Carlos Guedes, Kirk Woolford, Kiori Kawai, Cristina Ioan · EAU

20 Oct · 7pm

Rivoli · Grande Auditório

35' · M12

© Kirk Woolford

Choreography and dance Kiori Kawai

Music and live electronics Carlos Guedes

Motion capture, video compositing and animation Kirk Woolford

Flutes Cristina Ioan

Lighting design Simon Fraulo

Video choreography and dance Nella Turkki

Video Saguenail

Sound recording and technical assistance João Menezes

Supported New York University Abu Dhabi, University of Surrey

The Arabic term jinn means "invisible beings." The jinn are sentient beings who are composed from subtle matter. Before Islam, they were worshiped as gods, as tutelary deities, or as spiritual protectors not only in the Arabian Peninsula but also in neighbouring areas.... In Qu'ran... there is mention that the jinn are created from scorching winds and a smokeless fire. The concept of Jinn is used as a metaphor for addressing the question of the musicality inherent in human bodily movement. This time Carlos Guedes and Kirk Woolford's show combines dance and media in collaboration with Kiori Kawai, Nella Turkki, Cristina Ioan and Saguenail.


Kiori Kawai is performer, choreographer and installation artist. She's built up her own improvisatory movement vocabulary based on the techniques of meditation, Kinetic Awareness, Contact Improv, yoga and various dance/movement trainings. This led her to designing interactive installations that include human body movement within kinetic sculptures. http://kiorikawai.com/


Carlos Guedes has a multifaceted activity music, counting numerous commissioned projects for dance, theatrical performance, film and interactive installations besides conventional concert music. His creative work has been presented around the world in several shapes and forms, and more recently at the SICMF 2017 (Seoul), ICMC 2017 (Shanghai), CMMR 2017 (Matosinhos), and at the Beijing Modern Music Festival 2016. He is an associate professor at New York University in Abu Dhabi. www.carlosguedes.org.


Kirk Woolford is a pioneer in the field of immersive media, and has created immersive performances as a method to explore new ideas, technologies and cultures. His work has been featured at international festivals and venues including Shanghai eArts, ARCO Madrid, Art Cologne, P.S.1. (MoMA), Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica, ISEA and SIGGRPAH. Kirk is a digital media professor and he is the director of the Centre for Emergent Media, at the University of Surrey.


Cristina Ioan has been performing as solist and as part of orchestras and chamber groups in Portugal, Romania and the UAE. She has been working hard to bring new music written for flute closer to the public, she has also premiered several pieces composed for her by various composers. At the same time, her career as a teacher and researcher is moving forward, presently she is a lecturer at the New York University Abu Dhabi and she is on the final stages of her doctorate at the Universidade de Aveiro.


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