Martin Piliponsky | ARGENTINA

 

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Biography

MARTIN PILIPONSKY (ARGENTINA) is an architect and urban planner, a dancer and teacher of improvisation. Throughout his growth, the Hebrew folk dances and athletic sport training have shaped his character and spirit. For the past several years his passion for architecture is reflected in his guidance as a teacher and curator of spaces both traditional and non-traditional for the practice and performance of dance and improvisation. Blending his background in architectures and dance, Martin teaches teaching how the possibilities of spaces in which we live can transform dance and life itself. Sustained by a practice in deep listening to oneself and the environment that contains us, he shares his practice through teaching and performance to students and audiences all over the world.

Martin originally trained and worked as an architect before pursuing his passion for dance improvisation. His interest in dance began with Jewish Folk Dances and sports. He studied dance with teachers in the US, Europe and Argentina including: Kirstie Simson; David Zambrano; Gustavo Lesgart; Lisa Nelson; Katie Duck; Mark Tompkins; Benoit Lachambre; Thomas Hauert; Angels Margarit; Peter Jasko; Lipi Hernandez and Marina Giancaspro.

From 2004 – 2012 he lived in Barcelona, Spain, where he worked as an Urban Architect while at the same time teaching dance classes. Since 2012 he has been based in Buenos Aires where he focuses exclusively on the practice of dance improvisation through teaching and performing.

Martin has performed in: Costa Rica; Cuba; Spain; Holland; Austria; Slovenia; Italy; France; the United States; Mexico; Ecuador; Chile; Peru; Brazil and Argentina, where he has taught and and performed in international festivals and theaters. He is a regular teacher in Buenos Aires, as well as teaching workshop intensives throughout Argentina, and in: Chile; Peru; Uruguay; Brasil; France; Slovenia; Italy; Spain; Holland; Cuba; the United States and Mexico.

He has received support from the Metropolitan Fund for Arts and Sciences (2013 and 2015) and IBERESCENA (2014), PRODANZA 2016, a grant for independent projects and creations. He received the TANZ ATELIER Scholarship (2009) and the DANCEWEB Scholarship Program IMPULSTANZ (2010), Vienna, Austria.

As a dancer he performed in HUMO, a work created by choreographer Gustavo Lesgart at the festival TEATRO BOMBÓN. In 2010 Martin was invited by David Zambrano to be part of the project 50 Days of Flying Low and Passing Through in Costa Rica. As a result of this project he began an ongoing artistic collaboration with the American dancer Elia Mrak, with whom he presented Lossamurais and A Talk with Myself in USA, Mexico, Argentina and Peru.

Since 2013 he has created his own works including: OneLoveSong (November 2013); a solo work ParaANOSOTROS (2013); CLASICA a movement choral work for 13 dancers based on improvisation scores (2015); AFECTO premiered at the University of Philosophy of Buenos Aires (2016).

In 2015 Martin began an artistic collaboration with teacher/performer Kirstie Simson (UK) and musican Mathias Ortola (Argentina). In 2017 they embarked on a successful teaching/ performing tour of South America in Ecuador, Argentina and Chile. Their future plans include an international platform in Merida, Mexico in March 2017, where they will be joined by dance artist Anya Cloud (USA). In July 2018 they will tour in Europe.

 

The Feeling Of The Atmosphere

Performance Date: 27 June 2019 (Program #1)

Idea and direction:
MARTIN PILIPONSKY

Collaborators:
Peishan Chiew (SG)
Hon Wing Yi JP 韓詠怡 (HK)
Chan Wai Ka 陳瑋嘉 (HK)

Composed Music:
Priscila Hiu-Fong Chu 朱曉芳 (HK)

Recorded Music:
Claudio Monteverdi

[About the performance]

The only space that exists is the one that it creates by expanding.

An atmosphere (from Ancient Greek (atmos), meaning ‘vapour’, and  (sphaira), meaning ‘ball’ or ‘sphere’) is a layer or a set of layers of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body.

Like love or feelings, an atmosphere is more likely to be retained if the gravity to which it is subjected is high and the temperature of the atmosphere is low.

 

 

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