanya i amb el mestre mexicà de la pràctica Diego Piñon. Kurdi actualment estudia veu amb Janis Brenner de MM vocal ensemble i instructora de dansa a Juilliard.

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Muyassar Kurdi is a musician, performance artist, dancer, filmmaker and educator from Chicago, Illinois, and currently living in NYC. In performance, she explores the relationship between abstract sound and meta-primordial movement, obliquely confronting ideas of masculine subjugation by re-appropriating and then distorting hegemonically sexualised figurative motion and juxtaposing it with random, abrasive and
jarring acoustic and electronic sound components along with wordless vocalisations.

A joyfully self-exorcizing ritualist, Kurdi studied voice and dance with legendary vocalist, dancer and ECM recording artist Meredith Monk via The House Foundation for the Arts as well as learning Japanese dance tradition Butoh with Tadashi Endo, director of the Butoh Center MAMU and Butoh Festivals in Germany, and Mexican master of the form Diego Piñon. Kurdi currently studies voice with Janis Brenner of MM vocal ensemble and dance instructor at Juilliard.

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Crítiques / Reviews

‘Completely concentrated upon her bizarre ritual, the singer – dressed in black – emits tortured vocalisations and cries worthy of Yoko Ono in full flight… It’s incredibly in-your-face and perturbing but makes you smile too: the sheer pleasure of making a racket.’ L’A lsace (France)

“A staging of a dream, that of Muyassar, where the dream is considered the vehicle of a primitive divine message and soothsayer – prophetic. The woman – witch is also imbued with an ancestry with the Theatre of the Absurd of Beckett..” IOstudio (Italy)